Jacks Lake and HAPS welcome juniors to fish, join the club at reduced membership and take park in the Free Junior Matches in June & September (open to members and non-members).
This year we have decided to have 2 junior matches to promote angling. Our first match was sponsored by AGI, Artificial Grass Experts, a local family firm. www.artificialgrass-installers.co.uk.
We had a turnout of 9 enthusiastic youngsters all of who were prepared to try their luck for four hours at Jack's Lake. The weather was dry with the sun getting out occasionally.
Individuals used a number of different techniques with a number people going for bream and carp while others concentrated on silver fish close in to the pegs.
A great match where everybody caught.
After the weigh-in, prizes and trophies were awarded:
1st prize, Abbie Jackson
2nd place, Patrick Nalpea
3rd place, Frankie Stacey
Prizes presented by Norman Morris. The top three chose from a range of quality equipment and all the others that took part each received a £10 voucher for a local fishing shop.
A big 'thank you' should go to all the HAPS members on site to help including Chris doing the draw (and his daughter showing him up on how to fish the lake by coming first) other members lending a helping hand around the lake to all those fishing throughout the day (and to Norman, Tim and Ray S for laying on much-needed after match refreshments).
The Club would like to express its appreciation to all those parents who came along to give their children much needed moral support and we hope to see everyone again in September