Return of Ramsgate RNLI junior fishing competition

The Ramsgate RNLI junior fishing competition

Following a two year pause the Ramsgate RNLI junior fishing competition is back this August.

It had been planned to be an annual event following the success of previous competitions but due to Covid the competition had to go on hold.

The RNLI launches boats to save people in trouble at sea and also provides the Lifeguard service on Thanet’s beaches during the season.

In previous years a combined total of £15,000 has been raised by children getting sponsorship to fish in the competition.

Main organiser Jason Parrot said: “Lifeboats are a fact of life in seaside towns and a lot of people don’t give them a second thought until they need them, Volunteers give their time freely in all weathers to ensure that those in trouble at sea are rescued “

During the competition children learn about safety at sea and the various wildlife that surrounds the coast. Every child will get a prize and winners will get a trophy.

Entry and sponsorship forms are available from Fisherman’s Corner in Kent Place. As usual this year all monies raised will go to Ramsgate Lifeboat station to buy additional equipment for the volunteers.

The fishing competition takes place on Friday, August 26. Start time is 8am with sign in at 9am and out to sea for fishing from 10am until 2pm. Prizegiving from 3pm

Find the competition page on facebook here