I have fished alongside John for over 40 years.
Reflecting on these times and chatting to his fishing sidekick, Noel Osborne, we both agreed John was a very special person. His unrivalled passion for fishing led him to motivate and lead others, through his energy and drive and his natural leadership talent ensuring his innovative ideas were actioned. This is very evident from reading his book The Magic Hour where the appendix shows his huge involvement over the years. Many members of our club, past and present, will remember John as a man with a ready smile who was a willing, enthusiastic mentor. He will be missed.