Six of the best JEAN PAUL GAULTIER THE summer weather has been harder to predict than Beckhams next haircut. One minute its a T-shirt and flip- flops, then the heavens open and youre soaked to your boxers. So be prepared for all eventualities with a stylish brolly. Whether youre off to the cricket or hot-footing it around town, weve picked six of the best. AMIE CORY 110.99, brolliesgalore.co.uk THIS achingly stylish square pinstripe umbrella, with its marbled cube handle, is not for the faint-hearted. In classic Jean Paul Gaultier style this one scores more high fashion than practicality points. 40, joiumbrellas.co.uk JOI umbrellas unique and stylish offerings are designed by artists and will bring a splash of colour to a rainy day. Production is limited to 500 pieces. At 40 this good- quality, quirky offering is excellent value. 45.99, umbrella.co.uk GOLFING in Britain can be a soggy business, but this hi-tech umbrella is 62 inches in diameter and has a windproof design -- the ideal sporting companion and number one on the PGA tour. 135, burberry.com A HANDY little number which opens with the touch of a button and stores away neatly. Well-designed, avoiding the normal flimsiness of many pop-up umbrellas. Perfect for the travelling man. 25, marksandspencer.com THE trusty high street brand sells cheap umbrellas which are both practical and sturdy. This traditional but attractive larger design -- big enough for two -- is particularly good value. 30, emporioarmani.com THIS striking red umbrella from Armani folds away to almost nothing. Not the most sturdy of options, but its size makes it a useful model for stowing away in a pocket. JOI UMBRELLAS BURBERRY NEW CHECK WALKER M&S DOUBLE COVER ARMANI MINI PORTABLE umbrellas London Lite Tuesday, 11 August 2009 13 THE GUSTBUSTER GOLF XL SEA FISHING IS CLOSER TO LONDON THAN YOU THINK over the wreck we lowered our hooks until they hit its deck. Then we slowly reeled them in, trying to entice predatory fish out of their hiding places in the hull. Noel kept one eye on the computer screen and excit- edly called out when we drifted over the far edge, telling us to lower the lines again. Feeding fish -- the ones most likely to try biting the bright rubber fish we used to disguise our hooks -- like to shelter from the tide behind the wrecks so this was the best moment to catch. Takingthebait OF COURSE, fishing isnt that easy, and after a couple of drifts Id caught nothing, so Noel suggested I change bait. A pink jelly fish was exchanged for an orange rubber worm. As he tied it on he told me his father had given him this particular lure 20 years ago so I should be careful. It had a lot of sentimental value. Lowering it on to the wreck I felt a tug. The heavy rod started bending. I think Ive got one, I yelled. But the only thing Id caught was the sunken ship itself. There was a snap. Oops. But my fear of being keelhauled soon turned to laughter as Noels angry expres- sion vanished and he pulled out an identical lure from a large bag. Id been the victim of a nautical joke. Success TEN minutes later the rod bent double again. I had a fish, and a big one at that. Pulling it up 50 metres was surprisingly hard work and my arms soon ached. But the excitement of knowing I was battling a mysterious sea monster was thrilling. Finally it hit the surface and was netted by Noel. I had a 14lb cod. Enough to make 200 fish fingers. Having been dispatched with a wooden club known as a priest because it administers the last rites it was put in a coolbox and fishing resumed. Totalhaul BY THE end of the day the nine of us had 20 cod and a few mackerel, whiting and pollock. Everyone had caught something Get it on the scales: Ewan proudly holds his 14lb cod aloft on the deck of the Aquavitesse pulledheandvanishedsion fromlureidenticalanout thebeenIdbag.largea rodthelaterminutesTEN excitementtheButached. cod.14lbahadINoel.bynetted Havingfingers.fish200maketoEnough and even those feeling a bit green around the gills could say theyd enjoyed their time at sea. Afterwards, popping into a pub in Brighton for a beer with my crew mates, I felt like a real fisherman. The passengers on the train back to London noticed I smelt like one, too, but the prospect of the freshest of fish that night made it worth it. 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