News Update: 18th February 2024

Louis Horne and Sam Hallybone were keen to get back on the banks after the recent floods and decided for a spot of predator fishing at the Sandy Lakes fishery. Both anglers were successful in catching some pike and had an enjoyable day in the process.

The late Richard Walker was arguably the greatest angler since Isaac Walton pioneering many of the methods of fishing that we take for granted today. He was holder of the British carp record for many years with a 44lb common carp known as Clarissa from the famous Redmire Pool. The fish could be seen on display at the London Zoo’s aquarium where it lived for many years.

Richard was born In Hitchin and had a long association with Hitchin & District AA and was president of the club for many years. in his later years, he moved to Biggleswade buying a house backing on to the River Ivel. A rare opportunity has arisen for those interested to learn more about this great angler through an exhibition entitled ‘Hitchin’s Angling Legend’ arranged by North Herts Museum. It will run from 13th of February until the 7th of April. Further details can be ascertained by Facebook and Instagram users on @northhertsmuseum or on Twitter by visiting North Herts Museum. The museum is located on Brand Street, Hitchin, open Tues-Sat 10.30am-4.30am and Sun 11am-3pm with free admission.