"Being a Top Fisher isn't about what trophies you have or don't have, how much time you have to fish, how many fish hats you have. It doesn't even matter how good you are at fishing. It is about attitude, attitude and community. We are a big family, it is just fishing that brings us together, or the interest in it. All of us have pretty much fished at one time or another, most attempted trophies, and a good many have gotten at least one, but that doesn't make us Top Fishers, that makes us Trophy Winners. You don't need to be a Trophy Winner to be a Top Fisher. We are who we are because of each other, not because of the pixelated fish on sticks that some of us can hold. If you have a sense of family, can be supportive, go for what you believe in, and just generally be friendly, you have what it takes to be a Top Fisher.
Yup, it's as simple as that."
(original source: Top Fishers The Guild - Putting the Community Back in the Fishing Community)