The Richard Walker interviews
Richard Walker died 25 years ago this month. A man who "...did more for angling than Izaak Walton ever did" - F.J.Taylor
More classic interviews from Martin James. Twenty five years after his death Dick Walker is still widely regarded as the Father of Modern Angling. This recording is a full thirty minutes of fascinating interviews. Features an interview with with RW's great friend Fred Taylor and with the great man himself. Subjects include the Clarissa capture, his books, tactics, his revolutionary tackle, baits - old and new, catching fish for the TV cameras, catching the 'impossible' Dagenham carp, the infamous trilby hat, carp intelligence, trout and stillwater fly fishing, the class attitudes and divisions within angling, dredging of our rivers, relations with water authorities and more... Unmissable stuff.
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These recordings were originally made by angling presenter Martin James for broadcast on his BBC Radio Lancashire angling show. Thanks to Martin for having the foresight and imagination to record this for angling posterity.