By Graham Howard DDAS junior secretary
DORCHESTER & District Angling Society Juniors fished their latest points match at Todber Manor on Homeground Lake.
The fishery was hosting a Pole Open Day for the public to meet some of the top names in fishing and fish with some very expensive poles.
The junior match was rearranged to coincide with the event and what a day the youngsters had: signed caps from Shimano’s Nick Speed, photos with world champion Will Raison, lots of freebies, and Preston Innovations’ Des Shipp even loaned one his own pole.
Des was also kind enough to come down and present vouchers to the winners at the end. It was such a big day for juniors and coaches alike. The weather turned up too with some warm sunshine towards the end despite a chilly start.
Winner with 97lb 6oz was Harry Cryer, beating his brother, Jack, by just one pound. Third was a consistent Austin Scott-Kennedy with 93lb 1oz. Harry now leads the championship with 65 points from Austin on 54 points.