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" - The solution to any problem - Love, Work, Money, Whatever - is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the fishing trip should be - "

MEET THE TEAM

The Coaching team at DDAS Juniors is a mixed group of volunteer anglers with a broad range of experience and interests in the field of Coarse fishing.

Lead Coach says,

"As the Lead Coach, I need a group of assistants behind me that are trustworthy, patient and approachable. My team has an abundance of these qualities which makes my job so much easier.  We also share a passion for angling and a commitment to share our knowledge with new young anglers."

Graham Howard - Junior Secretary

So who are we?

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GRAHAM
HOWARD

Junior Secretary and
Lead Coach

"I have been an angler since I was four years old. Although I am a match fisherman at heart, I have also fished for Carp and Pike in the past. I worked in the fishing industry for 9 years making all kinds of rigs. I have fished all over the country in various leagues and teams at National Division 1 level.

I am now a qualified Level 2 angling coach and Junior Secretary/Lead coach with DDAS Juniors.

My challenge now is to build a successful Junior section, and to secure a future for the club."

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JERRY
BRACEY

Assistant Coach

"I have many years experience as an Angler, having tried all branches of the sport except Fly Fishing. For the last few years I have concentrated on match style fishing, but really l just want to be on the bank catching some new PB's and improving my skills."

(Currently Club Treasurer)

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wagner

Assistant Coach

"I started fishing with my grandfather in the West Midlands. My favourite fishing is coarse fishing and I have represented the Navy at national level. I relish any opportunity to fish and I love the peace and quiet. I look forward to sharing my passion for angling with my grandson one day."

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tim
broughton

Assistant Coach

"I’m a life long Coarse angler focusing of late on specimen Carp. Representing the UK Armed Forces, I have fished throughout the UK and further afield from the rivers of Holland to chasing Arapaima in Thailand. A qualified coaching assistant, I have been a DDAS member for over 35 years."

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jon
bass

Assistant Coach

"At 13, I was given the choice of either giving up fishing or experimenting with explosives. I stuck with fishing and still feel excitement when I hook a fish. There is always more to learn about fishing and I'm happy to help others develop skills and new methods. Before retirement, I worked studying freshwater life in rivers and streams. I now volunteer with the Wessex Rivers Trust."

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Andy hawkins

Assistant Coach

I have been fishing since I was 7, starting on small river trout then fly fishing. I joined the DDAS at 12 and got into coarse fishing. After spending time match fishing, with some success, I turned to pleasure fishing on local lakes and rivers.

In my younger years I attended Sparsholt college for fisheries management and became a fish farm manager for many years, now taking it no less easy as a gardener and support worker for the elderly.

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CHRIS
WARD

Assistant Coach

My name is Chris Ward.
I am 70 years old and a retired Transport and Ground Equipment Manager for a well-known Airline.
My hobbies are Fishing, DIY, Advanced Driving Observer & Dorset Group Treasurer, computing and old machine restoration.
I have been fishing since I was 9 years old and like any type of coarse and match fishing. I have been involved with DDAS for many years both as an ordinary active member and as a Committee member.
(Currently the Vice Chairman)

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