Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing presents fishing trophies
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing was on hand to present trophies to members of the Abbey Blues Angling Society.
The presentations were made at Waltham Holy Cross Conservative Club.
The society has existed for about 30 years and consists of club members who enjoy coarse fishing and arrange fortnightly matches from April through October, with trophies given out each year.
There is also an Abbey Blues Golfing Society, formed two years ago, with its own trophies.
Both are open essentially to members of the Conservative club.
The angling society teams have won the ACC Eastern Region Angling Championship a number of times and tries to arrange matches each season against other local Conservative clubs, notably Enfield Highway and Cheshunt and Waltham Cross clubs.
The society currently has about 15 members with six to ten anglers usually taking part in any given match.
"Mrs Laing said: "It is always a great pleasure to present the prizes at the Waltham Abbey Blues annual meeting and to celebrate their great success.
"Fishing is a highly skilled sport and we have some brilliant champions here in Waltham Abbey."
Photo: Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing with trophy winners and society chairman Norman Baker