ANGLING: A King’s Lynn school is angling for the big time after reeling in a second consecutive county champion title.

ANGLING: A King’s Lynn school is angling for the big time after reeling in a second consecutive county champion title.

The team of three from King Edward VII Academy won the Norfolk School Sports Partnerships School Games final angling competition with a record catch at Barford Lakes.

They caught 80lb of fish with captain Luke Boughen leading the way with a 46lb haul. 

His brother Daniel Boughen weighed in with 22lb with Jacob Clarke catching 12lb.

Individually, the Boughen brothers won their section with Clarke second in his.

School sports teacher Ross McNeil said: “We are very proud of these talented lads.

“We have really tried to develop the sport of fishing at KES over the past three to four years and make regular visits to Narborough Lakes to provide opportunities for our 25-strong fishing squad. 

“We now also run fishing as a inter-school house event at Narborough Lakes.

“This is a new initiative, linking this very popular sport with the long-standing house points system we are proud to have at KES.”

St Clement’s High finished 11th in the finals with Liam Wagg winning the individual award courtesy of a record haul of 62lb 10oz.

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