March 2, 2018 by Crestliner
This past January, Charlie Wray was inducted into the Niagara Falls Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame is reserved for and recognizes those individuals under the age of 55 that have shown excellence in their chosen sport. The city of Niagara Falls recognized Charlie not only as an athlete but also a builder, as he was inducted as both for the year 2018. A builder is a person that grows the sport through their involvement and contributions to inspire others in the world of Sport Fishing.
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, the region inspired the love he has for fishing. He grew up fishing the waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, expanding into northern Ontario during the summer months fishing along side his father, as the two enjoyed many memorable moments and catches.
In 1991, Charlie began The Fishful Thinking Show sighting that he wanted to produce a fishing show that was different from the rest. His ability to inspire other anglers through information and entertainment is a gift he has perfected over the years and makes Fishful Thinking one of Canada’s most beloved shows, focusing on Canadian waters from coast to coast to coast. Fishful Thinking is now entering it’s 27th season.
Congratulations to Charlie for the recognition so well deserved. A special thanks to the city of Niagara Falls for the recognition of Sport Fishing as a vital and growing sport. And all the sponsors, partnering companies, fans, viewers, friends and family for the support shown through the years…without you Charlie’s dream would not have happened.
Terri Wray, VP – Wray Promotions Inc.