The New England Fishing & Outdoor Expo welcomes Massachusetts Angler of the Year recipient, Roy Leyva. He earned the title in 2004, 2007 and 2008 for weighing in the most different freshwater species exceeding weight standards set by MassWildlife. During the expo, Roy will be conducting seminars centering on his passion of reeling in smallmouth, largemouth & striped bass. Roy is also a Shimano pro-staff member.
As a small boy, Roy spent time fishing with his father and brother. His fishing passion grew when he won his first fishing competition at the age of 8. He was hooked! Roy has been featured in many newspaper articles including Cape Cod Times, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Hyde Tribune & Hyde Park Bulletin and various magazines like Massachusetts Wildlife, The fisherman, On the Water, and Cape Cod Magazine. He has also written a how-to trout fishing article that can be found in all five Freshwater guides of New England. He can been seen on a few episodes of On The Water Magazine’s TV show Fishing New England. Recently, Roy was featured in articles published in “BassMaster & B.A.S.S. Times.”
At the New England Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Roy will speak about his tremendous experience reeling in the “big girls”. He’ll share his personal choice for swimbaits and other products that help him land trophy-class bass, as well as offer autographs and other promotional highlights.