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Induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame doesn’t involve reeling in big fish.
07—Correct. It is a way to honor people who have given back to the sport of freshwater fishing.
Center spokesperson, Larry Hodge, says achievement in conservation, charity work and innovation makes judges take notice of worthy nominees.
15— Those folks don’t always get a lot of recognition. So, it was felt that establishing a freshwater fishing hall of fame would be a way to recognize deserving individuals who have made a contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas.
Any Texas-based individual or organization is eligible for nomination. Find criteria and forms on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Website. Hodge adds the more detailed nominators are, the better their candidate’s chances.
19—The committee of 12 that goes through the nominations and actually selects the person or organization for induction, may not
know anything about that particular nominee. So, we encourage people to do some research, provide as much information as they can,
and tell us that person’s story.
Submit nominations through November 1, 2014. There’s additional information about the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and what the inductee receives, on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
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For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.