Cumber chosen for Fishing Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ken Cumber of Jamestown has been approved as a 2020 inductee to the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony normally occurs during the rules meeting for the Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby. However due to the cancellation of this year’s Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby, scheduled for July 17-18, Cumber’s formal induction will occur in 2021.

The mission of the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame is to conduct and maintain a program to recognize and honor those persons, organizations, or institutions that have made significant and lasting contributions to sportfishing in North Dakota.

Cumber is a resident of Jamestown and has been a long serving supporter of sportfishing and preservation of the fishing resources in North Dakota. He has been a member of Dakota Anglers for over 30 years and served as president for multiple terms as well as holding other executive offices. He has also been a dedicated member of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress for over 30 years and served in various posts with the Congress. He is also a member of a number of other organizations that support sportfishing and related resources.

Cumber has been involved in projects that established boat docks, improved the habitat and fishing resource, provided opportunities for youth fishing, and has conducted seminars to improve the fishing skills of youth and adults. He has volunteered countless hours to unselfishly provide and improve fishing opportunities for others. Cumber has demonstrated an ongoing passion for fishing and fisheries management throughout the state.

He has always displayed an unselfish dedication to help and educate others, positively promote sportfishing, and preserve and protect the fishery resource. He is a true ambassador for fishing in North Dakota. The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame is located at North Country Marine & Motorsports in Garrison.


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