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Captain Keck's Record Speaks for Itself:  
Captain Keck's experience has grown with the Salmonoid Sport Fishing Program that began in the 70's! His knowledge of Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Fishing is well documented.

--Seen on Bill Saiff's nationally known TV show "Rod and Reel."
--Host of the New Sportsman Show for New Channel Cable TV.
--Featured in the "Great Lakes Fisherman" magazine.
.. April 1988 (Brown Trout Time)
.. May 1988 (Heart of Central Lake Ontario's Salmon and Trout)
--Berkley Trilene Ambassador. One of two hundred selected nationally to promote fishing.
--1979 Second place in the Coho division Oswego County Derby.
--1981 Grand Prize Winner of Oswego County Derby largest Brown Trout. Holds Mayors Trophy and Oswego County Legislature Chairman's Trophy for largest fish caught by Oswego County Resident in Derby.
--1983 Grand Prize Winner Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association Derby.
--1983 Second Place in the fall Oswego County salmon derby.
--1986 Second Place in the prestigious Lowrance Team Tournament.
--1986 Placed in ESLO Summer Brown Trout Derby-Lake Trout Division.
--Since this point the FANTASY has concentrated on our customers. In the last several years many of our customers have won or placed in the different derbys and tournaments.


The FANTASY uses exclusively...
         ** Berkley Trilene Line
             ** Sampo Swivels
(proudly made in the USA)
                 **Super Ski Planner Boards and Fishing Products

                     ** A-Tom-Mik Trolling Flies

                         ** R&R Tackle Co. Lures
--Rebel Lures
--Stinger Lures
--Fish Mate Thermocline Locator
--Acme Dazzler Pro Staff
--Attacker Lures

This vessel and its Captain complies with all US Coast Guard Regulations. Including Zero Tolerance(No illegal drugs allowed on board).


Capt. Keck is licensed by the US Coast Guard #177538. A member of the Eastern Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, and the North American Fishing Club, and a former board member of the Lake Ontario Charter Boat Association.


Member of IGFA and IGFA Trained Observer


Captain Keck is an IGFA Trained Observer capable of going to tournaments all over the world to make sure the IGFA rules are upheld.


International Angling Rules

Angling rules have been formulated by the International Game Fish Association to promote ethical and sporting angling practices, to establish uniform regulations for the compilation of world game fish records, and to provide basic angling guidelines for use in fishing tournaments and any other group angling activities.

Having observers that are trained to identify billfish species under frantic tournament conditions virtually eliminates the need to bring back dead fish to the dock for official scoring. Observers also raise the prestige level and credibility of tournaments while contributing to conservation efforts with the safe release of tournament billfish.

IGFA observers are used during fishing tournaments worldwide to ensure adherence to specific tournament event regulations, fish and game laws, and guidelines.  Their position is one of considerable responsibility and influence, having the ability to confirm or disqualify tournament catches based their judgment of proper equipment, techniques and sportsmanship.  The IGFA World Championship Tournament requires that you win one of the more than 110 qualifying tournaments held in 35 countries to get an invitation.



IGFA is a non-profit conservation and record keeping organization with members in over 120 countries and territories.  Their 60,000 square foot Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum is open to the public seven days a week in Dania Beach, Florida. http://www.igfa.org/Museum/Visit-the-Museum.aspx

What is Observer Training?

As release tournaments become more common and cash payouts increase, unbiased observers become vital in reporting rule infractions as well as for identifying billfish species.  Over the years, billfish tournaments have transformed into big business enterprises.  Many prestigious tournaments now have enormous Calcutta�s and purses as well as large numbers of participating anglers.  With huge purses and egos on the line, concern often arises whether all participants are adhering to the letter of the rules.  This causes turmoil for tournament directors and, at its worst, prevents tournaments from adopting release formats.  An obvious solution is to have observers on boats to ensure a level playing field. But how do you know if observers have been properly trained and where do you go to find them?  The answer is simple; IGFA.



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