The World Series of Sport Fishing was the brainchild of world-renowned photographer Hy Peskin in the late 1950s. Starting in early 1960, Peskin held the first event in Florida, and it combined both fresh and saltwater angling. World Class Anglers from all over the world were invited to participate. The next event would also be held in 1960 but would only be conducted in freshwater – as it remained for the following eight years.
There is little known about the event and how it got its start but we have been able to dig up the winners from the 1960 Freshwater Only event held in 1960 through the final event in 1968. As we dig up more information on the World Series of Sport Fishing, we will add it here.
|Harold Ensley||Union Lake||10/15-24/1960||MI|
|Joe Krieger||Grand Lake of the Cherokee||10/23-28/1961||OK|
|Virgil Ward||Grand Lake, Eucha Lake, Illinois River, Tenkiller Lake, Fort Gibson Lake||10/15-19/1962||OK|
|Ken White||Bull Shoals||10/27 - 11/1, 1963||AR|
|Dave Jadwin||Bull Shoals||10/20-24/1964||AR|
|Glen Andrews||Lake Tawakoni||10/23-27/1965||TX|
|Glen Andrews||Lake Eufaula||10/22-23/1966||OK|
|Dwight Keefer||Long Lake||1967||WI|
|Bill Dillon||Lake Texoma||1968||TX|