Number 5: Dave Vincent
Dave stood out by winning the Kamasan Matchman of the Year in three consecutive years between 1994/95 and 1996/97.
Along with the likes of John Weeden, Tony Marti, Derek Young Peter Vasey, Graham Dack, Dean Field, the Vincent twins, Dave and Mick were the backbone of the 1980s and 1990s Trev’s Browning team. A team that stormed through the national divisions in successive seasons.
They were probably the best canal team to ever emerge from in and around the capital city. Prior to that Dave had been a key member of the Defiant Mobile team, a side that contained many future Trev’s stars.
Dave won scores of big matches in and around the London and south east canal and river circuit and went on to represent England on 3 occasions during the latter years of Dick Clegg’s successful reign as manager. Dave was still fishing at top level and certainly hasn’t lost the ability to winkle out a few fish from challenging venues as illustrated from the catch in the photo taken in the Olympic Park at the time of the London Olympics.
Dave recently suffered a serious life-threatening illness and was in a coma for six weeks. He even had to learn to walk again and the good news, ever the determined single-minded fighter, is that he taken up fishing again at local league level.
Last date edited: 14 June 2019