Barnsley angling legend Dick Clegg retires after 34 great years as England supremo

After 34 glorious years working with the England national fishing teams Dick Clegg OBE has decided to retire whilst still at the top of his game.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 2:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 2:28 pm
Dick Clegg: England teams won 10 gold medals under him

As manager of the England men’s team he won six gold, five silver and two bronze medals. With the ladies team he added two more golds, a silver and a bronze. He then achieved two more golds with the veterans and these achievements don’t include his team members’ Individual triumphs. And don’t forget his involvement with world champions including Bob Nudd, Alan Scotthorne, Tom Pickering and Will Raison.

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Laterly he’s been working as the international events manager but at the age of 78 the Barnsley legend feels it’s time to put himself and his family first whilst he’s still in good health. Dick, I am sure I speak for every angler, we salute you. Have a happy and well-earned retirement.

* Today, June 24, is our Green Un/Daiwa Club Anglers Final. Don’t miss our two-page report and pictures on the big day in Grass Roots next Friday, July 1.