World's Greatest Fisherman

How do you win the title of World's Greatest Fisherman? How about being the first person ever to reach the “Holy Grail”, as defined by the International Game Fish Association!
Zyg Gregorek, 65, is the first recreational fisherman anywhere to catch all 27 species in the three so-called "royal slams" set by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) – hooking nine species of shark, including the great white, ten of billfish and eight of tuna.

Gregorek has traveled the world and fished for many years to achieve the title.
Rob Kramer, president of Florida-based IGFA, described Mr Gregorek's achievement as "totally unique". He said: "To achieve one royal slam is impressive but to get all three is unheard of. He is the first and maybe the last. These awards are considered the big one – the Holy Grail. They are spectacular – travelling to exotic places and chasing a specific species of fish."

Mr Kramer stressed: "It is not about luck – you have to research, to know exactly where to go and when. Zyg is, by definition, the world's greatest fisherman."

Gregorek, from Halwill in Devon, England, tells a few fish tales to The Scotsman. Link -via Fark

(image credit: Marlin World Cup)

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this guy although he has killed fish its an amazing feat and by the way the oicture quality says that these fish were caught along time when fish stocks were better so you asses better chill out about how he kills endagered fish. you guys are just like the idiots who attacked the guy who caught 1000 fish because af alledged mass fish kill.
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While many forms of fishing are destructive and there are unscrupulous people out there who simply catch and kill there are also many who are avid conservationists and show a great concern for their quarry.

It is often these anglers that do more for the fight to save the oceans and protect the fish than the commercial fishermen. I am sure that the number of fish released during the years of chasing this achievement far outweigh the number kept, and this is the real achievement.
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