Inverness fishermen have unveiled a poignant memorial in commemoration of world-famous angler Bob Church MBE.
The 83-year-old international legend and prolific author died earlier this year in his native Northampton following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was a frequent visitor of the north, spending many days on the banks of the River Ness while staying at the Ness Castle lodges.
In commemoration of his time in the north and the dedication he gave to the local angling community, a plaque has now been unveiled at the lodge in his memory following a request by several local fishermen.
David Sutherland, owner of the holiday lodges said: “Bob’s fishing tackle innovations and fly patterns had a massive influence in shaping the sport for anglers everywhere.
“This was a favourite place for Bob to come, and it was a great privilege to chat with him by the Ness.
“He was a brilliant fly fisherman and true all-round angler and it is extremely fitting that someone who did so much for angling should be commemorated in this way, yards from the waters he loved so much.”
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