Vince Lister, the man responsible for starting UK National Fishing Week and one of the angling trades best known figures, has died at the age of 78 after a long illness.
A former chairman of the Angling Trades Association, Vince had suffered for many years from heart problems but didn't let this stop him from keeping involved with running National Fishing Week, a job he gave up only a couple of years ago. He leaves a wife, Brenda and son John.
As well as being a prominent figure in the UK angling trade, Vince was well known throughout the
international angling scene acting as an export agent for many companies. He is also believed to
have been the very first British exhibitor at EFTTEX.