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2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:02:44 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.

To date, through registration fees, proceeds from the silent auction, and the generous support of Highland Valley Copper and their staff, this event has helped to raise a grand total of $158,000.00 for the B.C. Children's Hospital over the past 7 years...

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UPDATE... 2018 RESULTS:
Individual Gold Medalist: Todd Oishi
Individual Silver Medalist: Kevin Cucheron
Individual Bronze Medalist: Mike Learmonth

Team Gold Medalists: Kingfisher White
Team Silver Medalists: Team Cormorant
Team Bronze Medalists: Team Freestone

The group results of the sessions and individual and team results can be viewed by clicking on the following link: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3302.msg25755#msg25755

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Please note that registration opens as far in advance as possible, so teams are able to book and secure the larger cabins that hold 5-6 person teams at Tunkwa Lake Resort, so please reserve your accommodations as soon as you register for this event!!

DETAILS:

Dates: September 23 - 29, 2018.
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, and one "rest" session.
Number of Sectors: 5 lake venues.
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout
Minimum length: 18cm.
Entry fee: $320.00 per person, which includes lunches on all 3 days of the competition and dinner at the opening and closing ceremonies. Registration fees will be accepted as of June 15th and are due by July 31, 2018.
Guest fee: $35.00 per person, which includes dinner at the Opening Ceremonies and the 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.
Maximum Number of Teams: 12 five-man teams ( 60 competitors ).
Competition Points: This championship is a top level championship with points qualifying for both Team USA and Team Canada's National Ranking Point Systems.

LINK TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.flyfishingchampionship.com

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VENUES AND OTHER DETAILS:
 
Competition Venues: Tunkwa Lake West, Tunkwa Lake East, Corbett Lake, Batstone Lake, and Roche Lake.
Opening Ceremonies Location: Tunkwa Lake Resort
Closing Ceremonies Location:   Corbett lake Lodge
Maximum Number of Participants: 60 competitors (12 five-man teams - with 6 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 10, 2018. 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 private lake venues.

Registration fees include the following items:
1) Transportation on the 3 competition days.
2) Boat rentals on the 3 competition days.
3) Access fees for the two private lakes on the 3 competition days.
4) Lunches at the competition venues on the 3 competition days.
5) A barbecue dinner at the Opening Ceremonies at Tunkwa Lake Resort.
6) A banquet dinner at the Awards/Closing Ceremonies at Corbett Lake Lodge.

COMPETITION VENUES:
1. Batstone Lake
2. Corbett Lake
3. Roche Lake
4. Tunkwa Lake East
5. Tunkwa Lake West
 
ROTATION:
Group              Session 1 - Session 2  Session 3 - Session 4 - Session 5 - Session 6
Group A:           BREAK        Roche        Corbett      Batstone   Tunkwa E    Tunkwa W
Group B:           Roche         BREAK     Tunkwa W    Tunkwa E   Batstone      Corbett
Group C:         Tunkwa E    Tunkwa W     BREAK       Roche       Corbett       Batstone
Group D:          Batstone      Corbett      Roche        BREAK     Tunkwa W     Tunkwa E
Group E:          Corbett      Batstone     Tunkwa E    Tunkwa W    Roche         BREAK
Rested Sector: Tunkwa W    Tunkwa E    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: 6:30am
• Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 6:45am
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake afternoon session: 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

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 23, 24, and 25, 2018.
- 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 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:                           Tunkwa Lake Resort
Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:                               Tunkwa Lake Resort
Closing Ceremonies & Awards Banquet Venue: Corbett Lake Lodge

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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

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Sunday, September 23, 2018:
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 24, 2018:
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 25, 2018:
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 26, 2018:
* No fishing allowed on Competition Venues on this day.
Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:  Tunkwa Lake Resort 10:00am - 2:00pm
Opening Ceremonies; Dinner; Captains' Meeting; Draw; and Team Photos: Tunkwa Lake Lodge 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Session One:    9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break    12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Two:     1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Friday, September 28, 2018  

Session Three:     9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break:      12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Four:        1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

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

Saturday Evening, September 29, 2018

Closing Ceremonies, Awards Banquet, Silent Auction, and Medal Presentations: 7:00pm Corbett Lake Lodge
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Sunday, September 30, 2019
Teams depart 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.
◦ 6 spots are reserved for Canadian Teams.
◦ 6 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 July 31, 2018 (registration is not complete until payment has been received).
◦ Registration fees are nonrefundable after July 31, 2018.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
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.

REGISTERED TEAMS:

Team Cormorant
Todd Oishi - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
John Nishi - Millarville, Alberta
Chris Puchniak - Surrey, British Columbia
Rob Stroud - Prince George, British Columbia
Mike Oishi - Barriere, British Columbia

Team King Fisher White
Kevin Cucheron - Calgary, Alberta
Mike Learmonth - Surrey, British Columbia
Brian Danilkiewicz - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Gerald Wolfe - Squamish, British Columbia
Johnny Wilkinson - Abbotsford, British Columbia

Team King Fisher Blue
Bobby Danilkiewicz - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Mackenzie Harmston - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Evan Paterson - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Callum Learmonth - Surrey, British Columbia
Darryl Fischer - Kamloops, British Columbia

Team Trout Bums
David Heine - Victoria, British Columbia
Colette Stroud - Prince George, British Columbia
Peter Morrison - Fernie, British Columbia
Austin Schroeder - Kamloops, British Columbia
Richard Wilby - Kelowna, British Columbia

Team Shadow (U.S./Canadian Team)
Stanton Jack - Vancouver, British Columbia
Istvan Kereszturi - Burnaby, British Columbia
Brian Haminishi - Richmond, British Columbia
Madoka Myers - Denver, Colorado
Aggie Fritz - Abbotsford, British Columbia

Team Motley Crew:
Jason Doucette - Edmonton, Alberta
Jay Giasson - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Paul Davidson - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Taylor Culver - Kamloops, British Columbia
Jordan Viveiros - Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Team Freestone (U.S. Regional Team)
Sean Crocker, Pennsylvania
Loren Williams, New York
Steve Good, Pennsylvania
Andy Koons, Pennsylvania
Ken Crane, New York

Team USA Youth (U.S. National Fly Fishing Team)
Kalvin Kaloz, Pennsylvania - Captain
Holden Price, Pennsylvania
Joey Pattee, Bend, Oregon,
Ben Broscius,  Pennsylvania
Ben Comfort, South Carolina

Team Master Nymph (U.S./Canadian Team)
Ryan Peck - North Carolina
Anders Korman - Bend, Oregon
Isaac Korman - Bend, Oregon
Kage Kossler - Bend, Oregon
Geoff Leclair - Kamloops, British Columbia

Team Bent Rods (U.S./Canadian Team)
Erik Korman     - Bend, Oregon
Jason Ellingsen - Surrey, British Columbia
Micah Thorson  - Mission, British Columbia
Slate Spooner - Calgary, Alberta
Mike Morris - Coquitlam, British Columbia
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 09:33:46 PM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 12:50:24 PM »
Count me in as an individual Todd. Thanks in advance. I always like to see who I am teamed with as a nice surprise for myself. Not missing this next year.
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 04:29:08 PM »
You can pencil me in as an Individual 

   Thanks   Paul

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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 03:42:10 AM »
Hello! Email sent, please add the Trout Bums to the list of competitors. We look forward to another excellent tournament!

Peter Morrison, David Heine, Mark Feldberg, Colette Stroud and I are really looking forward to another amazing tourney!
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 02:18:03 PM »
Sorry all as I was picked up by a team shortly after my post. I should have noted that here as well.
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 10:35:03 AM »
NOVEMBER 1, 2018 UPDATE: TUNKWA LAKE VENUE CHANGES

Please note that there will be a major change to the Tunkwa Lake Venue for the 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships. The lake will be divided into 2 sectors that are identified  as Tunkwa Lake West and Tunkwa Lake East.

These changes will help to provide competitors with more options to consider and areas to find shelter from the wind. Boundary markers will be placed on opposing banks of the lake prior to official practice in order to help identify the division and boundaries for this venue.

« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 09:45:56 AM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 01:05:06 PM »
If your team is in need of a moderately experienced angler at these venues I'm always interested in participating and helping(even last minute). Send me an email at jbdmoses@hotmail.com.

Please add me to the individuals list, many thanks.
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 01:11:48 PM »
Hello,

Are there past stats and/or results for this event available for viewing on this forum site? Please and thanks.

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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »

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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 10:08:23 AM »
Thank you Ionut, exactly what I needed.

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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 08:21:01 PM »
Please put me on the individual waiting list
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 08:37:01 PM »
Or is this full?
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Re: 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 12:18:14 PM »
Rumour has it that a group of competitors from Georgia are forming a team for this event. Would be nice to see a 5th American team participating at this year's NALS...
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 12:23:56 PM »
An email was sent out this morning to inform the competitors and teams that it’s time to complete and send in your registration forms and entry fees for the 2018 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship. Entry fees for this year’s championship are now being accepted and are due by the 30th of July.

I would request that the captain or manager of each team sends a reply to let me know that you’ve received this message, and then forward the email and documents to all of their members of their team, or contact me if you didn't receive the email.

There is a spot available for one more international team. Individual competitors that are interested in competing at this event are welcome to register as an individual, as there is a possibility that they might be picked up by one of the teams that is attempting to fill any vacant spots on their team.

Thank-you,
Todd Oishi - Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2018, 07:06:10 PM »
Requesting to join a team for this event, I'd hate to miss out on this !!
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