IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame to enshrine five men
Eighth annual Rolex sponsored event honors contributions
to the sport of fishing
DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Five men will be inducted into the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame, this fall. The class of 2006 includes John W. Anderson II, Charles Alma Baker, Bill Dance, Hidenori Onishi and Milton C. Shedd.
The star-studded enshrinement ceremony and dinner, sponsored by Rolex, will be held Tuesday, October 24, at 6 p.m. at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Fla. The public is invited.
Each year the honorees are selected for the important contributions they have made to the sport of fishing through angling achievements, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communication or administration of fishery resources.
The inductees and their contributions are:
John W. Anderson II: Jack Anderson has fished for virtually all species all over the world, including black marlin over 1,000 lb and bluefin tuna, swordfish and blue marlin over 700 lb. For five years he was a member of U.S. Team at the International Tuna Cup Matches. An IGFA Trustee since 1976, Anderson served on the Advisory Committee that was instrumental in making the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum a reality. He resides in Palm Beach, Fla.
Charles Alma Baker: It was Charles Alma Baker, a businessman and pioneer big-game angler in New Zealand, who persuaded Zane Grey to visit the country in 1926. The subsequently-published account of this trip, Tales of the Angler