Temagami Stewardship Council
To preserve, protect, restore and improve, the natural resources and environment of Lake Temagami & Cross Lake !
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Fishing Show Host Retires

I was a little taken aback last Sunday to hear Darryl Choronzey announce on his show Going

Fishing that he was retiring. Watching Going Fishing has been part of my Sunday morning ritual of flavoured coffee and a cozy chair in front of the TV for years. I will miss him.


I always enjoyed the show. It might have had something to do with the idea of the local guy who

made it big but it was more to do with the kind of fishing show he created. It was just about fishing. Sure he flaunted his fishing equipment and fishing location sponsors but it didn’t come across as a lecture on how to fish. It was about someone enjoying fishing. It was always obvious that Darryl enjoyed catching and eating fish.


Mostly, I enjoyed and appreciated that Darryl took time out of each show to comment on the state

of our fishery not only in Ontario but also across Canada. None of the other fishing show hosts who make a living from the fishery in this country take any responsibility for giving something back by standing up for the natural resources that have provided them with a good living. It can’t be easy to stand up and criticize the MNR and the Government of Ontario for their handling of our natural resources when one of your biggest sponsors is the Province of Ontario. But Darryl stood up for our natural resources and for that I thank him. There are far to many anglers and hunters who are oblivious to what is happening to our natural resources. They pay their membership in OFAH and feel they have done something. If we don’t soon stand up and demand better for our natural resources we may be the last generation to have had the opportunity to enjoy them.


Gaye Smith

Former Chairman Temagami Stewardship Council

519-353-7275

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