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Peter Anderson Death
« on: September 23, 2021, 02:45:47 PM »
I was told today that the once famous Scottish fly casting champion Peter Anderson had passed away.

I remember him well from the Milbro ads in the 1960s and early 70s when he was a casting champion. He was always pictured casting in his kilt.

I've searched the Scottish news today and oddly can't  find nothing about this.

However in the 70s he faded from public life after being caught up  in some shenanigans involving salmon poaching, as I recall,   after which I think Milbro dropped him.

Has anyone heard anything?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2021, 02:59:22 PM »
There is a post confirming this on the Glasgow Angling Centre facebook feed on Tuesday
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 05:48:31 PM »
Judging by the comments on the various salmon fishing pages and websites, PA was held in very high regard.

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 06:28:52 PM »
He was, that's why it's surprising his passing does not seem to be mentioned in the Scottish media. When I was a lad he was a regular feature in Trout and Salmon, Rod and Line etc.
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 06:52:33 PM »
Sad he was a joy to watch in my youth. I remember going to the Candleriggs in Glasgow to watch him.
Saw him casting with the top section only of a Trufly rod which prompted me to buy one sure Fred as one still.
Jesus they are heavy by today's standards but maybe we were made of sterner stuff in those days. Not just a fly rod he was a champion distance caster. His party piece at the shows was to land the cast on persons outstretched finger from about 30yds. He used  a yellow rubber casting ABU weight something I recently bought new off E Bay just for old times sake.

Did fall from grace in later life, think it was having unclean Tweed Salmon in his car boot but we shall leave it at that.

 R.I.P.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 07:05:34 PM »
I've got 2 Trufly fly rods Alan, they were one of the better affordable rods back in the 60s. I remember well the P.A. ads for those and other Milbro tackle in T&S and Rod and Line. If you can remember R&L you are OLD  :lol:

I shot a video with one of the Trufly rods this year. Never again!   :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2021, 07:17:05 PM »
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If you can remember R&L you are OLD 
Remember them........I have three bound volumes from Issue one, Volume  One too  Volume Three all complete  & would you believe there are Milbro full page adverts featuring Peter Anderson complete with kilt.
Ebay 20 some years back, bargain. I would expect an announcement in Trout & Salmon in due course
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2021, 07:42:38 PM »
Peter was a fabulous caster. We don't get a lot of world class champions in Scotland, but he was certainly one. I remember these big ads with him in his kilt!  :lol:
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