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Just over a week ago my young son entered a competition at the Little Britain Lake in Hillingdon. In an earlier post I mentioned about an open day which was hosted by Hillingdon Borough Council, The Environment Agency and the members of several local fishing clubs.
Having completed his allocated hour slot fishing peg ‘J’ on the River Colne he recorded a catch return of 6 fish and posted it in the returns box. A week later we were pleasantly surprised to find he was rewarded with a bronze medal for his efforts. This is the first prize my son has won for fishing.
On the subject of medals with the Olympics being hosted over the next few days it was interesting to find recently a beautiful sculptured bronze medal presented in 1951 at the Leigh & Westcliff Amateur Angling Society Boat Festival to N. H. Fox for their catch of a Flounder that weighed in at 2lb 1oz. N. H. Fox was also to be found to be a Life Member of the National Federation of Sea Anglers.
With the Olympics fielding shooting, archery and whitewater canoeing is there not a place in the Olympics for a spot of fishing, especially when during the construction of the Olympic Park some of the Bow back waters were netted and the fish removed and placed in the Lea Navigation System.