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Pete Springate

Pete was born in South London, just after the Second World War, and despite moving a few times, remained in South London until 1999 when, after taking early retirement from Hoover, he and his family moved down to the South Coast, where he lives now.He has appeared in many different magazines over the years, from early publications like Coarse Fisherman and Carp Catcher to recent interviews in Big Carp and Carpworld. A book of the interviews in Big Carp was released in 2009 in the Big Carp Legends series.Pete has been a member of the BCSG since 1975, helping run the Sussex Branch since his move down south, and was an inaugural member of The Carp Society. He has a daughter, Katrina, who is at present studying photography at University.He fishes as much as he possibly can, but he won’t tell me where – ever the mystery.