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Jim Eddie

Sad news
« on: 06/05/2021 at 22:43 »
Anyone who fished at the Mill of Elrick  would have known Dave Basford.  Hamish would have worked with him at the Torry lab , sad to report Dave passed away yesterday.


Jim Eddie

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Sad news
« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2021 at 23:13 »

That is sad news indeed, I too worked with Dave at the marine lab, my thoughts are with Donna his wife.

He was not that old.


Mike Barrio

Re: Sad news
« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2021 at 23:53 »
I'm really sorry to hear that Jim.

Dave was a good friend, I knew he was unwell, but I hadn't heard.


Hamish Young

Re: Sad news
« Reply #3 on: 07/05/2021 at 09:06 »
I'm sorry to read this, Dave was a nice chap.
Although we never worked together, I enjoyed some banter with him over stocking of fish, the decline of the Sea Trout and the dilemmas of fisheries management when I was looking after Pitfour.
Very sad indeed.


Jim Eddie

Re: Sad news
« Reply #4 on: 09/05/2021 at 18:49 »
I was at the AGM of the Civil service angling club today, it was Dave who started it in Aberdeenshire.
We are going to buy a memorial trophy and have an annual competition to remember him.