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John Wilson RIP
We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of angling legend John Wilson. He contributed so much to the sport bringing it to mainstream television with his "Go Fishing" shows which inspired a generation.  He also granted permission for Angling Heritage to use his films in the video archive. The list below shows what a great all-rounf fisherman he was. Talking to Stu McKay in Canada, where John had been filmed catching channel catfish, he said John was su[erb when there was a hitch in filming, he just dropped straight ack in from the start as if nothing had happened, he was a professional.

Titles on the AH video archive that you can watch:-

John Wilson and Neil McKellow Demonstrate Beachcasting Video
John Wilson Boat Fishes for Bass Video
John Wilson Fishes for Atlantic Salmon Video
John Wilson Fishes for Barbel in the River Teme Video
John Wilson Fishes for Big-Eyed Tuna in Madeira Video
John Wilson Fishes for Bream and Rudd in Ireland Video
John Wilson Fishes for Brown Trout in Rivers and Stillwater Video
John Wilson Fishes for Carp Video
John Wilson Fishes for Carp in Austria Video
John Wilson Fishes for Channel Catfish on the Red River, Winnipeg, Canada Video
John Wilson Fishes for Cod Video
John Wilson Fishes for Ide in Sweden Video
John Wilson Fishes for Lake Trout in Manitoba, Canada Video
John Wilson Fishes for Nile Perch in Lake Victoria Video
John Wilson Fishes for Sailfish in Kenya Video
John Wilson Fishes for Sea Trout in Sweden Video
John Wilson Fishes for Shark in Gambia Video
John Wilson Fishes for Steelhead in Canada Video
John Wilson Fishes for Tarpon etc in the Florida Keys Video
John Wilson Fishes for Tiger Fish in the Zambezi Video
John Wilson Fishes for Tope in Ireland Video
John Wilson Fishes in Canada for Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling Video
John Wilson Fishes in Sweden for Whitefish and Crucian Carp Video
John Wilson Fishes Stillwaters for Perch and Tench Video
John Wilson Fishes the Aswan Dam for Nile Perch and Vundu Catfish Video
John Wilson Fishes the Lower Zambezi for Tiger Fish and Vundu Catfish Video
John Wilson Fishes the River Ebro in Spain Video
John Wilson Fishes with Bob Nudd and Kevin Ashurst in Northern Ireland Video
John Wilson fishing films - John Wilson MBE
John Wilson Introduces you to Beachcasting and Lure Fishing from a Boat Video
John Wilson Mahseer Fishing on the River Cauvery Video
John Wilson Sea Fishes Off Jersey Video
John Wilson Shows How to Approach Fishing Small Waters Video
John Wilson Travels to Denmark, Coarse Fishing Video
Richard Walker Introduces John Wilson Fishing for Chub, Roach and Pike. Video
Posted: 28/11/2018
Another mako shark
Whilst in Looe, another picture of a mako shark was seen in The Salutation public ouse who kindly allowed us to photograph it and add it to the mako shark slideshow already in the archive.
Posted: 28/10/2018
Mako Sharks
Following the work we have been doing with the Shark Angling Club of GB and time spent on the south coast, we have been allowed to add these pictures of mako shark captures from around the 1960's era.  Sadly, they are of dead fish and we are delighted that informed conservation has driven change and that shark numbers in their home port of Looe has shown a marked increase in the last decade, encouraged by the club just needing the fish length to become a member rather than dragging the body into the harbour to be weighed so the fish can be safely returned after measuring. Also the practice of commercial boats just jcutting the fins from the fish for shark fin soup and slinging the body over the side has also died out in this area.

We hope you can enjoy the pictures as a piece of angling history, spectacular fish caught in another era.
Posted: 16/10/2018
New slideshows
Sice Keith, our archivist stayed at Hugh Falkus' cottage in the Lake District whilst trout fishing, we have been able to add two more photographic slide shows.

The first is of Cragg Cottage where he used to live
The second is a series of pictures of his study where he penned the classic sea trout works.

We have also been able to add a slideshow of the old shark angling captains from c1960's who fished from Looe.
Posted: 10/10/2018