Fly Fishing Canada Announces 2007 International Teams

January 29, 2007, OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) is pleased to announce the selection of its team for the FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship & Conservation Symposium to be held in Finland and the Oceania Fly Fishing Championship to be held in Tasmania, Australia:

Team Canada (World Championships)

Gordon Bacon, British Columbia (captain)
John Nishi, Alberta
Terrence Courtoreille, North West Territories
Tom Irvine, Ontario
Todd Oishi, British Columbia
Ernie Kalwa, Ontario

Team Canada (Oceania Championships)

John Beaven, British Columbia
Donald Thom, Quebec
Christopher Pfohl, Ontario
Gordon Bacon, British Columbia
Robert Stroud, British Columbia

About FFC
Fly Fishing Canada is a not-for-profit organization aimed at using national and international fly fishing championships to promote issues concerning the sport, not only in Canada but worldwide.  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.  FFC has since been instrumental in introducing the mandatory inclusion of a Conservation Symposium at every international World Fly Fishing Championships, successful events that attract participation by noted scientists, biologists and conservationist from around the world. Further information about FFC can be found on its website,

Enquiries can be directed to:

Bob Jones                                                                    Randy Taylor