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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.

2016 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship & Conservation Symposium

2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP & CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM
In partnership with Fly Fishing Canada, we are pleased to announce that the 14th annual Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships will be held in the Merritt and Princeton regions of British Columbia from October 4 - 7, 2016. Fly fishers from all across Canada are encouraged to register and participate at this year's championship, which should prove to be a true test of their skills.

This event will 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.

There will be 3 lake venues and 2 river venues used for the 2016 NFFC. All fishing will be performed on a strict, catch & release basis, with artificial flies that are tied on single, barbless hooks.

DETAILS

  • Dates: October 4-8, 2016
  • Location: Merritt, British Columbia
  • Venues: Corbett Lake, 7 Half Diamond Ranch lake, a public access lake, and 2 sections of the Similkameen River.
  • Number of Competition Sessions: Six, 3-hour sessions (competitors will fish 5 sessions and have 1 "rest" session).
  • Number of Lake Sessions (fished loch-style): 3 sessions
  • Number of River Sessions: 2 sessions
  • Competition Rules: Fly Fishing Canada rules apply.
  • Eligible species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, and Whitefish.
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 60 competitors (12 five-person teams).

This is a Level 1 Competition under Fly Fishing Canada's national points ranking system (NPR). Points earned at this National Championship will be applied to the individual competitors' ranking points that are recorded on the NPR, which Fly Fishing Canada uses to track and rank competitors across Canada. The NRP are used for selecting applicants for our Canadian National Fly Fishing Teams that represnt our nation at the Commonwealth and World Championships.

VOLUNTEER REQUESTS
The organizing committee is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers to serve as Transportation Coordinators, Sector Judges, Controllers, Van Drivers, Similkameen River Judges (controllers), lunch committee, and members of the organizing committee.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, please email Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com

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