ALL IN THE PICKERING GENES...
IT’S great news, for more than just purely angling reasons, to see Emma Pickering back in the England Ladies squad.
I am delighted for her, and the rest of the ladies, because having lost two of the greatest female match anglers the world has ever seen in Wendy Locker and Sandra Scotthorne in the recent past, having Emma back will make a massive difference to the team.
Again, I’m not just thinking about her obvious angling talents but the psychological fillip that the famed Pickering tenacity and drive will bring – they are deeply embedded in her genes from dad Tommy. Come to think of it, you wouldn’t really want to cross swords with Emma’s mum Ann on too many occasions either!
Like father, like daughter – match legends Tommy and Emma Pickering.