Memories of Magical Waters
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Deval's fishing adventures of over fifty years take the reader to such exceptional trout waters as the Ganaraska River in Ontario, the Broadback River in Quebec, Lake Simcoe and many almost inaccessible waters within Ontario's Land O' Lakes, Haliburton, Muskoka and the Kawarthas, and streams closer to urban centres. His experiences include ice fishing and stream fishing, as well as fishing on open waters. As an angler, he has "wet a line" with a veritable "who's who" of fishermen past and present.
Throughout his extensive outdoor reminiscences are many insights into fish habitats, fishing "how tos" and general insider tips on lures and casting techniques.
Author Gord Deval is the grand "old guy" of sport fishing in Canada. Few anglers can match him when it comes to his familiarity with trout and fly fishing. Internationally known, he holds countless bait and fly casting records. Canadian and North American champion, he has represented Canada 32 times in North American and World competitions.
Gord Deval holds, or has held, over one hundred records both nationally and internationally, including several world records, during more than six decades of tournament casting. He won the North American All-Round Senior Championship fourteen times. He was the president of the Ontario Fly and Bait Casting Association in the 195s, while organizing the first Canadian Casting Association and acting as its president. Deval has also competed thirty-seven times in the North American Championships, winning many titles and awards. He has been the recipient of Ontario's Athletic Achievement Award every year since this special recognition became available.
Publisher: Dundurn Press, 2006
Category: Biography, autobiography, and reminiscences
Price: $26.95 CDN
Format: Paperback, 258 pages 6 x 9 in
Features: 70 B&W illustrations