Fishing from kayaks raises funds for charity

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FUNDRAISER: Ready for the off at Pozo del Esparto beach.

MORE than 180 canoeists met in Cuevas del Almanzora for the Lorca Kayak Fishing event.

This is the third time that the Lorca-based fishing club has met to raise funds for the Early Attention Parents’ Association. The club donated €5 of each €25 entrance fee, using the remainder to cover overheads and prizes.

Canoeists from clubs from all over Spain set out from the Pozo del Esparto beach to see who would manage to land the biggest fish from their kayak. This was less easy than it appeared as hefty conger eels, moray eels, cow fish and comber were all ruled out beforehand.

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Mirian Quintana, councillor for Sports at Cuevas del Almanzora Town Hall, thanked all the participants and sponsors who had come to Cuevas in solidarity with the parents of children with autism spectrum adisorders.

“The meeting has been a resounding success, thanks to its great popularity with the public and the owners of the kayaks – more than 180 – who have come here today,” she said.

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