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Thanks Vance, first competition for me, huge learning curve but looking forward to it.

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This is my first year fly fishing and right away I was encouraged by Todd to entry as many competitions as I could. I followed his advice and wow. Don't get me wrong, I still have LOTS to learn but I am way ahead of where I would have been on my own. During these comps I have had the privilege to fish with some excellent fisherman who I have been able to watch,question,and have a good time with. So welcome to the comp and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have this year.  :D
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I am sure I will enjoy it, I have wanted to do this for a few years. Now that wwe have a boat I will be doing more next year. The wife thinks it is great that I am doing this one and is encuraging me to do more next year.  ;D. See you on Sunday.

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Here are the final results of the Mill Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition:

Final Individual Results after 2 Sessions:

Place - Name    -  Placing Points - Fish Points - No. of Fish
1. Todd Oishi                 2                9080               12
2. John Wilkinson           4                7800               11
3. Chris Puchniak           4                6380                 9
4. Robert Ramsay           4                3180                4
5. Max Cohen                 5                6240                9
6. Matthew Mikes           5                2960                 3
7. Mike Oishi                  6                2920                4
8. Devin Ramsay            6                2520                4
9. Ross Pearson              6                2280                3
10. Vance Whitley           6                2140                3
11. Aaron Laing              6                2080                3
12. Kevin Cucheron         6                1260                2
13. Dan Baraniuk            7                1920                3
14. Jordan Pearson          7                1520                2
15. Gord Wiens               7                1280                2
16. Martin Payne             8                1520                2
17. Paul Davidson           8                1300                2
18. Ron Corby                8                  900                1
19. Tyler Wilkinson         8                  660                1
20. Rob Nagai               10                  620                1

Here's the complete details of the results for each session:

Individual Results in Session 1:

Group A:
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points - No. of Fish-Longest Fish
1.     Aaron Laing            1          -         1260       -         2                27cm
2.     Chris Puchniak       2          -          860        -         1                38cm               
3.     John Wilkinson      3          -           680       -         1                29cm
4.     Martin Payne         4          -          600        -         1                25cm
5.     Paul Davidson        5           -             0        -         0                30cm

Group B:
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Robert Ramsay     1          -         1580       -         2                39cm
2.     Vance Whitley      2          -         1500       -         2                38cm
3      Tyler Wilkinson     3          -           660        -        1                28cm
4.     Max Cohen            4          -           640        -        1                27cm
5.     Dan Baraniuk        5          -              0        -         0                  0cm

Group C;
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Todd Oishi               1          -         2880       -         4               32cm
2.     Kevin Cucheron      2          -           640       -         1               27cm 
3.     Rob Nagai                3          -           620       -         1               26cm
5.     Gord Wiens             5         -               0        -         0                0cm 
5.     Ron Corby                5          -               0       -          0                0cm

Group D;
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Devin Ramsay          1          -         1960       -         3               29cm
2.     Matthew Mikes       2          -         1120       -         1               46cm 
2.     Jordan Pearson        3          -           880       -         1               39cm
4.     Mike Oishi                 4          -          760        -         1               33cm 
5.     Ross Pearson            5          -               0        -         0                0cm

Individual Results of Session 1:

Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Todd Oishi              1          -         2880       -         4               32cm
2.     Devin Ramsay        1          -         1960       -         3               29cm
3.     Robert Ramsay      1          -         1580       -         2                39cm   
4.     Aaron Laing            1          -         1260       -         2                27cm
5.     Vance Whitley       2          -         1500       -         2                38cm
6.     Matthew Mikes     2          -         1120       -         1               46cm 
7.     Chris Puchniak       2          -          860        -         1                38cm               
8.     Kevin Cucheron     2          -           640       -         1               27cm 
9.     Jordan Pearson      3          -           880       -         1               39cm
10.   John Wilkinson      3          -           680       -         1                29cm
11.   Tyler Wilkinson     3          -           660        -        1                28cm
12.   Rob Nagai              3          -           620       -         1               26cm
13.   Mike Oishi             4          -           760        -         1               33cm 
14.   Max Cohen            4          -           640        -        1                27cm
15.   Martin Payne        4          -           600        -         1                25cm
20.   Ross Pearson        5           -              0         -         0                0cm
20.   Gord Wiens           4          -               0         -         0                0cm 
20.   Dan Baraniuk        5          -               0         -         0                 0cm
20.   Paul Davidson       5          -               0         -         0                30cm
20.   Ron Corby              5          -               0        -          0                0cm

Individual Results in Session 2:

Group A:
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     John Wilkinson      1          -          7120       -         10               40cm
2.     Chris Puchniak       2          -          5520        -         8                43cm
3.     Paul Davidson        3           -         1300        -         2                29cm
4.     Martin Payne         4           -           920        -         1                 41cm
5.     Aaron Laing            5           -           820        -         1                 36cm

Group B:
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Max Cohen            1          -          5600        -        8                27cm
2.     Dan Baraniuk        2          -          1920        -         3                29cm
3.     Robert Ramsay     3          -          1600        -         2                37cm
4.     Vance Whitley      4          -            640        -         1                27cm
5      Tyler Wilkinson     5          -               0          -        0                  0cm

Group C;
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Todd Oishi               1          -         6200       -         8               46cm
2.     Gord Wiens             2          -         1280       -         2               27cm 
3.     Ron Corby                3          -          900       -         1                40cm
4.     Kevin Cucheron      4          -           620      -          1               26cm 
5.     Rob Nagai                5          -               0       -         0                 0cm

Group D;
Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     Ross Pearson            1          -         2280       -         3               39cm
2.     Mike Oishi                 2          -         2060       -         3               33cm 
3.     Matthew Mikes       3          -          1840       -         2               41cm 
4.     Jordan Pearson        4          -           640        -         1               27cm
5.     Devin Ramsay          5          -           560        -         1               23cm

Individual Results of Session 2:

Place -  Name    -    Placing Points  - Fish Points -    No. of Fish  - Longest Fish
1.     John Wilkinson      1          -          7120       -         10               40cm
2.     Todd Oishi               1          -         6200        -         8                46cm
3.     Max Cohen            1           -          5600         -        8                27cm
4.     Ross Pearson            1        -         2280         -         3               39cm
5.     Chris Puchniak       2          -          5520        -         8                43cm
6.     Mike Oishi                 2        -         2060         -         3               33cm 
7.     Dan Baraniuk        2            -          1920        -         3                29cm
8.     Gord Wiens             2          -         1280         -         2               27cm 
9.     Matthew Mikes       3         -          1840        -         2               41cm 
10.   Robert Ramsay     3           -          1600        -         2                37cm
11.   Paul Davidson        3          -          1300        -         2                29cm
12.   Ron Corby                3          -          900         -         1                40cm
13.   Martin Payne         4           -           920        -         1                 41cm
14.   Vance Whitley      4           -            640        -         1                27cm
15.   Jordan Pearson        4         -           640        -         1               27cm
16.   Kevin Cucheron      4          -           620        -          1               26cm 
17.   Aaron Laing            5           -           820        -         1                36cm
18.   Devin Ramsay          5         -            560        -         1               23cm
19.   Rob Nagai                5          -               0         -         0                 0cm
20.   Tyler Wilkinson     5            -               0          -        0                 0cm

Final Individual Results after 2 Sessions:

Place - Name    -  Placing Points - Fish Points - No. of Fish
1. Todd Oishi                 2                9080               12
2. John Wilkinson           4                7800               11
3. Chris Puchniak           4                6380                 9
4. Robert Ramsay           4                3180                4
5. Max Cohen                 5                6240                9
6. Matthew Mikes           5                2960                 3
7. Mike Oishi                  6                2920                4
8. Devin Ramsay            6                2520                4
9. Ross Pearson              6                2280                3
10. Vance Whitley           6                2140                3
11. Aaron Laing              6                2080                3
12. Kevin Cucheron         6                1260                2
13. Dan Baraniuk            7                1920                3
14. Jordan Pearson          7                1520                2
15. Gord Wiens               7                1280                2
16. Martin Payne             8                1520                2
17. Paul Davidson           8                1300                2
18. Ron Corby                8                  900                1
19. Tyler Wilkinson         8                  660                1
20. Rob Nagai               10                  620                1

Thanks again to everyone that came out and braved the windstorm and monsoon rains!!
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Now THAT was a wet day...

Glad we had some shelter at lunch!
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The wind was worse. But we now can say "I have fished in worse than this!"

Funny, considering how snotty the weather was, everyone was smiling and laughing like we were on a beach in the Caribbean!!

Thanks to Todd and Chris for your efforts on hosting this and the other functions! ;)

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Here are some photos from yesterday's event:



The boats and competitors on the shore of Mill Lake.



A few of the competitors setting up their rods and boats for the first session.



Talking strategy...



Father & son team -  Tyler and John Wilkinson.



Boat partners  Max Cohen and Chris Puchniak.



Myself and my son Michael about to set out for the first session.



Drifting and fishing loch-style...



Covering the water efficiently with the help of a strong wind...



Smilin' Paul Davidson flipping burgers for the crowd during the lunch break.



The crowd enjoying a little socializing and shelter from the wind and rain.



One of the larger rainbows that I landed during the competition.



A great way to end the afternoon and this year's Summer Series...
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What a day, wet and windy but still lots of fun :)
first time i have fish a small lake with white caps :o, plus i don't remember making that many casts in one day before
had a few hits but they were flies hitting my head :-\, man tough to fly cast in a wind like that
but great experience and good practice for those windy days on the water
thanks to everyone who helped put this together and nice to meet you all
so looking forward to next year
and thanks to those who let me use there boats
hope to get one soon, just need a place to store one

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Man the locals must have thought we were nuts  :o
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Och mon whit are ee aw on aboot!

Jeest a braw wee ripple and meer drap o drizzle.

Nigh oan purrfect for yon wet flee

Best Regards

robbie    ;D

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80 fish caught!
I think that was more than the last 4 events combined.  ;D
Nice that everbody was into fish.
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Och mon whit are ee aw on aboot!

Jeest a braw wee ripple and meer drap o drizzle.

Nigh oan purrfect for yon wet flee

Best Regards

robbie    ;D

Now THAT puts it in perspective!   :)  Leave it to the guys across the pond to explain things...  Lol.

I must admit that the pictures do it no kind of justice!  If the lake wasn't well shelterd, or was a tad bigger, we'd of not been able to fish it I am sure.  But it did get much more managable on the afternoon.

I do look forward to going back again soon.

Great thanks for Freshwater Fisheries for putting decent fish into the lake - with a mix of larger and smaller trout!  I was pleased with the scrappiness of many of them, and their willingness to chase flies to the boat.  That shot of Todd's is beautiful.

I'd also like to make an "Honorable Mention" with respect to a fish Max Cohen got.  Alas, it was caught behind the boat so didn't count, but it was an impressive 49cm, with a huge girth.
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Was a fun day. I enjoyed fishing with Ron, even if his boat is a bit cramped. But everyone got into fish, I gave him a fly and he managed a really decent one. Actually put up a good fight, and did not want to get in the net, but he sure did! Glad everyone got some action, and the weather was... fun.

Todd, not that it really matters, or makes any kind of difference, but why does it say I only caught 2 fish on the rankings. Did I mess up the paper at all? I remember I got 4 fish to hand, one being the bass, and I know the measurements of them because ron and I laughed about it going 29-28-27 cm, and them getting smaller and smaller! Haha. But I just noticed that on the tables.

Anyways, looking forward to next year. Hopefully we have better days than Buntzen and Hicks. And better weather than Mill!

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Todd, not that it really matters, or makes any kind of difference, but why does it say I only caught 2 fish on the rankings. Did I mess up the paper at all? I remember I got 4 fish to hand, one being the bass, and I know the measurements of them because ron and I laughed about it going 29-28-27 cm, and them getting smaller and smaller! Haha. But I just noticed that on the tables.

Anyways, looking forward to next year. Hopefully we have better days than Buntzen and Hicks. And better weather than Mill!

Hey Dan!

Looks like just a typo - if you check up further in Session 2, it definitely shows you got 3 fish and 1920 fish points.  So nothing got missed.  I think when it got typed onto the web site here, a 2 was hit instead of a 3.  Darn numbers are too close together on the keyboard I think!

I will change that.

How big was the bass?  Just curious if anyone got any bass bigger than 4 inches... :)
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Wet (not so good) and windy (good) for sure.

I'm blaming poor performance in the second session on the dead battery, but I have a hunch it wouldn't have changed things too much in any event. At least my gillie was good on the oars :D (thanks Rob).

Congrats to all and a big thanks to Todd for expanding the competition venues in Western Canada.

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