Some of the biggest names in the sport descended on Lemington Lakes last week to celebrate the life of Kevin Green.
The former editor of Angling Times’ sister title, Improve Your Coarse Fishing sadly passed away in June 2013 at the age of 40.
The stunning complex, situated in the heart of the Cotswolds was one of Kevin’s favourite places to fish and as such was the perfect setting for the memorial event.
Star anglers, including Terry Hearn, Julian Cundiff, Alan Blair, Iain Macmillan, Mick Brown and Ian Russell were on hand along with fully qualified angling coaches to pass on their expert tips to all those in attendance.
The event was organised by Kevin’s close friend Brian Skoyles. He said: “I was delighted with the day – it was exactly what Kev would have wanted.
“The one moment that will stay with me for ever is when Terry Hearn – arguably the country’s finest carp angler – caught a common and was photographed with three generations of the Green family. The whole event was worth it for that moment alone.
“I must say a special thanks to venue owners, Andy and Debbie Machin as well as Andrew Ellis who ensured the day ran smoothly.”
One of Kevin’s passions was helping other anglers and to honour his memory and his contribution to the sport, the Kevin Green Angling Academy (KGAA) has been created through a partnership between the Angling Trades Association and the Professional Anglers Associaton. The scheme will be officially launched on August 29 at Puddledock Farm Fishery in Upminster,Essex.
ATA chair, Naidre Werner, who worked alongside Kevin for many years said: “We wanted to create, with others, a fitting and lasting way to remember Kev. The KGAA will honour his love of the sport and shares the clear principles of Kevin’s beliefs to promote angling in a positive manner through education.”
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