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    Default Here's a subject that should raise debate...

    Who's the greatest female angler of all time?

    I'll mention a few names that come to my mind:

    1: Georgina Ballantyne, the daughter of a Scottish gillie who caught the record salmon, never likely to be beaten.

    2: May Berth-Jones, a pioneer amongst the carp angling elite of the 50s, and wife of Gerry Berth-Jones, a great friend of Dick Walker.

    3: Patricia Marston-Walker, the second wife of Dick Walker and descendant of Robert Bright Marston who founded the Fishing Gazette. Dick and herself spent many happy hours fishing together.

    4: Gloria Heathingstowe-Basset, a lady I taught to fly fish back in the early 80s. She was a cracking and very aristocratic bird who used to phone me 3 times a week! Her enthusiasm knew no bounds

    5: Last but not least - Kay Steuart, the late wife of that great all-round angler - Dave Steuart. She has been described as THE greatest female angler in history.

    But let's have your thoughts?
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    sandra scotthorns worth a mention but as far as greatest i dont really know any more.

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    Sandra is certainly worth one, I mean a mention of course!

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    Dame Juliana Berners (Her name was changed by Wynkyn de Worde to "Dame Julyans Bernes").
    Nun and auther of "Treatyse of fysshynge wyth an Angle". She was also into hunting and hawking and also wrote "Boke of St Albans" which did not contain Treatyse of fysshynge.

    Wonder if she sang?

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    WOMEN? FISHING???? PROPOSTEROUS!!!!!!!

    I suppose if they are properly trained to keep quiet and not disturb the fish, they could tag along.......

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    just who are you going to turn to when you need a hand carting your gear, making the tea or coffee and passing the sandwiches?

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    But do they understand the off-topic rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron The Hat Clay View Post
    5: Last but not least - Kay Steuart, the late wife of that great all-round angler - Dave Steuart. She has been described as THE greatest female angler in history.
    Kay gets my vote every time. A wonderful sweet kind funny darling. A huge loss to the world when she went.
    So many cormorants.... so few recipes.

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    But you have forgotten the obvious one.

    That feisty lady called Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who married Bertie to become Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. She was the antithesis of poor, frail, shy, stammering Bertie. She not only loved salmon fishing, and was good at it, she also coarse fished a number of estate lakes near to some of England's stately homes.

    She was born somewhere near Hitchin in Hertfordshire and became a close friend of Elsie May Walker nee Cooper!...........

    Richard Walker's mother!

    I have a few delightful stories concerning both ladies, but I don't think you would be interested in hearing them.

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    My mates wife, 40+ years on and she's still turning his casters for the weekend matches.

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