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Maple Ridge, British Columbia will be hosting the 1st Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Championship from April 26 - 28, 2019. Young fly fishers across Canada are encouraged and invited to participate at this championship. This event will be a celebration of fly fishing and a great opportunity for young fly fishers to learn more about this sport and make new friends.

The top 10 competitors will qualify for a spot on the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team and the opportunity to represent Canada at upcoming Youth World Fly Fishing Championships, as well as a variety of other championships. Several Coaches of the Canadian National Youth Fly Fishing Team will be on hand to mentor and assess the participants.

The four 3-hour sessions of this championship will be held on 2 lake venues and 2 river venues within the Fraser Valley. Competitors should already know how to fly fish and have a good understanding of knots and casting.  Competitors are responsible for providing their own waders, fly fishing equipment, nets, and flies. Boats will be supplied for the 2 lake sessions.

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Details about the competition:

- Eligible fish species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Whitefish.
- There is a total of 4 sessions of competition (2 sessions per day).
- Each session consists of 3 hours of angling.
- 2 Stillwater sessions will be fished casting in drifting boats.
- 2 River sessions will be fished from the river bank, with wading restricted to thigh-deep water.
- Competitors must wear life vests and eye protection at all times when near or on the water.
- All fishing must be performed with a single, barbless fly.
- The use of strike indicators, scent, swivels, and split-shot are forbidden.
- All competition venues are closed to fishing as of April 8, 2019 for all competitors and their agents.

COMPETITION VENUES*:
Stave River
Alouette River
Mike Lake
Rolley Lake
*All competition venues are closed to fishing as of April 8, 2019 for all competitors and their agents.

REGISTRATION
- Registration for this event is now open!
- Competitors must be Canadian citizens that are between 13 to 18 years of age at some point during the 2019 calendar year.
- Maximum number of participants: 24 competitors.
- Competitors may register as individuals or teams.
- Individual competitors will be assigned to a team or may form their own team.
- Teams will consist of 4 competitors.
- Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Registration fee: $125.00 per person (includes: transportation, 2 boxed lunches, and dinner at the closing ceremonies).
- Payment must be received by February 28, 2019 in order to secure a spot for this event.
- Please send your e-transfers to: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca or contact Chris Puchniak for his mailing address if you wish to send a cheque or money order.


SCHEDULE:
Friday, April 26, 2019:     5:00pm - Opening Ceremonies, Competitors' Meeting, and Fly Fishing Clinic
Saturday, April 27, 2019: 8:00am - 11:00am - Session 1
Saturday, April 27, 2019: 1:00pm - 4:00pm   - Session 2
Sunday, April 28, 2019:   8:00am - 11:00am - Session 3
Sunday, April 28, 2019:   1:00pm - 4:00pm   - Session 4
Sunday, April 28, 2019:   6:00pm - Closing Ceremonies and Awards Banquet

Additional details will be posted in the coming months...

Please contact Todd Oishi for more information and to register or volunteer for this event: toishis@gmail.com

COMPETITOR LIST (Maximum of 6 Teams/24 competitors):

TEAM KING FISHER GOLD
1. Callum Learmonth - Surrey, BC
2. Slate Spooner - Okotoks, Alberta
3. Nolan Neufeld - Kelowna, BC
4. Jakob Lorefice - Antigonish, Nova Scotia

TEAM ? ? (Carihi Secondary School Fly Fishing Team):
1. TBD - Campbell River, BC
2. TBD - Campbell River, BC
3. TBD - Campbell River, BC
4. TBD - Campbell River, BC

TEAM ? ? (Carihi Secondary School Fly Fishing Team):
1. TBD - Campbell River, BC
2. TBD - Campbell River, BC
3. TBD - Campbell River, BC
4. TBD - Campbell River, BC

INDIVIDUALS (to be formed into teams of 4 anglers):
 1. Carson Street - Surrey, BC
 2. Mattias Tingstad - Vancouver, BC
 3. Jakob Blessin - Port Coquitlam, BC
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VOLUNTEER LIST:
 1.  Todd Oishi - boat and electric motor
 2.  Robyn Oishi
 3.  Megan Oishi
 4.  Mike Learmonth - boat and electric motor
 5.  Cathy Learmonth
 6.  Chris Puchniak - boat and electric motor
 7.  Colette Stroud
 8.  John Wilkinson - boat and electric motor
 9.  Tina Wilkinson
10. Brian Danilkiewicz - boat and electric motor
11. Matt Dirksen
12. Phil Neufeld
13. Ross Pearson - boat and electric motor
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« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 04:28:19 PM by Todd Oishi »
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...

Mike Learmonth

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Outstanding!

I'll be there to assist in any way.
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Will be looking forward to this!
I will fish anywhere and find beauty in it.

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Sounds good!! Fingers crossed for top ten    :)
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I have no doubt that you can do it, Callum!
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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sign me up to help out.
Thanks
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Tina and myself will be volunteering too!  :)

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Hi Todd,
Callum would like to officially register for the 2019 Canadian Youth Championship.
Thx.
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Thanks! I'll add his name to the list.
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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Count me in for helping out
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I will come help out! Only if you want

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Thanks everyone! It would be great to have you and any ex-youth team members out to encourage the newcomers!

Thanks for the excellent response that we've received so far!!
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Hi todd! Can i sign up as well? Not sure if im too old yet?  I just turned 18 and will be 19 on the day the comp starts. Please sign me up if i am still eligible!

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Hi Jason!

Yes, you are eligible to compete, as FIPS-Mouche rules state that competitors are required to be ages 14 to 18 at any point during year of competition. This mean that you are eligible to compete as long as you are 18 years old on January 1st of the calendar year for the event (2019).

Glad to have you onboard for this event!

Cheers,
Todd
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Re: 2019 Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Championship: April 26 - 28, 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2018, 06:19:29 AM »
My dad Phil Neufeld said he can volunteer to if you still need volunteers.