Want OUR updates SENT DIRECTLY TO YOU?
Sign up to receive e-mail updates
Congratulations to Justin S from Sherwood Park, AB... Justin scored a $100 Len Thompson Prize Pack for his nomination in Santa's Nice List contest.
Justin was nominated by "Proud Mamma" Carla. He's pictured above (but we may or may not have added the Santa Hat in celebration).
I grew up with two brothers who loved fishing (and both grew up to be Fisheries biologists). I cast my fair share of Len Thompson lures into the water during my childhood, but swore I wouldn't fish in my adulthood -it wasn't my thing. But Justin's joy of fishing is contagious and now our family spends our summers casting our Len Thompson's into the water, and reeling in some good ones.
But the reason I'm nominating him is because while he (like most fishermen) like the solitude of fishing, he always invites others along so that they can experience the joy of being at the lake (or river). He has brought his younger cousins, his little sister and/or his younger brothers on almost every fishing trip because even though they are a huge distraction, he loves to see new people discover the joys of fishing. He packs them all a lunch and cooks them their catch on a lakeside fire. And they love it.
He also keeps our family well fed - about once a week he cooks up his catch for our family dinner. He has fed friend's families and his Grandparents too. He is also passionate about conservation - a first class fisherman.
We loved Carla's story and Justin's dedication to introducing others to the wonderful sport of fishing... especially fellow teens in his community. Keep up the great work Justin!
Merry Christmas and thanks to all who nominated their favourite angler in our latest contest! Stay tuned for new contest announcements by liking us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!