Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bob Izumi coming to Timmins

One of Canada’s best known outdoors ambassadors, Bob Izumi, is coming to Timmins this week. The public has a chance to meet the man on Friday.
Izumi, who is known across North America as the enthusiastic host of The Real Fishing Show, will be appearing at Krazy Krazy Audiotronics at 1330 Riverside Drive.
The store is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary and Izumi will drop by Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help draw attention to an in-store fishing promotion. Izumi has been to Timmins previously to promote fishing and to videotape segments for his television show, while visiting fishing lodges in the region.
Aside from being a successful TV host, Izumi is an avid angler first and foremost. He has won more than 50 professional fishing tournaments in Canada. In 1995 he became Canada’s only triple-crown fishing winner, capturing the Canadian Open bass tournament, the GM Pro Bass Classic and GM Pro Bass Angler of the Year Award.
In 1998 Izumi founded Fishing Forever, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and enhancing Ontario's fisheries. He has acted as Chairman of the organization since its inception.
Izumi, who is now 50, became Canada’s first ever full-time fishing pro in 1978. The native of Chatham, Ontario was an avid angler long before that. Izumi won his first fishing derby when he was eight years old.
Photo Credit: Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show.

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