** The haul from Cove Skip, sorry, Brook, where the rusting old junk and rotting furniture make a nice backdrop for the sacks of rubbish and old vodka empties. Picture by Steve Porter.

COVE Brook Greenway Group went fishing on Sunday and had quite a catch. Sixteen shopping trolleys, one sofabed, a mountain bike, four children's bikes, a mattress, scaffolding poles, a set of garden chairs and two motorbikes. Plus enough sacks of rubbish, including 17 vodka bottles, to fill two skips. But it was not all gloom. There are actually still pike and other fish surviving in the brook.