Former Salmon and Trout Association head dies
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James Carr, Chairman of the UK-based Salmon and Trout Association from 2006 to 2012, has died.
Carr was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to conservation, education and community and was presented with the award in March by S&TA’s patron, the Prince of Wales.
He chaired the Association during its formative years as a charity, when his financial acumen and wide-ranging appreciation of fisheries issues proved invaluable.
He spent time as Chairman of the Environment Agency’s North West Regional Fisheries, Ecology and Recreation Advisory Committee, which helped give him his deep insight into freshwater fisheries.
A great salmon angler and country sportsman, his dream was to see UK salmon populations return to the levels of the past. He spent his final day fishing on the River Tweed at the end of last season and, on his very last cast, landed and released a fish estimated at 26lb.
James Carr is survived by his wife, Jocelyn, and daughters, Octavia and Leonora.