Tribute to Ian Greenwood, gold-winning England Fly Fishing captain

Angling Trust News Release

Ian Greenwood, captain of the England Fly Fishing team that won gold at the 2009 World Championships, died on Friday, 27th January, 2017, after a brief illness.

Ian lived with his wife Marie in Birkdale, Southport, and represented England over 20 times at World, European and Home International Fly Fishing Championships both as a competitor and as team captain. Ian gained his most recent England cap at the 2010 River International.

For many years Ian tirelessly supported competitive fly fishing at Local, Regional and National level. During the last 15 years Ian took on the management of England’s European and World teams, retiring from this role in 2015 but still competing at National level right up to the end of his life.

Ian will be fondly remembered and missed by his fly fishing team mates and colleagues, particularly those who he supported and coached through their fishing careers.