Fishy tale of sewer trout

GOOD news for local anglers.

Many anglers are not aware that in order to boost our City of Culture challenge large numbers of bottom feeding fish have been introduced to potholes in the Hastings and surrounding districts other species are planned for the coming year subject to water quality checks.

I recently landed a specimen flatbacked sewer trout from a secret location near Three Oaks, this was caught on a flowing trace with a fly tied with small pieces of front suspension and strips of shredded all weather tyre on a 7lb fisherman’s anchor.

In order to encourage this truly cultural pastime I will donate a bottle of spirits or equivalent cash to a local charity for the best picture of anglers and their catch (plus caption) beside their local pothole.

May I suggest a panel of judges comprising of a representative of your paper, our local MP, a lead officer of the County Highways department and some of our newly elected councillors.

Lastly health and safety may be an issue but any driver being foolish enough to use our 1066 condition roadswould probably be sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Good fishing.

BILL WICKING

Hazelmere

Rock Lane