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The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 10, 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:02:23 AM »


"The Whitefish Festival" Fly Fishing Competition
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Location: Lower Mainland Region of British Columbia. 
Entry Fees: $15.00 (2019 Fly Fishing Canada Membership Card Holder Discounted Rate: $10.00)
Eligible Species: Trout and Whitefish
Point System: 1 Point per fish
Maximum Number of Competitors: 12, 16, 18, or 20
Number of Groups: 2 or 4 Groups (based on the number of participants)
Competitors per Group: Each groups will consist of 3, 4, 5, or 6 competitors (based on the number of participants)
The Draw: Groups and team members will be randomly drawn at the Designated Meeting area.
* Groups will fish as a teams, which will provide a great team-building exercise and learning opportunity for the rookies!
No Fishing Period: This venue is closed to fishing for all competitors and their associates as of 6:00am Monday, February 25, 2019.
 
NEWCOMERS TO THE SPORT:
Please consider this to be your invitation to come join in on a fun day on the water with a great group of guys! No previous competition angling experience necessary. This will be a great introduction for newcomers and rookies that are wanting to learn more about our sport through participation at these events. A fun and informative time for all is guaranteed!

COMPETITION STATUS:
British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League= 600 point scale 
Fly Fishing Canada= Level 4 Competition. 360 Point Value (based on average NRPs of the top 5 competitors).

REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Registration for this competition opens at 6:00pm Friday, February 1, 2019.
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.
Registration for this event closes at 8:00pm Sunday, March 3rd.

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NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS:

With the anticipation of a greater number of rookie competitors entering the competition scene this season, it has been decided that existing BCFF League members will be given priority during the registration process for the first 2/3 of the available spots at all one-day-competitions. The remaining 1/3 of the available spots will be reserved for rookie and 2nd year competitors.

Any spots that remain vacant after 14 days of the registration opening, will be assigned on a first come, first served basis to the competitors that are on the Waiting List. League members and Rookies that miss registration for an event and have applied to have their name placed on the Waiting List will be given priority for the registration process for the next scheduled one-day-competition.

Rookie competitors will be assigned to compete on teams with 2 League members during the draw process for each one-day-competition, which will allow the rookies the opportunity to learn from more experienced competitors and improve their skills, and understand how the team dynamic works in our sport..

How to Register:  Competitors must email Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com to register.

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REGISTERED COMPETITORS:

Registration for this competition opens at 6:00pm Friday, February 1, 2019.
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Schedule:
7:00am: Competitors' Meeting at Designated Parking Location (information will be sent to all registered competitors via email).
7:10am: Carpooling, shuttling, and departure for the river beats.

Details about the competition:
Total number of sessions: 2 sessions (8:30am 11:30am and 1:00pm 4:00pm).
Total number of beats: 4 beats
Each session consists of 2.5 hours of fishing.


Details about the sessions:
Number of sessions: 2 (AM Session and PM Session).
Length of each session: 2.5 hours (75 minutes fishing per beat).
Number of beats fished per session: 2 beats (2 beats in the AM Session and 2 beats in the PM Session).
Beat divisions: Dependent on number of participants.
Competitor positioning within beats: Positioning to be "drawn by straws".
Fishing time per section: 15 minutes.
Competitor rotation: Dependent on number of participants.
Competitors rotate to the section downstream of their location within the beat.
Competitors in the bottom section rotates to the top section of the beat.
Beat Relocations: 30 minute time allowance to relocate to the next beat and discuss tactics.
Lunch Break: 90 minutes time allowance for lunch break and relocating to the other side of the river between sessions.

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Here's the Schedule and Rotations for this competition:

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ROTATION:
               Beat 1 (East) - Beat 2 (East)Beat 3 (West) -Beat 4 (West) b]       
Session One:
8:30    9:45:  Group A     -     Group B       -    Group C      -     Group D     
Relocate to next beat: 9:45 - 10:15
10:15  11:30: Group B     -     Group A       -    Group D      -     Group C     

Lunch and Relocation to Other Side of River: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Session Two:
12:30 1:45:   Group D     -     Group C       -    Group B      -     Group A   
Relocate to next beat: 1:45 - 2:15
2:15 3:30:     Group C     -     Group D       -    Group A      -     Group B     


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SCHEDULE:
7:00am Competitors' Meeting and Draw at Designated Area

Session One (8:30am 11:30am on different 2 river beats)

8:30am 9:45am: Session One (1st beat)                       
(Beat rotations are based on the number of participants)

Relocate to other half of beat: 9:45am 10:15am (30 minute allowance)              

10:15am 11:30am: Session One (2nd beat)                       
(Beat rotations are based on the number of participants)

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11:30pm 1:00pm  - Lunch Break and relocation to other side of river (60 minutes)
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Session Two (1:00pm 4:00pm on 2 river beats)

1:00pm 2:15pm: Session Two (3rd beat)   
(Beat rotations are based on the number of participants)

Relocate to next beat: 2:15pm 2:45pm (30 minute allowance)  
           
2:45pm 4:00pm: Session Two (4th beat)   
(Beat rotations are based on the number of participants)

4:00 End of Competition....

4:30pm: Competitors' Meeting at Designated Spot
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 07:09:34 PM by Todd Oishi »
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