A fantastic day of fishing-related fun was enjoyed by children from schools around Norwich yesterday (6 October) when Fishing 4 Schools held an open day at Lenwade Pike Club.

Sixty children from four local schools – The Clare Special School, Norwich, Hockering Church of England Primary School, Dereham, Aylsham High School, Norwich and Great Witchingham Church of England Primary School, took part in activities including coarse and fly fishing, fly tying and float making and learnt how to fillet and cook their catch.

The open day was held in memory of Cambridgeshire sporting journalist John Humphreys, who died in 2012. A service of celebration for Mr Humphreys, who contributed to Shooting Times for more than 40 years raised a £1,500 donation to F4S to promote angling in the East of England.

Mr Humphreys’ widow, Angela, said: ”My husband was a teacher for many years and loved to take young people out and teach them about fishing. He would have been delighted to see so many children thoroughly enjoying themselves today.”

Director of F4S, and award-winning angler, Charles Jardine added: “We are very grateful to Mrs Humphreys for the generous donation and the smiling faces of the children are a real testament to the magic of Fishing 4 Schools.”