It is with deepest sadness we report the passing of Pete Frost, one of carp fishing’s early pioneers. Frosty, as he was known to his friends, was an obsessed carp angler who was inducted into the Carp Fishing Hall of Fame in March 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the sport.
Pete was a big influence in the 1960s, fishing with the likes of Bill Keal, Jack Hilton and Bill Quinlan. Jack Hilton wrote a short chapter in his highly regarded book Quest for Carp titled ‘My Friend Pete’, which recounted some of Frosty’s early exploits. He is particularly known for his angling at Tiddenfoot Pit in the 1960s where he caught carp to 31lb.
Though never a prolific writer, Frosty did put pen to paper on a few occasions. He was an honorary life member of the British Carp Study Group, and his contribution to the Group was acknowledged in 1980 when he was elected chairman and subsequently made an honorary vice-president. Many other specimen groups acknowledged his illustrious life in angling, including a great deal of voluntary involvement in the administrative side. He was president of the Milton Keynes Specimen Group, president of Luton AC, an honorary member of Linford Lakes and syndicate leader on Whitehouse Fishery.