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We have now been running charity fishing events for 6 years and raised £££69,450 to date.
Our initial aim was to raise £10,000 for the local Scunthorpe hospital by way of a thank you for their support and successful treatment of my wife Mandy with breast cancer. We reached this target in the first 2 years. Now anglers just want to do more each year and won’t let us stop! It just goes to show what a great bunch anglers are and how many generous people there are.
The Big Bash is now the biggest charity open fishing match in the UK at the present time, with 421 anglers taking part in 2008 and a massive 471 in 2009.
In 2010 the work we do was recognized at national level when Kev was nominated for a national award through HIQ tyres (part of the Goodyear group) . Kev won the regional heats and became the out right winner for the east of England , unfortunately he was pipped to the winning post in the final .
Why is it called the Big Bash? Well that’s the name that it was given by a few anglers initially and it seems to have stuck, but it seems to fit rather well.
The events are held at the prolific Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster, which is, in my opinion the best venue in the north of England if not the UK. Due to the great success of these events there is nowhere else big enough apart from Lindholme lakes to hold the Big Bash events in this area.
The events have attracted so many big names in angling over the years including 5 times world champion ALAN SCOTHORNE, & his wife SANDRA. Fish “o” Mania winner ROB HITCHENS, STEVE ROTHERY and double Fish “o” Mania winner Matt Hall, to name but a few.
We are very proud to have Cats and Dogs Netbuster Baits as our new big bash sponsors for 2011
We have also raised money through other events such as sponsored power lifting, and even locked up a local businessman in Doncaster jail for the day where he had to buy himself out by using his contacts raising over £2000.
We are looking forward to a new series of events of a charity band nights, which are going to start running in 2010, and if these prove to be successful we hope to organize more.
Please have a look round the site and feel free to contact me if you would like to offer any help or make a donation.
You can now advertise with us on our dedicated links page or even become a sponsor to appear at the bottom of every page. If you would like to know more please call 07878706752 for full details.
Brigg Angling Centre
I have the greatest of pleasure in announcing to you all today that sarah & Jayd at Brigg Angling Centre are the new official sponsors of the big bash.
This is something I’m very proud if indeed , I first met them a couple years ago when they moved up here from Leicester to take over the tackle shop in Bigg , they are a wonderful couple who Mandy and I class as friends.
There will be special offers and much much more for bash members coming over the next few weeks including auctions where proceeds will go to the bash , more to follow on this as and when.
But I’m sure you will join me in thanking them for their fantastic support , please if you need anything tackle wise give them a bell or visit their great website , let them give you a price before you buy else where and quote the bash when you do www.briggangling.co.uk
GARBOLINO LINDHOLME LAKES
Garbolino Lindhole lakes is the venue that hosts our events, this 500 peg venue nr Doncaster is the very best venue in the north of England if not the UK.
Its run by a fantastic couple Neil & Bev Grantham who will go out of their way to make your day as enjoyable as possible.
There is now a fantastic well stocked tackle shop and cafe all on site, with the new club house and further improvements coming soon. Check Neils Blog for updates on their website.
We certainly could not do what we do without Lindholme lakes, if you have not been to this prolific venue then its about time you did!
5 x world champion Alan Scotthorne, Tommy pickering and the great John Allerton are all regulars here and they all cant be wrong.