British Columbia Provincial Rivers Fly Fishing Championship

 

2018 British Columbia Provincial Rivers Fly Fishing Championship: Princeton, BC

Dates: July 7 & 8, 2018.

Competition Water: Similkameen River near Princeton.
Eligible Fish Species: Whitefish, Cutthroat, and Rainbow Trout.
No Fishing Period: All competition beats are closed to fishing as of 6:00am on June 29, 2018.
Practice Area: Competitors can practice upstream of the A&W, and the areas at and downstream of the Highway 3 bridge, which is located approximately 11 miles east of Bromley Rock.
BCCFFL Competition Status: 900 point scale for the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League.
FFC Competition Status: Level 2 - 650 point scale for the Fly Fishing Canada's National Ranking Points.
Scoring System: 1 point per fish (all fish will be scored as 30cm, which is the average size based on past comps on this venue).
Maximum Number of Participants: 30 competitors/6 teams maximum.
Maximum Number of Competitors/Teams: 30 competitors/6 teams
Number of Competitors per Groups: Logistics require that there must be 6 competitors per group (this is a 5-man team event).
Individuals will be assembled to form a team of 5 competitors or can be recruited by any teams that are short a team member(s).
* Participants and volunteers are required to wear CSA Approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) and eye protection at all times.

Trout Unlimited Involvement:
This event will serve as a work project for the Southwestern British Columbia Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada, with a river cleanup, youth involvement, and the gathering of fish data for regional biologists being the project. All volunteers will be required to sign the Trout Unlimited Workday Sign-in Form during the Competitors' Meeting, which is being held at 7:30am on July 7th in the A&W parking lot. The Workday Sign-in Form ensures that all of the participants and members are covered under Trout Unlimited's liability insurance and provides the Southwestern British Columbia Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada with permission to use photos taken at this event for promotional purposes.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Entry Fee: $10.00 (Entry fees help to cover the cost of medals and trophy fund for the B.C. Competitive Fly Fishing League).
Registration Process:
- Priority will be given to members of the B.C. Competitive Fly Fishing League being given top priority.
- Registration for the general public will be opened on a first come, first served basis if there are any vacant spots.
- This is a team event with 5-angler teams being given priority during the registration process.
- Registration opens at 6:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Early registrations will not be accepted. Competitors must email Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com in order to register for this event.

COMPETITION DETAILS:
Maximum number of competitors: 30
Maximum number of teams: 6
Maximum number of competitors per team: 5
Number of groups: 5
Number of competitors per group: 6
Maximum number of beats: 10
Number of competitors sharing each beat: 3

OTHER DETAILS:
This is a competitor controlled event with sessions consisting of 2 hours fishing time per session.
Competitors will fish 2 beats per session.
60 minutes of fishing on each beat.
20 Minutes of fishing time in each third of each beat (A.K.A. beat-third).
3 sessions on Day One (AM, Noon, and PM).
2 sessions on Day Two (AM and Noon)
5 sessions in total.
All 30 competitors will fish all 10 beats at some point during championship.
Beat Divisions: Beats are divided into 3 sections (A.K.A. beat-thirds)
Competitors rotate to the section downstream of their location within the beat.
Competitors in the bottom section rotate to the top section of the beat.
Competitor positioning within beats: 3 competitors per beat (see schedule for details).
Competitor Rotation: 20 minute spent fishing within each beat-third.

FISH RECORDING: Each and every fish, as well as the time, must be recorded by the competitor that caught the fish (on their own scorecard) immediately following its release. Recording multiple fish at the same time is not permitted.

AWARDS and RESULTS:
Individual and team results will be recorded.
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams and top 3 individuals.
Individual results will be included on the BCCFFL Leader Board (900 point scale).Individual results will be submitted to FFC for inclusion in their NRP (650 point scale).

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