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Fred J Taylor
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Alec Powell
2008-05-15 20:31:01 UTC
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Fred J Taylor, who died 7 May 2008 aged 89, became one of Britain's
best-known countrymen as the author of a stream of books and articles on
fishing, rabbiting and other aspects of rural life; for more than half a
century he informed, educated and amused successive generations of
lovers of the great outdoors.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1956378/Fred-J-Taylor.html

Now he taught me a lot about angling!
Sorely missed :-(
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Watlington
Oxfordshire
UK
Ken Ward
2008-05-16 07:52:31 UTC
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Post by Alec Powell
Fred J Taylor, who died 7 May 2008 aged 89, became one of Britain's
best-known countrymen as the author of a stream of books and articles on
fishing, rabbiting and other aspects of rural life; for more than half a
century he informed, educated and amused successive generations of lovers
of the great outdoors.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1956378/Fred-J-Taylor.html
Now he taught me a lot about angling!
Sorely missed :-(
I have to agree Alec, it used to be "Who to read first" in Angling Times of
the 1960's.. Fred J or Richard Walker.

Ken Ward.
John Lloyd
2008-05-19 06:09:24 UTC
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Fred J Taylor, who died 7 May 2008 aged 89, became one of Britain's
best-known countrymen as the author of a stream of books and articles on
fishing, rabbiting and other aspects of rural life; for more than half a
century he informed, educated and amused successive generations of lovers
of the great outdoors.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1956378/Fred-J-Taylor.html
Now he taught me a lot about angling!
Sorely missed :-(
I have to agree Alec, it used to be "Who to read first" in Angling Times of
the 1960's.. Fred J or Richard Walker.
Ken Ward.
And in the sadly long gone Fishing Gazette.
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John Lloyd, West Midlands, UK.
Derek Moody
2008-05-16 07:01:52 UTC
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Fred J Taylor, who died 7 May 2008 aged 89, became one of Britain's
Now he taught me a lot about angling!
Sorely missed :-(
Agreed.

The Taylor Brothers, Walker, BB, Stoker, Venables; oh, listing the post war
innovators is pointless. They remain worth reading, they all, perforce,
started by studying the fish's habits. Not for them the elaboration of
gadgetry, there were no gadgets to elaborate.

Few of them are left alive now, FJT was one of the youngest and one of the
best communicators. Read any of his writings you can find.

RIP Fred.

Cheerio,
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