TERRY CLAYTON paid tribute to Jan Porter when he nabbed the first and second biggest carp in France’s Etang Du Bois Lake.

Terry’s French giants were this huge 82 lb common carp (above) plus another of 79 lb 14 oz.

He was especially pleased with the biggest as it has been renamed JP after the popular all-rounder Jan Porter, who sadly died this spring.

Terry, a tailor from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, added a 53 lb carp on an A2 Baits Creamy Toffee pop-up.

Who was Jan Porter?

Jan Porter had battled cancer for the previous few years but it was still a huge shock the ‘man in red’ passed away in April 2016.

The 60-year-old became famous for his red attire in the 1970s and 80s while fishing matches, especially on his local River Trent in Nottingham, and also represented Norway in the World Championships and rebuilt the Shakespeare Superteam.

Jan Porter crossed over from match fishing at top level to being a respected specialist and carp fishing all-rounder.

Jan Porter crossed over from match fishing at top level to being a respected specialist and carp fishing all-rounder.

 

In the 1990s he turned into the ‘man in camo’ as a specimen hunter and became Shimano chief consultant and showed what a versatile angler he was and his enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for fishing came through his media and TV work.

Jan had a passion for music as well and everyone who dealt with Jan had the utmost respect for him…. which was seen vividly through the pages of Angler’s Mail magazine after his sad death.

RIP JAN PORTER.

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