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Johnny Morris receives award from professional anglers

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Bass Pro Shops founder, Johnny Morris (left), is presented with the ‘Look to the Future Award’ by NPAA President, Brian Bashore.

The Bass Pro Shops founder, entrepreneur and conservationist, Johnny Morris, has received a top award in the US from the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA).

He was presented with the association’s ‘Look to the Future Award’, a special accolade reserved for ‘visionaries’ who have shaped the sportfishing industry’s ‘past, present and future’.

NPAA President Brian Bashore said: “It was an absolute honour to present Johnny with the award at our annual conference. It recognises people and organisations who have contributed greatly to the sport through efforts surrounding conservation of our aquatic resources and/or efforts to support growth in angling participation. 

“Johnny’s passion and support for sportfishing made him the perfect award recipient.”

Morris was a guest speaker at the event where he invoked sharing the passion of fishing with anyone – particularly youth.

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