Tim Gallagher and Greg Myerson, "Born to Fish"

The son of a mobster goes from deadbeat to world champion to protector of “the people's fish.”

Born To FishBorn to Fish tells the story of a man who led a harrowing, sometimes dissolute life until he turned himself around, thanks to his rod and reel. Overcoming learning disabilities, substance abuse, and the violence associated with a father in the mob, Greg Myerson, a lifelong sport-fisherman, caught an 82-pound striped bass in 2011, shattering a world record that had stood for 29 years. Without any training in biological research, he began studying the striped bass like a scientist—examining how it hunts, the food it eats, how its behavior is affected by moon phases and the cycles of the tides—which led to the creation of the RattleSinker, the lure that helped him catch the record-setting bass. During an appearance on the TV show Shark Tank, Mark Cuban bought a 33 percent share of Greg's company, World Record Striper Company. Yet at the very instant he achieved his crowning glory as a striped bass fisherman, he had a staggering epiphany and instantly regretted killing the fish. Greg is now at the forefront of the effort to save the big striped bass, the most prolific breeders, and actively promotes no-kill catch-and-release tournaments.

Tim Gallagher

As TIM GALLAGHER was working on his book The Grail Bird, he was among the first to sight the long-thought-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas, which led to a multi-million-dollar effort to confirm the sighting and protect the bird's dwindling habitat. The sighting changed the direction of the book, for which Gallagher won the Outdoor Writers Association of America's Best Book award for 2005. Gallagher is editor-in-chief of Living Bird magazine and of the Journal of the North American Falconers' Association.

Born in New York but raised in the suburban splendor of Wallingford, CT, GREG MYERSON has famously been called “The Warren Buffett of Striped Bass Fisherman.” Greg has been an outdoorsman since he could step outdoors … 

Greg Myerson is a legend in the fishing community.  He currently holds four world records for stripers including the 81.88-pound striper caught in Westbrook, Connecticut, the all-tackle length world record at 113 cm, and the catch and release world record that he caught with his partner Captain Frank Crescitelli.  All his fishing gear utilizes his patent-pending sound technology and continues to invent fishing tackle that catches monster stripers, bluefish, blackfish, sharks, and a host of other species. For Greg Myerson's fishing strategies, tips, and tournaments go to www.worldrecordstripercompany.com/blog .

Please register for this FREE event here.

If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Born to Fish, please purchase the "Signed" version below.

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Born to Fish: How an Obsessed Angler Became the World's Greatest Striped Bass Fisherman Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544787247
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 15th, 2018

$26.00
SKU: s9780544787247