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Hicks Lake Fly Fishing Competition

Posted on July 17th 2012, by Rodney Hsu, webmaster

Todd Oishi from Fly Fishing Canada will be hosting the fourth Lower Mainland loch-style fly fishing competition at Hicks Lake in Harrison on Sunday August 26th, 2012. This competition, as well as the rest of the Summer Series, will allow participants an unique opportunity to participate in a series of friendly-spirited competitions, and to learn more about stillwater fishing in general. This also provides an excellent opportunity for meeting other fly fishers and members of our angling communities.

Schedule of Events:

  • Boats go in the water around 8:00am
  • Session 1: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Session 2: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: The Youth Team members will be serving a hot dog and burger lunch, as a part of their fundraising projects, so please bring along some cash to help support their cause.


  1. Max # of Entrants: 40
  2. FIPS-Mouche Rules
  3. Entry Fees/Payouts: None
  4. Eligible fish species: Rainbow and Cutthroat trout, Kokanee and Dolly Varden.
  5. Minimum length for scoring points: 20cm.
  6. Number of sessions: 2 Sessions.
  7. Time Period for each session: 3 hours.
  8. Number of competitors per Team: 2 competitors (Individual Competitors will be paired up).
  9. No-Fish-Period: comp water no-fish policy is in affect as of 8:00am Monday, th, 2012.
  10. The use of electric motors is permitted for moving about the lake (trolling is not permitted).
  11. Flies must be out of the water when the boat is under power (rowing or motoring).

Please mark this event on your calendar and respond by email to confirm that you're able to attend. Todd really wants to encourage newcomers and fly fishers of all skill levels to come out, learn, and see what it's all about. Please keep in mind that it costs absolutely nothing to enter, so you've got absolutely nothing to lose.

Here's a group photo of the competitors and volunteers who attended our last competition at Buntzen Lake on July 15th.

Buntzen Lake loch-style fly fishing competition

Here is the updated Summer Series League's Leader Board, which includes the results from the Whonnock Lake, Sasamat Lake and Buntzen Lake competitions (28 competitors):

Placement Name Points
1 Todd Oishi 1523
2 Chris Puchniak 1417
3 Rob Ramsay 903
4 Devin Ramsay 849
5 Martin Payne 700
6 Vance Whitley 643
7 Kevin Cucheron 525
8 Arthur Olesiak 500
9 Jordan Viveiros 488
10 Jason Gemperle 464
11 Richard Choi 263
12 Matthew Mikes 233
13 Paul Davidson 219
14 Chris Chan 210
15 Chris Barnes 200
16 Erik Barker 191
17 Tyler Wilkinson 175
18 Jeff Choi 127
19 Aaron Laing 108
20 Greg Simpson 104
20 Dayne Simpson 104
22 Neville Gosling 40
22 Jose Viveiros 40
22 Rob Zed 40
22 Kevin Ehl 40
22 Joe Horvath 40
22 Dan Baraniuk 40
22 John Wilkinson 40

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