This is Leslie Pritchard in his prime, being presented with a trophy from Mrs. Sharpe from Sharpes of Aberdeen for the most fish caught. You’ll also notice Mr. Sharpe to the very right looking smug and pleased. Leslie is a true Aberdonian. He has fished since boyhood with all kinds of baits and of course flies. His career has included being in the Merchant Navy and bus-driving. His real passion became fly-dressing, though. It went so far, that when it was time for dinner his wife had to switch off the electricity supply to get him away from his den. He moved from Aberdeen to Findochty (you pronounce it Finechty – don’t ask me why), along the coast of the Moray Firth and I think he is very happy there. Leslie is one of those men you could listen to endlessly, he’s got so many stories to tell.
And here’s Leslie now sitting on his comfy sofa surrounded by his memorabilia.