It is with sadness that we report that Clive Gammon has passed away at the age of 83. Clive was a founder member of BASS (and its first Chairman).

A highly respected angler and writer Clive was perhaps best known, certainly by anglers, for his books.

Over his writing career he produced work for a multitude of high-profile magazines and newspapers, including the Angling Times in its heyday and America’s famous Sports Illustrated.

I met Clive a number of times, though I never fished with him, he was always a gentleman and had an enormous store of stories and tales of the places he’d been and fished. He also had the most infectious grin. Of all the books in my quite varied collection the ones that are my favourites are those written by Clive. No other angling writer comes close.

Perhaps a reflection of his status is the fact that The Telegraph carried an obituary: Clive Gammon –  born March 29 1929, died June 10 2012

There is also another detailed one here: PressGazette

 

Clive Gammon returns a tope to the sea at Broughton Bay, Gower.