From the Bivvy

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A few high­lights from the world of carp fish­ing this month. If you’ve got some­thing to share email us at ed­i­[email protected]­

It’s not been a good year at all for an­gling, with a num­ber of well-known an­glers leav­ing us and, shortly af­ter we went to press with last month’s is­sue, we re­ceived the ter­ri­ble news that John had also died, fol­low­ing a stroke at his home in Thai­land. De­scribed as an icon, leg­end and star of the sport, John was re­spon­si­ble for more than 20 books on the sub­ject, as well as his long-run­ning Go Fish­ing se­ries on ITV that was on our screens from the mid-80s un­til 2002. He was ap­pointed an MBE for his ser­vices to an­gling in 2009 and shortly af­ter­wards, in

2011, he be­came the only English­man to be in­ducted into IGFA’S

Hall of Fame. His im­pact on fish­ing was said to have been im­mea­sur­able and he was voted as the great­est-ever an­gler in

2004! John is sur­vived by his wife, Jo, a son and a daugh­ter.

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