ANGLERS that like to be pampered while they are fishing can now enjoy the ultimate indulgence – being wined and dined at a high-class restaurant while waiting for a bite.

And an extra incentive is that anyone who catches a fish while visiting the eatery gets a free ‘dish of the day’ with the compliments of the chef.

Central London fine-dining establishment High Timber has the tidal River Thames lapping at its doorstep, and has decided to stock sets of tackle to let its customers try their luck in the river.

It will even provide you with bait, and already there have been successes among its clientele, with bacon proving a hit with the local eels.

Angler’s Mail was invited along for an exclusive taste of the fishing and the fine food on offer.

In the interests of research we decided that we just had to give it a go!

Deputy Editor Paul Dennis and Sub-Editor Ben Hervey-Murray tackled up on the restaurant’s terrace and tried a spot of legering with slivers of supermarket steak and caught so had a free lunch!

To book, call 0207 2481777.