ANGLER'S MAIL columnist Steve Collett, the reigning British Lure Angling Champion, starred with match fishing gear in a recent major event, covered fully in the magazine. Now you can watch Sky Sports TV coverage from that major success for AM star Steve.

The annual Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Invitational Fishing Championship, in aid of Haven House Children’s Hospice, took place at Manor Farm fishery in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

PDC legends joined Eastenders actor, Jake Wood and singer-songwriter, Dappy to compete in a 24-man tournament take home the day’s ‘biggest catch’ and coveted PDC Trophy.

Last year’s winner, former European Super Bantamweight Champion and now Sky commentator Spencer Oliver, picked up his rod to compete against stars from the world of darts, snooker and boxing.

Competitiors included six times World Champion Steve Davis OBE, seven times PDC Major Champion James Wade who was competing with his wife, Sky walk-on-girl Sammi Marsh Wade and current British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith.

Keen carp angler and former N Dubz frontman Dappy also took part along with EastEnders star Jake Wood, who was fishing for the first time.

Highlights are  to be broadcast on Sky Sports at the following times:

Wed 14 Oct Sky Sports 5      15.00

Wed 14 Oct  Sky Sports 3      19.00

Thurs 15 Oct  Sky Sports 2      23.00

Fri 16 Oct  Sky Sports 2      16.00

Jke Wood, aka Max Branning in Eastenders, got his first taste of fishing during this competition.

Jake Wood, aka Max Branning in Eastenders, got his first taste of fishing during this charity competition.

 

Steve Davis is a keen angler and big supporter of this annual charity event, backed by sponsors, to help a children's hospice.

Steve Davis is a keen angler and big supporter of this charity event, backed by sponsors including McDonald Brown, Wickman, Sibley Law, Carp Couture, Sunwise Sunglasses and Dalroad Ltd.

Jess Harding managing director of JBD Events who promoted the event on behalf of Haven House and the PDC said: “It’s a great event and we are delighted to raise money for Haven House each year so that they can continue their immeasurable work. We would like to thank all our sponsors who make this wonderful day possible.”

Mike Palfreman Chief Executive of Haven House said: “Thank you to Jess and the team at PDC for putting on a great ‘shoal’ in aid of Haven House. This annual event is a great example of innovative fundraising combining sport and healthy competition to bring people together to support and raise awareness of the hospice.”

Steve Collett won the individual trophy and the PDC Players 1 Team won the team trophy consisting of Jason Lovett, James Wade, Ritchie Howson and Doug Banks.

Proceeds of £3,500 were donated from the event to help fund the vital care that Haven House provides for life-limited children and their families across North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.