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Alta Lake Loch-Style Fly Fishing Competition

Posted on July 7th 2013, by Todd Oishi

The third competition of 2013 summer Loch-style fly fishing competition series will take place at Alta Lake near Whistler, British Columbia (1½ hour drive from Vancouver).

This venue offers some incredible/spectacular fishing for wild rainbows and cutthroat trout. The competition is open to fly fishers of all skill levels - no previous competition or loch-style fishing experience necessary, as I'll have plenty of spare drogues and thwart boards on hand, and will be happy answer any and all questions about this form of fly fishing.

Please mark this event on your calendar, and email Todd Oishi to register for this event. we really want to encourage newcomers and fly fishers of all skill levels to come out and see what it's all about. This is competition, as with all of the Summer Series events, is designed to be a fun, informative, and social event - both on and off the water.


  • Max # of Entrants: 30
  • FIPS-Mouche Rules
  • Entry Fees: None
  • Eligible fish species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, and Kokanee
  • Minimum length for scoring points: 18cm
  • Number of sessions: 2 Sessions
  • Time Period for each session: 3 hours
  • No-Fish-Period: comp water 7 day no-fish policy for competitors will be in affect starting Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00am
  • Electric motors only for this competition (no gas motors)
  • The use of electric motors is permitted for moving about the lake (trolling is not permitted)
  • Flies must be out of the water when the boat is under power (while rowing or motoring)
  • Competitors, while fishing, must remain seated, and may use a seat with a cushion of a maximum depth of ten centimetres, and back rests

We'll be using a draw system for this particular competition, which will see the team mates being split-up and fishing with 2 different competitors during the two, 3-hour sessions of this competition. This should make things a lot more interesting and allow competitors the opportunity to observe and learn from others. Parents and their children or spouses will have the option to fish together and forgo the draw if they wish to fish together in the same boat.

Most of the competitors will be making a day trip out of this, but some of us will be staying over night in Whistler with our wives, so why not plan to bring your wife or significant other along for the adventure and a little pampering as well. A nice dinner on Saturday night, and the guys go fishing while the wives go shopping in the Village the next day - what more could you ask for! There are also some less expensive options for accommodations that can be found in nearby town of Squamish, and camping at several of the nearby campgrounds.

Schedule of Events:

  • Boats go in the water around 8:30 am
  • Competitors' Meeting and Draw: 9:00 am
  • Session 1: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Lunch Break: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 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.
  • Session 2: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Final Results: 4:45 pm

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