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Todd Oishi
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Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada
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118
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Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Date Registered:
March 14, 2012, 11:58:50 AM
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About Me

ABOUT ME...
I live on a small, hobby farm that is situated in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (30 minutes east of Vancouver), where my wife and I have raised chickens, quail, guinea fowl, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, miniature horses, llamas, dogs, cats, trout, and 4 children. I own and manage an autobody and collision repair shop that's also located in Maple Ridge.      

Throughout the year I spend a lot of my free time exploring and fly fishing our province's pristine rivers and lakes. I've fished the rivers, lakes, and oceans of fifteen countries for a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater species of fish.

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THE SPORT OF COMPETITIVE FLY FISHING...
I am actively involved in the sport of competitive fly fishing, serving as a competitor, team captain, coach, promoter, and organizer. I started fly fishing in 1994 and entered my first fly fishing tournament in 2002 and first national championship in 2005. I am currently serving as the president of Fly Fishing Canada. It has been a great adventure and journey that has provided me with the opportunity to meet some extraordinary fly fishers, coaches, teammates, mentors, and people that I am fortunate and proud to call my friends!

AT THE CANADIAN NATIONALS...
I am an 8-time gold medalist and 4-time bronze medalist (individual and team combined), having twice earned the title of National Champion and Top Rod at the 10 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships that I've attended. None of this would have been possible without the support of my family, teammates, and our team-first-mentality...

INTERNATIONALLY...
I have represented Canada as a member of our National Fly Fishing Team at 7 World Fly Fishing Championships; 4 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships; 2 United States National Fly Fishing Championships; and have participated at 3 America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournaments and 2 Lexus European Fly Fishing Championships.

WORLD FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS...
I was a member of 2 national fly fishing teams that finished in the "Top Ten" at the World Championships and brought home Canada's first individual medal (silver) at the World Fly Fishing Championships.

COMMONWEALTH FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS...
2016: My greatest international achievement was being a member of the gold-medal-winning Canadian National Fly Fishing Team at the 2016 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship that brought home Team Canada's first-ever international team medal... and a gold medal at that!

2018: At the 2018 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships, in Northern Ireland, my team finished 2nd place overall to earn the silver medal. Although Team Canada had won the gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Championship in Quebec, the silver medal finish was a significant achievement for Team Canada, as it was a back-to-back podium finish for Canada, and the first time that Canada had won a team medal on foreign soil!

2009: I was the captain and a competitor on one of our national teams that competed at the Commonwealth Championships in Islay, Scotland. My team finished 4th place overall, which set a new record at that time for Team Canada's best finish an international fly fishing championship.

NORTH AMERICAN LOCH-STYLE FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP...
At the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships I won back-to-back individual gold medals at the 2017 and 2018 NALS; an individual silver medal in 2013; 5 team gold medals; and 3 team silver medals at this international fly fishing championship (a combined total of 11 medals at 8 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships).

AMERICA CUP INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT...
At the America Cup, while competing as a member of a multi-national fly fishing team named Team Emerger, my teammates and I won back-to-back gold medals (2 gold medals) at the 2011 and 2012 America Cup Tournaments.

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SUMMARY OF MY PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS...

CANADIAN NATIONAL FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS:
(Total of 8 gold and 4 bronze medals)
2005 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2005 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2007 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2009 Canadian NFFC: Bronze Medal (Individual)
2009 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2010 Canadian NFFC: Bronze Medal (Individual)  
2010 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2011 Canadian NFFC: Bronze Medal (Team)
2012 Canadian NFFC: Absent...
2013 Canadian NFFC: 5th Place (Individual)
2013 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2014 Canadian NFFC: Absent...
2015 Canadian NFFC: Absent...
2016 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Individual)  
2016 Canadian NFFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2017 Canadian NFFC: 8th Place (Individual)
2017 Canadian NFFC: Bronze Medal (Team)
2018 Canadian NFFC: Absent...
(competed at Nationals a total of 10 times)

FLY FISHING CANADA'S NATIONAL RANKING SYSTEM:
2013: Ranked Number 3 in Canada
2014: Ranked Number 8 in Canada (didn't attend Nationals)
2015: Ranked Number 9 in Canada (didn't attend Nationals)
2016: Ranked Number 1 in Canada
2017: Ranked Number 1 in Canada
2018: Ranked Number 1 in Canada

INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FFC):
(Total of 10 gold and 7 silver medals)
2008 Lexus European Fly Fishing Championship: Biggest Fish
2009 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship: 4th Place (Team)
2011 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship: Gold Medal (Team)
2011 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship: 5th Place (Individual)
2011 America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament: Gold Medal (Team)
2011 TroutLegend North American League: Silver Medal (Team)
2012 North American Loch-Style FF Championship: Silver Medal (Team)
2012 North American Loch-Style FF Championship: 6th Place (Individual)
2012 America Cup International FF Tournament: Gold Medal (Team)
2012 TroutLegend North American League: Silver Medal (Individual)
2013 North American Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Individual)
2013 North American Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2014 North American Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2015 North American Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal Team
2016 North American Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Team)
2016 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship: Gold Medal (Team)
2017 North American Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2017 North American Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2018 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship: Silver Medal (Team)
2018 North American Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2018 North American Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Team)

REGIONAL FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FFC):
(Total of 18 gold; 8 silver; and 4 bronze medals)
2012 Summer Series Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2012 Summer Series Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2012/13 B.C. Provincial Rivers FFC: Gold Medal (Indv.)
2013 Summer Series Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2013 Summer Series Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Team)
2014 B.C. Provincial Loch-Style FFC: Bronze Medal (Individual)
2014 B.C. Provincial Loch-Style FFC: Bronze Medal (Team)
2015 B.C. Provincial Rivers FFC: Silver Medal (Individual)
2015 B.C. Provincial Rivers FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2015 Chilliwack River Challenge FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2015 Chilliwack River Challenge FFC: Silver Medal (Team)
2015 Chilliwack River Fall Classic FFC: Bronze Medal (Individual)
2015 Similkameen River FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2015 B.C. Provincial Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Team)
2015 Mill Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2015 Mill Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2015 B.C. Competitive Fly Fishing League's Leader Board - 1st Place
2016 B.C. Provincial River FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2016 B.C. Provincial River FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2016 B.C. Competitive Fly Fishing League's Leader Board - 2nd Place
2017 Drogue Masters Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Individual)
2017 Drogue Masters Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Team)
2017 Harmon Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2017 Harmon Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2017 B.C. Provincial River FFC: Bronze Medal (Individual)
2017 B.C. Provincial River FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2017 Manitoba Provincial Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Individual)
2017 Manitoba Provincial Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2017 B.C. Competitive Fly Fishing League's Leader Board - 1st Place
2018 Glimpse Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2018 Glimpse Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2018 B.C. Provincial River FFC: Silver Medal (Individual)
2018 B.C. Provincial River FFC: Gold Medal (Team)
2018 Mill Lake Loch-Style FFC: Gold Medal (Individual)
2018 Mill Lake Loch-Style FFC: Silver Medal (Team)
2018 B.C. Competitive Fly Fishing League's Leader Board - 1st Place

TROJAN POND FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT (40 teams - team event):
2002 Trojan Pond Tournament 1st Place (Team)
2003 Trojan Pond Tournament: 1st Place (Team)
2004 Tournament was Cancelled Due to severe weather...
2005 Trojan Pond Tournament: Largest Catch
2005 Trojan Pond Tournament: 4th place (Team)
2006 Trojan Pond Tournament: 1st Place (Team)
2007 Trojan Pond Tournament: 1st Place (Team)
2008 Trojan Pond Tournament: 3rd Place (Team)
2009 Trojan Pond Tournament: 3rd Place (Team)
2010 Trojan Pond Tournament: 5th Place (Team)
2011 Trojan Pond Tournament: 2nd Place (Team)
2012 Trojan Pond Tournament: 2nd Place (Team)
~ Officially retired from the Trojan Pond Tournament ~

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COACHING...
For the past 8 years I've proudly served as the head coach for the Western Division of the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team. My coaching staff and I have been responsible for coaching and mentoring youths from British Columbia and have sent 14 youths from our region to compete and represent Canada at 5 Youth World Fly Fishing Championships; several North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships; and 2 America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournaments.

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I've developed a series of fly fishing seminars that I present free of charge for those that are willing to listen and wish to learn more about our sport. In these seminars I share many of the highly-effective fly patterns, techniques, and tactics that have been shared with me during my career as a competitive fly fisher and member of our national fly fishing teams.

My ongoing quest for knowledge and deep-rooted passion for fly fishing have provided a rare and unique opportunity for me to meet some exceptional anglers and mentors, as well as a reason to travel to some truly special and remarkable places that I would have otherwise only dreamed of visiting perhaps one day somewhere in the distant future...

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For me, the quality of a trout is not measured in inches or pounds, but rather by the journey and circumstances that allowed our paths to cross...

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December 13, 2018, 10:36:43 AM

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