It is with great sadness that we report the death yesterday morning at Cardiff University Hospital of Major General J.C.O.R. Hopkinson. He was well know to the older generation of anglers on the river Wye and owner of the Bigsweir fishings. The Wye has lost another true champion.

A man of undisputed integrity who for many years was chairman of the Wye Salmon Owners Association, which he led with a forceful yet kindly personality.

He was generous in his support for the river and was instrumental in many initiatives.

He was a great supporter of the RWGA and could always be relied on for practical help and encouragement.

Our sympathies go out to his son Charles and his family at this very sad time. He will be missed.

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