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Darryl Choronzey & Going Fishing TV
He's often referred to as the everyday man's fisherman. He doesn't travel the tournament route and he seldom enters a big fish contest. Instead, for more than 40 years, Darryl (Cronzy) Choronzey has been content to just enjoy the opportunity to wet a line, catch a fish and introduce others to the sport of fishing.

Born in Port Colborne, Ontario, but raised during his early years in Burlington, Ontario, Cronzy was given his first rod and reel at age five and his first boat and motor at the age of eight. From the beginning the youngster terrorized the local populations of panfish, catfish and trout. At the same time, thanks to the guidance of his sportsmen minded father and uncles, Cronzy realized the importance of respecting and protecting the environment around him.

In his early 20's, Cronzy became an outdoor writer for a local newspaper followed by stints with the Globe and Mail, as well as the Toronto Sun. A decade followed in which Cronzy created, published and edited the popular Ontario Fisherman Magazine.

For fifteen years, under Cronzy's guidance Ontario Fisherman became the magazine of choice for the province's serious fishermen. Not only did the publication inform sportsmen on just where to drop a hook and line, but also directed them to the better camps and lodges. Behind the typewriter Cronzy never faltered in pointing out the reasons and the problems facing Canada's sport fishery. Concerned, controversial, but also honest he never wavered in his attempts to protect and improve fishing, not only in Ontario, but all provinces of the country from coast to coast.

As a strong proponent of allowing the public the opportunity to improve the sport fishery, Cronzy was instrumental in the promotion of Ontario's Community Fisheries Program. He is also credited with helping to establish the Georgian Bay chinook salmon program, which today is looked to as one of the finest salmon fisheries in Canada.

Is he a steelheader, a bass fisherman, a musky chaser, a saltwater salmon fanatic or a Great Lakes' salmon troller? How about saying he's tried it all and loves it all!

Today finds Darryl Choronzey hosting the Going Fishing Television Series, an outdoor series that is dedicated to the everyday fisherman.