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Worksop: Fisherman Darrell celebrates a top performance on the river

Darrell Nicholls finished second  in Voyage Care's annual fishing tournament
Darrell Nicholls finished second in Voyage Care's annual fishing tournament

Darrell Nicholls, who lives at the Rivers Home in Oldcotes for adults with learning disabilities, is celebrating after he finished second in Voyage Care’s annual fishing tournament.

Darrell secured his runners-up slot in the biggest fish category after netting a 6.4lb catch.

The tournament took place at Retford’s Wetlands Animal Park and Darrell was competing against anglers from across the UK with learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

More than 20 competitors from residential care homes and day centres operated by Voyage took part in the event which was being staged for the third time.

“It’s always a joy to organise this tournament, as it gives a great deal of pleasure not only to the people we support but also to the staff members who accompany them,” said Sue Evans, Voyage Care’s internal communications manager.

“Everyone really enjoyed themselves and it’s fantastic to see the people we support learning different skills and making new friends.”