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PRESS RELEASE   / COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE                          Version française au bas

FLY FISHING CANADA
16th Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship, 2018 – Centre Wellington, Ontario
December 28, 2017

Fly Fishing Canada is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual National Championship will be based in Centre Wellington (Fergus-Elora), Ontario from June 6-8, 2018.  Venues will include the Grand River, Conestoga River, and the Upper Credit Trout Club Pond. There will be four river sessions and one pond bank-fishing session.  The Grand and Conestoga rivers are tailwater fisheries, stocked annually each Spring with up to 40,000 Brown Trout, many of which hold over from year to year, producing some of North America’s best trophy brown trout approaching the 30-inch size (76cm). The Upper Credit Trout Club has operated as a private members’ club for over 40 years. It features a pond large enough to provide beats for rotational bank-fishing, and is stocked with trophy Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout. This promises to be an exciting event, bringing together competitive anglers and spectators from across Canada to share in and experience the fine waters of the area.

Locale: Centre Wellington Township (Fergus-Elora), Ontario Canada.
Venues:  Grand River, Conestoga River, and the Upper Credit Trout Club (www.theuctc.com).
Species counting: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout.
Schedule:
Opening Ceremonies: Sunday June 3, 6pm-9pm
Official Practice Days: Sunday June 3, Monday June 4
No-fishing Day: Tuesday June 5. Captain’s meeting, Conservation Symposium
Competition Dates: Wed June 6 through Friday June 8: 6-session format (one spare session per angler)
Closing Ceremonies: Friday June 8, 6pm-10pm
Check-out and Depart: Saturday June 9
 
Local Charity Beneficiary of proceeds from silent- and live-auctions, raffles, etc.: 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington (BBBS-CW) https://centrewellington.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/

Donations: Participants and volunteers are encouraged to donate generously to Big Brothers Big Sisters via their website above.

Local Organizing Committee Chair and Project Manager: Ernie Kalwa (Elora, Ontario)
Contact email: nffc2018@gmail.com
Event Website: http://flyfishingcanada.net 
Event Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/2018nffc/?ref=page_internal
Innovative Fly-Fisher Forum: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3094.msg24305#msg24305

Registration: Limited to ten (10) 5-angler teams = 50 participants maximum.
Registration opening date: December 28, 2017
Registration closing date: February 28, 2018
Registration Form Online:  http://flyfishingcanada.net
Registration Fee: $450 CAD per angler ($350 plus mandatory $100 donation to BBBS-CW. Tax-receipt provided). Includes Closing Banquet Dinner and packed lunches provided on Competition Days only.
Payable: by Interac Email Money Transfer (EMT) to flyfishingcanada2@gmail.com, or by cheque payable to: Fly Fishing Canada, mailed to the address below. Receipts will be forwarded by email.

FFC mailing address:
Fly-Fishing Canada
c/o Todd Oishi
25874 102nd Ave
Maple Ridge, BC  V2W 1K5

Volunteers: Will be needed as Controllers on riverbank sessions, as Sector Judges, and for non-fishing-related roles. Please complete the Volunteer application form available soon on the websites above. Volunteer Controllers’ names will be entered in a draw, one per session controlled, for prizes to be awarded at the closing ceremonies banquet.

Accommodations:
Best Western Plus Hotel, Fergus Ontario: The primary meeting place and launch-point for all competition sessions.
Group rate: $129.99 CAD, based on double occupancy. Rate includes hot buffet-breakfast daily.
Phone: Toll Free 1-844-338-1171, Local: 519-843-2100
Website: www.bwfergus.com
Drew House (Elora) has rooms available for up to two teams, also at the Group Rate of $129.99 CAD. Book with Drew House or other B&B’s via:
Fergus-Elora Bed & Breakfast Association: http://www.febba.ca/
Airport Shuttle Service: RedCar Service.
Website: www.Redcarservice.com   
Booking Discount Code for this BBBW-CW fundraiser event: “fishing18”
Discounts up to $70 per round-trip only for Hamilton and Toronto Pearson (YYZ) International Airports.
Ontario Fishing Licence: Required for all anglers, and can be purchased online:
https://www2.on.wildlifelicense.com/start.php?lang=1
Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact nffc2018@gmail.com.

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COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE                     English version above
PÊCHE A LA MOUCHE CANADA
16e Championnat national canadien de pêche à la mouche, 2018 - Centre Wellington, Ontario

28 décembre 2017

Pêche a la Mouche Canada a le plaisir d'annoncer que le 16e championnat national annuel aura lieu à Centre Wellington (Fergus-Elora), en Ontario, du 6 au 8 juin 2018. Les sites comprendront la rivière Grand, la rivière Conestoga et le Upper Credit Trout Club Pond. Il y aura quatre sessions de rivière et une session de banque de pêche d'étang. Les rivières Grand et Conestoga sont des pêcheries de queue, qui sont ensemencées chaque printemps avec jusqu'à 40 000 truites brunes, dont beaucoup tiennent d'année en année, produisant quelques-unes des meilleures truites brunes d'Amérique du Nord qui approchant les 30 pouces (76cm). Le Upper Credit Trout Club fonctionne comme club privé depuis plus de 40 ans. Il dispose d'un étang assez grand pour fournir des beats pour la pêche de la banque de rotation, est approvisionné avec trophée Rainbow Trout et Brook Trout. Cela promet d'être un événement excitant, réunissant des pêcheurs compétitifs de partout au Canada et spectateurs pour partager et faire l'expérience des eaux raffinées de la région.

Locale: Centre Wellington (Fergus-Elora), Ontario Canada.

Lieux: La rivière Grand, La rivière Conestoga et Le Upper Credit Trout Club. (www.theuctc.com).

Espèces recensées: truite brune, truite arc-en-ciel, omble de fontaine.

Horaire:
Cérémonies d'ouverture: Dimanche 3 juin, 18h à 21h
Journées Pratiques officielles: Dimanche 3 juin, lundi 4 juin
Journée sans pêche: mardi 5 juin. Réunion du capitaine, Symposium de conservation
Dates de Competition: Mercredi 6 juin au vendredi 8 juin: 6- format de la session (une séance de réserve par pêcheur)
Cérémonie de clôture: Vendredi 8 juin, 18h-22h
Check-out et départ: Samedi 9 juin

Bénéficiaire de tous les fonds provenant des ventes aux enchères silencieuses et en direct, tirages au sort, etc.: Les Grands Frères Grandes Sœurs du Centre Wellington (GFGSC-CW) https://centrewellington.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
Dons: Les participants et les bénévoles sont encouragés à faire un don généreux à Grands Frères Grandes Sœurs via leur site Web ci-dessus.
Président du comité organisateur local et gestionnaire de projet: Ernie Kalwa (Elora, Ontario)
Courriel du contact: nffc2018@gmail.com 
Site Web de l'événement: http://flyfishingcanada.net
Page Facebook de l'événement: https://www.facebook.com/2018nffc/?ref=page_internal
Forum Innovant de Fly-Fisher: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3094.msg24305#msg24305

Inscription: Limité à dix (10) équipes de 5 pêcheurs = 50 participants maximum.
Date d'inscription: 28 décembre 2017
Date de clôture des inscriptions: Février 28, 2018
Formulaire d'inscription en ligne: http://flyfishingcanada.net

Frais d'inscription: 450 $ CAD par pêcheur (350 $ plus un don obligatoire de 100 $ à GFGSC-CW, reçu d'impôt fourni). Comprend le dîner de banquet de clôture et les paniers-repas fournis le seul jour de la compétition. Payable: par Virement de fonds par courriel Interac (EMT) à flyfishingcanada2@gmail.com, ou par chèque à l'ordre de: Fly Fishing Canada, posté à l'adresse ci-dessous. Les reçus seront envoyés par courriel.
Adresse postale de FFC:
Fly-Fishing Canada
c/o Todd Oishi
25874 102nd Ave
Maple Ridge, BC  V2W 1K5

Volontaires: Seront nécessaires en tant que contrôleurs sur les sessions riveraines, en tant que juges de secteur, et pour les rôles non liés à la pêche. Veuillez remplir le formulaire de demande de bénévolat bientôt disponible sur les sites Web ci-dessus. Les noms des contrôleurs volontaires seront inscrits à un tirage, un par session contrôlée, pour que les prix soient attribués lors du banquet de clôture des cérémonies.

Hébergement: Hôtel Best Western Plus, Fergus Ontario: Le lieu de rencontre principal et le point de départ de toutes les séances de compétition. Tarif de groupe: 129,99 $ CAD, basé sur une occupation double. Le tarif comprend un petit-déjeuner buffet chaud tous les jours.
Téléphone: sans frais 1-844-338-1171, poste local: 519-843-2100 Site Web: www.bwfergus.com

Drew House (Elora) dispose de chambres pouvant accueillir jusqu'à deux équipes, également au tarif de groupe de 129,99 $ CAD. Réservez avec Drew House ou d'autres B & B via:
Fergus-Elora Bed & Breakfast Association: http://www.febba.ca/

Service de navette aéroport: RedCar Service. Site Web: www.Redcarservice.com Code de réduction de réservation pour cet événement de collecte de fonds GFGSC-CW: «fishing18» Rabais jusqu'à 70 $ par aller-retour seulement pour les aéroports internationaux de Hamilton et de Toronto Pearson (YYZ)

Permis de pêche de l'Ontario: Requis pour tous les pêcheurs et peut être acheté en ligne:
https://www2.on.wildlifelicense.com/start.php?lang=2
Opportunités de parrainage: Contactez nffc2018@gmail.com
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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 10:38:23 AM »
Great news that it's not only rivers...

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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 03:09:52 PM »
Registration for this event opens on December 28, 2017...
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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 03:23:48 PM »
Thanks Todd!

Here's the link to the official Press Release as a printable PDF:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I7rOBvPGYLrm8TINapJMWuNODa04glYb



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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 06:57:48 PM »
Thanks to Fly Fishing Canada for getting this together. 

I want to enter this competition so if there are any "teams' out there that would be looking for a fisher to fill out one of their 5 positions please let me know.  I live in London Ontario and have fished both rivers many times.  I am the president of the Forest City Fly Fishing club in London and have been doing quite a bit of Euro-style nymphing the past few years.  I have studied the techniques and I have purposely invited competitive anglers to do presentations at our club.  So while I have not competed in a comp as yet I feel like I can contribute to a team and will certainly listen and learn to teammates to make the most of the opportunity. 

I am also heading back down to Western North Carolina in March to fish some of the trout waters that the U.S. had it's National championship in 2011.  I am organizing a trip for some of our club members and a few others that might want to hone their skills in March on some amazing rivers.  So Iam very serious about becoming a better fly fisherman all the time.

Please let me know if you are looking for someone to join your team and we can talk some more about this.  Also if anyone is interested in N.C. fishing let me know and I can share some info from my trip there last February or our one this March.

Thanks
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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 08:31:19 AM »
Hello,

Happy New Year.  This experienced and successful angler is looking to help a seasoned team if you have a spot to fill. I would also be interested in leading a team if there are some experienced anglers looking to work towards success. Feel free to email me at jbdmoses@hotmail.com

Best Regards,

Jason


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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 08:12:56 PM »
Todd, I know that you can never have too many helpers but how many volunteers do you need?  I am the president of the Forest City Fly Fishing Club in London Ontario which is about 1.5 hours from these waters and many of our members fish them regularly so may be interested in volunteering.  We have a club meeting next Wednesday and I will make an announcement regarding this opportunity.
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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 08:32:08 PM »
That's great, Scott! Any volunteers would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Todd
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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 02:41:36 AM »
Todd, I know that you can never have too many helpers but how many volunteers do you need?  I am the president of the Forest City Fly Fishing Club in London Ontario which is about 1.5 hours from these waters and many of our members fish them regularly so may be interested in volunteering.  We have a club meeting next Wednesday and I will make an announcement regarding this opportunity.

Hi Scott! Yes, we need to have as many volunteers as possible to ensure the success of the event. We especially need Controllers for the pond and rivers -- one or two per river-beat, per session.  There's currently a simple Volunteer Registration Form on the flyfishingcanada.net website, but it would be a good idea if they also email their contact info to nffc2018@gmail.com so we add them to our list and can contact them when more info is available. We will have a complete schedule available on Signup.com early in January for which volunteers can reserve Controller sessions on the rivers and pond. For out-of-town volunteers needing to stay in Fergus-Elora overnight during the competition, we will also be assembling a list of billet accommodations with local families. Controllers will have their names entered in a draw, one entry for each session they Control, for some great prizes at the closing Awards banquet. So the more sessions each person controls, the better chance they have of winning a prize. There will be a volunteer training session on Tuesday, June 5th and/or Sunday June 3rd. River Controllers will require hiking boots and/or waders at a minimum (a suggested list of gear will be provided), and packed lunches will be provided for Controllers and Competitors for the three competition days.

Questions and suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
-Ernie Kalwa, Chair of the Organizing Committee

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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 09:01:50 AM »

RULE AMENDMENTS FOR THE 2018 Canadian NFFC (Version française au bas)
29 January 2018
Competition Sessions: 6 sessions (2 per day) with 1 session being a break.
Competitors are responsible for their own transportation needs and GRCA access fees during all practice sessions.
Bus transportation will be provided on all 3 competition days.
A bagged lunch and 2 bottles of water will be supplied for each competitor on all 3 competition days (please contact Ernie Kalwa nffc2018@gmail.com if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs).
No fishing Policy: UCTC Pond is closed to all fishing for competitors and their agents after May 1st (1 month prior to the comp). There are no closures for the Grand and Conestoga Rivers.
No fishing day: Tuesday June 5th, for all venues (Grand, Conestoga and UCTC Pond).
Species counting: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout.

RULE AMENDMENTS FOR THE UCTC POND
Morning Sessions: 8:30am‐ 12:00pm.
Afternoon Session: 2:30 – 6:00pm.
The bus for the morning sessions at UCTC Pond leaves at 6:30am from the Competition Hotel.
The bus for the afternoon sessions at UCTC Pond leaves 1:00pm from the Competition Hotel.
Competitors must use Landing Nets supplied by Club. Competitors must not step into the water.
There will be no Official Practice at UCTC Pond or access to pre‐view the venue, at owner’s request for privacy of location.
There will be a minimum of 1 Controller per 2 anglers, fish measured, released unharmed.
Rotation of pegs 3 times: once each hour for 3 hour fishing session. 15 minutes between rotations.
All fish caught during the pond sessions will be measured for recording length.
Fish will be measured from the nose to the tip of the tail.
Squeezing of tails is strictly forbidden.

RULE AMENDMENTS FOR THE GRAND AND CONESTOGA RIVERS
Morning Sessions: 9:00am‐ 12:00pm.
Afternoon Session: 2:00 ‐ 5:00pm.
Grand River: Buses leave 6:30am daily from the Competition Hotel.
Conestoga River: Buses leave 6:00am daily from the Competition Hotel.
Single Fly Only angling regulations apply to all Grand River beats.
Competitors may use up to 3 flies on a leader on the Conestoga River.
2 competitors will share a single river beat.
River beats will be divided in half with a competitor fishing for 90 minutes on each half.
The middle of each beat will be identified by a yellow ribbon tied to a tree or bush.
A coin toss will be used to determine in which half each competitor starts the session.
Competitors will rotate beat halves at 90 minutes.
There is no time allowance for rotating beat halves on the rivers.
2 competitors will share 1 controller, unless more controllers are available to allow 1 controller per competitor.
Controllers will remain at the middle beat divider to record fish.
All fish caught during the river sessions, regardless of size, will be scored as 25cm.
Fish verification for river sessions: Competitors are required to bring netted fish close enough to the riverbank to allow the controller to clearly identify and confirm the species as trout, and then release the fish into the river after the controller acknowledges the catch. Care is to be given to keep the netted fish in water at all times. Upon the release of the fish, competitors are required to hold up their fly/flies and empty net for  controller verification that the fish has been released and perform one overhead cast before fishing can resume.

** Please note that the registration closing date for the 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship has been extended to February 28, 2018.

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MODIFICATION AUX RÈGLES DE LA CNLC Canadienne de 2018 English version above
29 janvier 2018
Sessions de compétition: 6 sessions (2 par jour) avec 1 session étant une pause.
Les concurrents sont responsables de leurs transports pendant toutes les séances d'entraînement.
Les concurrents sont responsables de leurs transports et des frais d'accès GRCA pendant toutes les séances
d'entraînement. Le transport par autobus sera assuré pendant les trois jours de compétition.
Un déjeuner en sac et 2 bouteilles d'eau seront fournis pour chaque concurrent pendant les jours de competition (veuillez contacter nffc2018@gmail.com si vous avez des allergies alimentaires ou des besoins diététiques spéciaux).
Pas de politique de pêche: L'étang UCTC est fermé à toute activité de pêche pour les concurrents et leurs agents après le 1er mai (1 mois avant la compétition). Il n'y a pas de fermeture pour les rivières Grand et Conestoga.
Pas de journée de pêche: le mardi 5 juin pour tous les sites (Grand, Conestoga et UCTC Pond).
Espèces recensées: truite brune, truite arc‐en‐ciel, truite mouchetée.

AMENDEMENTS AUX RÈGLES DE L'ÉTANG UCTC
Séances du matin: 8h30‐12h00.
Séance de l'après‐midi: de 14h30 à 18h00.
Le bus pour les sessions du matin à l'UCTC Pond part à 6h30 du Competition Hotel.
Le bus pour les sessions de l'après‐midi à l'UCTC Pond part à 13h00 du Competition Hotel.
Les concurrents doivent utiliser les Jetons d'Atterrissage fournis par le Club.
Il n'y aura pas de pratique officielle à l'UCTC Pond ou l'accès à pré‐visualiser le lieu, à la demande des proprietaries pour la confidentialité de l'emplacement. Il y aura un minimum de 1 contrôleur pour 2 pêcheurs, poisson mesuré, relâché indemne.
Rotation des piquets 3 fois: une fois par heure pendant 3 heures. 15 minutes entre les rotations.
Tous les poissons capturés pendant les sessions sur l'étang seront mesurés pour la durée d'enregistrement.
Le poisson sera mesuré du nez à l'extrémité de la queue. La compression des queues est strictement interdite.

MODIFICATION DES RÈGLES POUR LES RIVIÈRES GRAND ET CONESTOGA
Séances du matin: 9h00‐12h00.
Séance de l'après‐midi: de 14h00 à 17h00.
Grand River: Les bus partent tous les jours à 6h30 du Competition Hotel.
Rivière Conestoga: Les bus partent tous les jours à 6h00 du Concurrence.
Single Fly Seules les règles de pêche s'appliquent à tous les rythmes de Grand River.
Les concurrents peuvent utiliser jusqu'à 3 mouches sur la rivière Conestoga.
2 concurrents partageront un seul battement de rivière.
Les battements de rivière seront divisés en deux avec un concurrent pêchant 90 minutes sur chaque moitié.
Le milieu du chaque battement sera identifié par un ruban jaune attaché à un arbre ou à un buisson.
Un tirage au sort sera utilisé pour déterminer dans quelle moitié chaque compétiteur commence la session.
Les concurrents effectueront une rotation de moitié à 90 minutes.
Il n'y a pas de réserve de temps pour les demi‐temps de rotation sur les rivières.
2 concurrents partageront 1 contrôleur, sauf si plus de contrôleurs sont disponibles pour permettre 1 contrôleur par concurrent.
Les contrôleurs resteront sur le diviseur du temps intermédiaire pour enregistrer les poissons.
Tous les poissons capturés pendant les sessions de rivière, indépendamment de leur taille, seront marqués comme 25cm.
Vérification du poisson pour les sessions fluviales: Les concurrents doivent ramener suffisamment de poissons filetés à la berge pour permettre au contrôleur d'identifier et de confirmer clairement l'espèce comme une truite, puis relâcher le poisson dans la rivière après que le contrôleur a reconnu la prise. Des precautions doivent être prises pour garder les poissons filetés dans l'eau en tout temps.
Lors de la remise à l'eau du poisson, les concurrents doivent tenir leur mouche / mouche et vider le filet pour vérifier que le poisson a été relâché et effectuer un lancer avant de pouvoir reprendre la pêche.

** Veuillez noter que la date de clôture des inscriptions pour le Championnat canadien de pêche à la mouche de 2018 a été prolongée jusqu'au 28 février 2018.
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Please note that the registration closing date for the 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship has been extended to February 28, 2018.
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VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR THE 2018 CANADIAN NATIONAL FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP

Volunteers are being sought for the 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships. Volunteers are required for the 3 days of the actual competition: June 6, 7, and 8, 2018.

 Currently, our greatest need is finding volunteers to serve as judges (A.K.A. Controllers) on the Grand and Conestoga River beats, near Fergus and Elora. No previous experience necessary, as this is a fairly simple duty and training will be provided.

 Training session (both online and in person) will be held prior to the competition. Senior members of Fly Fishing Canada will educate the volunteers on their duties and answer any questions or concerns.

Please consider volunteering a bit of your time, and enjoy this rare and excellent opportunity to learn some new techniques while observing the fly patterns, techniques, and tactics that are employed by some of Canada's top-ranked and highly-skilled competitive fly fishers, and cheer them on as they try to qualify for a spot on Canada's National Fly Fishing Teams.

Here's a brief list of the volunteer positions that are available and a brief description of the duties involved:

CONTROLLERS
 A controller is assigned to monitor and record the fish caught by their assigned competitor. Controllers will be responsible for no more than two competitors at any one time. This is an excellent opportunity to learn some new techniques while observing the techniques and tactics that these highly-skilled competitive fly fishers approach and cover a river and its fish!

 Controllers will be responsible for recording on the competitor’s score card the number of fish caught. There will be no need for the controllers to handle fish. The scorecard will be given to the Sector Judge at the conclusion of each session, and a duplicate will be given to the competitor.

 Controllers do not need to enter the water, and may sit on the bank in the comfort of a lawnchair while monitoring their assigned competitor. Competitors will net their fish and bring them to the controller for verification and recording on their score card. All fish must be released in good health and unharmed.

SECTOR JUDGES
 Sector Judges are responsible for the proper conduct of the competition within their sector or group of competitors.
 DUTIES OF THE SECTOR JUDGE:
1. Supervise the Controllers in their sector and offer any assistance if required.
2. Ensure that Controllers keep accurate records and enforce observance of the Competition Rules.
3. Assist Controllers in rule interpretation if there is any doubt about a possible infraction of the Competition Rules.
4. Supervise the recording of suspected infractions of the Competition Rules or Competition Rules Modifications and report them to the Local Organizer and the FFC representative.
5. Assist the Jury, in the event of a formal protest, by gathering information to resolve the protest.

Please consider volunteering and help us to spread this request.

Please contact Ernie Kalwa for more information or to sign up as a volunteer at: nffc2018@gmail.com
 

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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 05:42:30 AM »
Volunteer Registration via Signup.com: http://signup.com/go/hGgvQOi  Signup here!!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Please click this link to see our SignUp: http://signup.com/go/hGgvQOi
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) for which you'd like to volunteer.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will not need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us at nffc2018@gmail.com and we can sign you up manually.

There will be two Volunteer/Controller Info/Training Sessions:
Sunday June 3rd, 2pm. Time and Location to be confirmed.
Tuesday June 5th, 10am. Time and Location to be confirmed.
Volunteers can attend one or both sessions, as the same information and training will be provided.

Controller Training Video (from the Americas Cup, but mostly applies to our 2018 NFFC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbrMOMrpjcw

Volunteers_Controllers_PUBLIC Google-Drive folder (Controller Training Manual, etc.):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DiO955zn0g7cyTxEQPrH8ifyPeC-HOUn

Volunteers will help bring success to this event! Please contact me with questions: nffc2018@gmail.com.

Thanks!
-Ernie.

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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 05:59:29 AM »
Clarification of Rule Modifications for the UCTC Pond:
Up to three flies may be used on a single leader, single barbless hooks only.
All Club nets provided will be of similar length (approximately 48 inches).
A map showing the dimensions, scale, and approximate depths of the Pond will be provided in the Competitor’s Welcome-package.
A separate Waiver will be made available in advance, and will need to be signed and submitted before fishing the UCTC pond.
The moratorium on fishing the Pond from May 1st is to minimize any advantage of locals or private Club members, while also minimizing any Club members’ loss of their paid rights to fish the Pond.
All current FIPS-Mouche rules and regulations apply to this venue and the river venues, in addition to the existing Rule Modifications.
An Event Waiver will be made available in advance, and will need to be signed and submitted before the start of the competition.
Existing members of the UCTC Pond will be preferred as Controllers for the event, due to their familiarity with the Pond and facilities.
Washroom facilities are on-site.

NEW!: Bank-Fishing Pond Practice Venue: By popular request, the Local Organizing Committee was able to secure Humber Springs Trout Club for practicing by teams on the two official practice days (June 3-4). Teams can fish these ponds one practice-day per angler, minimum 3-hour sessions with maximum three teams on-site per session, with the team rotation schedule to be provided in a sign-up format available prior to the event. Teams may elect not to send all their anglers to these ponds, and may elect to split their team-allocation between the two days. Cost will be only $100/team mandatory (collected $20 from each angler), with all teams included in the rotation, no exceptions. Cash payment will be collected and made by all team Captains to the Local Organizing Committee at/before the Opening Ceremonies Banquet, Sunday June 3rd, and the Committee will remit the total to Humber Springs. In exchange, Humber Springs will make a generous donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington for the fundraiser. Humber Springs is only a 40-minute drive east of Fergus/Elora has three great ponds for bank-fishing (5-acre, 4-acre, and 2-acre), with the largest two having boats available. None of their ponds could accommodate more than four or five bank-fishing anglers uniformly and simultaneously on the same body of water, so the UCTC Pond was selected as the official competition venue. The trout in the Humber Springs ponds are from the same hatchery as those in the UCTC Pond, so this venue is ideal for practicing in an environment very similar to that of the UCTC Pond.  Anglers need to bring their own gear to Humber Springs, including landing nets; all catch-and-release, single barbless hooks, maximum 3 flies per leader. A map and directions to Humber Springs will be provided, along with general rules and etiquette. A separate Waiver will be made available in advance, and will need to be signed and submitted before fishing these ponds. BONUS: In addition, competitors may fish these ponds from Tuesday May 22nd through Saturday June 2nd at a cost of $20-cash per angler per day, paid directly to Humber Springs Trout Club.

Ernie’s own comments:
I recall Kakut Pond at the 2007 Nationals at Grande Prairie had a similar moratorium to minimize any advantage locals may have had on that pond. I also recall competitors catching more fish there than locals did.
The Kenauk lakes are fished regularly by locals to the Ottawa/Gatineau area, and I don’t recall many, if any, Nationals having moratoriums on those lakes prior to the competitions.
In any competition, there will be water involved that is familiar to locals, as was clearly evident for example most-recently in the Nationals in 2016 in BC, where the local team(s) knew exactly where all fish were in the river, because they picked the beats.
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Clarification des modifications de règles pour l'étang de l'UCTC:
Jusqu'à trois mouches peuvent être utilisées sur un seul linge, seulement des hameçons sans barbe.
Tous les filet du club seront de longueur similaire (environ 48 pouces).
Une carte montrant les dimensions, l'échelle et les profondeurs approximatives de l'étang sera fournie dans l'emballage de bienvenue du concurrent.
Une dérogation distincte sera disponible à l'avance et devra être signée et soumise avant de pêcher dans l'étang de l'UCTC.
Le moratoire sur la pêche à l'étang à partir du 1er mai est de minimiser tout avantage des membres locaux ou des membres du club privé, tout en minimisant la perte par les membres du Club de leurs droits payés pour pêcher l'étang.
Toutes les règles et réglementations actuelles de FIPS-Mouche s'appliquent à ce site et aux sites de la rivière, en plus des modifications de règles existantes.
Une dérogation sera disponible à l'avance et devra être signée et soumise avant le début de la compétition.
Les membres actuels de l'étang UCTC seront préférés en tant que contrôleurs pour l'événement, en raison de leur familiarité avec l'étang et les installations.
Les toilettes sont sur place.

NOUVEAU! Banc d'entraînement de bancs de pêche: À la demande générale, le comité organisateur local a réussi à s'assurer que le club de truites de Humber Springs s'entraîne par les équipes lors des deux journées d'entraînement officielles (3-4 juin). Les équipes peuvent pêcher ces étangs un jour de pratique par pêcheur, des sessions de 3 heures minimum avec un maximum de trois équipes sur place par session, le calendrier de rotation de l'équipe devant être fourni dans un format d'inscription disponible avant l'événement. Les équipes peuvent choisir de ne pas envoyer tous leurs pêcheurs dans ces étangs, et peuvent choisir de partager leur répartition d'équipe entre les deux jours. Le coût sera seulement de 100 $ / équipe obligatoire (20 $ de chaque pêcheur), toutes les équipes étant incluses dans la rotation, sans exception. Le paiement en espèces sera recueilli et fait par tous les capitaines d'équipe au comité organisateur local avant le banquet des cérémonies d'ouverture, le dimanche 3 juin, et le comité remettra le total à Humber Springs. En échange, Humber Springs fera un don généreux aux Grands Frères Grandes Sœurs du Centre Wellington pour la collecte de fonds. Humber Springs est à seulement 40 minutes de route à l'est de Fergus / Elora a trois grands étangs pour la pêche à la ligne (5 acres, 4 acres et 2 acres), avec les deux plus grands ayant des bateaux disponibles. Aucun de leurs étangs ne pouvait accueillir plus de quatre ou cinq pêcheurs à la ligne de façon uniforme et simultanée sur le même plan d'eau, de sorte que l'étang UCTC a été choisi comme site de compétition officiel. Les truites des étangs de Humber Springs proviennent de la même écloserie que celles de l'étang UCTC, ce qui en fait un endroit idéal pour pratiquer dans un environnement très semblable à celui de l'étang UCTC. Les pêcheurs doivent apporter leur propre équipement à Humber Springs, y compris des épuisettes; tous les hameçons simples sans ardillon, avec un maximum de 3 mouches par meneur. Une carte et des directions à Humber Springs seront fournies, avec les règles générales et l'étiquette. Une dérogation distincte sera disponible à l'avance et devra être signée et soumise avant la pêche dans ces étangs. BONUS: De plus, les concurrents pourront pêcher ces étangs du mardi 22 au samedi 2 juin au coût de 20 $ par pêcheur et par jour, payés directement au Humber Springs Trout Club.

Les propres commentaires d'Ernie:
Je me souviens que Kakut Pond, lors des championnats nationaux de 2007 à Grande Prairie, avait fait l'objet d'un moratoire semblable afin de minimiser tout avantage que les locaux auraient pu avoir sur cet étang. Je me souviens aussi que les concurrents y pêchaient plus de poissons que les locaux.
Les lacs Kenauk sont pêchés régulièrement par les sections locales dans la région d'Ottawa / Gatineau, et je ne me souviens pas qu'un grand nombre de ces derniers aient fait l'objet de moratoires sur ces lacs avant les compétitions.
Dans toute compétition, il y aura de l'eau qui est familière à la population locale, comme cela a été clairement le cas récemment aux Nationals en 2016 en C.-B., où les équipes locales savaient exactement où se trouvaient tous les poissons dans la rivière, parce que ils ont choisi les beats.

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Re: 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship - June 3 - 8, 2018
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2018, 05:11:24 PM »
Bumped as a reminder that tomorrow (February 28th) is the final day for registering for this event. Here's a link to the event's website for registering: http://flyfishingcanada.net
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