Hall of Fame - R
Inducted: Dec 2007
In 1951 the angling world was staggered by the news of the capture by an angler named Bob Richards, of an almost unbelievable monster carp of 31¼lb from an unknown water in the West Country - Bernithan Court Pool, later renamed ‘Redmire Pool’ by ‘BB’.
Bob Richards lived in Gloucester, where he managed a small tobacconist’s shop. He had not previously caught many carp, and in truth, his first visit in early 1951 to ‘Redmire’ was an exploratory one. He had no real knowledge of the tremendous fish lurking in this small lake, nor did he dream of the monsters it was later to produce, but he was one of the fortunate few anglers in the great scheme of things who was ‘in the right place at the right time’.