Colyton schoolgirl lands 'fish of the year'

PUBLISHED: 12:19 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:19 27 February 2017

Hollie Dack, aged 10, receives her angling award from  Bill Cassar, SWFSA Chairman.

Hollie Dack, aged 10, receives her angling award from Bill Cassar, SWFSA Chairman.

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Hollie Dack, aged 10, collects a top award from the South West Federation of Sea Anglers

A young Colyton schoolgirl has hooked a top angling award.

Hollie Dack, aged 10, was presented with the Minnie Ward Trophy at the South West Federation of Sea Anglers (SWFSA) annual presentation night, held recently.

She is the first member of Seaton Sea Angling Club to have won the award which is given to the female who lands the best fish of the year.

In August she landed a 4lb 15oz Tub Gurnard. This fish also saw her win the fish of the month award, for best catch by a junior.

The Gurnard was caught in Lyme Bay, whilst on her family fishing boat.

She was presented the award by Bill Cassar, SWFSA Chairman. Members travelled from as far as Plymouth, North Devon, Weymouth, Portland and Sidmouth to attend the ceremony

Hollie is a pupil at Colyton Primary School and he family have a chartered fishing vessel called Dackys Cat, fishing from Axmouth. She often goes out with her dad Mark who is the skipper and other family members.

She said she was very excited to win the Minnie Ward Trophy, as she thought she had only won the junior fish of the month Prize.

At the same presentations, Hollie’s grandad, David Dack, also won a fish of the month prize, but the youngster was delighted to top that by collecting a main trophy!

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