Club loses popular member

John Hamilton, a life-long member of Inverness Angling Club and keen outdoorsman, died suddenly on Saturday (October 5). He was 64 and had suffered ill health for some years. 

A skilled angler and wildfowler, John had a varied career which included professional painting, the oil industry with the McDermott yard at Ardersier, the tackle shop of Grahams of Inverness and as a ghillie on the Laggan beat of the Ness. He had a range of high level practical skills and was the first port of call for anglers seeking repairs to rods and reels. His regular visits to the Little Isle Pool will be sorely missed.

John is survived by his wife Lorraine, daughter Natasha, son Paul and grandchildren, to whom club members extend their deepest sympathies. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.

Triumphant: John with his last fish, a fly-caught specimen

from the Little Isle Pool


Inverness Angling Club

Ness Walk

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