Dickon was brought up in Cumbria and returned with his family in 1993 to run the Holker Estate, which he did for 13 years. A Chartered Surveyor by profession, he has been involved with land management all his working life and has always been keen of river management. He now has a private practice working locally and also runs an electronic company, which has recently brought out a new state of the art electrofishing backpack. He is a founder member of the Trust and it’s forerunner.