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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. 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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