Meon Valley Lions Club: annual Ford charity fishing festival


We have organised a Fishing Festival on Weston Shore, Southampton Water for many years. All profits from the festival are donated to Naomi House Hospice.

Weston Shore is situated on the east side of Southampton, the park runs alongside the Solent from the city boundary, at Abbey Hill, towards the mouth of the River Itchen, at Woolston.

Included within the overall park site is the ancient woodland of West Wood, the grassed Rolling Mills area, children’s play areas and the water frontage. Due to the inter-tidal mudflat, which provides an important feeding area for thousands of migrating waders, the area is internationally recognise as a “site of special scientific interest”.

The park is a popular location for people across the city, who regularly visit to watch the ever changing activities on the water including the large cruise liners coming and going, exercise themselves, their children and their dogs, relax, strolling through the park, fishing or bird watching, have a picnic and take in the sea air.

The Fishing Festival is run in conjunction with the Ford Sports and Social Club Sea Angling Club and with a generous donation from Unite the Union.

44th open beach fishing festival, Rolling Mill to Beach Lane, Netley – Sunday 20th January 2019. Fishing times: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (scales close at 2:15 pm). Competition will be fished in two zones. Booking in from 7:00 am.
First prize: £400 Second prize: £200
Pen sea league qualifier
Large senior & junior prize table

Entry fee £11.00, Junior £4.00.
Optional pool £4.00 (£2.00 Overall heaviest fish, £2.00 Heaviest bag in each zone). Sign on and draw for zones (area available for disabled) from 7:00am HQ Weston Shore.

All proceeds to Rose Road Association. The Rose Road Association provides vital services for over 300 children and young people with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties and/or autism from across Hampshire. We offer overnight short breaks, a community outreach service, after school and holiday activity schemes, Saturday clubs and advice and support to families.

At the heart of our operations is the Bradbury Centre which is a nurturing and safe home-from-home where children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities can come for short breaks. This respite care gives families the chance to regroup, to relax and to rebalance family life.

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