Volunteer profile – Rick Maddigan

April 7, 2016

Meet Rick Maddigan, a member of our Newfoundland and Labrador Advisory Committee.

A retiring professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland (for 45 years), Maddigan is a husband, father of four, and grandfather of eight. While he may be new to our organization – Maddigan first became involved with the ASCF in 2015 – he is a lifelong angler.

“I began salmon fishing with my father when I was five-years-old,” he said. “This will be my
60th year. Salmon fishing has given me so much enjoyment over the years that I can no longer measure it. It is a part of me. I became involved and stay involved to simply give something back. I hope others in the future can enjoy it as I have.”

Maddigan said he stays involved because he thinks it makes a difference.

“The ASCF puts the salmon first. That’s why I would encourage others to get involved. And so far I have quite enjoyed the meetings.”

Volunteers are crucial to the work ASCF does, and each month we will introduce you to one of our stellar volunteers to say thank you for all the work they do in Atlantic salmon conservation.