Resident for 12 years beside the river Leven after many years away from Cumbria, first in South Africa for ten years and then Surrey for twenty years. A career in the wine trade kept Julius away from the Lake District, but it was always a place for holidays with plans for a return. Julius is a member of the committee of the Leven Angling Association of some twenty five years standing and founder member of the Leven & Crake Conservation Trust which was the beginnings of the South Cumbria Rivers Trust.