Tom Brooke

In the early 1980’s Tom established a direct presence for Shimano fishing tackle in Canada. It was through this business connection that he was introduced to competitive angling and it didn’t take long for Tom to realize that it was necessary to set a high standard for best fish handling practices. Tom was instrumental in producing the first series of “made in Canada” rules for Pro Bass, and his continued efforts in finding better handling methods first through the introduction of live release boats and new techniques such as Water Weigh-In, habit improvement programs and so on has positioned Shimano as one of the leaders in corporate involvement throughout North America.