Hello to all juniors new and old,
Well spring is finally here and thoughts of great days fishing are just around the corner.
Whether it’s fishing worm for hard fighting tench early in the season, catching carp off the top during the long summer evenings or great silver fish to be had on hemp and caster in the autumn, angling really does have so much to offer.
Last year was a great “start-up year” for our juniors, culminating with the DNMAC Junior Team heading into uncharted territory and participating in a three man event at Aston Park Fishery, Sheffield.
Although we didn’t get the best of draws all team members fished incredibly well and the team finished a respectable 4th out of the 9 teams fishing. Congratulations to Ben Fowler, our angler of the day, winning his section from a notoriously hard peg and hats off to all the lads who fished with special thanks to young Zac Bates who gained invaluable experience bank running for the day - we’ll get ‘em next time!
The DNMAC (Aston Park Fishery) from left to right. Ben Fowler, Harry Baker, Zac Bates (front) and Paul Bacon.
This year looks to be even busier with plenty of events for all junior anglers regardless of experience.
Here are the dates for your calendars (check the website for any changes and latest news!)
Junior Dates for 2013
Sunday April 21st Junior Carp Clinic Disley Dam
Sunday May 5th Junior Get into Fishing Day Watford Lodge
Sunday May 19th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge
Sunday May 26th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge
Sunday July 7th Junior Match and Coaching Disley Dam
Sunday July 14th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge
Sunday August 4th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge
Sunday August 11th Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge
Sunday 8th September Junior Match and Coaching Watford Lodge
Sunday 15th September Junior Pairs Match Disley Dam
For info or to fish any of these days please
Contact Chris at Simpsons Tackle 01663 734220
As with last year we will be entering a Junior Team to fish all over the country competing against some of the countries most promising juior anglers. Our team is a mix of ages practicing on many varied venues, with guest visits from experts who will share local information and the best methods and baits and when to use them.
Here’s what we have planned for 2013
Sunday April 28th Juniors away at Border Fisheries Crewe
Wednesday 8th 5:30pm Canal Practice at Furness Vale Marina
Sunday May 12th Juniors away on Trent and Mersey Canal Rudheath
Both the above matches are individual matches but we travel and fish as a team as there are sections to be won.
Sunday 16th June team Practice at Partridge Lakes
Sunday 23rd June Team Practice at Partridge Lakes
Saturday 29th June Tunnel Barn Fishery Warwick CV35 7AN (Angling trust National)
Monday August 19th Team Practice at River Weaver
Monday September 2nd Team Practice at River Weaver
Saturday 7th September River Weaver, Northwich (NJAA 56th Annual National)
If you are interested in joining the team, would like some info, or just fancy coming along on a practice day give me a call, Chris 01663 734220
Please note: to fish these matches we need some parental assistance, as some of the venues do involve travelling. where possible we will share transport but help is needed from time to time.
Junior Development Officer DNMAC
Connor Berry and his winning 7lb 10oz mixed bag of bream, tench, roach and chub from last years pairs match at Watford lodge.
(well done Conner hope you’ve now dried off)