Getting in line to do some good

They're hooked on fishing, but they've caught onto charity work as well. About 200 anglers took part in a charity fishing event at Pasir Ris Central yesterday to reel in more than $50,000 for good causes. The Fish for Food event held by the Singapore
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They're hooked on fishing, but they've caught onto charity work as well.

About 200 anglers took part in a charity fishing event at Pasir Ris Central yesterday to reel in more than $50,000 for good causes.

The Fish for Food event held by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is believed to be Singapore's first charity fishing competition. '

Funds raised will go towards the SRC's local programmes, including FoodAid and TransportAid.

These programmes provide food and transportation services for the underprivileged. In total, 250 fishing tickets of $100 each were sold yesterday.

Anglers could also donate their catch. The event is part of a month-long fundraiser, in which restaurants and cafes across Singapore are invited to donate part of their proceeds to the SRC.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 27, 2015, with the headline 'Getting in line to do some good'. Print Edition | Subscribe