Catalina Island Fishing Mecca: Prince of Monaco, One of Worlds Greatest Anglers, Styles it "Mecca of Angling Anointed.", Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-20


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CATALINA ISLAND FISHING MECCA Prince of Monaco One of Worlds Greatest Anglers Styles it Mecca of Angling Anointed AVALON Gal Auiiiist 19 In the archive of the Tuna Clul a page is reserved for the great fights lto l min live and discuss battles and men who have fought big fish even as followers of the fistic championships who know intimately every ring hero from the days of Jem Mace and John L down through the illustrious array of battlers to the present champion Jack Dcmpsey discuss the merits and faults of their favorites favoritesFor For years the fame of the Tuna Club has grown till now around the world one sees the coveted button and men who control the destinies of nations discuss with one another the angling ex ¬ perts and big fish of Catalinii CataliniiThe The other day a regular army officer just from overseas was telling of a triy to the Mediterranean as a guest of the Prince of Monaco who is recog ¬ nized as one of the worlds really great sportsmen The greatest hobby was touched and Catalinas fame proclaimed Are you then a member of the Tuna ClubV Some day I must visit your wonderful island this fishing Mecca of the angling anointed And to the delight of the American the prince recounted events and record fights that ir old and sacred to members of the club clubThen Then is no hobby In the world so old so alluring so intensely absorbing or so beneficial and satis ¬ fying as the art of angling It appeals to the man of burdensome nerveracking big business the student of philosophy the jurist the professional man and the lover of the wilderness No care or responsibility is heavy enough to withstand the neutralizing effect that comes with the tingle and sing of rod electricity electricityTo To the deep sea expert ever hopeful and strong of heart seasoned in years of eventful cruising rewards and disappointments are blended in one great hope The desire to give battle and win from something unheard of Each sunrise brings roseate hopes of perhaps today the watchful God of all the fishes will bless me with a royal battle and a record fish Not the greed of countless numbers nor yet the lust to kill but as the knight of old who rode into far countries to give worthy combat with nicety of smiling valor valorXo Xo place in the fame of Catalina for the un ¬ worthy game hog no greeting in the open sea for the disNMer of fair angling heritage Kach ranger of the open water to be big and worthy must know the joy of salt spray the glories of early morn expectancy the gentling of many disappoint ¬ ments and tin ever keen delight of nature com ¬ munion Im strong for the man of the open sea brave of heart square and with the everpresent bronze of reflected sunshine These are the at ¬ tributes of the truly great sea angler For such and only such does Dame Fortune reserve her choicest smiles

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