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I RE­MEM­BER Pemb Wright­ing from sev­eral years ago when I was match fish­ing reg­u­larly, es­pe­cially at Gold Val­ley, and Pemb was a young lad.

Not only is he a bril­liant an­gler, he is a top bloke with a ter­rific sense of hu­mour, as many Gold reg­u­lars have found out, pos­si­bly to their cost. So I’m cer­tain that fol­low­ing his su­perb win in this year’s UK Champs there were fun and games (see re­port page 64).

Jok­ing and hu­mour aside, to win his sec­tion in ev­ery match is in­cred­i­ble. I fished the UK Champs in its orig­i­nal guise in the 1990s, when the late Steve Toone was run­ning it, and al­though it was a high qual­ity field in those days, held as it was on mixed venues there were few real spe­cial­ists.

That isn’t so th­ese days and Pemb has beaten the best on what

amounts to all away fix­tures – and that takes some do­ing. Well done mate!

Pemb Wright­ing in­cluded this per­sonal best 22lb carp in the fi­nal of the UK Champs at Barston. A bril­liant an­gler.

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