It saddens me to announce the passing of the Richworth baits founder and previous owner Bob Baker after fighting a long term illness.
Richworth baits were the first company in the world to produce readymade freezer boilies way back in 1983. The idea of installing chest freezers in tackle shops to house the range of frozen boilies soon made Richworth a winner.
Bob was a notable carp angler in his own right, and using his own baits, he has accounted for carp to 40lb in this country (from way back) and tasted success at demanding venues such as Savay, Redmire and various Colne Valley waters. He has also caught some big carp from abroad, including a monster 85½lb mirror from the Graviers in France.
Long-time carp anglers will remember with affection such great baits as Salmon Supreme, Honey Yucatan, Pineapple Hawaiian, Tutti-Frutti, Esterberry, White Chocolate, Tropicano, Crab & Mussel, Plum Royale, etc., as well as modern classics such as K-G-1 and S-CORE, all of them hugely successful baits.
Thank you for the innovation and dedication which has allowed Richworth Baits to become such a strong, recognisable brand today.