Dominique Lory, from La Corcille: from school to fishing, he follows the thread of transmission

“If I’m sensible, I’m entitled to three flying days.” Shameful parental blackmail on a rebellious teen? Not really. Because this sentence ends with: “Before my 70 years”. Dominique Lory bursts out laughing. You don’t have to spend long minutes with the President of the Accredited Association for Fisheries and the Protection of the Aquatic Environment (AAPPMA) La Corcille, whose headquarters is in the Salle des Éduens, to understand its character.

Moreover, he recognizes it very quickly himself: “I am in a bad mood”. At least he doesn’t blame anyone. Also on “so-called social networks”, according to the definition. Dominique Lory responds to “attacks” on her behalf. This sincere and rigorous man boasts anonymity.

bad character

But like often those who define their character as “evil”, Dominique Lory can show an unwavering enthusiasm, a total adhesion. To those teachers who “put him on the right path”, for example. Vocabulary in accordance with the times would say, “inspiring” teachers. But the zeitgeist and Dominique Lory are not in the same mood.

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For this former teacher, who admits to not having been a “very good student” but who has grown the school, nothing beats educational action. And to destroy the conventions, the files to be filled in, the boxes imposed by the National Education. We imagine him fulminating for directives that come from above and fall on his desk, in CM2’s classroom, in the Paris area. “I haven’t always had a very good relationship with my superiors.”

Social justice

Originally from Boulogne-Billancourt, at the time of the Renault factories, from a fitter father and a mother who raised her two children, he taught in Colombes with undervalued children: Dominique Lory was one of those who had a strong sense of social justice developed.

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Amateur of Gotlib and The echo of the savannasDominique Lory practiced his patience near Cosne-sur-Loire, where his grandfather taught him to fish. First passion. The one he’ll find when he retires, in 2011. A logical “offside”, but which he finds “cruel”. Unable to stay home alone while his wife is still active, he joins La Corcille. With the cap of “former school principal”, who always liked to work with “children”.

It was also a matter of passing on his knowledge to young and old. “You have to convince without forcing, know how to make concessions,” he says. He acknowledges that managing volunteers requires a certain “skill” from that employed in the manufacture of his reduced models.

Feeling for the collective

Dominique Lory was not afraid to assume the presidency of La Corcille. Taking on responsibilities, such as going to snow lessons with suburban kids (“the best moments of my career: living among kids to really understand them”). Also find the collective, because “we can’t do much all alone”.

The man is not attached to his seat as president. He or someone else, what counts is to follow the evolution of fishing, which has long been disused, “to feed people”. “You have to leave the freedom of practice, with respect for the fish”. Dominique Lory likes to have her feet in the water. But his childhood dream was to become an airplane pilot. View the world from above. “I have confidence in an airplane”. So, I promise, he should be wise. At least until he’s 70. After that it’s a different story.

Excercise. The fishing festival takes place on Sunday 5 June in the port of La Jonction. From 8.30 am to 11 am, popular fishing competition, open to all and from 3 pm to 4.30 pm, competition for children under 16 years. Flea market, sale of fishing equipment. 06.72.20.91.71 or 07.67.20.48.19.

Laura Brunet

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