Is this somebody famous?

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Phil Arnott
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Some time ago I picked up a photographic plate of an old angler. I thought I'd take a punt on it hoping it was a picture of someone famous.

Up to now I've not put in any effort into trying to identify him. I was wondering if any TFF member could identify him. I'm aware that he looks like quite a few of the anglers of the past but a definite identification would be appreciated.


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At a guess, possibly BB. A MrDW Pritchard! He's a famous angling writer.
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He has a look similar to BB but looking at the picture, I'd say it is earlier in the century, say Pre 1940.
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Arthur Ransome, possibly?
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The dates may fit better with the type of photo but still a bit of a stretch on dates, compared to the age of the angler.
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My second guess would be LA Parker or this chap known as the Silver Doctor. I will check my books tonight to be sure! No, not either of these!
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He bears a strong resemblance to Alf Garnett !

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I reckon it's Pershoreharrier.

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Possibly J H R Bazley, twice all England champion?


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It is a good reminder of the days when anglers dressed "up" for a day by the water. This fellow makes Mr Crabtree look something of a scruff.
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Possible one American president ,Woodrow Wilson :tea: mike

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