Young fisherfolk enjoy junior fish-in at Docking Angling Club lake
- Credit: Archant
Young anglers of the future got to wet a line thanks to a village fishing club.
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.
'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.
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.
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