2014 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships

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North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships - June 18–21, 2014

Fly fishers from across North America and around the World are invited to attend this international loch-style fly fishing competition. Members of the Canadian and U.S. National Fly Fishing Teams will be on hand and competing for the team and individual medals, titles and prizes.

The following link will take you directly to the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships' website: http://www.flyfishingchampionship.com/

Competition Venues:
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Tunkwa Lake
Tunkwa Lake: 2 Sessions of competition with 3 hours per session – single fly only

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Trojan Pond
Trojan Pond: 3 Sessions of competition with 3 hours per session - maximum of 3 flies


Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (AM):
Loch-Style Fishing Masterclass with Alistair Mair at Tunkwa Lake Resort: 9:00am - 3:00pm
( Contact Todd Oishi to register for this Masterclass: info@innovativeflyfisher.com )

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (PM):
Official Meet & Greet at the Black Bull Pub: 7:00pm
Dinner at the Black Bull Pub: 7:00pm
Captains' Meeting and Draw at the Black Bull Pub: 8:00pm

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Competitors' Meeting: 8:30am - 8:40am
Session 1: Tunkwa Lake 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch Break: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Session 2: Tunkwa Lake 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday, June 20, 2014
Trojan Pond’s Gates Open 7:00am
Buffet Breakfast (meal included with entry fees) 7:30am - 8:30am
Competitors' Meeting: 8:30am - 8:40am
Session 3: Trojan Pond 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch Break at Trojan Pond: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Session 4: Trojan Pond 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Trojan Pond’s Gates Open 7:00am
Buffet Breakfast (meal included with entry fees) 7:30am - 8:30am H
Competitors' Meeting: 8:30am - 8:40am
Session 5: Trojan Pond 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch at Trojan Pond: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Pack up and help load boats... 1:00pm – 2:00
Awards Ceremonies and Banquet: 6:00pm - 12:00pm

Competition Venues: Tunkwa Lake and the Trojan Pond - near the town of Logan Lake, British Columbia (45 minutes from Kamloops).
Number of Competition Sessions: Five, 3-hour sessions of loch-style fishing.
Entry fee: $225.00 per person (proceeds donated to B.C. Children's Hospital).
Entry fees include a breakfasts and lunches served at The Trojan Pond on Friday and Saturday.
Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top three teams and individuals, and the Cup to the top team.
Competition Rules: FIPS-MOUCHE rules apply with special permission being granted for the use of multiple fly rigs on the Trojan Pond competition venue (a maximum of 3 flies).
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout.
Minimum length: 18cm.
No-fishing Policy: There will be a 30 day no-fishing policy in effect for Tunkwa Lake from May 19 - June 16, 2014. The Trojan Pond has a no-fishing policy in effect for a period of 60 days prior to the competition. All competitors and their agents are not allowed to fish the competition lakes during this period of time.
Practice: There will be no offical practice for this year's championship, but Tunkwa Lake will be open for unofficial practice on June 16th, 17th, and 18th (boats may be rented at Tunkwa Lake Resort). Competitors are responsible for supplying their own boats for unofficial practice, and can be rented from Tunkwa Lake Resort: www.tunkwalakeresort.com

Here are some details and statistics from last year's championship:
Number of sessions: 5 sessions (3 hours per session)
Number of competitors: 50 competitors (10 teams)
Total number of fish caught & released: 912 rainbow trout
Most fish recorded after 5 sessions: Todd Oishi - 37 fish
Largest fish of the championship: Mike Ohata - 47.0 cm

Tunkwa Lake Venue Statistics:
Number of fish recorded at Tunkwa Lake: 37 fish (1 session)
Most fish recorded in a single session at Tunkwa Lake: Terence Courtoreille and Darin Benoit - 3 fish each
Largest fish recorded at Tunkwa Lake: Mike Ohata - 47.0 cm

Trojan Pond Venue Statistics:
Number of fish recorded at Trojan Pond: 875 fish (4 sessions)
Most fish recorded in a single session at Trojan Pond: Todd Oishi - 18 fish
Largest fish recorded at Trojan Pond: Ernie Kalwa - 46.6 cm


Registration:
Maximum number of teams (and competitors): 14 five-person teams (70 competitors).
Registration: Competitors can register as teams or will be assigned to a team if they choose to register as an individual (registration is based on a first-come-first-served and qualification basis, with 3 of the spots being reserved for international teams and competitors).

Here's the list of the teams and individuals that have officially qualified and already secured a spot (qualification is based on a top 50% finish during the past 2-year cycle of the loch-style fly fishing championships)...

Official List of Confirmed Teams and Competitors:
(please forward team member names to Todd Oishi)

1. Team Cormorant:
Todd Oishi (Captain)
John Nishi
Terence Courtoreille
Rob Stroud
Chris Puchniak

2. Team Rise Form:
Geoff LeClair (Captain)
Brian Chan
Lloyd Horwood
Darryl Fischer
Mike Ohata
Jason Ladyman (Alternate)

3. Team MRFD:
Paul Davidson (Captain)
Robert Ramsay
Devin Ramsay
Lyle Heinrich
Tim Bernardo

4. Team King Fishers:
Vance Whitley (Captain)
Kevin Cucheron
Martin Payne
Matthew Mikes
Tony Moore

5. Team, Tight Lines:
David Heine (Captain)
Claude Cippelletti
Richard Chalke
Peter Morrison
?? ................ Note: this team is searching for a fifth person to complete their team.

6. Team Mustang:
Wayne Yoshizawa (Captain)
Norm Godding
Aaron Laing
Marc Bilan
Alistair Grogan

7. Team Motley Crew:
Peter Huyghebaert (Captain)
John Wilkinson
John Kent
Janos Boda
Mike Briggs

8. Team Flytastic 5
Jason Doucette (Captain)
Dean Kolody
Josh Gelinas
Ian Gazely
Donny Boake

9. Team Osprey:
Ernie Kalwa (Captain)
Tom Irvine
Phil Irvine
Darin Benoit
Cosmin Muresan

10. Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team:
Noah Kelly (Captain)
Evan Patterson
Matthew Dirksen
Mattia Mangione
Matthew Nielsen

11. Team Northern Boyz:
Gary Hanke
Jim Trewin
Justin Hardy
Doug Thorpe
Dustin Pico

12. Team Airflo
Alasdair Mair
Len Buckley
Jordan Viveiros
Marius-Adrian Dumitru
Andy Larkin

International Teams (reserved for international teams):

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14. _ _ _ _ _ _


Individuals seeking a spot on a team:
1. _ _ _ _ _ _
2. _ _ _ _ _ _
3. _ _ _ _ _ _
4. _ _ _ _ _ _
5. _ _ _ _ _ _

Please confirm that you'll be "attending" on this page, and contact Todd Oishi in order to officially register your team and team mates, or to register yourself as an individual for this event (individual will be placed on a team): info@lochstyleflyfishing.com


Here's a link to the web cam at Tunkwa Lake for those who might want to check out the scenery and group gatherings for the event: http://www.tunkwalakeresort.com/webcam.php

You should be able to view the crowd on Thursday morning at 8:30am till 9:00am, as they meet for the competitors' meeting, and again from 12:00pm till 1:00pm when we break for lunch and prepare for the second session, and one last time around 4:00pm as the competitors come in for the end of the day.

Here's a few photos from last year's championships on Tunkwa lake and the Trojan Pond:

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Team Bronze Medalists: Lloyd Horwood, Mike Ohata, Geoff LeClaire, Darryl Fischer, Jason Ladyman

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Team Silver Medalists: Darin Benoit, Tom Irvine, Ernie Kalwa, Phil Irvine, Mark Felberg

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Team Gold Medalists: Todd Oishi, John Nishi, Rob Stroud, Terence Coutoreille, Chris Puchniak

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Individual Medalists: John Nishi (bronze), Todd Oishi (silver), Rob Stroud (gold)

Hope to see you at the 2014 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships

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bcflyfisher

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Please note that registration for this championship closes in exactly one week.

There is still room for one more team and/or individuals that might be looking for a spot on a team and participating at the 2014 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships.

Cheers,
Todd
 

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