Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine has changed the date of his fundraising Wessex Water Challenge to 7 and 8 April because of weather concerns.

Charles will fish for trout at three Wessex Water fisheries, running the 60 miles between venues, all in 24 hours, in aid of Fishing for Schools and Casting for Recovery. However, experts at Wessex Water felt his original dates in March would make catching the fish almost impossible, so the date has been moved back four weeks.

Charles starts fishing at Clatworthy Reservoir in Somerset at 10am on 7 April. Once he has caught he will run 14 miles (a half-marathon) to Hawkridge Reservoir, near Spaxton, to catch another fish. And then on to Sutton Bingham, around 46 miles away. Charles will run there through the night in order to net another fish by 10am on 8 April.

Charles said: “The date change makes it much more do-able. I have the equivalent of two marathons to run, so I don’t want to get stuck at a fishery, unable to catch. It will also mean that we will have a little longer day light as I am running from Hawkridge to Sutton Bingham in the dark.”

So far Charles has around £3,000 towards his £9,000 target. You can sponsor him here or by texting TCAF50 and the amount you’d like to donate to 70070

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