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B.A.S.S. stalwart set to retire this month after 41 years

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Dave Precht is set to retire from B.A.S.S. at the end of the month following 41 years with the organisation.

One of the best known faces in the US bass fishing industry is set to retire after 41 years.

Dave Precht will leave B.A.S S. at the end of this month, according to a report in Fishing Wire.

He joined the organisation in 1979 and during his 19 years as Bassmaster Editor, the magazine grew to nearly 600,000 members/subscribers. He retires as Vice President of Publications and Communications and as the longest serving member of the B.A.S.S. organisation.

Speaking to Fishing Wire, B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin said: “We obviously know the incredible impact Dave has had on the association, but his positive influence on the bass fishing industry has been celebrated as well. He was inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2011. He has also been recognised by the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, as well as the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame.

“Dave came to B.A.S.S. because of his passion for bass fishing and now he will have plenty of time to spend on the water. The rest will likely be spent chasing his grandchildren.

“On a personal note, it has been my pleasure to have maintained both a professional and personal relationship pretty much all of the years that he has been at B.A.S.S..”

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