charles rangeley-wilson – writing about fishing, travel, rivers, conservation

Goodbye Orri, my friend.

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Orri Vigfusson 1942 – 2017

I’ve just had an email announcing the death, yesterday, of my friend – the salmon’s friend and so many people’s friend – Orri Vigfusson.  We corresponded by email not long ago: I was trying to fix some salmon fishing in Iceland and Orri was trying to help me. Now I learn he had lung cancer. It is absolutely typical of Orri not to have made a fuss.

Orri was one of the most capable and wonderfully enigmatic men I ever met: a colossus of the conservation world … (more).

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