Passing of John Williams

Very sad news to report the passing of a great friend of WTT, John Williams.

John was a long-time servant on the Trust’s Executive Committee, editor of our newsletter and former editor of the WTT annual magazine, Salmo trutta. In 2011, John was awarded the Bernard Venables Award for his work towards bringing sustainable fishery management to a number of rivers and their fishing clubs in the south-west of England, including the By Brook, the Frome and the Shreen. John is best described by his chums as a proper gentleman” with a heart and soul in wild trout conservation”.

John’s funeral and a celebration of his life will take place at 2.30pm at St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Kington St Michael, nr Chippenham on Tuesday 22 May 2012, with tea and buns in the village hall thereafter