This year’s junior competition saw twenty two young anglers competing for an array of
trophies and prizes but more importantly, taking part and enjoying a day with family and friends.
The weather for the day was very kind with warm overcast conditions and a light breeze
so we had pretty much perfect conditions for fishing which made a refreshing change to
the n unseasonable weather endured by previous junior events this year.
Charlie Wakelin shows his winning catch of 9lb4oz which won him the Seedhouse Cup and
the Tom Reed Cup. Early reports of crucian carp being caught by some of the youngsters
proved true with both Charlie Wakelin and Isla Draycott getting off to a great start.
A bonus 2lb 15oz tench meant that Charlie scooped his third trophy of the day the F.A.Pykett
Cup for the heaviest fish.
Six year old Isla Draycott had obviously picked some tips up from her only
previous fishing experience whilst on holiday in Lanzarote with a mainly crucian
carp catch of 8lb which saw her win the Edmunds Cup and the Novice Trophy.
Unfortunately the early signs of fish activity seemed to subside as the day wore
on with most youngsters struggling for a bite which seems to be the case when
most matches are fished on Silver Stone.
After the weigh in we all headed back to the cabin for the presentations and as
always a super barbeque prepared and cooked by Alan and Joanne Wakelin and
Presenting the prizes was this years President Kevin Stephenson, and all the
young anglers received a prize for their efforts.
Below is a picture of Isla Draycott with a fine net of crucian carp.
Another trophy presented on the day was the Derek Arnold Trophy which
is awarded to the most notable catch from society waters as decided by the
junior coaching section. This years winner was Josh Hollingworth who
whilst fishing Bridge Lake caught a fine 5lb15oz bream. Below, Josh receiving
his trophy and prize from president Kevin Stephenson.
As is always the case many hands make light work and I would also like to thank
Paul Stevenson, Chris Knapp, Bill Blake, Charlie Carr, Tim Nixon, Dennis Betts
and the Wednesday Crew .
Thanks also go to our sponsors Dynamite Bait, Open Water Angling and Future
Fishing for their continued support of the Nottingham Piscatorial Society Junior
Below, some of the young anglers with their prizes.
For anyone looking to get their young people involved in fishing or participating in future junior events, please contact Gary Wright (Junior Section Leader)
by emailing him at: [email protected]