Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine Editor Kevin Green has passed away after a short illness. He was 40 years old.
Starting his career as a reporter on Angling Times in August 1994, Kevin was instrumental in many of the title’s biggest successes, leading the news team with big exclusives, must-read stories, and inspirational features.
His enthusiasm for the sport shone through in everything he did and he was handpicked to present, and star in, several TV series including Carp Crew, Predators, and Angling Times TV for Discovery Channel, and the Improve Your Coarse Fishing series for Fishing TV.
He was also the driving force behind the creation, launch, and editing of Angling Times’ UKCarp magazine, and for several years organised the Go Fishing Show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
It was at the Go Fishing event where Kevin discovered his passion for coaching others – both young and old – and he worked tirelessly to encourage newcomers and teach fishing skills at many nationwide shows and events. These skills made him the perfect Editor for Improve Your Coarse Fishing, a position he took up in June 2005.
Each month he inspired readers with cutting-edge instruction and tactics, brilliant photography, and honest tackle reviews. In keeping with his passion for teaching, earlier this year he created and launched a nationwide Fish Camp scheme to inspire and help anglers of all abilities to catch more fish at their favourite fisheries.
As a talented angler himself, Kevin is perhaps remembered best for his carp fishing exploits and captures, but in truth he enjoyed all disciplines of the sport from fishing rivers for winter chub, to floatfishing for bream and perch on stillwaters and early season tench.
Born in Wigan, Kevin read politics at the University of Hull, and then moved to Peterborough to follow his passion for fishing at the Angling Times headquarters.
Steve Prentice, Managing Director of Sport & Angling for Improve’s parent company Bauer Media, said: “Kevin will be greatly missed by everyone at Bauer and he made a fantastic contribution to the angling division over the years. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.’
He leaves a wife, Joanne, and two children.
A celebration of Kevin’s life will appear in the July 16 issue of Angling Times.