KEEN anglers came together for a popular annual competition in aid of good causes.

The charity Wales v England match took place at Commonwood Fishery in Wrexham between August 2 and 4.

Organisers at the fishery told the Leader they were very pleased with the turnout for the event, which raised more than £7,600.

The money will be donated to Nightingale House (£3,915.13) and Crohn’s and Colitis UK (£3,695).

A tradition of the event sees the captain of the losing team dive into one of the pools.

England - led by captain Colun Carruthers - emerged victorious.

Julie Dunn, of the fishery, told the Leader: "Everyone pulled together - the anglers are a great bunch.

"They raised a lot of money through sponsors and everyone made it a great weekend.

"We held a junior match on the Saturday, where kids came down to fish. There was a trophy for the winner donated by the late John Cork whose family made the presentation to the children.

"This was the biggest year ever - it seems to be getting bigger and bigger every time."

Following the event, the fishery announced organisers are already looking ahead to next year, and are "looking to make it bigger and more successful than previous years".

Overall, Wales caught 972lb 7oz while England caught 1193lb 15oz.