John’s in­fec­tious love of fish­ing in­spires me

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

JOHN Wil­son has been a huge pres­ence in angling for decades, and it amazes me how pas­sion­ate he still is about his fish­ing.

He’s trav­elled the world catch­ing al­most ev­ery species that swims, yet the item in last week’s Angling Times show­ing him with his big­gest-ever still­wa­ter fish shows he still gets a buzz out of wet­ting a line.

John has been hugely in­spi­ra­tional to thou­sands of an­glers, and his TV shows were so di­verse, cov­er­ing angling of all dis­ci­plines from tiny UK rivers right the way through to ex­otic seas on the other side of the planet.

I was very lucky to meet him at an angling show sev­eral years ago and I was par­tic­u­larly pleased that his in­fec­tious laugh is gen­uine, and not just put on for the cam­eras!

It’s fan­tas­tic to see your pas­sion is well and truly alive John – keep it up!

Luke Row­bot­ton, At­tle­bor­ough

John WIl­son has re­tained all his en­thu­siam.

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