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British Columbia Fly Fishing League Statistics and Records
« on: April 16, 2013, 12:36:54 PM »

Based on all the accumulated statistics obtained from the regional competitions in BC that are a part of the Summer and Winter Leagues (and other mini-comps), we have compiled a set of "Records" that will acknowledge those anglers who have achieved notable accomplishments during competition fishing.  These records all try to highlight those factors in competitions that are valuable to performance.

More importantly though, as opposed to being just a means of recognizing the "Biggest Fish" or "Most Fish Caught", this list is meant to provide an ongoing record of what type and size of fish are typically being caught, what can be expected in terms of catches in a typical local competition, and how the competitors are improving over time.  Hopefully it will provide interesting data over time for all of us.

The angler with the “best” in category is listed first, and in the case of a tie, all names are listed in order from the most recent to the most oldest record date.  In the event that the dates are the same, the multiple record holders are listed in no special order.  In addition, where there is a second place finisher with a value very close to the top record value, or with a value that is still very worthy of being mentioned, that angler is also cited (but below the record holder) in order to demonstrate the closeness of the record and other noteworthy achievements.

Due to the different nature of conditions between Rivers and Stillwaters, and between Coastal or Interior Venues, the records will attempt (where possible) to categorize the statistics to reflect these differences. 

As time goes by, new categories can expect to be added as necessary!  If you have any suggestions for new categories, please feel free to suggest them.

Definitions and explanations:

Most Consecutive Sessions without a Blank - this is defined as the most sessions back-to-back spreading from one competition to another where there are no blanks involved.  Essentially, it is a consecutive "streak" of sessions where at least 1 fish is caught in each session.

Most Total Number of Sessions with the Fewest Blanks - this is defined as the greatest total number of sessions (consecutive or not) where a fish was caught in a series of at least 10 Sessions.  Essentially, a consecutive string of at least 10 sessions is examined with the goal of having the most sessions with at least 1 fish being caught (avoiding a blank).


Category                                      Value     Record Holder(s)      Date                  Comments 
Largest Length Stillwater (Trout):         
         Rainbow (Coastal)                46 cm     Matt Mikes              Oct 14, 2012
                                                      46 cm     Todd Oishi              Oct 14, 2012
                                                      43 cm     Chris Puchniak        Oct 14, 2012

         Rainbow (Interior)                 52.5 cm   Cody Wolfe           June 8, 2016
                                                       56 cm     Geoff LeClair          Oct 28, 2012
                                                       55 cm     Chris Puchniak       Oct 28, 2012
                                                       54 cm     Mike Oishi               Oct 28, 2012

         Cutthroat (Coastal)               61 cm     Vance Whitley        July 21, 2013
                                                       47 cm     Chris Puchniak        July 15, 2012

Largest Length (other species):
         Whitefish                             45 cm     Tyler Wilkinson       April 15, 2013

         Bull trout/Dolly Varden           50 cm    Todd Oishi              February 15, 2015

         Northern Pike Minnow            32 cm     Nev Gosling            May 26, 2013

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Most Countable fish in a:
    Stillwater Session (Coastal):    17        Todd Oishi             Nov 15, 2015
                                                     10        John Wilkinson       Oct 14, 2012
                                                     10        Max Cohen            June 12, 2013
                                                      8         Todd Oishi             Oct 14, 2012
                                                      8         Chris Puchniak       Oct 14, 2012

      Stillwater Session (Interior):      21        Terence Courtoreille Oct 5, 2016
                                                        21         Lloyd Horwood         Oct 17, 2015
                                                        18         Todd Oishi                June 21, 2013
                                                        17         Marc Bilan                 June 21, 2013
                                                          9         Geoff LeClair             Oct 27, 2012

       River Session:                          53       Todd Oishi             October 6, 2016
                                                       51       Brian Danilkieicz    October 5, 2016 
                                                       32       Todd Oishi            July 10, 2016
                                                       28       Colette Stroud      Oct 4, 2015
                                                       28       Rob Stroud           Oct 4, 2015
                                                       8         Russ Miller            Jan 13, 2013
                                                       8        Todd Oishi             Dec 16, 2012

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Most Countable fish in a:
        1 Day Stillwater Comp (6 hours):               25 fish   Todd Oishi             Nov 15, 2015
                                                                           12 fish   Todd Oishi             Oct 14, 2012
                                                                           11 fish   John Wilkinson       Oct 14, 2012
     
        2 Day Stillwater Comp (12 hours):              42 fish   Lloyd Horwood      Oct 17-18, 2015

        1 Day River Competition (6 hours):             44 fish   Robert Stroud        Oct 4, 2015     

        2 Day River Competition (12 hours):           76 fish   Todd Oishi              July 9-10, 2016

        3 Day River/Lake Competition (15 hours): 104 fish  Todd Oishi               Oct 5 - 7, 2016

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Most Consecutive Sessions...
             without a Blank               14       Todd Oishi             2015 Spring            (6 consecutive events)
                                                      8        Rob Ramsey          2012 Summer        (4 consecutive events)
                                                      7        Chris Puchniak      2012 Summer

Most Total Number of Sessions...
             with the Fewest Blanks     26       Todd Oishi              2015 Season       1 Blank in 27 Sessions       
                                                        9        Chris Puchniak        2012 Summer       1 Blank in 10 Sessions
                                                        9        Rob Ramsey           2012 Summer       1 Blank in 10 Sessions
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 06:14:50 AM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: Western Canadian Competitive League Records
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 08:45:22 AM »
Congrats to all those on the list thus far! 

Once more stats are looked at more categories will be added, including "Most Consecutive Sessions Wins" and "Most Consecutive Comp Wins". 

Hopefully over the upcoming year we'll see a number of these records shattered!
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Re: Western Canadian Competitive League Records
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 05:27:20 AM »
Wow, I bet that is a lot of work to keep up on the stats. Good job Chris!

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Re: Western Canadian Competitive League Records
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 05:54:03 PM »
Nice work Chris !!
I hate to mention that you missed the two catorgories that I won.
1- Most consecutive blanks - Vance Whitley
2- Most blanks in a series - Vance Whitley
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Re: Western Canadian Competitive League Records
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 08:24:46 AM »
Nice work Chris !!
I hate to mention that you missed the two catorgories that I won.
1- Most consecutive blanks - Vance Whitley
2- Most blanks in a series - Vance Whitley
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Lol!  The river sessions killed many of us!
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Re: Western Canadian Competitive League Records
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 11:43:13 AM »
Updated June 13, 2013 to include:

Nev Gosling for the largest countable "Northen Pike Minnow", and
Max Cohen for "Most Countable fish in a: Stillwater Session (Coastal)"

Not meaning to speak for Nev, but I know he will be "thrilled" with this award and the status it brings him.  Congratulations to a fine angler for earning this prestigious title!

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Re: Western Canadian Competitive League Records
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 10:06:49 AM »
Update for 2015, Jan 1:

We are looking to fill a few categories for which we know there are entries, but we don't have physical data on at the moment.  Consequently, we are asking you to help out with the details by emailing them to chrispuchniak@shaw.ca.  We are looking for entries in the following (during official comps in the past 2 seasons):

Largest Rainbow in rivers (steelhead counts)

Largest Cutthroat in rivers

Largest bull trout or dolly in river

Largest Whitefish in river

Largest Large Scale Sucker (Gerry, we know you hold this!)

Largest Pikeminnow (any water)



If you could email the size in cms that this fish was, plus who the controller may have been for verification (if your memory allows), we can record the data in our list.

If you know of someone who caught one of the fish for these categories, even though it wasn't yourself, please feel free to email that info as well as it will assist the overall process.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2015, 10:13:03 AM by Chris Puchniak »
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Re: British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League Records
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 06:29:52 PM »
I've added some more updates and additions to this list. Hopefully we will have a few more records broken this year!

Please check in on this thread from time to time...
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