THE staff and pupils at Lampton School would like to thank members of and for making this year’s annual fishing match one they would remember for many years to come.

Many of the pupils who participated were able to fish because of the generous donations of fishing tackle by visitors to the website and members of the new total fishing club. Donations included groundbait, fishing reels, floats, line and various items of tackle that meant for many pupils the dreams of catching a netful of carp and tench were turned into reality.

 Match organiser and history teacher Jason Hermon (Nomad) said: ‘The day was a great success and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Angling has many benefits for our pupils. We hope to involve an even wider group of pupils next year.’

 Learning Support Manager David Bartram (Barty) paid tribute to the generosity of anglers. 
‘I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the day.  Every piece of tackle was very much appreciated by the pupils involved. I would like to extend particular thanks to Lee Pullen, who donated a considerable amount of gear, and also to Keith Arthur who gave up his own time to visit the pupils in school before the match itself.’

The match was a closely fought contest.  Winner on the day was Danny with 14lb of tench and carp.  Jonathan finished second with 11lb and Billy and Jack were joint third with 8lb 5oz.