GARRISON, N.D. — Five new members will be inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame during a July 15 ceremony at the Garrison City Auditorium.
Rick Eagleson of Fargo, Mike Anderson and Rob Holm of Riverdale, Ken Cumber of Jamestown and the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress will each be inducted.
Eagleson is a founding member of the Fargo-Moorhead Chapter of Muskies Inc., in which he's served as chapter treasurer throughout his tenure. He has also spearheaded the F-M Muskies Inc. Angler's Night Fundraiser. Additionally, Eagleson is a founding member of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress and served on the executive board as treasurer from 1998-2019. His volunteer experience has focused on youth fishing and education, supporting sportfishing and the fishery resource in North Dakota.
Cumber has been a member of Dakota Anglers for over 30 years and has served as president for multiple terms, as well as holding other executive offices. He has also been a member of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress for over 30 years and has served in various officer rules with the Congress. Cumber is also a member of a number of other organizations that support sportfishing and related resources.
Anderson has been a supporter of sportfishing and preservation of North Dakota's fishing resources for more than 50 years. He is a founding member of the Great Planers Trout and Salmon Club, which has existed for almost 40 years. He's served as president for multiple terms as well as holding other executive offices in the club. Additionally, Anderson has been a member of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress and has served in various officer rules with the Congress. Anderson is also a member of or assists a number of other organizations that support sportfishing and related resources.
Holm retired in June after completing a 36-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. For the most recent 25 years of his career, Holm has been the manager of the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Valley City National Fish Hatchery. Holm has played a key role in developing and maintaining a partnership between the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and national hatcheries. He has been a leader in various projects enhancing pallid sturgeon, which is North Dakota’s only federally listed endangered species.
The North Dakota Sportfishing Congress was formed in 1986 to provide a unified voice for anglers in North Dakota concerning issues important to sportfishing and the accompanying fishing resources. The Sportfishing Congress membership is composed of representatives from the fishing clubs and related organizations in North Dakota. The role of the organization is to provide a mechanism for the clubs and their members to discuss issues and develop common positions related to sportfishing and the state fisheries resources.
A primary goal of the Sportfishing Congress is to provide a coordinated and unified voice for anglers in the North Dakota legislative session concerning issues related to sportfishing and the quality of the state fisheries and related resources.
The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame is located at North Country Marine & Motorsports in Garrison.