Two New Shows Coming To World Fishing Network In January
Shorelines with April Vokey Delivers an Exciting Tale of a Young Woman Who Embarks on a Journey to Achieve Her Lifelong Dream of Authoring a Book Chronicling Her Discoveries and Travels
The Bestselling Book Moves to the Screen as Host Conway Bowman Takes Viewers to Some of the World’s Premiere Fly Fishing Destinations on Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die
Coming this January, World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, introduces two new original productions – Shorelines with April Vokey and Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.
Shorelines with April Vokey premieres Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m. ET, while Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die debuts Sunday, Jan. 11 starting at 12 p.m. ET.
“World Fishing Network is excited to welcome April Vokey and Conway Bowman as the hosts of our latest original productions, which offer outstanding production quality, unique stories and locations combined with a solid balance of the practices necessary to sustain the future of our sport,” said Ana Rodrigues, Director of Programming for World Fishing Network.
“April’s incredible knowledge of the sport of fly fishing and her ability to engage and interact with her fan base is a winning combination and her sense of adventure can be rivaled only by her passion for what she does,” added Rodrigues. “Likewise, Conway seamlessly delivers some amazing fly fishing destinations from across the U.S. and the Caribbean to the audience’s living room with a style that is real and authentic.”
Discovering a passion for fly fishing in her teens, April Vokey (AprilVokey.com) has since dedicated her life to the pursuit, culminating in her founding of Fly Gal Adventures (FlyGal.ca) in 2007 at age 24. April has established herself as a respected authority in the sport and traveled the globe in pursuit of game fish on a fly rod. Her writing has appeared in numerous industry publications, including Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel and Fly Fusion magazines, and she has been featured as a host on Fly Nation TV.
Travel across the wilds of Canada as April and her companions set normal life aside and venture off on a journey to document and discover stories, myths and legends for April’s upcoming book covering the history of steelhead and Atlantic salmon fly fishing in North America. Determined, committed and driven to achieve her lifelong dream of authoring this book, Shorelines with April Vokey steps into the river and between the lines to face the unknown of life on the road – from fickle weather and wildlife to meeting an array of diverse personalities – both on and off the water.
“Shorelines is more than a show to me,” said Vokey. “It’s the culmination of my lifelong goal to author a book on a subject that is extremely close to my heart along with my desire to understand the traditions that paved the way for our modern fly fishing techniques.”
Author Chris Santella has amassed a list of premiere fly fishing destinations from across the globe in his book, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die (one of the most successful fly fishing books of the new millennium with over 120,000 hard cover copies sold), and his follow-up, Fifty More Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. Both highlight what makes each location so special and are underscored by a colorful cast of fly fishing luminaries who help explain the allure of each of these extraordinary venues.
Hosted by Conway Bowman (ConwayBowman.com), recognized for his pioneering efforts to catch mako sharks on a fly rod along the coast of Southern California, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die not only travels to the locations but will often visit with the anglers who recommended the destinations featured in the book, providing both insider knowledge and a strong sense of the intangible appeal of each setting. Bowman, whose name is synonymous with extreme fly fishing and has authored The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing and traveled the world in search of Atlantic salmon, wild trout, redfish, bonefish and tarpon. In fact, he currently holds the IGFA world record for redfish caught on the fly.
“All of us have a bucket list of fishing destinations we dream of getting to at some point in our lives. I invite the viewer to come along with me as I visit some of these Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, bringing the pages of this renowned book to life – experiencing the people, the places and most importantly, the fish,” said Bowman.
Season One of Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die ventures to 12 of the fabled destinations contained within the pages of the two books, ranging from the LeTort Spring in Carlisle, Penn. to the wilds of Bristol Bay and the Kvichak River in Alaska. Conway revels in the true character of each destination not only through fishing, but by exploring the history of the fishery, its cultural attributes and more, leaving viewers inspired to gear up and pack their bags for a new adventure.
Air dates and times, episode descriptions, exclusive web-only videos and more can be found at WorldFishingNetwork.com. For more information about Shorelines with April Vokey, please visit Shorelines. For more information about Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, please visit Fifty-Places.
What They’re Saying About Shorelines with April Vokey
“Visually stunning and captivating. A must see. April Vokey’s sincere passion for fishing and conservation is refreshing and contagious.”
- Andrew Rochon, Ottawa, Ontario
“Shorelines with April Vokey is a truly majestic fly fishing show with a gem of a host.”
- John Alves, Mississauga, Ontario
What They’re Saying About Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die
“Extremely educational and does a service to the history of the fishery and the anglers who made it legendary.”
- Mark Bilbrey, Crossville, Tenn.
“The show is what the title says: Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. I’m always looking for new and exciting places to fish, and to be able to sit in my living room and watch is a great way to be exposed to different destinations. Kind of like ‘try before you buy’ without the expense of actually going!”
- Sean Gavin, Hazlet, N.J.
¹ World Fishing Network solicited objective feedback from 10 WFN Ambassadors, who are advocates of the network. They were each asked to watch Episode One of Shorelines with April Vokey and Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die and provide the network with their thoughts about the shows.
About World Fishing Network
World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. World Fishing Network's programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 63 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.