It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Mike Childs, a great angler who gave so much of his life to representing his country and organising the international fly competitions for seniors and juniors. Mike was central to the England International and World squads for many years and became a very successful team manager. In particular he developed close relationships with other European angling organisations arranging many exchange trips for the senior and youth teams and served as President of the International Fly Fishing Association. Latterly he was the President of the England Youth Fly Fishing Association and gave many years to supporting the younger generation of anglers through national and international competitions. Mike will be sadly missed by so many anglers across the world and our thoughts are with his wife Valerie.