Fly Fisherman Magazine Documentary Recognized by Outdoor Writers Association of America

Fly Fisherman Magazine Documentary Recognized by Outdoor Writers Association of America
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One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids Earns Top Honors in Fishing and Second Place in Conservation or Nature Categories

The Outdoor Writers Association (OWAA) announced their Excellence in Craft Awards at the annual convention and dinner June 23. Fly Fisherman's documentary One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids was recognized with two awards for its in-depth and scenic exploration of Mongolia’s declining giant salmonid population.

Fly Fisherman publisher/editor Ross Purnell hosted and produced the documentary that was recognized with top honors in the TV/Video Contest – Fishing Category, as well as second place recognition in the TV/Video Contest – Conservation or Nature Category for the same title. The award-winning documentary had a total audience reach (broadcast/print/digital/social) of nearly 8 million total viewers from all media platforms including Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and World Fishing Network.

“This is a prestigious award that we are excited and humbled to receive,” Purnell said. “We couldn’t have done it without key people in Mongolia who guided and helped us tell this important story about taimen conservation. It was an honor to be able to tell their story.”

The film premiere was at Denver’s Paramount Theatre, an event that raised more than $20,000 for The Taimen Fund.


“Ross, Derek Sevcik, Derek Mleynek and Tim Cremin deserve a mountain of credit for what they have produced,” said Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO Jim Liberatore. “This is not just incredibly interesting, but an incredibly important story. We are very proud of the conservation message they presented with the documentary One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids.”


Purnell and One Path were recognized during the OWAA’s annual convention and dinner in Little Rock, Arkansas. Fly Fisherman is the leading magazine of the sport of fly fishing and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The first issue was published in May 1969.


Fly Fisherman magazine is part of the Outdoor Sportsman Group publishing arm that boasts a stable of 16 outdoor lifestyle publications.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing: As a premier destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s publishing division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Petersen’s Hunting, Guns & Ammo, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail, Game & Fish and 11 other leading magazines that reach more than 28 million readers. Outdoor Sportsman Group’s network of websites, including BassFan.com, Outdoorchannel.com, Sportsmanchannel.com and WFN.com, attracts more than 78 million annual unique visitors, and OSG TV produces hundreds of TV episodes of original branded hunting, sport shooting and fishing programming that airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s broadcast entities. Visit http://outdoorsg.com for more information. #MyOutdoorTV

We hope you plan to attend OWAA’s annual conference June 22 – 24, 2019, On Sunday evening (June 23), you will be recognized during the EIC Awards Party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Robinson Center. After enjoying an audio-video presentation of the award-winners’ work, we’ll eat, drink and enjoy a night overlooking the Arkansas River! Winners attending the conference will be the first to receive their certificate and check. If you are unable to receive your award in person, it will be mailed to you after conference (alternate recipients are not permitted).


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