Fishing for the love of Jodi

big fish dominic morgan
big fish dominic morgan

A GRIEVING dad is organising the biggest fishing tournament the city has ever seen in memory of his 12-year-old daughter.

Dominic Morgan (pictured right) is aiming to attract 3,000 anglers to camp out at Linford Lakes for a weekend and compete for £8,000 worth of Big Fish prize money.

Each angler must pay £250 to enter and the proceeds will be donated to the Sick Children’s Trust and Addenbrookes Hospital.

Dominic’s daughter Jodi died at Addenbrookes in March 2010 after a brave battle against the rare condition of aplastic anaemia.

Tragically a donor had been found for a life-saving bone marrow transplant, but Jodi was too weak for the operation.

Dominic and his wife Laura found the only way to cope with their grief was to throw themselves into fundraising to help other sick children.

“We are both keen anglers and Jodi loved to come out fishing with us. So we came up with the Big Fish concept,” he said.

The 48 hour tournament starts on September 1 and places can be reserved by emailing There will be family entertainment and free fishing tuition for children.

“There are carp of over 30lb in those lakes so we’re hoping for some very big fish,” said Dominic.