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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Pallotta


Gord Pyzer is the only person ever to be inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Canadian Outdoor Hall of Fame.

Gord is a sixty-two (62) time national award winning writer, multiple National Magazine Gold and Silver Medal Winner and recipient of the 2014 Canadian Magazine Cover Award.

Known in fishing circles as “Doctor Pyzer”, Gord has a Master’s degree in Resource Management and worked for thirty-one years as a senior manager with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, including Policy Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister for Northern Ontario.

While serving as the OMNR District Manager in Kenora, Ontario, Gord established the first conservation-oriented, modern muskie management regulations (for Lake of the Woods) in North America. Using sonic tracking devices and scuba gear, Gord and his team of biologists also initiated one of the most extensive, multi-year tracking studies of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass ever undertaken.

An internationally sought out speaker and seminar presenter, Gord is the Fishing Editor of Outdoor Canada Magazine, Field Editor of In-Fisherman Magazine, Radio and Television, Contributor to JUST FISHING! and a featured blogger for Ontario Tourism.

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