MALVERN Angling Club's match secretary Richard Webster organised a midweek charity match to raise cash for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Broadheath Fisheries hosted the 25 competitors after owner John Jordan gave free access to three of his best pools.

Plenty of fish were caught with Bristol's Keith Builder winning thanks to 209lb 14oz consisting mainly of carp caught on pole-fished luncheon meat.

There were several totals over 100lb in the tally of more than 1,600lb weighed in by 22 anglers.

A raffle and auction boosted the overall sum raised to £776.

For the first time in the Malvern club’s history a winning weight of more than 100lb was exceeded on the match at Court Farm Fishery.

On a favoured corner peg near the car park Dave Stretton caught carp on pole-fished sweetcorn to finish with 103-1.

From a nearby peg Frank Edwards used a method feeder with pellet bait to catch almost as many similar-sized carp to finish second with 88-11.

On the other side of the pool Webster pole-fished bread and sweetcorn for third with 80-8.

John Shaw caught 73-4, Lee Harman 65-10, Ken Yates 63-14, Roly Baldwin 53-3, Mick Perks 36-2, C Johnson 35-14 and Ian Goddard 32-9.