Come to Johnny!
JOHN WILSON was not just a great angler, but also a nature lover and superb photographer. His enthusiasm and laughter was contagious and immense. It’s a massive loss to angling. Ali Parker
I LOVED watching him as a kid. Even now, at 40 years old, I still say “Come to Johnny!” when reeling a fish in.
Ben Boycee Ellis
Met on honeymoon
IT SEEMS like only yesterday that my wife and I met John in his tackle shop in Norwich on our honeymoon, boating on the Broads. That was just over 25 years ago.
At the time he was repairing a rod, but put it down and left it just to speak to us.
IT’S A sad day to hear that one of our most gifted and dedicated anglers is now headed for God’s endless and open waters in the sky.
John’s sense of adventure was only surpassed by his passion for fishing, often sharing his special laughter openly and honestly to everyone around him, wherever his exploration took him.
John spent many days here in Canada’s beautiful Fraser Valley, and we shared the experiences together, telling the stories (some of them true), as anglers do when seeking elusive species in British Columbia waters.
John was a creative and talented fisher. His stories were documented in a special way, and that will be reflected on forever, into the future.