FISH of the week was a fantastic 3lb 9oz hog-backed
perch that took ledgered worm at Yarm on Tees offered by Graham Jones of Darlington Angling Centre.
"In the circular graveyard of Govan - as late as the 1960s I believe - there were ancient pieces of sculpture from the Dark Ages, hog-backed
(resembling the back of a pig) funeral monuments from the Viking age depicting houses of the day, dating from around 900AD.
The championship tee requires a shot over the rocky shore to a hog-backed
fairway but fortunately all we could do was imagine how we might fare as it was out of commission for the 'hacker'.
The path had been worn hog-backed
and was slippery.