Fly Fishing Canada is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting fly fishing and, in particular, using national and international fly fishing championships to promote issues concerning fly fishing and conservation.
Although some anglers still balk at the concept of competitive fly fishing, these strictly catch-and-release events provide a focal point that brings fly fishers together from throughout Canada and the world, not only to exchange technical information about their sport, but also to address problems concerning conservation, water quality, habitat loss, and other environmental problems. Through these exchanges, many of the problems that plague freshwater fisheries in several countries may someday be beaten, or at least controlled in a meaningful manner.
NFFC 12 Kenauk Montebello Quebec October 14 to 19 2014
The competition will be held near Montebello, Quebec at Kenauk. If you have never been to Kenauk, it is a beautiful spot that you won't want to miss at that time of the year. With approximately 100 square miles of wilderness, the "fishing is normally fast and furious that time of year" according to the renowned angler Randy Taylor.
The second NFFC (2004) and the ninth NFFC 2011 were held at this location.
For more information about Kenauk, visit: http://www.kenauk.com
The schedule of events can be found here:
The venues will be:
- Lac Otter (Lac de la Loutre)
- Lac Mills
- Lac Taunton
- Lac Sugarbush
- Lac Green (Lac Vert)
All are rainbow trout lakes, although the occasional brown trout shows up in these lakes. Eligible species will be rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout. All sessions will be by drifting boat. Rule mods will be posted soon, but nothing unusual is expected. No fishing is permitted on the competition venues 15 days prior to the official practice days, when venue boats will be allocated to teams. The venues can be fished during the official practice days between 9am and 6pm.
The fishing is often spectacular this time of year, but the mornings can be a bit chilly and the days are short. With this mind, we hope to run the comp sessions 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm, but if we can shorten the mid-day break between sessions and start the afternoon sessions at 2:45 or even 2:30, we will. Sunset is shortly after 6pm.
Volunteers will be based in Papineau cabin, a beautiful (and gigantic!) lodge-type cabin within the Kenauk reserve. The captain's meeting and conservation symposium will be held there and it will serve as the social centre for all. Scores will be posted there in the evenings.
Another 12 cabins within the Kenauk reserve have been set aside for competitors - ie. one for each team. The term 'cabin' is a bit misleading - while they run on propane and solar, they are really nice and comfortable, and most come with their own private lake. Each cabin has at least five beds. They do, however, come in different sizes - smaller, one bedroom types (Taunton, Mills, Commandant and Hatchery); mid-sized, two bedroom types (Rough, Pumpkinseed, Hidden and Muskrat), large, three bedroom types (Sugarbush, Cedar and Green)
and absolutely huge (Pine).
FFC has worked out discounted team rates for the week of the competition averaging $90.00 per night per person. Team captains should book their cabins directly. Individual and / or Team registrations can be made here:
The Registration Fee is $300.00 Canadian Dollars per Competitor. Please send your cheque to the following address:
Fly Fishing Canada
C/O Jim Iredale
178 ch. des Eaux Vives
Registration is not complete until payment is received!