The founder of Anglersnet has paid a touching tribute to Gerry Castles.
Pike anglers in London and East Anglia tonight learned that Gerry had lost his brave battle with cancer.
Elton Murphy had this to say about a man who always had time for others:
"Gerry epitomised what a 'community member' is, when it came to helping others and organising get-togethers on the forum.
"On top of that, he was a true angler - one who always seemed to offer help to those not so fortunate as himself.
"He will be sorely missed, not only by those fortunate enough to have fished with him, but also those others whom he helped over the years.
"Our sympathies are with his friends and family at this sad time.
"If you wish to add your own thoughts on Gerry, there is a thread currently running in the coarse fishing forum, Gerry's regular haunt.
Rest in peace, Gerry. I'm going to miss you."