Memories of Phil Parsons 18/9/1931 - 24/5/2016
We have received sad news that a long time member Phil Parsons passed away on the 24th May 2016. Phil aged 85 suffered from Parkinsons disease but through it all he carried on fishing until he could not physically manage any more. An active member at Matlock and a ever present on the matches up until 2004, Phils enthusiasm for fishing was infectious, rain, snow, hail and frost made no difference to Phil he would still turn out to fish!
|Phil Parsons 18/9/1931 -24/5/2016|
Angling is a art form and Phil was one who mastered it better than most. Just to mention a few people who have benefitted from Phil's experience John Marsh, Brian Marsh, Ron Trevis, Herbert Colls, Frank Smith, Ken Wood, Steve England, Geoff Brown, Ricky Wild and Asa Cooper.
I have dug out 3 match results from the archives to share with everyone
OPEN MATCH RIVER DERWENT 14 FEBUARY 1999 52 PEG OPEN MATCH
1st Phil Parson 9-1 PEG82 2CHUB + Grayling
2nd David Taylor 8-13 PEG57
3rd Asa Cooper 8-1 PEG 77
4th John Spencer 7-6 PEG59
CAWDOR POND MATCH 28 MARCH 1999
1st Phil Parson 8-4 PEG 1
2nd Mat Taylor 4-5 PEG 5
3rd Asa Cooper 3-14 PEG 2
4th Lee Richmond 3-7 PEG 7
OPEN MATCH RIVER DERWENT 13 JANUARY 2000 40 PEG OPEN MATCH
1st Phil Parson 6-10 PEG 70
2nd J Hollingworth 5-14 PEG 5
3rd Andy Fantom 5-2 PEG 74
4th Asa Cooper 4-11 PEG 45
The club sends condolences to Sylvia, Rob, June, Julie and family.