Defending champion Jake Pope retained his national junior title at this year’s Angling Trust Championships.
The 13-year-old Tottington High School pupil, who is captain of Ramsbottom Angling Club’s junior team, swept the board with three gold medals in the under-15s category at Warwick’s Tunnel Barns Fisheries.
An almost 50-strong field competed over two lakes at the fisheries.
Jake’s catch weighed in at 72lb 4oz, which earned him a section win, lake win and the overall title.
As well as being awarded a trophy, three medals and a tournament cap, Jake also won a Preston’s carbon rod and keep net.
Original article by Bury Times’ Craig Nelson published on Bury Times website 3rd July 2017. Click the link below to view article:
As temperatures rise, it’s tempting to cool off with a swim in a river, canal, lake or reservoir. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is regularly called to rescue people who have got into trouble in the water.
What are the dangers?
- There is no supervision.
- The cold water temperature can claim your life in minutes – even if you are a strong swimmer.
- It’s difficult to estimate the depth of the water. It may be much deeper or much shallower than expected.
- There are often no suitable places to get out of the water due to steep slimy banks or sides.
- There is no way of knowing what lies beneath – there could be weeds, pipes, shopping trolleys, sharp metal or broken bottles.
- Swimming in open water can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
- There may be hidden currents. Flowing water or swimming in the sea can be especially dangerous.
- Alcohol and swimming don’t mix – perception and capability are both affected by drinking.
What should I do if I see someone in difficulty?
- Alert someone, preferably a lifeguard. Or, dial 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
- Swim somewhere safe – the swimming baths.
- Obey the warning signs around reservoirs, lakes, canals, rivers and at the beach.
- Value your own safety first – jumping into the water to rescue pets or belongings can be highly dangerous.
- Know what to do in an emergency – ring 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly and describe any landmarks.
- Enjoy organised water sports in a safe environment – with the correct equipment and a qualified instructor.
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Now watch the video ‘Filling Up’ by the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service:
UPDATE: This year’s Sports Day will be held on Monday 3rd July . Sign up for events this week during form periods. We want everyone to get involved even if you are not taking part in the events, so there will be form time allocated to make posters and banners of support.
Tottington High School will be closed to students on Tuesday 20th June in a mark of respect for our student Olivia Campbell-Hardy whose funeral service will be that day. This will allow those in our school community the opportunity to attend.
The funeral service will be at St. Anne’s Church Tottington, commencing at 1.30pm. Following the funeral, a service will be held at East Lancashire Crematorium in Radcliffe and then an event will be held at Bury Football Club.
The school office will be open until 1pm for normal school enquiries. GCSEs and GCSE Revision sessions timetabled for that day will go ahead as planned.