Chance to hook a prize in national fishing month

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YOUNGSTERS can net top prizes in a crab-catching competition this weekend as part of National Fishing Month.

The fun begins at St Peter’s Wharf on the banks of the River Wear, next to Sunderland University, on Sunday from 1pm.

Children will compete in two categories: up to 11 years old and 11-16.

Equipment will be provided by organisers.

National Fishing Month runs until August 26.

Event organiser Sam Harris said: “With the great weather we’ve been having recently, we just hope that will continue, and we can have a really good day.

“All children are welcome to come down and join in the fun.”

Crisps and chocolate for those competing are being supplied by food companies Walkers and Thorntons.

Registration for the event will be available from noon onwards.

For further information about the competition, ring Sam Harris on 518 4561.