The POMA/American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award recognizes fishing industry journalists who exemplify the spirit, dedication to fishing, extraordinary talent and commitment to mentoring the next generation of fishing industry communicators displayed by Homer Circle during his storied career.

  • He was one of a kind
  • He was a fishing industry communications icon
  • He was a tireless promoter of the sport he loves
  • He was skillful, honest and knowledgeable journalist
  • He was kind, unpretentious and interested
  • He was  a mentor, teacher and inspiration to other communicators, and
  • Until his passing in 2012, at 97, he shared the joys of fishing with generations of new anglers and communicators

He was Homer Circle, aka Uncle Homer.

Kevin Orthman and Wade Bourne

Homer Circle Award Honorees

Honoring Journalistic Excellence and Personal Commitment to the Angling Sports

2016 – Wade Bourne
2014 – Doug Olander
2013 – Louie Stout
2012 – John E. Phillips
2011 – Frank Sargeant
2010 – Robert Montgomery
2008 – Andy Hahn

Nominate a Journalist

To nominate a journalist, simply complete the online nomination form.

* The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry’s trade association, committed to looking out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry a unified voice speaking out when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. We invest in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic and conservation values of sportfishing in America. ASA also represents the interests of America’s 60 million anglers who generate over $45 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for over one million people.