The Atlantic Salmon Trust is extremely saddened by the news of the recent passing of another devoted champion of our beloved salar, Capt. Jeremy Read (RN retd).
Jeremy is a hugely valued part of the Trust’s history but more importantly of our shared values and passion for putting wild salmon first. His determination, ambition and relentless energy was infectious.
Captain Jeremy Read joined our family in 1987, working initially from his home in the South of England, later taking over as Director of the Trust and relocating to Pitlochry. During his time with the Trust, Jeremy held various roles including Trustee and Executive Director. He was part of the drive towards modernising the direction and administration of the Trust and under his tenure, a formal Board of Directors was fully established.
Jeremy remained a true champion for salmon even after his retirement in 2004. He frequently emailed and called the office to have a chat and his compelling charm and wit combined with encyclopaedic knowledge of the Trust was guaranteed to raise a smile.
The Atlantic Salmon Trust and wider fisheries community all have much to be grateful to him for. Jeremy will be sorely missed and the thoughts of all of us at the AST are with Jeremy’s family at this sad time.