Thursday, 27 January 2011

Thanks for remembering James Holgate

A TRUE GREAT: James Holgate (right)

The family of former Pike & Predators editor James Holgate, who died last June after a short illness, have thanked the PAC and predator angling community for honouring his achievements.

James was posthumously awarded the President's Shield for his contribution to pike angling at last year's PAC Convention.

In an e-mail to the club, his sister Helen Sutton writes: "My mother and I are very proud of James' achievements during his life and that he has been honoured in this way by the Club. My mother has recently moved to a residential home and the wonderful picture of the pike has pride of place on her wall.

"We have received a great many tributes from the angling community since James passed away. As anyone who knew James will be aware, he was never one to shout about his achievements so, although we always thought he was great, we were quite surprised at how well he was known and respected within the angling world.

"The expressions of sympathy and very kind words we have received since his death have given us a great deal of comfort. I should be grateful if you would pass on our thanks to the club as a

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