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2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« on: June 18, 2016, 10:33:07 AM »



Fly fishers from across North America and around the World are invited to register for this international loch-style fly fishing competition, and to celebrate fly fishing in general. Members of the Canadian, British, and U.S. National Fly Fishing Teams and competitors from the U.K. and Europe will be on hand and competing for the team and individual titles, medals, and The NALSFFC Cup.

DETAILS:

Dates: September 19 - 23, 2017.
Ceremonies Location: Logan Lake, British Columbia (45 minutes from Kamloops or 3 hours from Vancouver).
Competition Headquarters: Tunkwa Lake Resort
Number of Competition Sessions: Five, 3-hour sessions of loch-style fly fishing.
Number of Sectors: 5 sectors on 4 lakes (Tunkwa Lake venue is being split in half)
Entry fee: $300.00 per person, which includes bag lunches on all 3 days of the competition and dinner at the awards banquet/closing ceremonies.
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 single fly rule.
Special Angling Regulation: All fishing must be performed on a catch and release basis with a single fly.
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout.
Minimum length: 18cm.
Maximum Number of Teams: 12 five-man teams ( 60 competitors ).
BCCFFL Competition Status: 1200 point scale for the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League.
FFC Competition Status: Level 1.1 - 750 point scale for the Fly Fishing Canada's National Ranking Points.
Official Website: www.flyfishingchampionship.com

RESULTS FOR THE DRAW AND SESSIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:   http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3019.0

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COMPETITION VENUES:
Batstone Lake (7 Half Diamond Ranch) - private lake venue
Corbett Lake                                       - private lake venue
Roche Lake                                         - public lake venue
Tunkwa Lake North                              - public lake venue
Tunkwa Lake South                              - public lake venue

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DETAILS:
 
Competition Venues: Roche Lake, Tunkwa Lake North, Tunkwa Lake South, Corbett Lake, and Batstone Lake (7 Half Diamond Ranch)
Location: Logan Lake, British Columbia (45 minutes from Kamloops or 3 hours from Vancouver).
Number of Competition Sessions: Five, 3-hour sessions of loch-style fishing.
Entry fee: $300.00 per person, which includes lunches on all 3 days of the competition and dinner at the awards banquet/closing ceremonies.
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 - all fishing on the competition lake venues must be performed with a single fly.
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout
Minimum length: 18cm.
Maximum boat motor size: 9.9hp
Maximum Number of Participants: 60 competitors (12 five-man teams - with 4 spots reserved for international teams).
No fishing policy: There will be a 12 day no-fishing-policy for all competition venues, which comes into effect at 6:00am on September 5, 2017. All competitors, their agents, and associates are not allowed to fish the competition venues during this period of time.
Official Practice Sessions: Teams are responsible for arranging their own transportation needs and boat rental costs, as well as the access fees on the 2 private lake venues (Batstone and Corbett Lakes).


SPECIAL RULE MODIFICATIONS FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE SESSIONS ON ALL LAKE VENUES
- There will be a total of 3 official practice days for the competition lake venues, which are September 17, 18, and 19, 2017.
- Only officially registered competitors and alternates are permitted to fish on the competition lake venues during the 3 practice days (agents and associates are not permitted).
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 1 practice day and a single boat on the Batstone Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and a single boat on the Corbett Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and 2 boats on the Tunkwa Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and 2 boats on the Roche Lake venue.

BOAT RESTRICTIONS* ON COMPETITION VENUES
- There is a maximum of 6 boats permitted at one time on the Batstone Lake venue.
- There is a maximum of 12 boats permitted at one time on the Corbett Lake venue.
- There is no maximum number of boats permitted at one time on the Tunkwa and Roche Lake venues (crowding won't be an issue).

* Teams are responsible for booking their practice times and boat reservations, and are encouraged to do so well in advance of their arrival.

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HEADQUARTERS AND CEREMONIES VENUES:

Venues Headquarters:                                    Tunkwa Lake Resort
Opening Ceremonies Venue:                           Meadow Creek Golf Club in town of Logan Lake
Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:                               Tunkwa Lake Resort
Closing Ceremonies & Awards Banquet Venue: Corbett Lake Lodge

COMPETITION VENUES:
1. Batstone Lake
2. Corbett Lake
3. Roche Lake
4. Tunkwa Lake North
5. Tunkwa Lake South
 
ROTATION:
Group              Session 1 - Session 2  Session 3 - Session 4 - Session 5 - Session 6
Group A:           BREAK        Roche        Corbett      Batstone   Tunkwa N    Tunkwa S
Group B:           Roche         BREAK     Tunkwa S    Tunkwa N   Batstone      Corbett
Group C:         Tunkwa N    Tunkwa S     BREAK       Roche       Corbett       Batstone
Group D:          Batstone      Corbett      Roche        BREAK     Tunkwa S     Tunkwa N
Group E:          Corbett      Batstone     Tunkwa N    Tunkwa S    Roche         BREAK
Rested Sector: Tunkwa S    Tunkwa N    Batstone     Corbett          -             Roche


DISTANCE AND TRAVEL TIME BETWEEN VENUES:
Tunkwa Lake to Roche Lake =            68 minutes / 89 km (single session venue with lunch served at resort)
Tunkwa Lake to Corbett Lake =           60 minutes /    81.4 km
Tunkwa Lake to Batstone Lake =         80 minutes /  110.0 km
Seven Half Diamond to Corbett Lake = 25 minutes /   29.0 km

SHUTTLE DEPARTURE TIMES:
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:15am
Vehicles depart for Batstone Lake: 7:00am
Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Sunday, September 17, 2017:
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY
All competition venues are open for practicing (teams are responsible for their own transportation needs, boat rentals and the 2 private lake access fees)
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Monday, September 18, 2017:
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY
All competition venues are open for practicing (teams are responsible for their own transportation needs, boat rentals and the 2 private lake access fees)
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY
All competition venues are open for practicing (teams are responsible for their own transportation needs, boat rentals and the 2 private lake access fees)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
* No fishing allowed on Competition Venues on this day.
Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:  Tunkwa Lake Resort 10:00am - 2:00pm
Opening Ceremonies; Captains' Meeting; Draw; and Team Photos: Meadow Creek Golf Club in town of Logan Lake 6:00pm - 8:00pm (dinner is being served at 7:00pm)
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:30am
Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

Session One:    9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break    12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Two:     1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Friday, September 22, 2017  
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:30am
Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

Session Three:     9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break:      12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Four:        1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:30am
Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

Session Five:     9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Six:      1:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday Evening, September 23, 2017
Venue: Corbett Lake Lodge
Closing Ceremonies and Awards Banquet:   6:30pm (doors open)
Dinner served:                                          7:30pm
Awards Ceremonies & Live Auction:             8:30pm
Party and socializing:                                 All night long...
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Teams leave for home...
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REGISTRATION:

◦ Registration for this event is now open.
◦ In order to ensure a quality experience, the maximum number of teams has been set at 12 teams.
◦ A minimum of 4 spots are reserved for international teams.
◦ Teams consist of a maximum of 5 competitors and may have a maximum of 1 Reserve Angler ( optional ).
◦ Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to complete teams of 5 competitors.
◦ Teams and individuals are required to officially register by emailing Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com 
◦ Registration fees are due by August 15, 2017 (registration is not complete until payment has been received).
◦ Refunds on registration fees will not be issued for any notices of cancellation that are received after August 15, 2017.

Individual registrants will be placed onto an "Individuals List" and may possibly be picked up by a team that is short on team members, or the 5 individuals will be formed into a five-man team if they agree to do so, and there's a spot available for their team.

LIST OF REGISTERED TEAMS:

Team Cormorant (2016 WFFC - Canadian National Fly Fishing Team):
Todd Oishi, British Columbia  - Captain
Rob Stroud, British Columbia 
Chris Puchniak, British Columbia 
John Nishi, Alberta
Mike Oishi, British Columbia

Team Freestone (U.S. Fly Fishing Team):
Sean Crocker, Pennsylvania - Captain
Loren Williams, New York
Steve Good, Pennsylvania
Andy Koons, Pennsylvania
Ken Crane, New York

Soldier Palmers (British Army Fly Fishing Team):
Ben Worley, England - Captain
Adam Sinclair, England 
Dave Norbury, England
Jamie Nairn, Scotland
Simon Culver, England

Team USA (U.S. National Fly Fishing Team):
Dzifa Glymin, Colorado - Captain
Jeremy Sides, Colorado
Michael Bradley, North Carolina
Cam Chioffi, Colorado
Chris Smith, South Carolina

Fly Fishing Team USA Youth:
Kalvin Kaloz, Pennsylvania - Captain
Holden Price, Pennsylvania
Ben Broscius, Pennsylvania
Brennan Lund, British Columbia
Joey Patee, Oregon

Team Cutthroat (U.S. TEAM)
Edward Mulhern, Colorado - Captain
Jack Arnot, Colorado
Ricky Ozmar, Georgia
Chris Eussen, Colorado
Andy Szofran, Montana

Team Motley Crew
Peter Huyghebaert, British Columbia  - Captain
Stanton Jack, British Columbia 
Paul Davidson, British Columbia
Istvan Kereszturi, British Columbia
John Veenstra, Manitoba
Brian Haminishi, British Columbia - Alternate

Team Kingfisher White:
Kevin Cucheron, Alberta - Captain
John Wilkinson, British Columbia
Mike Learmonth, British Columbia
Madoka Myers, Colorado
John Kent, Alberta

Team Kingfisher Blue:
Brian Danilkiewicz, British Columbia  - Captain
Colette Stroud, British Columbia
Marty Payne, British Columbia
Bobby Danilkiewicz, British Columbia
Gerald Wolfe, British Columbia

Team Trout Bums:
Claude Cipelletti, British Columbia  - Captain
Jason Doucette, Alberta
Peter Morrison, British Columbia
Justin Hardy, Alberta
Richard Wilby, British Columbia

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Please stay tuned for more details and updates!

Todd Oishi - Head Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 03:24:36 PM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 11:25:09 AM »
Update for June 28, 2016:

I'm extremely pleased to announce that earlier this morning, I have secured Corbett Lake Lodge as one of the 5 venues for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship / B.C. Children's Hospital Fundraiser! This lake is managed as a trophy fishery, with the potential of catching rainbow trout in the double-digits.

Due to overwhelming interest in the 2017 NALSFFC, I've also opened up the registration for 12 teams (60 competitors) with a total of 4 spots now being reserved for international teams. The 2017 NALSFFC should prove to be most challenging competition yet, as well as a great time - both on and off the water!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 04:50:33 PM »
Update: I just received an email confirming that one of the U.S. National Fly Fishing Team (Team USA) will be registering for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship.

Team Freestone (an eastern U.S. fly fishing team), who has attended the past 2 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships, has also confirmed that they'll be returning.

So with 2 American teams confirming that they will be registering for this event, only 2 of the 4 spots that are reserved for international teams now remain available.

Registration for this event is accepted on a first come, first served basis, so please don't delay and be sure to register as an individual or team, when registration for this event officially opens at 12:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, July 18, 2016, as the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship promises to be a sold out event!
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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 07:21:21 PM »
Great!
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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 07:23:23 PM »
Hope they don't mind our strong beer and getting their butts wooped by a bunch of lumberjacks! 8)

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 06:01:51 AM »
Update for July 5, 2016:
I'm very pleased to announce that the British Army Fly Fishing Team (Soldier Palmers) sent me an email this morning, confirming that they will be registering their team(s) for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship!

Several other competitors from the U.K. and Europe have also expressed an interest in submitting registration for this event, which opens in 2 weeks, so please continue monitoring this thread for updates and more details...
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 08:05:46 AM »
Sounds great Todd

Are we taking boats to Corbett and Bastone or are we using theirs?

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 08:25:36 AM »
I've arranged for the groups to use Batstone's and Corbett's boats for the 5 sessions that will be held on those lakes. I will also have arranged 6 boats from Tunkwa Lake Resort for the Tunkwa South venue, so we will need to use a total of 6 competitor's boats on Leighton and 6 competitor's boats on Tunkwa North.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 09:19:22 AM »
Excellent!
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2016, 06:03:54 AM »
Update for July 15, 2016:

Here is the message that was sent to me by a representative of Fly Fishing Team USA and was posted on Team USA's website and social media site earlier this morning:

"Team USA will recognize the 2017 North American Loch Style Fly Fishing Championships as a sanctioned event under Item 2.5 for the current point cycle. Registration opens on the 18th of July."

The North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship will be awarded points that are equivalent to those awarded at the America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament, which should result in turn result in a higher level of participation by American and international competitors and teams.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2016, 10:01:57 AM »
Just a reminder that registration for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship opens at 12:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, July 18, 2016. Please read the registration details and requirements that are listed above.

Please note that in order to simplify and streamline the registration process and paperwork, the dinner at the awards/closing ceremonies is now included in the $300.00 registration fee for this event. Location and menu to be announced at a later date.


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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016, 11:16:29 AM »
Wow! That filled up quick! I guess I was not the only one with the thumb over the send button...  :)

Trout Bums are in and are looking forward to fishing with such a good bunch!

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 11:22:10 AM »
Yes, that was an extremely impressive response in such a short period of time!!

There's only 1 spot remaining for another international team, so don't delay if you wish to register and are 100% committed to attending this event.

Additional Canadian teams are welcome to register for this event, but with registration for Canadian teams being full, the additional Canadian teams will be placed on the waiting list, and will be bumped onto the list of registered teams in the event of any cancellations.

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2016, 12:52:04 PM »
Is Eastern Canada considered International! 😜

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2016, 01:46:56 PM »
Is Eastern Canada considered International!

At least we have 1 eastern team registered for this championship (Team Osprey), but I don't think that they can technically be classified as international... ;) 

It's definitely going to be the toughest field of competitors and the largest number of international teams, in the history of this championship! 

It's going to be a blast and great time for all! :)
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