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Todd Oishi

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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.


Details about the competition:
- Eligible fish species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Whitefish
- Competitors must be 13-18 years old at some point during the 2019 calendar year., and a Canadian citizen.
- Maximum number of participants: 24 competitors.
- Registration for this event will open on May 1, 2018.
- 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 January 31, 2019 in order to secure a spot for this event.
- 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.

Friday, April 26, 2019:     5:00pm - Opening Ceremonies 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:

COMPETITOR LIST (Maximum of 24):
Callum Learmonth
Slate Spooner
Carson Street
Jason Ellingsen

Todd Oishi
Robyn Oishi
Megan Oishi
Mike Learmonth
Cathy Learmonth
Chris Puchniak
Colette Stroud
John Wilkinson
Tina Wilkinson
Brian Danilkiewicz
Matt Dirksen
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