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Children get hooked on fishing at Redbridge Lakes

21:00 03 September 2014

Cullen Stone, aged, nine, with his catch of the day.

Cullen Stone, aged, nine, with his catch of the day.

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Children got hooked to reeling fish in, as they were invited to take part in a fishing competition.

Meadow Sunshine, eight, called a Baby Perch.Meadow Sunshine, eight, called a Baby Perch.

The competition took place at Redbridge Lakes in Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, where about 30 kids were given the chance to have a go at getting their very own catch of the day.

Co-organiser of the day, Tony Parker, said: “This was a great way to introduce kids to the sport and to get them away from their computer screens and out of the house.”

But the winner of the day was 13-year-old Freddy Bennyer who caught a skimmer bream that weighed a whopping eight lbs four ounces and was presented with a new fishing rod.

Other prize winners included Cullen Stone, nine, who caught a six lbs two ounce fish, as well as 13-year-old Jonathan Georgiou, who caught a skimmer bream which weighed four lbs 12 ounces.

Paige Jones, eight, caught a baby perch.Paige Jones, eight, caught a baby perch.

Tony said: “I think everyone enjoyed learning how to fish and we hope this is something children will like to continue to pursue in the future.”

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