Bob Nudd MBE

Anglers Mail - - Mk18 D25 -

like most an­glers, scratched for perch, over two tough days.

What made this par­tic­u­lar event spe­cial was that it was held on home soil, at Holme Pier­re­pont, in Not­ting­ham. A 20,000-plus crowd watched

Bob clinch in­di­vid­ual top spot and his team-mates take team Gold in the his­toric event.

Brown­ing-backed Bob had now be­come a house­hold name. He penned a num­ber of books, made reg­u­lar con­tri­bu­tions to angling mag­a­zines, and re­leased a num­ber of pop­u­lar videos and DVDs. He made ap­pear­ances on main­stream ra­dio and tele­vi­sion shows, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar Wo­gan chat show. He even had mi­nor chart suc­cess with his sin­gle Mag­gots In Ya Cat­a­pult, which reached No.118 in the charts (check it out on YouTube, if you fancy a chuckle). In 1996, the great man was awarded an MBE for ser­vices to angling.

Bob won World in­di­vid­ual

Gold for a fourth and fi­nal time, in 1999, in Toledo, Spain, with an im­pres­sive weight of over 119 lb.

No longer in the Eng­land squad, he’s still a hugely pop­u­lar char­ac­ter. A true angling leg­end.

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