Angling’s ‘Holy Trinity’ completed!

Angling's 'Holy Trinity' completed!

by Angling Times |

THE rod, reel, and landing net used to land ‘Clarissa’, Dick Walker’s 1952 British record carp, have been reunited in an historic moment for angling.

The set was completed after the final piece of the jigsaw – the net – was purchased by vintage tackle aficionado, Chris Sandford. He now has three of the most iconic items in angling history, having owned the rod since 2015 and the reel since carp historian Chris Ball sold it last year.

The net, which Walker used to land the iconic 44lb Redmire common, had eluded him until a few weeks ago, but that changed when he spoke to its former owner, Pete Rogers.

Chris Sandford has reunited the net with Walker’s rod and reel
Chris Sandford has reunited the net with Walker’s rod and reel ©Jonathon Savory

“Pete explained that he’d become a grandfather and wanted to sell the net to set up a fund for his granddaughter,” Chris said.

“He and Chris Ball are true collectors – they’re not in it for money, but to preserve angling history.”

The rod, reel, and landing net used to land ‘Clarissa’, Dick Walker’s 1952 British record carp
The rod, reel, and landing net used to land ‘Clarissa’, Dick Walker’s 1952 British record carp ©Jonathon Savory
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