Women fish from the pier in Southend-on-Sea, they are competing in an angling contest.
Filmed at Southend in Essex. Introductory intertitle reads: "The Angling Girl to the Pier has gone, In the ranks of hope you'll find her" - (With apologies to "The Minstrel Boy")" This might be a reference to a popular song from a musical of the time.
High angle shot of a large number of anglers on Southend Pier. "With such experience in hooking all sorts of catches you'd think Eve would stand a good chance in the Angling Competition." Top shot of two women sitting at the edge of the pier with fishing rods. They are middle aged women in Macintoshes and hats. M/S of two other women sitting on the pier chatting. M/S of elderly woman holding a fishing rod. C/U of an elderly man with a fishing rod - he is a real "sea dog" with a cap, pipe and long grey beard.
"Baiting - the kind of job disliked by every Eve, whether she comes from Southend or Yugotoblazia - " C/U of a woman's hands as she puts maggot on to a hook. Great shot of woman (30ish) casting off with ships in the background off the pier. "And after hours of Faith, Hope and dexterity - catches - " C/U of a woman (50ish) holding up a rod with a flat fish attached to the hook. The fish spins around and she smiles. C/U of a young girl (10 or 11 years old) fishing off the pier. C/U of her proudly holding up her rod with a tiny crab on the hook. A rather large woman pulls in a branch on her rod. She laughs. C/U of her untangling the branch from her hook. Woman silhouetted fishing off the pier as the sun goes down.
Note: nicely shot film. Although states is Southend, not recognisable from the shots.
Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 440. Flash-frame intertitles.