Northumbria Police Freshwater Angling Section ( Coarse Fishing )
The section organises competitions with a view to identifying those who will take part and represent Northumbria Police in both the Regional and National Fishing Championships .
The majority of matches are fished against Durham , Cleveland , South Yorkshire , North Yorkshire and Humberside and more often than not are fished on well established fishing venues such as Woodlands , Thirsk and Lindholme Fisheries .
The section has 34 members of which only 15 or so are regular attenders . Like most of the other sections at this time the majority of members are retired officers and I would estimate that these account for about 70% of the current membership .
The section has in the past had some fair success in both the Regional and National Championships with the force winning the Regional Team Championships on 2 occasions and the Regional Individual Championships on 1 occasion .
In 1992 DC Dave Brown beat 240 individuals to win The National Police Championships on the Warwickshire Avon with 40lb 1oz of Chub . The team also acheived their best ever position finishing 6th out of 40 teams .
The 2008 National Championships were staged at Heronbrook Fisheries in Staffordshire the team had some limited success those worthy of mention being Gordon Parkin ( retired ) who was 4th in his section , Boyd Weddell ( retired ) who was 6th in his section and DC Dave Brown who was 7th in his section and 11th overall .
A full fixture list is currently being prepared in conjunction with the other forces listed and will be published when known .
Chairman Richard Milestone ( retired )
Secretary DC 433 David Brown
Treasurer Steve Holmes ( Retired )
Main point of contact is David Brown Ext 62151