ST MICHAEL FLY FISHERS
A Premier UK Club
Founded in 1987
Tribute to Kevin, Godfrey and Eddie – Greatly Missed by all
This year has been very sad with the loss of Kevin Doherty in March, and Godfrey Cotton in July and more recently Eddie Edwards earlier in December, they always fished with a smile.
Kevin has been with the club for over 20 years, I introduced him to the club following Building Services event I had invited him to in the 1980’s. He was a Mechanical Services Consultant based in Surrey for most of his working life. We had many fishing related excursions together including Florida, Ireland and Norway, he was always full of humour and always had a gag to hand some of which over the years he updated and resurrected with the comment the old ones are always the best!
Godfrey had been with the club for over 25 years being introduced by our Hon secretary Mike Littlestone through his associations with the Croxley Green fishing club. Godfrey like Kevin was full of wonderful jokes and anecdotes, when they were together would compete and bounce gags off each other at times it would be side splitting around them.
Eddie joined the club over 20 years ago, he was our oldest member at 96, but even at his last outing he out fished many of our much younger members.
Born in 1923 Eddie served in the Royal Navy on Minesweepers during the Second World War. After leaving the Royal Navy he continued his profession as an Electrical Engineer. He was also a very proficient and keen cyclist and travelled across most of the south east. He was always a very tranquil and calm fisherman basking in the environment and the companionship of his fellow members.
They will all be missed deeply and our thoughts go out to their families.
Tribute to George Wilding
If you are ever near enough in Berkshire; perhaps visiting the SPORTFISH Game Fishing Centre near Reading. You are only a few miles away from a recent memorial to our late, well loved Chairman – George Wilding .
Just off the M4 motorway lies Barn Elms Fly Fishing Lakes. Search around the tranquil two lakes! You will eventually find the tribute, placed through St Michael Fly Fishers Ltd, by donation from George’s close business colleagues, and workmates from Marks & Spencer.
In a commanding position at one of his favourite spots, we like to feel we stay connected .
With great respect.
Chairman & President St Michael Fly Fishers