Kris Kent, our friend. RIP

All of us in the WTT family are profoundly saddened at the death of Kris Kent. 

Kris started his volunteering life with WTT in typical, unsung fashion, breezing into the kitchen at one of our Annual Get-Togethers to help wash up and tidy (Chrissy says she will always remember him in Marigolds at events like these!)

He became a stalwart on the WTT stand in the halcyon days of the Game Fair, his giant frame meaning that we had no need of step ladders to assemble the displays. For many years, he was also our (voluntary) lead as we dipped our toes into social media, and he won our Bernard Venables Award in 2013 for all this help in spreading the word about wild trout.

Kris’s fishing tackle collection was the stuff of legend. When you met him for a day on the river, his car would be full to the roof, much of which he then attached to his gigantic vest. He brought so much just in case his fishing companion(s) needed to borrow a rod, reel, tippet, flies, whatever. He was truly generous of spirit.

His contribution to the world of rivers and fish went well beyond volunteering for WTT. He was also a committee member of the Grayling Society, and most recently worked for the Angling Trust on their Water Quality Monitoring Network.

Kris was one of those rare individuals who gave far more than he received. He was a wonderful friend and colleague, and is now much mourned and missed by a great many people. Our thoughts are with his fiancée Ann-Marie and sister Siri. 

Kris with a nice Common Carp 2 5x4 crop
KK on the Dever Nov 2016 5x4 crop
KK June 2012 5x4 crop