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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.

Ivan Marks with a Nene roach

You can read all about the contenders for the title of greatest angler using the links in the side menu. 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 Edited: 12 January 2021

photo of a location on the canals
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