XXVII Australian Fly Fishing Championships (Nationals 2021)- Falls Creek, Victoria

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23 February @ 5:00 am - 26 February @ 5:00 pm AEDT

Organiser

Gary Rapley, Nationals 2021
Phone:
0408342132
Email:
gazrap@hotmail.com

Competition Status

Open

Entry Cost

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Competition Details

Type of Competition

Lake - Loch Style, Rivers

Number of Sectors

5

Sectors
  • Sector I - Rocky Valley
  • Sector II - Mitta Mitta River
  • Sector III - Rocky Valley
  • Sector IV - Ovens River
  • Sector V - Kiewa River
Morning Session Times

8 am to 11 am

Afternoon Session Times

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Details and Advice

Briefing Details

Welcome to the competition details for the XXVII Australian Fly Fishing Championships (Nationals 2021) to be held at Falls Creek from 23rd February 2022 - 26th February 2022 hosted by FFA Victoria Chapter, from Competition HQ being Falls Creek Country Club. - (Download the document from the news section of the website)

Changes to the program are at the discretion of the Organising Committee and will be posted here on the website.

COMPETITION UPDATE (as of 02nd January 2022)
Please note that as per the agreed changes to competition rules at the AGM in Dec 2021, all waters for this competition (both lakes and rivers) are closed 7 days prior to the competition.

COMPETITION PROGRAM (as of 15 December 2021)

Wednesday 23 February 2022:

3pm – 6:00pm Controller Briefing and Beat Familiarisation - Sector Judges will brief controllers at the Muster Station nominated for each sector.
4pm – 5:00pm Boat delivery and safety checks – launch at Rocky Valley Reservoir. Boat owners meet with Sector Judge and Boat Steward at Rocky Valley Reservoir Boat Ramp
5pm – 6:30pm Registration at Competition HQ, Falls Creek Country Club
6pm – 7:00pm Meals – Light refreshments provided at Competition HQ, Falls Creek Country Club
7pm - 8:00pm Competitor Briefing Competition HQ, Falls Creek Country Club

Thursday 24 February 2022

5am – 6:30m: Breakfast – Competitors to make their own arrangements
From 5:30am: Departure for Comp Sectors (TBC) from Competition HQ – must travel in convoy
8am - 11am: Session 1
11am – 3:30pm: Changeover period / lunch Travel in Convoy
3:30pm – 6:30pm: Session 2
6:30pm – 8pm: Travel Return to Competition HQ in convoy
8:00pm: Meals - Competitors to make own arrangements

Friday 25 February 2022

5am – 6:30m: Breakfast – Competitors to make their own arrangements
From 5:30am: Departure for Comp Sectors (TBC) from Competition HQ – must travel in convoy
8am - 11am: Session 3
11am – 3:30pm: Changeover period / lunch Travel in Convoy
3:30pm – 6:30pm: Session 4
6:30pm – 8pm: Travel Return to Competition HQ in convoy
8:00pm: Meals - Competitors to make own arrangements

Saturday 26 February 2022

5am – 6:30m: Breakfast – Competitors to make their own arrangements
From 5:30am: Departure for Comp Sectors (TBC) from Competition HQ – must travel in convoy
8am - 11am: Session 5
11am – 1pm: Travel Return to HQ in convoy
1pm – 3pm: Lunch – competitors to make their own arrangements and collection of boats by boat owners
3pm – 4:30pm: Members Forum - direction of FFA – open session at competition HQ
6pm: Presentation Dinner – Buffet Style Competition HQ

Sunday 27 February 2022

7am – 9am: Breakfast – Competitors to make own arrangements
9am: Departure

General Advice

Fly Fish Australia Inc (FFA) is staging the 2021 Australian Fly Fishing Championships from the Falls Creek Country Club, Falls Creek, Victoria. The event is being hosted by FFA Victoria Chapter. All key event activities will be conducted from the championship headquarters at Falls Creek Country Club. Competitors will need to make their own accommodation and meal arrangements (except for the final dinner). There is ample room at the Country Club. All participants and competitors are encouraged to take up the attractive meal and accommodation packages available. Further details are provided below. Around 40 controllers will be needed for the event and the Board of FFA and the event organisers encourage all those members of FFA not participating in the competition to nominate as a controller. Non-members of FFA are of course welcome to become part of the championships and nominate as a controller. An attractive controller package is being offered. Controller acceptances will generally be on a first come first served basis.

The 2021 Nationals are the final qualifying event for selection of the teams to compete in the World
Championships in 2023 (TBC). The waters chosen for this year’s Championships are:

Sector I – Rocky Valley – Loch style Boat
Sector II – Mitta Mitta River - River
Sector III – Rocky Valley – Loch style Boat
Sector IV - Ovens River – River
Sector V - Kiewa River - River

Detailed information on the sectors, meeting places, travel times and sector rotations can be found in the ‘Sectors and Rotations’ document available from the FFA Website.
The organising committee reserves the right to vary these sectors in accord with the FFA Competition Rules should it become necessary. Any changes will be notified on the FFA website.
The process for competitor participation in the event will occur in the following sequence:

Step 1 – Due to Covid impacts ALL financial member of FFA are eligible to participate in the event. The competition is limited to the 60 highest ranked anglers nominating for the competition based on ranking and/or session points. In the event that eligibility, cannot define placement to the event based on ranking and/or session points, members without ranking or session points will be offered positions in order of nominations received. Registrations will be updated weekly in the NEWS section of the FFA website.

Step 2 - Members MUST submit your entry nomination including payment of the entry fee online via the FFA website on or before Friday 21 January 2022.

Step 3: At the close of entry nominations the organising committee will review the entry list to ensure nominees are qualified AND financial members of FFA.

Step 4: The organising committee will then post a notice of acceptance of entry nominations and a formal competitor list on the FFA website. This will include competitor groups seeded in accord with the ranking points.

Step 5: Accepted entrants must register and sign in at the registration desk at the competition headquarters the evening before the start of competition and prior to the competitor briefing as per the championships program. The process for controller participation in the event will be via a manual ‘Controller Nomination Form’ which can be provided by the Competition Organisers.

Transport: In line with the previous Nationals the organising committee has decided to use private vehicles rather than chartered buses in order to keep costs to a reasonable limit. Competitors will be asked to organise car pooling arrangements for transport to and from competition sectors amongst their seeded group. It is expected that you will ensure that your fellow competitors providing vehicles are not out of pocket as a result.

We encourage you to complete your entry nomination online on the FFA website by the closing date.

On behalf of the Organising Committee I look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Nationals and seeing
you all in Falls Creek in February.
Yours Sincerely

Gary Rapley
Competition Organiser
FFA VIC PRESIDENT
On behalf of the Nationals Organising Committee

Rules

This competition is subject to FFA Competition Rules.

Rule Modifications

  • Minimum length of fish for this competition is 16cm

Safety

General Safety

The Competition Organisers reserve the right to allocate alternative competition sectors having regard to safety and other considerations as circumstances dictate at the time. This will be communicated at the Competitor Briefing or by email beforehand if appropriate and feasible.

Boat Safety

FFA Competition Boating Policy applies to this event.

Boats can be launched on the lake venues during the closed period but they must immediately be taken to their mooring point and should not travel more than 200m from their launching point if at all possible.

PFDs (life jackets) must be worn in all boat sessions. PFDs are to be in current service date as required by Maritime regulations. Competitors are to provide their own PFDs and should not rely on boat owners to provide them.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES If a boat requires assistance oars must be held vertically. Other boats are requested to render assistance. In the event of an emergency on the lake mobile phones and radios can be used to obtain assistance but are strictly prohibited for any other purpose.

Disclaimer

All competitors must take responsibility for their own actions. Neither Fly Fish Australia Incorporated nor individual FFA CHAPTERS accepts any responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by any competitor, official or any participant or observer during the running of this competition or other events. All competitors are required to hold a valid state fishing licence.