Match star ranked among the best
OUR sport has lost some real characters over the years and I was sad to read that Jimmy Randell passed away recently.
I have been reading the Angling Times since the early 1970s and back then you couldn’t get away from the man – his name was in the match results pages every week.
He seemed equally at home smashing out 500 bleak as he did sitting it out and waiting for a few big bream to show up.
Rest in peace, Jimmy, the levels of success you experienced will be very hard to match. Roger Mills, Oxford thing on June 16 when they had the opportunity to get back on the rivers.
But this year seemed to be different. There seemed more genuine excitement for the opening of the rivers, with new and seasoned anglers alike looking forward to pitting their wits against a natural waterway.
The booming fish stocks and the improved access have played a major part in making our rivers a very attractive prospect to the modern day angler. Richard Dukes, Andover