2013 Oceania Fly Fishing Championships

Fly Fishing Canada is seeking applicants to apply for membership on the Canadian team that will be competing at the 2013 Oceania Fly Fishing Championships, to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand from March 19-24, 2013. 

Can I Apply

To be eligible to apply for the team, you must have at least competed in a FFC National Championship and Conservation Symposium.  Don't be shy - this is an ideal event if you have enjoyed success at our national championships but not yet competed at an international fly fishing competition.

As usual, team selection will be made by an FFC committee consisting of at least five FFC directors/officers from across the country, and will be based primarily on taking an applicant's performance at recent national and international competitions.  FFC's scoring system rewards good finishes at past national and international events over the last five years - generally speaking, the better you have placed at these events over the last five years, the better your chances of being selected for the team.  However, in addition to past results, other (more subjective) criteria may be taken into account by the committee, such as whether a particular applicant:

  • has a "team first" orientation;
  • possesses specific skills suited to certain venues; and
  • generally makes for a good ambassador for Canada and FFC at an international event.

Tell me more about the Championship

The 2013 Oceania Fly Fishing Championships wlll be held in Rotorua, New Zealand from March 19-24, 2013.  The competition venues will be Lake Aniwhenua, Waihou River and Waimakariri River.  If you haven't been to this part of the world before - suffice to say, these waters all offer wonderful fishing.

Entry Fee is NZ$1,650.00 per competitor. The entry fee includes the following: (i)  Sharing with team members at Wylie Court Motor Lodge in Rotorua from the 19th to 23rd March departing 24th March; (ii) dinner from the 19th March and dinner, lunch and breakfast during competition days inclusive of breakfast 24th March as provided to competitors at the Wylie Court Motor Lodge; (iii) Closing function; and (iv) boats for lake sessions and transport to and from competition water venues.

I Want to Go! What do I do?

If you would like to apply for the team, please contact Randy Taylor by e-mail or phone:

Randy Taylor


515 Legget Drive, Suite 800

Kanata, ON K2K 3G4

(613) 599-9600 ext 208

Applicants are reminded that they are responsible for paying their registration, travel and other expenses in attending this event.  The cut-off date for applications is December 13, 2012.   So if you want to go, don't delay! For enquiries and further information, feel free to contact Randy at rt@lwlaw.com or (613) 599-9600 ext 208.