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On behalf of the 15th National Fly Fishing Championship & Conservation Symposium's Organizing Committee, we welcome you to Parkland, Manitoba, Canada.

Bordered by three Provincial Parks and a National Park in western Manitoba, west Parkland is home to Fly Fishing Canada’s inaugural Championship event. Our deep forested backdrops and rolling hills continue to offer excellent fly fishing for a variety of large trout in a number of highly productive lakes thanks to coordinated efforts within the region and from a high rate of catch and release practised by visitors. Many of which trout are in the Manitoba Master Angler trophy category; some of which records may even have your name on them!

If this will be a return visit for you, we want to say “welcome back”.  We’re planning a great event and are super pumped for our 3rd anniversary of hosting the Canadian Fly Fishing Nationals. Here's a few things we thought you'd might like to know. As we fine tune details, we'll provide updates to this page.


Registration is open to all national and international participation and will close April 30.
To register as a team or as an individual, please click on the Fly Fishing Canada registration links below. (Please note that Fly Fishing Canada's (FFC's) website and registration forms are not up-to-date, but is still the process to register for 2017.)

Individual - $450
Team - $2,250

For any questions you may have about the registration process, please contact Jim Iredale at:

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National Championship

Fly Fishing Canada Competition Rules Full - Summary

The loch-style event will be held from May 28 - June 3.

There will be 2 official practise days and 1 day of rest prior the 3 competition days. During the day of rest, the competition lakes will be closed to competitors.

The competition will be 5 x 3hr still-water sessions and 1 rest session, over 3 days on 5 lakes.

Confirmed official competition and practice lake venues, pending unforeseeable disasters, are Twin, West Goose, Persse, and Patterson Lake being split into two venues. Check back soon for the Patterson division map.

Competition boats will be available free of charge for competitor use at official practice lakes on official practise days through a rotational team schedule.

Transportation to official lakes for the competition sessions will be provided free of charge.

Please see the schedule located in the page navigation bar.

Parkland Trout Photo Contest

Provincial Championship

Manitoba Provincial Championships will be held concurrently with Nationals. Two of the National competition lake session results will be compiled separately to declare the Manitoba Provincial Champion. Only Anglers competing in the Nationals will be eligible for Provincials.

A Janos Boda Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the Provincial's top rop at the National's Closing Ceremony.

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Rule Modifications

Open fishing by registered competitors on official lakes will not be closed prior to May 29.

Transportation to official lakes for practice is the competitor's responsibility.

Eligible species are: Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Tiger Trout. Minimum length for an eligible fish is 35cm. Fish shall be measured for scoring.

A maximum of two flies is permitted.

Drogues are permitted; competitors are responsible for supplying their own drogues.

Competitors are required to supply and don their own CSA approved PFD.

Each competitor will act as a Controller for the other.


Competitors are encouraged to rent official competition boats for use prior to official practice days through booking arrangements made with local outfitters at

There are many lodging arrangements and restaurants available in the area that can be found through the links located in the page navigation bar.

Parkland Boat Rentals


All competitors require a Manitoba fishing licence which can be purchased locally, and to be in possession of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (or equivalency).

Bring a cushion to sit on that doesn't break the rules.

Opening and Closing dinners will be provided to competitors.
Bagged lunch meals will be provided for competitors during the competition.
Competitors will be responsible for all other meals.

Three Official Transport Pick-up Locations are being provided for teams staying in the region; one each in Roblin, Russell and Rossburn.

It is requested that teams provide an auction item to assist with fundraising.

Please follow Parkland Trout Fisheries on facebook to be notified of when updates to this page have been made.

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