RA Beattie's film Carpand trashed stereotypes associated with our favorite garbage-munching carp and in the process captured "Movie of the Year" honors at the 9th Anniversary Drake Flyfishing Video Awards in Orlando last week.

The "best of" showdown saw Push Pole Paul (Puckett) and the Two Strokes rock the stage, while industry trailblazers, ambassadors, Instagram celebs, and a couple guys in logo'd bass jerseys crushed beers and crammed the Rosen Center Hotel venue. Other notable winners included Flood Tide Co.'s Doug Roland and Miami-based filmmaker DJ Dan Decibel sharing "Best of the Web" honors for their creative saltwater short-film collections; Ryan Peterson and Travis Rummel's XBoundary taking "Best Conservation"; and Costa's GEOBASS Guyana snagging the coveted "Reader's Choice" award in a close race against runner-up Carpland.

Additional 2015 trophy hoisters included:

Best Freshwater: Bucknasty Brown Trout, Montana Wild

Best Cinematography: Yow: Icelandic for Yes!, RC Cone

Best Adventure: GEOBASS Guyana, Costa

Best Humor: Streamers Inc., Scumliner Media

Best Story: Carpland, Beattie Outdoor Productions

Best Drone Footage: Matt Jones

Best Saltwater: Out of Touch, Shallow Water Expeditions

Magical Beard Award: Marc Crapo/Jay Johnson/Bear Holeman, tie

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