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PEOPLE'S CHOICE LOCH-STYLE FLY FISHING COMPETITION

Competition Water: Lake to be determined by popular vote! Please cast your vote by posting the name of the lake that you would like us to use for this event, on this thread. The venue must be within a 3.5 hour drive of the Lower Mainland...

League Member Votes:
1. Buntzen Lake, Port Moody: 1 vote
2. Whonnock lake, Maple Ridge: 4 votes
3. Alta Lake, Whistler: 1 vote
4. Fuller Lake, Vancouver Island: 1 vote
5. Thalia Lake: 2 votes

UPDATE: THIS COMPETITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
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Details:
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Location: Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge (the peoples' choice).
1.   Max # of Entrants: 28 (competitors will fish as teams of 2 competitors)
2.   FIPS-Mouche Rules
3.   Entry Fees: $10.00 (funds go towards the event and League medals and trophies).
4.   Eligible fish species: Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout
5.   Minimum length for scoring points: 18cm
6.   Number of sessions: 2 Sessions
7.   Time Period for each session: 3 hours
8.   No-Fish-Period: comp water no-fish policy will be in affect starting Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:00am
9.   Electric motors only for this competition (no gas motors)
10. The use of electric motors is not permitted on Whonnock Lake (trolling while rowing is not permitted)
11. Flies must be out of the water when the boat is under power (while rowing)
12. Competitors, while fishing, must remain seated, and may use a seat with a cushion of a maximum depth of ten cms. Seats with back rests are permitted
13. Medals will be presented to the top 3 competitors and teams at this competition.

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 6:00PM ON MARCH 15, 2018
Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Early registrations will not be accepted. Competitors must email Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com in order to register for this event.


Competition Points: 600 point scale on the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League's Leader Board (1 day event with 24 participants). This will be the final competition of the season, with an intense ending, as there should be some significant movement in the Top 10 positions on the Leader Board and the awards categories!
Competition requirements: Minimum of 24 competitors required in order to maintain 600 point scale

FFC Competition Status: Level 4 Mini-competition with a point scale that is based on the ranking points of the top 5 competitor's on Fly Fishing Canada's National Ranking Points System - Max 360 points

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For those who do not have drogues, I will have plenty of drogues on hand. This competition will allow participants a unique opportunity to participate in a friendly-spirited competition, and to gain some additional competition experience.

We also need to know which of the participants can supply a boats and oars for this event and the name of their team mate. Individuals will be paired up to form a team.

We really want to encourage newcomers and fly fishers of all skill levels to come out to this fun and social event, and see what this competition and our group is all about. No need to worry if you've never fished loch-style, as it's basically fishing from a drifting boat and keeping your flies ahead of the boat while casting and retrieving your fly. It's going to be a fun and challenging event, so don't delay and sign-up today! :)

Schedule of Events:
Boats go in the water around 8:00 am
Competitors’ Meeting: 8:30 am
Session 1: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (hamburgers and hot dogs sale, so bring some money to help support the fundraiser)
Session 2: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Final results and medal presentation: 4:15 pm

List of Registered Participants (maximum of 28 competitors):
(Please indicate if you'll be supplying a boat and electric motor)

Teams:
1. Istvan Kereszturi- boat and oars
2. Stanton Jack

3. Jay Giasson - boat and oars
4. Bobby Danilkiewicz

5. Brian Danilkiewicz - boat and oars
6. Johnny Wilkinson

7. Chris Puchniak - boat and oars
8. TBD

9.  Mack Harmston - boat and oars
10. Evan Patterson

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« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 10:08:00 AM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 12:58:26 PM »
Well... considering we are just back from the NALS in the interior my choice for a local venue would be Weaver lake. It has a boat launch, is a decent size lake and plenty of fish in it. I know Chris fished it last spring maybe he could let us know if it is a viable venue and meets our needs.

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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 08:53:31 PM »
Buntzen 8)

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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 12:30:35 PM »
Weaver is a great lake but access might be tough for some depending on the road.

Whonnock is my vote.
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 01:03:12 PM »
That was my fear as well, Mike.
Plus the launch and parking were a little limited the last time I was there. Has it changed and will it fit 12+ vehicles with trailers, and passenger vehicles?
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 07:29:35 AM »
Yeah, one of the problems with weaver if that there are a lot of free floating logs on the lake, and if you get a North wind, it blows them all into the boat launch.  You can end up with 200' of logs to clear out.  It can be a bit time consuming to clear out and happens fairly often.
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 08:26:07 AM »
Ok then... Weaver doesn't look so good  :-[

Whonnock would be my other vote, anything but Buntzen ;D

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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 08:41:45 AM »
Ok then... Weaver doesn't look so good  :-[

Whonnock would be my other vote, anything but Buntzen ;D

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Oh come on, Johnny! We all know how much you love Buntzen Lake!! ;)
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 08:49:33 AM »
I like either whonnock or Buntzen (lol... johnny).  Since they only stock whonnock once in the spring, by the time fall comes around it is very much like a wild fishery, which is nice. We would just have to make sure no canoe/kayak events were scheduled the same day.  But that is easy to do by checking their website.

I went by there this past season and didn't check the canoe/kayak website first for their events... woah. What a mistake by me.  They had the shoreline so blocked off there was zero chance to launch a boat and you couldn't park (let alone turn around!) anywhere near the lake.  You couldn't even see the lake through all the trailers and trucks!  A dragonfly couldnt wedge between the vehicles... lol.

Just checked the site and they are done by October.  Looks like on Whonnock they have events May 5-6th, July 28th, and Sept 8-9th.
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2017, 09:02:40 AM »
I like either whonnock or Buntzen

So, which for which venue do you cast (pun intended) your vote? I'll add your vote to the list once you make your decision. :)
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2017, 12:15:22 PM »
I lean more towards Whonnock.
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 07:32:01 AM »
Thanks for the feedback on Whonnock Lake, Chris! I hope that a few more of the league members will offer some suggestions and cast their vote on the venue for this event.
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 08:34:03 AM »
Would Alta lake in Whistler be an option? I'm not sure if it would be frozen by October, but there is a public boat launch. I've had some pretty fun days in the springtime on that lake. Big cutties when you find them!
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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 08:15:01 AM »
Fuller Lake on Vancouver Island.

Then we can all go trout fishing on the Cowichan at the best time of the year!

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Re: People's Choice, Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition - October 14, 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 08:21:47 PM »
We have done Alta lake before, and it is a nice lake (except when everyone got the itch from the water... lol).  I liked it.  Though parking was a little skinny around the launch.

Somewhere on the island would be novel.
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