Since 1992, 22 miles of waterways to the east and north east of London had been under the control of the LAC’s band of 21 local clubs.
But a severe slump in fishing quality and demand has left coarse angling godfather Izaak Walton’s river – spelled Lee or Lea (it’s debated) – on its knees.
And now the LAC’s veteran leader, Dennis Meadhurst (pictured) has retired, with nobody willing to take over.
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