IVAN Marks, one of the true greats of match fishing, died aged 68 in hospital on Sunday morning at 10.15am.

He had been suffering from a very aggressive cancer.

His funeral takes place on Wednesday 15th at 2.15pm at the Gilroes crematorium in Leicester. There will be a celebration of his life afterwards in the Sportsman’s Hall, Leicester Walkers Stadium, to which friends old and new are warmly welcomed.

For a map of how to get there, CLICK HERE

There will be a special tribute to the great man in the issue of Midland Angler out in the second week of Janaury, plus details of a forthcoming memorial match in May.

His close friend Roy Marlow wishes to express his thanks to all those who have taken time to pass on their kinds thoughts on this site.

Geepster (Gareth Purnell)