The passing of CAC Life Member Mick Maidment sees the loss of a real gentleman who always enjoyed his fishing. In recent decades Mick focused on matches where he never complained about the inconsiderate people or misfortunes he met on the river bank and lakeside. When losing fish or breaking a pole there was an ‘Oh dear’. Swear words were sufficiently rare to provoke shocked surprise for nearby competitors. His most recent win in an Open Match was just a few months ago in the depths of winter when Mick, now in his early 80s, caught 44lb of carp from Revels Fishery. In earlier times Mick was successful for CAC teams in the large National, Winter League and river championships, travelling near and wide with his close friends Terry, Eddie and Vic. Since retirement Mick has organised the local friendly Over-60s competitions for both CAC and Wimborne & District Angling Club, when he made many new friends. We will remember his mild manner and cheerful attitude.
A tribute page has been set up in Mick’s memory. Please feel free to post your thoughts and messages. Donation links to two incredible charities are also on the page. Both organisations provided superb help and support to Mick throughout his final few months.
With sadness we must share the news that Mick Maidment passed away earlier today following four months with increasing discomfort. His fishing buddy, Tony Allen, had driven Mick to visit several fisheries at the weekend and kept him company at the end. Details of funeral arrangements will appear when known and an account of Mick’s connections to CAC and other local clubs will be posted shortly.
The photo below shows Mick (right) after winning the CAC Over-60s match series in 2016. I’m sure his many friends in the club will join the whole committee in offering our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him.
May he rest in peace.