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Marylander Lefty Kreh, a Hall of Famer and world-renowned ambassador of fishing, dead at 93

Marylander Lefty Kreh, a Hall of Famer and world-renowned ambassador of fishing, dead at 93

He fished with U.S. presidents, CEOs and common folks, cast his line on every continent but Antarctica and cranked out 32 books revered by anglers all over the globe. To the end, Bernard Victor “Lefty” Kreh was recruiting new sportsmen, reeling them in as he did the 126 species of fish that he landed in his lifetime, from the Monocacy River to the Amazon watershed.

Kreh, who had been ill for some time, died peacefully in his sleep of congestive heart failure Wednesday afternoon at his home in Cockeysville, surrounded by family members. He was 93.

“Lefty was one of the greats who, no matter how far up the food chain he went, would answer your questions whether you were...

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