RHYL RNLI has hauled in support from fishermen across North Wales and the North West.

Following a fishing competition held by The North Wales and Wirral fishing group on beaches to the west of Rhyl and up to Towyn, Luw Jones from the association visited the lifeboat station to present a cheque for £271 to duty Coxswain Andy Wilde.

Snagging everything from mackerel, prizes were awarded in various categories, with first place going to Norman Bouch with a 38 cm flounder, followed by Gwion Roberts with a 36 cm bass and John Harrison with a 34 cm. bass.

Mr Wilde, said: "The crew at Rhyl are very grateful to the organisers of the competition, and we hope everyone had a good day's fishing."

Funds were also raised by competition entries, as well a raffle.

Mr Jones said: "Well the weather was ideal on the day, everyone got a bit of sun and we had a great turn out with around 23 anglers entering the comp.

"I can’t thank everyone who fished the comp and donated raffle prizes enough, it’s going to a great cause which is Rhyl Lifeboat, who are always there whenever there needed they do a great job."