Larry holds an M.Sc. degree in Aquatic Ecology, but maintains he learned more with a fly rod in his hands than he ever did in school. During his long career with the OMNR he led a number of initiatives, including the introduction of brown trout to the Grand River tailwater, the recovery of brook trout in Marden Creek, and establishment of a wild steelhead fishery on the Middle Grand River. His post-retirement plan was to do a lot more fishing, but lately he finds himself fishing less and giving back more as President of the Middle Grand chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada.
Larry’s passion is steelhead. He chases them all over the Great Lakes and BC. He is not the best spey caster, or the best fly tier, or even the best BS artist on the Ontario steelheading scene; but he reads water and knows steelhead behavior as well as anyone. He always gets his share of pulls, even when fishing behind the experts.