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Catch of the day: Summer fishing finale in a medieval village

A fishing boat leaves Cadgwith Cove to take part in the final night of the fishing competition, Sept. 5, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Matt Cardy / Getty Images
The sun sets over the Lizard penisula as people take part in the final Cadgwith Cove fishing competition, Sept. 5, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Matt Cardy / Getty Images
Fishermen prepare their boats prior to the final fortnightly fishing competition of the year in Cadgwith on Sept. 5, 2013 in Cornwall, England. Matt Cardy / Getty Images

The Cadgwith Cove's Fishing Contest allows locals and visitors the chance to fish for fun and a cash prize. Set on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, the village of Cadgwith, which was established in medieval times, owes its existence to the fishing industry. While fishing remains an important part of village life today, tourism is now a major source of income for the residents.

Left: The Cadgwith Cove's Fishing Contest leaderboard is displayed prior to the fishing final, Sept.5, in Cornwall, England. Right: Sam James holds up the winning bass he caught after it was weighed at over 5 pounds. Matt Cardy / Getty Images