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Honoured by a fly

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06 July 2011

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From Sally Acloque

Sir, — I write in response to Terry Lawton’s article on fishing clergy­men (Feature, 3 June). Bishop Peter Nott, a previous Bishop of Nor­wich, had a salmon fly named after him. It was made by the senior ghillie of the Brae Water, Colin Reid, on the river Spey. Subsequent­ly, it has also been fished as a dry fly.

The fly has a white collar and a purple hackle, to represent the Bishop’s clothing; a green-and-yellow body, the colours of Norwich City Football Club; and a blue tail, the colour of the Bishop’s arms.

At one point in the 1990s, Norfolk had an all-fishing bishop’s staff meeting, the Bishops of Norwich, Thetford, and Lynn all being fishermen.

SALLY ACLOQUE
The White House, Lenwade
Norwich NR9 5SQ

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