• Trevor Champ, fish committee chairman, dies

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    Trevor Champ, chairman of the Irish Specimen Fish Committee, has died following a relatively short illness. A senior research scientist with the Central Fisheries Board (now Inland Fisheries Ireland) before he retired in 2008 , he devoted much of his time and expertise to improving water quality in Irish lakes and rivers. One of his great success stories was Lough Sheelin in Co Westmeath, where brown trout fishing has improved enormously after  suffering severely from reduced water quality. Trevor took over chairmanship of the specimen fish committee in 2002 and led it through many changes in the specimen and record categories.



    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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