Tributes pour in for ''Legend' of carp fishing

Tributes have been paid to Malcolm Page, who died in August. 

Tributes have been paid to Malcolm Page, who died in August. - Credit: Laura Hobbs.

A fisherman known as "The Legend" by his fellow anglers has died. 

Norwich-born Malcolm Page died on August 19 after suffering from lung cancer and a brain tumour.

His family have paid tribute to their "kind and gentle-souled dad".

Malcolm's nickname originated from his uncanny ability to snag a carp in his favourite lake.

Daughter, Laura Hobbs,  described Malcom as a man who never put himself before anyone else.

“Dad was such a kind and gentle soul,” she said.

Malcolm Page (right) with his brothers Neil and Trevor on holiday Caister 

Malcolm Page (right) with his brothers Neil and Trevor on holiday Caister - Credit: Laura Hobbs.

“He was a loyal friend and a hard worker, a wonderful adored grandad. He had a brilliant sense of humour and cherished his family which made him very proud.

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“We will miss him more than words could ever say and he was a true example of a thoroughly decent and good human being who we are blessed to have had in our lives.”

“He had a simple life, he didn’t care for luxuries or fast cars. He was more concerned about his family, their health and happiness. He never put himself first so we hope that his funeral will see the spotlight shine firmly on him.”

Born in 1953 in Norwich to John and Daphne Page, Malcolm’s father was a bus driver before joining the military police, so they would often move around.

He worked a number of jobs, and lived across the region. From collecting oysters at Pinneys Fishery to working with his brother Neil on a farm in Iken, Suffolk.

Mr Page moved with his parents to Sculthorpe RAF camp. During this time he worked on his father-in-law, Michael ‘Paddy’ Hammond’s farm ‘Tattersett Farms’ in Syderstone. This is where he met his wife.

They had two children Laura and Leanne.

He then left the farm to work at Banham Poultry in Fakenham, and then Morrisons. He ended up living in Pudding Norton working at Bircham CITB until he retired during the first lockdown last year.

He could often be found playing football with his grandsons or biking with his grandson Taylor or requesting songs for them to play on the drums.