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Dungeness Angling Association continue raising funds for the RNLI at the World Dab Fishing Competition 2016

On Sunday 31 January the Dungeness Angling Association presented the sixth World Dab Fishing Competition on the shores between Hythe and Dengemarsh, Kent.

175 anglers, including 18 juniors registered at the lifeboat station on a very cold, wet and windy day. The Association sold registering together with raffle tickets to the enthusiastic anglers, their families and friends on the day to raise funds for the RNLI.

By the end of the competition later that afternoon, 79 participants weighed in 234 dabs over 25cm but not only that they had raised over £3,800 for the RNLI funds.  Simon Newman, Chairman of the DAA said ‘we would like to thank the sponsors of this event which has been held at Dungeness for the past six years with a total of £30,000 raised by the anglers for the RNLI, a phenomenal amount and it confirms this status as the biggest sea fishing charity event in the UK’

World dab competition 2016

Photograph by Jim Midgley shows left to right - Simon Newman, Dungeness RNLI Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) and also Chairman of the Dungeness Angling Association presenting Coxswain Stuart Adams with the proceeds of their fundraising day to help the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea.

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