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Author Topic: Whonnock Lake Fundraiser for Youth Fly Fishing Team - Sunday, May 6th  (Read 542 times)

Todd Oishi

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The Western Division of the Canadian Youth Team will be holding a single fly, loch-style fly fishing competition/fundraiser at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge, on Sunday, May 6th. There is a boat launch at the lake between the community center and picnic area, and there'll be lots of hands available to help launch or unload your boats (no motors allowed).

This competition is a pairs event, with individual and team scores being awarded. Individual registrants will be paired up prior to the start of the competition. Boats will go in the water just after 8:00am (when the gates open) and the two, 3-hour sessions of the competition will last from 9:00am to 4:00pm - with approximately an hour for the lunch break and socializing. The Youth Team members and volunteers will be serving a hot dog and hamburger lunch, as a part of their fundraising projects, so please bring along some cash to help support their cause.

This is a free event and friendly competition, so new-comers are welcome and encouraged to attend and learn from this experience. This also an excellent chance for novice and experienced competitors to gain some additional competitive fly fishing experience. Please respond here or email me if you're interested in attending the competition and festivities, or for more details at: toishis@uniserve.com

This will be a fun and friendly competition, and a great chance to come out and meet a few other members of this forum. This is also a great opportunity to take your spouse, children, parents or friends out for an enjoyable day on the water.

Here are a few of the rules and details about the competition:

1.   Eligible Fish Species: Rainbow and Cutthroat trout.
2.   Minimum length for scoring points: 20cm.
3. Single barbless hook
4.   Number of Sessions: 2, 3-hour sessions.
5.   Number of Competitors per Team: 2 competitors.
6.   Individual Competitors will be paired up.
7.   Competitors can choose to fish in the same boat with their team mate for the competition, or can enter into the rotation process.
8.   Rotating partners is highly recommended, as this is an excellent opportunity to fish with, socialize, and learn from, the other competitors.
9.   Competitors that wish to fish in the same boat with their team mate must digitally photograph all of their fish within the official measuring troughs.
10.   Competitors are responsible for providing their own cameras and ensuring that they are fully charged.
11.   Competitors will receive both individual and team points.
12.   A competition venue (Whonnock Lake) "no-fishing policy" will apply to all competitors affective as of Monday, April 30th, 2012.

This should prove to be a great time and chance to come out and support our National Youth Team Members. I sincerely hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Todd
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Todd Oishi

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Re: Whonnock Lake Fundraiser for Youth Fly Fishing Team - Sunday, May 6th
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 03:48:02 PM »

I sincerely hope that you're able to make it out to this event, as the members of the Youth Team could really benefit from the opportunity to rotate through the other boats and fish with other competitors.

This event, at Whonnock Lake, will be the first of a series of mini-comps that we're intending to move around to various Lower Mainland Lakes, if there's enough interest and a descent turn-out. Besides, it'll be a fun time and chance to fish with other members of this forum...  :)
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The weather forecast for Sunday is absolutely perfect for this event and fishing: Sunny and warm with very little winds (SW 3 mph). There has been some reports of prolific chironomid hatches, recent stockings and signs of rising fish over the past few days, so the fishing looks to be quite promising...

There's still plenty of room (and fish to be caught), so please come out and support our Youth Team and enjoy the festivities, as well as the chance to socialize and fish with some of the members of this site!

No prior competitive fishing experience necessary, as this is designed to be a fun event and introduction to loch-style fly fishing...

I hope to see you there on Sunday!!!

Cheers,
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Thanks again to everyone that came out for yesterday's event and showed their support for the Youth Team!

The next Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition, which is a part of the "2012 Summer Series", will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Sasamat Lake near Belcarra Park in Port Moody, British Columbia (8:00am - 4:30pm). The eligible fish species for scoring points at this competition will be Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout - and of course - on single, barbless hooks.

Please mark this on your calendar and email me to confirm that you're able to attend. I also want to encourage newcomers and fly fishers of all skill levels to come out and see what it's all about!

Here's the official results of the Whonnock Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Mini- Comp:

Session 1:        points / no. fish / biggest fish
1. Chris Puchniak     2220 / 3 / 38cm
2. Arthur Olesiak     1660 / 3 / 31cm    (Youth Team Member)
3. Todd Oishi           1200 / 2 / 25cm
4. Chris Barnes          740 / 1 / 32cm
5. Rob Ramsay          700 / 1 / 30cm
6. Jason Gemperle     660 / 1 / 28cm   (Youth Team Member)
12. Jordan Viveiros         0 / 0 / 0         (Youth Team Member)
12. Richard Choi             0 / 0 / 0
12. Jeff Choi                    0 / 0 / 0
12. Paul Davidson           0 / 0 / 0
12. Devin Ramsay           0 / 0 / 0
12. Vance Whitley          0 / 0 / 0

Session 2:          points / no. fish / biggest fish 
1. Chris Puchniak       4160 / 6 / 33cm
2. Jason Gemperle      3180 / 5 / 33cm      (Youth Team Member)
3. Jordan Viveiros      2100 / 3 / 36cm       (Youth Team Member)
4. Chris Barnes             740 / 1 / 32cm
5. Todd Oishi               700 / 1 / 30cm
6. Arthur Olesiak         660 / 1 / 28cm        (Youth Team Member)
6. Devin Ramsay          660 / 1 / 28cm
8. Paul Davidson          580 / 1 / 24cm
12. Richard Choi             0 / 0 / 0
12. Jeff Choi                    0 / 0 / 0
12. Rob Ramsay              0 / 0 / 0
12. Vance Whitley           0 / 0 / 0

Final Results:   placings/ points / no. fish / biggest fish
1. Chris Puchniak       2 / 6380 / 9 / 38cm
2. Jason Gemperle     8 / 3840 / 6 / 33cm    (Youth Team Member)
3. Arthur Olesiak        8 / 2320 / 4 / 31cm    (Youth Team Member)
4. Todd Oishi              8 / 1900 / 3 / 30cm
5. Chris Barnes          8 / 1480 / 2 / 32cm
6. Jordan Viveiros    15 / 2100 / 3 / 36cm     (Youth Team Member)
7. Rob Ramsay          17 / 700 / 1 / 30cm
8. Devin Ramsay       18 / 660 / 1 / 28cm
9. Paul Davidson       20 / 580 / 1 / 24cm
12. Vance Whitley         24 / 0 / 0 / 0
12. Richard Choi            24 / 0 / 0 / 0
12. Jeff Choi                  24 / 0 / 0 / 0

Team Results Final: placings/ points / no. fish / biggest fish
1. Chris P./ Todd O.       10 / 8280 / 12 / 38
2. Jason G. Arthur O.     16 / 6160 / 10 / 33
3. Vance W. / Chris B.   32 / 1480 / 2 / 32
4. Jordan V. / Paul D.     35 / 2680 / 4 / 36
5. Devin R. / Rob R.       35 / 1360 / 2 / 30
6. Greg C. / Richard C.  48 / 0 / 0 / 0
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For me, the quality of a trout is not measured in pounds and inches, but rather by the journey and circumstances that allowed our paths to cross ~ Todd Oishi

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