Lets Tackle Cancer visit the River Dee
Munro Reid(LTC), Greig Thomson (Salmo Int), Paul Young, auction winners Jim Twaddle &Mike Dench
Let’s Tackle Cancer; an online charity fund raising auction visited the River Dee this week to fish Crathes Castle thanks to a kind donation from actor and TV presenter Paul Young, the Leys estate, Tor Na Coille Hotel and Greig Thomson from Salmo International.
Munro Reid (Let’s tackle cancer organiser) explained, Let’s Tackle Cancer has been running now for over 2 years selling angling related donations to raise money for three cancer charities, Marie Curie, Cancer research and Macmillan nurses.
Over the past two years the response has been amazing. So far we have raised over £24,000 for the charities and we hope to keep this rising throughout the year.
Donations have varied from signed DVD’s and flies from Oliver Edwards, salmon flies from Davie McPhail to guided salmon fishing lots like this one on the Dee with Paul Young.
This donation was kindly put together by Greig Thomson from Salmo International who contacted the Tor Na Coille and Leys estate who both kindly donated hotel accommodation and fishing for this event.
Paul Young who has been like an ambassador for LTC over the past two years kindly offered two days of his own time to host the fishing party who won the auction earlier in the year.
A few words from Paul Young
The event went very well with the two winners coming from as far as Manchester and Glasgow to fish the Dee.Conditions were tough with the low water this week and the bright sunshine was not helping any. One fish around 8lbs was caught by Munro Reid on a black and orange Sunray skated across the surface. Even though the conditions were tough the days fishing was a great success due to the good company and of course the lovely River Dee.
Follow this link to visit the lets tackle cancer auction site to view the latest lots up for grabs: http://www.flyforums.co.uk/lets-tackle-cancer/
Donations large and small are very much appreciated.