Pupils give fishing a go

By Graham Howard, DDAS Juniors secretary

THE junior section at Dorchester & District Angling Society (DDAS) hosted a fishing experience day for Broadmayne Primary School at its own Luckfield lake.

Five pupils were keen to learn the basics of coarse fishing on a warm early summer’s evening.
With the willow seeds blowing around like lost snowflakes, five fishing firsts were quickly accomplished as keen novices became novice anglers for the first time.

There is nothing quite like your first fish. Nearly every angler knows where and when they caught it, but some of the fish caught in this session were exceptional.

Lots of smaller fish were caught with maggots but the bigger ones fall to baits like meat or corn.

DDAS club secretary Steve Sudworth helped young Willow, nine, catch a beautiful common carp in close down the edge on the pole, all the time supported by her younger brother, Basil. That’s not a fish to forget in a hurry!

For more information about the club’s school events or further information about DDAS Juniors contact junior secretary Graham Howard at or visit

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