Tuesday 21 February 2012

A Week in Arcadia

I am currently losing myself in writing a commission for Mr. Mathew Clayton who is guest editor of the next issue of the Caught by the River fanzine 'An Antidote to Indifference' and has asked me to write a diary piece on a week in Arcadia.  Once upon a time in Arcadia every angler would keep a diary and many were anonymous.  I have always wanted to know the identity of the gentleman who caught a Roach of 1lb 11oz from Stoke Newington Reservoir on the last day of the season in the year 1936.  I shall never know his name, only that the weather was very bright and that he caught his remarkable fish in a keen easterly wind.