BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore County man is getting some attention for his skills on the water.

He was given the state’s first-ever Fish Maryland Master Angler Award.

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Gary Simpson caught a total of 10 different species, including a carp.

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The State Natural Resources Department says he won the award because of his talent and determination.

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The department launched the Fish Maryland Challenge back in February as a way for people to explore and enjoy year-round recreational fishing.