Annual Ford Charity Fishing Festival 

We have organised a Fishing Festival on Weston Shore, Southampton Water for many years. All profits from the festival are donated to Naomi House Hospice.

The Fishing Festival is run in conjunction with the Ford Sports and Social Club Sea Angling Club and with a generous donation from Unite the Union.

Here are some photos from previous Fishing Festivals:

Patience  A good catch  Young Anglers with their prizes 

Patience! A fine catch. Young Anglers with their prizes.


43rd OPEN BEACH FISHING FESTIVAL

Sunday 21st January 2018

Details Below



2017 Floundering in severe weather conditions!

Another January and another cold, wet dousing for the Meon Valley Lions at the 42nd Charity Ford Open Fishing Festival, on Weston Shore. This event is one that Lions have supported every January without fail since 1996, so a bit of cold and damp wasn’t really going to put us off.   Back in the day, over two hundred fishermen took part in this fishing event, spreading from their pitches on Weston Shore in the west, right round to the Hamble in the east. 

Numbers have dropped since its heyday and the closure of the Ford transit plant, but we still had almost 100 plucky sea-anglers turn up for the competition, on the last weekend of January. If the Lions weren’t too keen on the wet weather conditions, the fishermen certainly were and over a dozen fish were landed during the course of the morning. Tony Sherwood won the prize for largest fish with a 1lb. 4 oz. flounder and Mike Taylor was overall winner for the largest catch of the day, totaling 2lb. 2oz. The net result (no pun intended) was that the event raised £959 for charity, a sum the Lions will round up to £1,000 for donation to the Winchester based hospice, Naomi House and Jacksplace. This brings the total collected for this charity over the years to in excess of £40,000, which I think you’ll agree is a grand effort. 

Photos: Winners Mike Taylor (left) and Tony Sherwood (right); The 2017 cheque presentation: (L to R) Peter Oates (Ford Sea-Angling Club), Sarah Hudson (Naomi House)  and Lion Dick Cowles

Img 4024 cropCheque presentation 20'7  

We have organised a Fishing Festival on Weston Shore, Southampton Water for many years. All profits from the festival are donated to Naomi House Hospice. The Fishing Festival is run in conjunction with the Ford Sports and Social Club Sea Angling Club and with a generous donation from Unite the Union.


FORDS SPORTS AND SOCIAL S.A.C

IN CONJUNCTION WITH

MEON VALLEY LIONS CLUB

AND SPONSORED BY

THE FORD BRANCH (2/251) OF UNITE


43rd OPEN BEACH FISHING FESTIVAL
Weston Shore, SOUTHAMPTON
Rolling Mill to Beach Lane, Netley 

SUNDAY 21st JANUARY 2018


Fishing Times: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Scales close at 3:45 pm)


COMPETITION WILL BE FISHED IN TWO ZONES

BOOKING IN FROM 8:30 AM


FIRST PRIZE: £400


SECOND PRIZE: £200


Large Senior & Junior Prize Table  

Entry fee £11.00, Junior £4.00. 


Optional Pool £4.00 (£2.00 overall Heaviest Fish, £2.00 Heaviest bag in each Zone)


Sign on and draw for Zones (area available for disabled) from 8:30 am HQ Weston Shore

 

NO PEGGING BEACH PRIOR TO SIGNING ON

Fishing to Angling Trust Rules


ALL PROCEEDS TO NAOMI HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE



PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY

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