Holly and her dad land the best bag

Holly Mitchell, from Whitley Bay, with her 4lb 8oz rainbow caught on Fontburn Reservoir.
Holly Mitchell, from Whitley Bay, with her 4lb 8oz rainbow caught on Fontburn Reservoir.
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A FIVE-year-old from Whitley Bay helped her dad land the best catch at an organisation’s annual fishing competition.

Holly Mitchell and her dad Ian landed the best bag at Northumberland County Blind Association’s 10th annual angling competition at Fontburn Reservoir.

In total, 54 senior and 11 junior anglers raised a record £1,600 for the charity.

Barry Wilson won the senior event with seven for 16lb 4oz and John Rollins was second with two for 7lb.

Six-year-old Josh Bowden won the junior section with three for 6lbs 8oz.

Holly and her dad fished with spring green power bait from the north shore and landed the pair’s six, the best at 4lb 8oz, for 17lbs 4oz.