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