Jim Glasspool: A Chalk Stream Champion

Lee Bush

 It is with great sadness that we report that Jim Glasspool passed away on 7th September 2020. Jim had been a member of the Wessex Rivers Trust board – then known as Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust - since its conception in October 2008 and was present at the inaugural board meeting. Jim was one of only two original board members still on the Wessex Rivers Trust Board today. He has been a great supporter and an advocate of the Trust since then. He regularly attended board meetings and his wise counsel, scientific knowledge and experience will be greatly missed. Jim also was the Secretary of the Test and Itchen Association for over 20 years and played a key role in the creation of The Angling Trust and Fish Legal. In many ways Jim was the embodiment of the chalk stream heritage and an influential figure in fighting to protect our freshwater environment. He was a true gentleman – and a fine fisherman. He was fishing on his beloved Itchen only a few days before he died.