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Anglers still angry at contest cheat

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ANGLERS are still angry with the man who tried to con them by stealing a bass from the Aquarium and entering it into a competition, its organiser has said.

ANGLERS are still angry with the man who tried to con them by stealing a bass from the Aquarium and entering it into a competition, its organiser has said.

Bailiwick Bass Club president Daryl Butcher recalled how he had been dumbfounded by the actions of Matthew Clark, 30, who was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years on probation for fraud and burglary offences.

'Anyone who's ever planned an event will know that months and months of hard work went into organising the competition,' said Mr Butcher, who said he had received more than 100 calls from national papers and well-wishers in the two days following the fraud.

'This is the first time that anything like this has happened to our club.'

He added that there was still a lot of anger among club members.

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