Taylor and Lewis amongst darts octet to appear in Sports Stars Fishing Championship

Phil Taylor will headline a group of eight darts names to swap the arrows for the rod and appear in the annual Target Sports Stars Fishing Championship on Tuesday.

Taylor and his fellow world champions Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and Rob Cross lead the way for team darts at the Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery in Shrewley.

Lewis, the current world number 16, finished second best in last year’s tournament after being pipped to the title by former professional footballer Jimmy Bullard.

James Wade, Michael Smith, Ian White and keen angler Darren Webster complete the darting lineup, with all eight players having ranking titles to their esteemed names.

Webster was crowned champion in the staging’s inaugural edition ahead of former professional Ritchie Howson, while Spencer Oliver, Steve Collett, Dean Macey, Mark Williams and Bullard have since reigned victorious.

A total of 32 eager competitors gather around the lake and test their fishing skills across four hours, raising money for the Willow Foundation in the process.

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn is also amongst the field, making his eighth appearance in the annual event, while Sky Sports Darts interviewer Mikki Austin captains team netball.

Darts commentator Chris Mason also competes as well as Target Darts boss Garry Plummer, while snooker legends Williams and Steve Davis take up their rods.

Female boxing world champion Terri Harper also features, joining her fellow boxing icons Eddie Hearn, Johnny Nelson and former champion Oliver.

Pre-recorded coverage from the charity staging will be broadcast on ITV4. Due to current restrictions, spectators are strictly forbidden to attend the event this year.

(Featured Image: Chris Sargeant)

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