Meet the Board
|Michael Heylin (Chairman Angling Trust)|
|Mike Heylin has fished in salt and freshwater for 61 years. Largest fish; bass 16.04, thornback ray 12.04, perch 4.12, pike 24.12, carp 24.10, tench 6.10, bream 7.02, Favourite methods; uptiding and dry fly. |
After a career in corporate and business management Michael started and ran a succession of small companies in the construction and security industries. He now works full time in angling and fisheries having started volunteering in angling organisations as a result of his sea fishing experiences and concern for fish stocks.
Mike runs an angling project for disadvantaged children, he is secretary of the Fish Welfare Group, secretary of Boxmoor & District Angling Society Ltd., Director of the Dacorum Angling Project and secretary of Colne Valley Anglers Consultative.
He hopes to become chair of the European Anglers Alliance Sea Sub Group in 2012.
Mike finds time to call folk dancing and to be active in other community initiatives including the hospice movement. He is married with two grown-up children and lives in Hertfordshire.
|Dick Vincent (Chairman Fish Legal)|
|Dick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1976. In 2001 he joined KPMG London as an audit partner. Before retiring last year Dick looked after a wide range of audit clients and has extensive experience working with and advising Boards of Directors in addressing Corporate Governance and Finance and Accounting.|
Dick has been fishing for over 50 years and grew up fishing the Nene, Grand Union Canal and Ouse. Born of a Cornish mother, Dick also learned sea fishing from an early age. Living in Windsor he now fishes the Thames but also enjoys the Wye, Test and Itchen. His angling experiences include "serious" pike fishing in the Irish lakes and game fishing on the Colorado River. For a number of years Dick has been a member of the Newport Angling Association.
Dick is passionate about the countryside and birds, is a sports fanatic and is married with two children.
|Jo Hyde is an experienced sea angler who has been fishing since childhood. She is a Licensed Level 2 coach and enjoys competition and pleasure fishing. Jo was selected five times to fish in the England International Ladies Shore Angling Team and then went on to to manage the Ladies team, Youth and Junior teams over the last 12 years. Jo is passionate about promoting angling and is an active member of the Devon Angling Forum CAAG. For a number of years Jo has worked with her husband Phil and the Environment Agency at open days to promote sea angling and in schools and clubs, where they demonstrate and teach surf casting.|
She is a Coach Educator and Assessor delivering Level 1 & 2 UKCC Coaching in Angling Courses, has mentored new coach educators and co-wrote the L1ACAQ Candidate Resource pack - Sea Angling for Level 1. In her working life, Jo is a qualified Chartered Librarian and worked for Devon Schools Library Service before retiring in 2011. She has also been a school governor for 16 years and is currently a Chair of Governors.
|After studying chemistry at university, he worked for 36 years in the chemical industry, holding management positions and retiring from the Shell Group in 1993. Involved in fishery management and nature conservation issues in Hampshire as Secretary of the Test and Itchen Association since 1991 and as Chairman of the Hampshire Area Environment Group, the Hampshire Fishery Committee and Southern RFERAC from 2002 to 2008.|
Nationally he chaired the Fisheries & Angling Conservation Trust Ltd (FACT) from its inception in 2005, and the merger discussions which led to the formation of the Angling Trust in 2009. He is also a member of the Moran Committee and the Southern River Basin District Panel.
Publications include 'Chalk Streams' A guide to the natural history and management of chalk rivers, 2007 and 'Millennium Report' History and current state of rivers Test & Itchen 2000.
|Alan is a Lancastrian and started fishing with the traditional garden cane at an early age. His passion for all things watery and fishy led him to him become another of the Liverpool University graduates, staying on to complete research for a PhD on Arctic charr in North Wales. His first job was with the newly created fishery team within Thames Water and little thought that he would still be there, via the NRA and EA, 33 years later. During that time he led fisheries and conservation teams in most part of the region, then latterly was responsible for developing the Region's angler development and fishery projects programme. He was also the national lead on fisheries issues relating to river hydropower. He has been the secretary and chair of the London Branch of the Institute of Fisheries Management for many years and remains a committee member.|
Alan retired from the EA in July 2009 and became a voluntary advisor to the Angling Trust on hydropower, which he views as a serious threat to our river fisheries. He was also invited to chair the Wey Valley Fisheries Consultative. Alan is married with two daughters and one grandson, is a keen photographer and, when he has the time, will fish for anything with fins.
|From his teens David Moore was a keen carp and match angler and on the committee for Peterborough & District AA. After graduating in Zoology and researching coarse fish he was Fisheries Officer for the Welland & Nene leading to 20 years in trout farming, recreation, conservation and then 15 years managing the recreation, access, retail and fisheries business for Anglian Water. Previously a member of the Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Review and chairman of the Association of Stillwater Game Fishery Managers, David currently chairs the Anglian Region RFERAC and the Angling Development Board and still enjoys both coarse and reservoir trout fishing.|
|Dr. Guy Mawle|
|Born in the Midlands, Guy spent his teenage years fishing, mostly on the Severn, which stimulated him to make a career in fisheries. Having trained as a biologist and economist at Lancaster and Cardiff he joined Welsh Water Authority as a Fisheries Scientist in 1985. He left the Environment Agency in March 201 as national Fisheries Manager, after 15 years at Head Office.|
Guy now lives in Monmouthshire and fishes for pretty much anything. He is a trustee of the Wye & Usk Foundation and also a Fellow of the Institute of Fisheries Management.
|Terry Fell's love of fishing started with the Kennet & Avon canal and has continued as secretary of Devizes AA for the past thirty five years. He was also Chairman of the South West Region NFA and President of the NFA before their merger with the Angling Trust.|
Terry is a keen club, match and competition angler and writes "Angling has always been my main hobby and I have been involved with angling administration for many years. I look forward to ensuring that the Angling Trust continues to expand as the National Governing Body for our sport and for the benefits that angling brings to our society."
Terry Lives in Devizes, is a magistrate for South East Wiltshire and is married to Josie with three children and six grand children.
|David has been a coarse angler for over 50 years but also spent 20 enjoyable years stillwater game fishing and making regular trips to either Wales or Yorkshire to boat fish in the sea.|
His first love is competition fishing having fished 24 National Championships as a member of his club team. Won a team gold medal in 1975. 40 years as an administrator at club, regional and national level, David has also been General Secretary of his club, Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society, for 32 years. Currently also Vice-Chair of Midlands Regional Forum; Secretary of River Trent Anglers Joint Council; Board Member Erewash Community Sports Network; Angling Trust representative to British Waterways. David wants to see the Angling Trust properly engage with all anglers and then consolidate with the other National Bodies to truly become the voice of angling. His current challenge "Trying to turn my four grandsons into anglers"!
David spent 32 years in the water industry concluding as Systems Manager for Severn Trent Water and spent a further 10 years until retirement as Manager of the East Midlands Business and Environment Club.
|Jim cannot remember a time when water did not have an overwhelming effect and attraction for him. An angler for 44 years, he has budget travelled and fished across the world, with particular interests in mahseer and piking in Ireland. He also enjoys kayaking and diving and used to live on a narrowboat.|
In practise as a solicitor, Jim covers water and environmental law, employment, information law and governance issues.
He lives in Buckinghamshire and is Chairman of a Colne Valley angling club. He is married to a French girl who still can't understand the idea of putting fish back that could go in the pot.