Sunday 26 December 2010

For All the Winners and the Losers

As the light fades on Boxing Day many Club Anglers in Arcadia find themselves standing round the first peg as the Scalesman weighs in the catches from the Annual Fur and Feather Match.   Reputations are staked and the silence is broken only by the stern voice reading out the weights.  The Scalesman then packs his box as solemnly as Albert Pierrepont.