Nothing fishy about holiday fun

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YOUNG people have had a ‘reel’ good time during a summer holiday fishing competition.

A group of 16 youngsters picked up their rods and bait for the five week long competition, which had been organised by Thorne and District Angling Association and funded by a £200 donation from St Leger Homes’ Positive Activities fund.

The fund aims to keep young people fit, healthy, active and out of mischief – and was used to buy trophies for the competition and paid for a buffet on the final day.

The angling association run the fishing club annually through the summer school holidays at Delves Ponds in Thorne.

Suzanne Crawley, an estates officer for St Leger Homes in Thorne, said: “The kids’ fishing club is run to channel the young people’s energy into a positive activity.

“The young people who took part had a great time and it kept them busy throughout the long school holiday.”