Allow me to introduce myself.
I am Eddie, a 3.5m galvanised steel pike standing guard at the entrance to Waveney River Centre
on the southern Norfolk Broads. Apparently a 28lb pike caught in 1948 and on display in the Waveney Inn provided the inspiration for my creation, by Pete Rogers & Alex Hallowes, as part of a South Norfolk sculpture trail.
I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years, though life is certainly a lot chillier for me now that the old shop (which provided me with a much-needed wind break in the winter) was demolished and replaced with a newer version. But let’s be honest, it was sinking anyway and there was a limit to the number of beer crates you could stuff under a freezer to keep it out of the flood water…
As the silent life has never suited me that well, maybe it’s time for me to share my observations from the river.