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A First for Bushey Meads – Fishing


Roger Newbold
A First for Bushey Meads – Fishing

On the recent Enrichment Day, 11 students chose to go fishing – a first for Bushey Meads School. We struck gold in securing the generous hospitality of a local angling club the Watford Piscators and the help and support of one of the boys’ parents who owns the Oxhey Angling Centre near Bushey railway station. Consequently the morning of July 11th saw us setting off to fish one of the club’s lakes down Tolpits Lane.

Hoping for a bite

Fishing friends

It would be good to report that all student caught fish but angling being angling that was not to be although all enjoyed their day out. The best fish was a carp of about 6lbs whilst small roach, rudd and even crayfish were also caught.

Small roach

Matthew’s roach

Landing the big one

Tom’s carp

At lunchtime we were treated to home -made oven baked pizza- students were able to create their own from a range of tasty toppings kindly supplied by the Watford Piscators. Delicious! However, the students were keen to resume fishing and so were soon back down by the waterside targeting more fish.

Pizza oven

Lunch

With the lake being in a beautiful tranquil location with lots of wildlife and the sun shining after a rather cloudy start it made for a perfect day. I have organised many trips in my time at Bushey Meads but this one is certainly one of my favourites!

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