The greatest angler

In 2014 we went on a quest to find the greatest angler of all time – well, the greatest angler of all time who learned to fish on a canal.

Benny Ashurst holding up catch net Benny Ashurst, greatest angler series

You can read all about the contenders via the links on the right. Our overall winner, with 32% of the vote, was Ivan Marks. 

This series of articles is courtesy of John Essex.

Experience a piece of angling history with this video clip from British Pathé about the 47th national angling championships in 1962.

Last date edited: 13 July 2015