ANGLERS have been set a reel challenge as a 24-hour fishing marathon will take place in Petersfield this weekend.

More than a dozen anglers will perch around Heath Pond from midday on Saturday in a fundraising challenge set by the site’s head bailiff Richard Welch.

They will be split into teams and challenged to catch as many fish as possible with £25 entry proceeds going to the Armed Forces Drop-in Centre at the Winton House Centre.

A few places are available for the event, which was put back eight weeks due to the blue-green algae outbreak in August.

Teams will be drawn at 10am on Saturday while certificates and prizes will be awarded to anglers who catch the biggest fish during the marathon.

For more details call Mr Welch on 07920 102623 or email [email protected]