Bob Church has done so much for our sport

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISH­ING WEEK -

AF­TER read­ing that some of Bob Church’s cher­ished fish­ing tackle is be­ing auc­tioned off, I was re­minded just how much a leg­end Bob is.

There have been hun­dreds of top class an­glers in var­i­ous dis­ci­plines but few of them have en­joyed the shelf life that Bob has.

Al­though his an­gling life in the pub­lic eye has now calmed down, a lot of young­sters are still aware of just how good he was.

In my eyes, it was Bob’s ver­sa­til­ity that was the most im­pres­sive thing about him. He was as good at catch­ing trout on the fly as he was bag­ging carp off the sur­face, and there aren’t many an­glers who have such a wide range of skills.

Bob is an ab­so­lute leg­end who will al­ways be held in high re­gard by an­glers of all ages and gen­er­a­tions.

Paul Dukes, Can­nock

Bob Church – an all-time great in our sport.

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