In November 2014 the carp fishing world lost a good friend as Joe Emmons tragically passed away at the young age of 40, leaving behind a wife, baby daughter, and many other devastated family members and friends.
To help Joe’s family in their time of need good friend Michael Salisbury decided to organise a 30-hour carp-fishing match, with all money raised going to the family.
After weeks of planning Michael decided to host the event on Crowsheath Fishery in Essex because of its size, location and quality of carp.
Once Michael had found a venue he needed people to compete in the event, which wasn’t difficult! Joe was a very popular guy in the local angling circles, so it didn’t take long for all the spaces to be snapped up.
Now a competition wouldn’t be a competition without a good prize, so when we heard Michael was fishing for prizes we just had to help him out! We offered a weeks holiday for 2 anglers on Simon’s or Jolly Pads lake to the winner of the event. Michael was absolutely delighted with our gesture.
So after months of planning the event took place on the 28th and 29th of March and it was a huge success. 40 anglers took to the bank to battle it out for the top prize and to raise money for Joe Emmons’ family. And it was Ian McCain who triumphed with his final weight of 40lbs 4oz netting himself a trip to France later this year! We’ll look forward to seeing you!
Overall the event raised £900 for Joe’s family who were delighted with the donation, and although it will never compensate for their loss, it will make a difference in their lives.