Fly Fishing Canada’s chairman of national competitions (Todd Oishi) is pleased to announce that Fernie, British Columbia, has made a successful bid to host the 7th FFC National Fly Fishing Championships and Conservation Symposium, which will be held during the latter part of September 2009 (actual dates to be finalized and will be announced soon).
The five, three hour sessions of competition will be held over a period of three days, on two river venues that possess healthy populations of Cutthroat and Bull trout as well as Rocky Mountain Whitefish, and on a lake venue that possesses Cutthroat, Rainbow and Brook trout.
The rivers are very wadable at that time of year and possess healthy populations of fish. The lake session(s) will be fished using traditional “loch-style” tactics (casting flies ahead of a free drifting boat).
As the 7th NFFC is being held in British Columbia, the province’s “single fly only” regulations are in effect and enforced by law.
A detailed announcement and report about this event will be made shortly…