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Gelder Memorial Charity Fishing Match

It was great to see John Paton and his family friend, Tony Brown, join us for breakfast and coffee, arriving just in time to hear the highly offensive banter and jokes as a rowdy queue formed for the match draw. This year, the ‘Golden Peg,’ better known as Rick’s Peg, went to Dave Wass. The […]

Gelder Group Memorial Charity Fishing Match 2023

Another well attended Memorial Match at the Gelder Fishing Lake, although the forecast and weather wasn’t great, luckily it remained dry. First and second place was a real clash of the Titans with Gary Cox and Dave Wass going head-to-head between pegs 3 and 5, fishing two very different tactics. Dave with his tried and […]

Rick’s Bench Renewed

In 2016, Rick Paton, a Contracts Manager in our Lincoln IRR Department passed away from a brain tumour. In his memory we placed a bench around the lake in which he fished before he passed to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. After 6 years the bench had become unstable and needed replacing, and […]

Kind Donation of Fish from The Elsey Family

On the 3rd December 2021 Ian Elsey sadly passed away, he had worked at Gelder Group for over 21 years. His family have generously donated the fish from his pond to be added to our lake at Gelder Group Head Office. The fish included seven large beautifully coloured Ghost Carp and one Tench as well […]

6th Annual Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Match

The kettle boiled for the second time in the leafy camp site, steam rising also from the cast iron crock pot of more than 3 dozen rustic piping hot Lincolnshire sausages… It seemed only right to avoid glances across at the piglet pen at this point. 10 rowdy Redleg rednecks turned up earlier than expected, […]

Gelder Lake Restocked with Fish

500 more fish have now been added to the lake at the Head Office site in Sturton by Stow. The fish consist of Crucian Carp, Mirror Carp and Common Carp. The lake will now welcome fishers to the annual Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Competition held on Sunday 12th September. This competition includes special prizes for […]

Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Competition 2020

The 13th of September 2020 marked the fifth Annual Commemoration of Rick Paton. A capacity crowd of anglers, family and staff were in good spirits, even those clearly carrying Hangover Pain! Gavin, Andy and Simon were fishing the match with their children George, Harry and Alesha. Bacon and Sausage butties greeted the attendees and further […]

Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Competition

The Fourth Rick Paton Memorial Charity Match took place on 8th September 2019. It was a cool start to the Day with Gary Cox even having to scrape ice from the windscreen! Eight ‘’coiled springs’’ were in high spirits full of banter as per usual! The draw was tense (LOL) with the low numbered pegs […]

Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Competition winner Phil Middleton

Eight enthusiastic fishermen turned out to commemorate the annual Rick Paton Memorial Charity Match and help raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity. All of the anglers prepared weeks in advance of the competition, with many using new tackle that was purchased for the special day. Dave Troop (Garage Workshop Foreman and defending champion) had […]

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