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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Lydney, in the Forest of Dean


    Johnny Jones, my constant fishing companion for the last 40 years died last night. John had what started out as prostate cancer but it was a very aggressive cancer that spread very quickly into his bones and vital organs.

    He used to post on here at one time and even wrote 2 or 3 articles for FM that appeared to be very well received but he became frustrated by the negativity of some people and chose to become a sometime looker in rather than an active member.

    I have fished with John on a weekly basis since about 1971 and we have enjoyed some magnificent fishing over those years, mostly on the rivers that we both loved and much as I love river fishing I think John loved it more. He was an out and out float man who only rarely resorted to a feeder and seemed to get as much pleasure out of a well presented float as the fish he caught.

    I am a bit numb at the moment and finding it hard to come to terms with even though I knew this to be the inevitable outcome, death always comes as a shock doesn't it?

    R.I.P. mate, I am missing you already.

    Politicians, like diapers, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason

  2. #2


    Although Graham and I knew John was fighting a hard battle against that dreaded disease it still came as a shock when Graham phoned me with the news this morning.

    RIP John, and if there is an afterlife, tight lines mate.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    shefield, south yorkshire


    Sorry to hear of the death of your mate Graham. The loss of a dear friend is devastating. My condolences.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004


    Bad news Graham, sorry mate.

    RIP John
    Perch and tench record holder, and ACA member for twenty years, and Treasurer of P.A.S.C.

  5. #5
    Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) Guest


    Many condolences Graham.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Eltham, SE London


    Sorry to hear of the death of yourpal Graham. RIP John.
    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    In God's County: Wiltshire
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    Deepst condolences on the loss of your long term fishing friend.

    I know you have spoken to me often about John and I feel saddened that I never got to meet him in person, especially as you always had great things to say about him.

    Remember the good times you had with John and I would echo GM's comment that if there is an afterlife, then Tight Lines John and RIP.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus

  8. #8
    Cakey Guest


    I never know what to say when I read these so I ditto all the above

  9. #9
    Colin North, the one and only Guest


    At least he won't suffer any more. RIP

  10. #10
    Dave Slater Guest


    Very sad Graham. I know how you are feeling as my friend I used to do most of my fishing with before I moved to Ringwood died of cancer a few years ago. I am glad i managed to go and see him before he died. His wife phoned me within half an hour of getting back home and he had gone. As Peter says remember the good times.

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