Friday 7 October 2011


The first proper day of autumn at Spitalfields yesterday where I found myself in the privileged position of listening to two veterans of the London Angler's Association, Mr. Joe Langridge of the Olive Branch A.S. and Mr. Alfie Kuyper of the Brunswick Brothers holding court over a cup of market tea at the stall as they reminisced about the days when they fished against one another in the L.A.A. Shield and the various  tactics the rival clubs employed in the pursuit of goer roach and Thames bream.