An­gling his­tory - on the cheap

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

I WOULDN’T know whether to be happy or sad with the re­sult of the auc­tion of Bob Church’s mag­nif­i­cent three-tiered fly­box full of flies, as well as other prized items from his tackle col­lec­tion.

Sure, Bob’s do­na­tion to Parkin­son’s UK to help bat­tle against the cruel disease which he en­dures, will make a dif­fer­ence but, as I said a few weeks back, the fly box in par­tic­u­lar has his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance. Imag­ine the glove that adorned ‘En­ery’s ‘Am­mer’ that knocked Cas­sius Clay onto his back­side, or Sir Ge­off Hurst’s World Cup win­ning boot go­ing for less than a grand. We need an an­gling mu­seum. Now.

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