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Angling loses former World Champion

Robin Harris MBE, the only angler to win the Individual World Championships and the All-England National, has died at the age of 76. He famously won the 1969 World Championships in West Germany – only the second ever Englishman to have done so at the time - and went on to win the All-England Championship in 1971 beating over 1,000 anglers on the River Severn at Quatford from a swim which is now known as Harris’s Peg. He was later awarded the MBE for his services to angling.

Robin was widely regarded as the master of float fishing in days of stick and waggler rather than the pole. A carpenter by trade, Robin was superb float maker and his handmade patterns became much sought after. He went into business with his friend Don Henderson running a fishing tackle shop in his home town of Peterborough appropriately named 'Robin's Peg. He leaves a wife and two daughters.


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