No, Hugh Jarse, Arlesford really is in Essex.(One for Essex Scribbler to explain one day). Arlesford was not naturally the spiritual home of myself and Shan(us) and we really did try and convince The Scribbler and co that a gudgeon of any size was worth more than any bream. Remember me fishing off the sandbank and "winding down before striking"?
Anyway, Arlesford did end up featuring on our angling calendar for many years, and looking at this it is not hard to see why..a Scribbler photo