A Rotherham teenager landed a big one at an awards ceremony celebrating the success of a scheme to promote fishing in schools.
Thomas Moule, aged 17, a pupil at Newman School in the town, won a Fishing 4 Schools’ Champions Award at the event held at the House of Commons
He received a medal and certificate from Countryside Alliance chairman Kate Hoey MP and the director of the programme, Charles Jardine.
Thomas said: “It was really fun and peaceful learning to fish with Fishing 4 Schools. I really enjoyed making the fish I caught into fishcakes and I think I’m a better cook than my mum now!”
The scheme provides short angling courses at schools across the country, aimed at 14 to 18-year-olds who might not respond to traditional classroom-based learning.
Thomas was nominated by deputy headteacher Katherine Ryan-Murray.
Mrs Ryan-Murray said: “Thomas approached the day with enthusiasm, engaging fully in the new experiences.”