Long-standing Wakefield RO and PAC stalwart Peter Green has been made a senior fellow of the club.
The honour has only been accorded on a handful of occasions, to those who have given outstanding service to pike fishing and the PAC.
After a spell as membership secretary from 2003 - 06, Peter returned to assist his successor John Cahill.
He has run the Wakefield region for longer than anyone cares to remember and brought many members to the club.
Chairman Colin Goodge said: "He just won't ever lay down and give up. The committee wishes they could have a few more Peter Greens sometimes."