Looking Back - August 23 edition

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THIS week’s picture is from late summer 1982 and shows a group of successful anglers from GEC Willans.

Their annual competition was always a very big event with more than 400 anglers competing. Barry Wilkinson, who brought in the cutting, was the individual winner. He is standing just behind the big trophy.

A different canal or river venue was chosen each time and Barry remembers that year’s big day out was held on the Grand Union Canal just outside Towcester.

He also remembers that having done better than anyone to win the title that year, the next year he didn’t catch a single fish!

Those pictured are (from left) Michael Barrett, Henry Felton, Bob Smith, Pete Jarvis, Barry Wilkinson, John Davis, Kevin Folwell, John Knee, Pete Felton, Dave Marshall and Harold Jarvis.