Bob Izumi

Interview with Bob Izumi – Professional Angler and the Host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show


Hailing from the small town of Blenheim, Ontario, Bob Izumi has become Canada’s “Most Recognizable Fisherman” – and you’ve likely seen him on your television for the past 38 years as the host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show since its premiere in 1983.

In addition to his iconic television show and tournament fishing career, Bob is also an award-winning author, seminar speaker, conservationist, and radio show host. Bob’s has unmatched credibility in the fishing world and has seen unprecedented success as a tournament angler. Since becoming Canada’s first full-time professional fisherman in 1979, Bob has won more than 70 major events, far surpassing any other Canadian angler. He has won multiple Angler of the Year and Team of the Year titles and he is the only Canadian angler to win the Triple Crown of fishing; capturing the Canadian Open, the Classic Championship, and Angler of the Year title in a single season.

In this episode of The Leadership Standard podcast hosted by TEC Speaker and branding expert Gair Maxwell, Bob Izumi shares the blueprint for turning your passion into a career – and reveals how Bob’s Real Fishing television show and Real Fishing Radio program became Canada’s longest-running syndicated television and radio series, respectively.

About the Leadership Standard

The Leadership Standard, hosted by TEC Canada speaker and branding expert Gair Maxwell, explores real-life stories from leaders all across the business spectrum. It’s an intimate discovery of how they shift between triumphs, struggles, failures, disruptions and future opportunities. Each episode is a revealing conversation about the life of business and the business of life; up close and personal in a way that leaves both the audience and the guest surprised by what they uncover.

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