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.
The White House, Lenwade
Norwich NR9 5SQ