David Rowley – Chairman

David became involved in the Rivers Trust movement through his passion for fly fishing. It was through fishing that he first became interested in fly tying and invertebrates. He fairly quickly realised that without protected rivers there may not be a future for invertebrates, fish or fishing.

He attended one of the early meetings of the group who were trying to form a rivers trust for the Don catchment and stayed.

He was one of the three founding trustees of DCRT.

After working in the banking and IT industry when he retired he devotes time to DCRT, fly fishing and invertebrate monitoring. He is a keen watercolour painter and dog walker. David is the chairman of the South Yorkshire branch of Salmon & Trout Association and an executive vice president of WildFish, the new name for the S&TA national.

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