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The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:34:26 AM »


"The Whitefish Festival" Fly Fishing Competition
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Location: Maple Ridge, 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: 16 anglers; 18 anglers; or 20 anglers (must an even number divisible by 3 or 4)
Number of Groups: 2 Groups (A/B and C/D)
Competitors per Group: Each groups will consist of 8 anglers.
The Draw: Groups and team members will be randomly drawn at the Designated Meeting area.
* Groups will fish as 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 24, 2020.
 
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 

REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Registration for this competition opens at 6:00pm Friday, January 31, 2020.
Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Early registrations will not be accepted.
Competitors that are submitting registration must be 100% committed to attending this event!
Competitors must email Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com in order to register for this event.
Registration fees will be collected at the Competitor's Meeting on the morning of the competition.


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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, January 31, 2020.
 1. John Wilkinson                 ✔ confirmed
 2. Stanton Jack                    ✔ confirmed
 3. Kage Kossler                    ✔ confirmed
 4. Istvan Kereszturi              ✔ confirmed
 5. Brian Danilkiewicz             ✔ confirmed 
 6. Todd Oishi                        ✔ confirmed
 7. Jay Giasson                      ✔ confirmed
 8. Matthew Mikes                  ✔ confirmed
 9. Seth Bisson                      ✔ confirmed
10. Martin Payne                    ✔ confirmed
11. Bobby Danilkiewicz           ✔ confirmed
12. Marty Paul                       ✔ confirmed
13. Andy Fournier (rookie)      ✔ confirmed
14. Anthony Torresan (rookie) ✔ confirmed
15. Tyler Ekdahl (rookie)         ✔ confirmed
16. Lee Fraser (rookie)            ✔ confirmed
17. Ryland Treloar (youth)       ✔ confirmed
18. Gord Dykstra                     ✔ confirmed


Waiting List:
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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 (depending on the number of competitors).
Each session consists of 160 minutes of fishing.


Details about the sessions:
Number of sessions: 2 sessions (AM Session and PM Session).
Length of each session: 160 minutes.
Number of beats fished per session: 2 beats.
Beat divisions: Beats are divided into 4 sections.
Competitor positioning within beats: Positioning to be "drawn by straws".
Fishing time per section: 20 minutes.
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: 20 minute time allowance to relocate to the next beat and discuss tactics.
Lunch Break: 90 minutes time allowance for lunch break (eat while driving) and relocating to the other side of the river between sessions.

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Here's the Schedule and Rotations for this competition:

Whitefish Festival Rotation with 16 competitors

ROTATION:
Session One: (8:00 - 11:30)
                       Beat E1     -    Beat E2    -    Beat E3     -     Beat W4     -     Beat W5     -     Beat W6   

8:00    9:00:   Group A1    -    Group A2      -   Group A3     -    Group B1     -    Group B2     -    Group B3         
Relocate to next beat: 9:00 - 9:15
9:15  10:15:  Group A3    -    Group A1      -   Group A2     -    Group B3     -    Group B1     -    Group B2       
Relocate to next beat: 10:15 - 10:30
10:30  11:30: Group A2    -    Group A3      -   Group A1     -    Group B2     -    Group B3     -    Group B1 

Lunch and Relocation to Other Side of River: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Session Two: (1:00 - 4:00)
                       Beat E1     -    Beat E2    -    Beat E3     -     Beat W4     -     Beat W5     -     Beat W6   
1:00    2:00:  Group B2    -    Group B3      -   Group B1     -    Group A2     -    Group A3     -    Group A1       
Relocate to next beat: 2:00 - 2:15
2:15  3:15:  Group  B1    -    Group B2      -   Group B3     -    Group A1     -    Group A2     -    Group A3       
Relocate to next beat: 3:15 - 3:30
3:30  4:30:   Group B3    -    Group B1      -   Group B2     -    Group A3     -    Group A1     -    Group A2        

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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.

Session One (8:00am 11:30am fishing on 3 river beats)

8:00am 9:00am: Session One (1st beat)                       
(Competitors spend 20 minutes in each third of the beat)

Relocate to next beat: 9:00am 9:15am (15 minute allowance)

9:15am 10:15am: Session One (2nd beat)                       
(Competitors spend 20 minutes in each third of the beat)

Relocate to next beat: 10:15am 10:30am (15 minute allowance)

10:30am 11:30am: Session One (3rd beat)                       
(Competitors spend 20 minutes in each third of the beat)
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11:30pm 1:00pm  - Lunch Break and relocation to other side of river (90 minutes)
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Session Two (1:00pm 4:30pm fishing on 2 river beats)

1:00pm 2:00pm: Session Two (4th beat)   
(Competitors spend 20 minutes in each third of the beat)

Relocate to next beat: 2:00pm 2:15pm (20 minute allowance)  
         
2:15pm 3:15pm: Session Two (5th beat)   
(Competitors spend 20 minutes in each third of the beat)

Relocate to next beat: 3:15pm 3:30pm (20 minute allowance)  
         
3:30pm 4:30pm: Session Two (6th beat)   
(Competitors spend 20 minutes in each third of the beat)

4:00 End of Competition....

4:30pm: Competitors' Meeting at Stave Fall Dam Parking Lot (east side of river)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 10:07:10 AM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 08:49:13 PM »
Registration for this event is now open!!  :)
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 09:01:49 PM »
Hi Todd,
Please sign me up.
Thank you;
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 09:24:57 PM »
Count me in
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 11:52:01 PM »
Count me in please Todd
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 11:36:13 AM »
Please sign me up ,Todd.

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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 10:31:46 AM »
Notice to all competitors!!!

Please note that the No Fishing Period has officially been reduced to a period of 5 days prior to this competition:

No Fishing Period: This venue is closed to fishing for all competitors and their associates as of 6:00am Monday, February 24, 2020.
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 06:07:22 PM »
We are looking for one more participant for this event. Please share and post on social media, and help us locate one more person to join us for a fun day on the water!
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 08:33:16 AM »
We now have 18 competitors, so registration is full.

Thanks to all of you that shared and helped to find a person to fill the final spot!

An email with all of the details will be sent out tomorrow.

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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2020, 07:41:10 PM »
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 04:03:00 PM »
Here are the Group and Individual Results for the 2020 Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition

Session One Results:

Group A:
Plc    Name                   Fish Points/No of Fish
1. Matthew Mikes                    12
2. Todd Oishi                          11
2. Martin Payne                      11
4. Istvan Kereszturi                10
5. Jay Giasson                         8
6. Bobby Danilkiewicz              7                                         
6. Tyler Ekdahl (rookie)           7
8. Seth Bisson (youth)             4
9. Anthony Torresan (rookie)    2

Group B:
Plc    Name                   Fish Points/No of Fish
1. Stanton Jack                      22
2. John Wilkinson                   20
3. Brian Danilkiewicz              11               
4. Lee Fraser (rookie)             10
5. Gord Dykstra                       9
6. Kage Kossler                       5
7. Ryland Treloar (youth)         4                                               
8. Andy Fournier (rookie)         1
9. Marty Paul (rookie)              0

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Session Two Results:

Group A:
Plc    Name                   Fish Points/No of Fish
1 Matthew Mikes                      13
2. Todd Oishi                            9
3. Seth Bisson (youth)              8
4. Istvan Kereszturi                  7
4. Tyler Ekdahl (rookie)             7
6. Martin Payne                        4
6. Jay Giasson                          4
8. Bobby Danilkiewicz                3                 
8. Anthony Torresan (rookie)      3

Group B:
Plc    Name                   Fish Points/No of Fish
1. John Wilkinson                     15       
2. Brian Danilkiewicz                14
3. Kage Kossler                        10
4. Stanton Jack                         7
5. Gord Dykstra                        6
6. Ryland Treloar (youth)          4                                               
7. Lee Fraser (rookie)               1
9. Andy Fournier (rookie)          0
9. Marty Paul (rookie)               0

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Final Individual Results after Session Two:
Plc    Name                      Plc Pts.   Fish Points/No of Fish
 1.  Matthew Mikes                     2              25   - Gold Medalist
 2.  John Wilkinson                     3              35   - Silver Medalist
 3.  Todd Oishi                           4               20   - Bronze Medalist
 4.  Stanton Jack                        5               29
 5.  Brian Danilkiewicz                5               25
 6.  Istvan Kereszturi                  8               17
 7.  Kage Kossler                        8               15
 7.  Martin Payne                        8               15
 9.  Gord Dykstra                      10               15
10.  Tyler Ekdahl (rookie)           11               14
11. Seth Bisson (youth)             11               12
11. Jay Giasson                         11               12
13. Lee Fraser (rookie)              11                11
14. Ryland Treloar (youth)         13                 8     
15. Bobby Danilkiewicz              14                10                 
16. Anthony Torresan (rookie)    17                 5
17. Andy Fournier (rookie)         17                 1
18. Marty Paul (rookie)              18                 0

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Fish Statistics
Total fish recorded: 239 fish
Whitefish:               228
Trout:                      11
« Last Edit: March 04, 2020, 01:35:59 PM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2020, 05:19:38 PM »
Had alot of fun guys.
Thanks to all the guys who prep and put these together for us to enjoy. I always learn alot fishing beside all of the competitors at these events, and look forward to the next one I am able to attend.

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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2020, 06:55:51 PM »
Amazing numbers by the groups.   We've never seen those numbers collectively on the local rivers!
I will fish anywhere and find beauty in it.

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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2020, 07:02:04 PM »
Thank you for organizing and setting up this comp Todd, Brian and Johnny.  It's a lot of fun enjoying a day on the river competing in such a well organized event.  It's also nice to see the return of so many White fish! Thanks to everyone who attended and an extra thanks to those who traveled from outside the lower mainland.  Well done everyone.

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Re: The Whitefish Festival Fly Fishing Competition - March 1, 2020
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2020, 07:39:26 PM »
Well said, Matt! Congrats again on such a strong performance, and congratulations to everyone for catching fish under windy and cold conditions!

I have to say that this event was one of my favourites, as everyone, including the rookies, caught fish, and some pretty impressive numbers at that!!

Thanks as well to John Wilkinson and Brian Danilkiewicz for volunteering and taking the time out of their busy schedules to mark the beats for this competition! And thanks to Bobby and Brian Danilkiewicz for preparing the wonderful barbecue and snack!
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