PIKERS' HUNT FOR YORKSHIRE MONSTERS

Do monsters lurk beneath the waters of a South Yorkshire beauty spot..?

Pike anglers hope the big ones will be feeding when they stage a charity fish-in at Damflask Reservoir, near Sheffield, next month.

Similar events on the 115-acre Yorkshire Water-controlled lake have raised more than £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as raising money for Macmillan, those taking part on March 7 will be hoping to tangle with one of the reservoir's legendary big pike, which include a 40lbs specimen caught last season.

Wakefield-based angler Peter Green, local organiser for the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain (PAC), said: "It's set in the Peak District national Park, making it a beautfiul place to sit and fish, with some lovely scenery at this time of year.

"Let's make it a great social event, with a good turn-out and continue to raise money for the Macmillan nurses, who in turn may well help a member of your family at some time in your life."

Tickets for the event, which is open to both members and non-members of the PAC, cost £10.

Sponsors including ET, Pikemaster Traces, Mark Houghton, Fishing Matters Ltd and Chico's Lures have donated raffle prizes for a post-event presentation at the Wisewood Inn, in nearby Loxley.

For further details or to book a place, call Mick Crisp on 07971 637950.