A competition at the river Stour demonstrates the popularity of fishing as a pastime.
A boat sails up the river Stour and there are various shots of people walking along with fishing equipment, they have come for a competition. More fishermen get off a bus. They all stand around in a group and draw lots for plots. C/U of a man not looking pleased with his plot. Various shots as they make their way to the bank and prepare their rods.
A man blows a whistle to begin the competition, various shots as they sit on the bank and fish. M/S of Bill Ward the water bailiff next to a sign saying 'No Fishing Without Permits'. Various shots as people settle down to fish and cast their lines, 12 year old Ralph Boting drinks tea from a flask. C/U a man nets a bronze bream fish and takes the line out of its mouth. Various shots as a steamboat sails up the river. A girl lies in the grass reading. The anglers weigh their catches, M/S as they pour the fish back. There is a presentation of a new fishing rod to the winner Mr D. Colley.
Note: Also seen in this item is the organiser Mr Jim Haimes .
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