Start Bay Fishing Competition

We are excited to announce The Start Bay Fishing Competition to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance.
Over the past couple of years, the combined total across both of our pubs from tap water donations is nearing our aim of raising £10,000; our long term support for the charity was started by Nigel Heath, who sadly passed away in 2019.
He was a keen supporter of the charity and adored fishing, so what better way of raising more funds than to host a fishing competition reaching across the whole of Start Bay.

For those living in Beesands and the surrounding villages, The Air Ambulance is a critical support for the area and is quite literally a lifeline to those in need. In a situation where every second counts, getting the specialist skills of their Critical Care Doctors and Paramedics is paramount. Their two emergency helicopters enable them to deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be.

Logistics on the day:

Sign-in is at 8.00am at The Church House Inn, where you will be given an entry card with a unique number, catch report sheet and tape measure.
If entering the boat section and are not going to be at the sign-in an entry card etc can be collected from (The Cricket Inn or The Church House Inn from Thursday 14th July up to Saturday 16th or if require posting please let us know by Wednesday 15th at 1pm) Your unique number will be provided on the day before 9.00am. (Either by commenting on our Facebook event page or via text. Please confirm upon sign up) You will need to write your number on your card.
Take a photo of your catch with the tape measure and entry card with your number clearly visible. Then write the details on your report sheet. Please have photographic evidence to provide at the weigh-in.
Weigh-in is from 5pm with last entries 6pm. Winners to be announced at 7pm or as soon as all entries have been verified. Prizes to be handed out or arranged after if you are not at the weigh-in.

Entry fee to the fishing competition is £10 per person- of which at least £6 will go directly to Devon Air Ambulance and £4 will go towards the prize funds and can be paid to our Go Fund Me account.

Please make sure you leave your name visible so we can add you to our spreadsheet. Once payment has been made please email with your name, email and whether you will be shore or boat fishing. If you’re entering more than one person please make this clear.

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17 Jul 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm