Catting For Cancer is as far as I am aware the only Catfished based fundraiser in the UK, our aim is to raise funds for Cancer Research UK to help them in their fight to find a cure to beat this terrible disease The aim of the group is simple, each year we hold a competition fishing for the mighty Wels Catfish.
We rely on the generosity of the venue owners who let us have their lakes at a reduced rate per peg. This is then sold to the anglers at the standard rate the venue charges and difference goes towards the target we set ourselves. The participants are also asked to raise sponsorship for fishing the event which again all goes to our target.
We also run a prize raffle where all prizes have been very generously donated to us by various companies wishing to help us out. In 2014 the first Catting for Cancer event was held at Shatterford lakes. 34 anglers fished this event, our target was £3000 but this was blitzed with us raising an amazing £5585 which was handed over to Annie Mitchell of Cancer Research UK in a pretty emotional presentation. Originally this idea was just a one off, I never really intended to organise this event again but after the tremendous support shown by all my fellow anglers involved with the event, the amazing amount we finally raised and the comments I received directly afterwards and the pleas I had asking me to do it again I really didn’t have much choice.
So this year 2016 Catting For Cancer is being held at Furnace Lakes, the event will be held between 6th June and 9th June 2016. Please take a little time to browse through our website, here you will find pictures and details of last years event and up to date details of this years. If you are interested in wanting to get involved some way whether it be actually fishing the event itself, donating a prize for the raffle or just donating please contact me on any of the details in the contact us details. We also have a dedicated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1979980842226593/ please come and join us and become one of the team. Our aim is simple, to raise as much money as we possibly can for Cancer research UK, join us and help fight Cancer
United we will beat Cancer