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Fly Fishing Charity Day Raises £13k

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A good days fly fishing and fundraising at Dever Springs A good days fly fishing and fundraising at Dever Springs

A fly fishing charity day held at Dever Springs trout fishery in Hampshire last week raised £13k for the Retail Trust.






Big fish and full bags were the order of the day at an annual fly fishing charity day at Dever Springs trout fishery in Hampshire organised by Craig Vidler in aid of the Retail Trust which aims to improve the lives of those involved in retail - be it yesterday, today, or tomorrow - including all those supplying the retail industry.

Dever Springs trout fishery

Mr Vidler, a top recruiter and advisor to the retail sector himself, has organised his annual fly fishing charity days with the able support of his wife Marjie for 28 years now and during that time has raised well over £300,000 for a variety of charity organisations. This tremendous achievement was suitably recognised last year when Mr Vidler was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to charities by Her Majesty the Queen.

This years' event had sponsors including fishing retail industry stalwarts Orvis and Farlows, and the 30 strong group of attendees were treated to some great sport on the fly in the morning with the famous Dever Springs trout followed by lunch and charity auction which included a Limited Edition Farlows 175th anniversary Regal reel as one of the valuable lots on offer.

Farlows 175th anniversary Regal fly fishing reel 

The fly fishing part of the day was won by Tim Miller of Hodgkinsons Solicitors with the biggest fish of the day - a rainbow trout of 11.5lb. He received his trophy from Marjie Vidler.

Tim Miller receives the big fish prize from Marjie Vidler 

and Chris Dulley of DCP Limited (l) who won the prize for best bag of 4 fish who received his trophy from Craig Vidler (r).

Chris Dulley (l) accepts his winners trophy from Craig Vidler (r)

Congratulations to all involved.

If you are or were involved in working in the retail industry and need some help, advice or support then check out what the Retail Trust might be able to do for you at http://www.retailtrust.org.uk 


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