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Larwood School

Part of Larwood Academy Trust

Year 6 Fishing Trip

On September 25th, some of our year 6 pupils went fishing.

 Smallest catch of the dayThe annual year six fishing trip takes place at the Rib Valley Fishing Lakes which comprises of three still-water lakes; Rib Lake, Millennium Lake, and Westmill Lake. The three lakes are situated in the picturesque Rib Valley immediately adjacent to the River Rib at Ware in Hertfordshire.

The children spent the day Trout and Coarse fishing. On arrival the children were teamed up with a professional angler from the Masons and were then taught how to fly and coarse fish.

Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial 'fly' is used to catch fish.  BIGGEST catch of the dayThe fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialised weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or 'lure' requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates or other food organisms, or 'lures' to provoke the fish to strike.

Coarse fishing is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland for angling for coarse fish, which are types of freshwater fish other than game fish (trout, salmon and char). The sport and the techniques used are particularly popular in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.

 The children had an enjoyable day. Lots of fish were caught and all were put put. Some of the children had a go at Trout fising but despite the lake being topped up with fish whilst we were there, the Rainbow Trout knew we were there and didn't bite so no fish for supper.

Thank you to the organisers at Rib Valley and to the Masons for taking time out of their work life to support our children, see you next year!