Young fisherfolk enjoy junior fish-in at Docking Angling Club lake

A young angler enjoying Docking Angling Club's junior fish-in. Picture: Chris Bishop

A young angler enjoying Docking Angling Club's junior fish-in. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Young anglers of the future got to wet a line thanks to a village fishing club.

A young angler enjoying the day. Picture: Chris Bishop

A young angler enjoying the day. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Docking Angling Club hosted a junior fish-in at its picturesque clay pit.

The event was sponsored by King's Lynn-based Home Assistants, which provided poles and rigs for those trying the sport for the first time, along with trophies.

Waiting for a bite at Docking Angling Club's junior fish-in. Picture: Chris Bishop

Waiting for a bite at Docking Angling Club's junior fish-in. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

'I just thought I'd try to get some kids into fishing,' said owner Jay Coffey. 'It's a good turnout, with plenty of kids down here.'

Anglers outnumbered fish caught, despite promising conditions at the lake, which holds carp, tench, bream, roach and rudd.

Come on fish - an angler watches his float attentively.

Come on fish - an angler watches his float attentively. - Credit: Archant


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Daniel Boughen, 12, landed the biggest specimen of the day, slipping his net under a carp of just over 6lbs. Blaine English caught the second-biggest fish, a carp of around 2lbs, adding a perch for good measure. Harry Fysh, aged six and his three-year-old sister Annabelle caught the most, with a net of small roach.

Afterwards youngsters tucked into a barbecue laid on by the club.

Blaine English with the second-biggest fish caught, a 2lbs carp. Picture: Chris Bishop

Blaine English with the second-biggest fish caught, a 2lbs carp. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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An angler tries to tempt a carp in the margins of the lake., Picture: Chris Bishop

An angler tries to tempt a carp in the margins of the lake., Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Daniel Boughen with the biggest fish caught on the day, a carp of just over 6lbs. Picture: Chris Bis

Daniel Boughen with the biggest fish caught on the day, a carp of just over 6lbs. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Daniel Boughen is presented with the trophy for catching the biggest fish by Docking Angling Club ch

Daniel Boughen is presented with the trophy for catching the biggest fish by Docking Angling Club chairman Albert Peach. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Jay Coffey presents the trophy for most fish caught to Annabelle Fysh (right) and her brother Harry,

Jay Coffey presents the trophy for most fish caught to Annabelle Fysh (right) and her brother Harry, pictured with dad Mike. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Blaine English is presented with the trophy for second-biggest fish by Jay Coffey. Picture: Chris Bi

Blaine English is presented with the trophy for second-biggest fish by Jay Coffey. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Sponsor Jay Coffey (centre) with club officials and youngsters who took part in Docking Angling Club

Sponsor Jay Coffey (centre) with club officials and youngsters who took part in Docking Angling Club's junior fish-in. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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