Saturday, August 31, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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Spending Saturday at 'The Church', with a bit of fly fishing thrown in. :-) 

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22 °C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 22.

Bow River flow 109 cms.

Crews use elbow grease to clean up Elbow River

Dennis Ohrling pulls branches and debris out of the Elbow River in the Mission and Erlton area with a City of Calgary Water Resources Department crew on Friday. Crews are gradually clearing the riverbanks of debris left behind by the June floods.
Photograph by: Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald

Crews use elbow grease to clean up Elbow River

Michael Franklin, CTV Calgary, August 30, 2013

Crews are working mostly by hand to remove a huge amount of debris from the Elbow River in the hopes of reducing the danger for river users and
restore habitats for wildlife in Calgary.

Read text and watch news video clip here: http://bit.ly/15pyFNZ

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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5:34 am on a July morning.

LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Friday, August 30, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 25 °C, partly cloudy, wind avg 16, max 59.

Bow River flow 111 cms.

X-Fest Calgary - Aug 31/Sept 01, 2013



X-Fest Calgary - Aug 31/Sept 01, 2013

"If you're going to X-Fest, now a two-day jamboree, leave the lawn chair and the lap dog at home. Neither is permitted on the festival site, but that's OK: you won't be sitting down anyway". - Bruce Weir, Swerve/Calgary Herald

http://www.xfestcalgary.com/

Weezer still young at heart (Alt-rock veterans play XFest at Fort Calgary on Saturday). By Ted Shaw, Calgary Herald, August 28, 2013

Read article here: http://bit.ly/15dP7uv

Congrats to Calgarian John Nishi


John Nishi gearing up at official practice on the Vefsna River, Norway. 
Photo, courtesy Todd Oishi, Fly Fishing Team Canada
Fly Fishing Team Canada at the World Fly Fishing Championship 2013 in Norway.

Congratulations to Team Canada, who placed 13th after three days of competition.

Special Congrats to Calgarian John Nishi of Team Canada, who was the top Canadian competitor! He placed 15th overall, in a field of 125 of the world's best!


More information here:
http://www.wffc2013.com/
http://bit.ly/1eNJE1Y

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bow River Fishing Report - from Wed Aug 27 2013

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Bow River Fishing Report - from Wed Aug 27 2013

THANKS TO STEPHEN S. FOR THIS REPORT!

Policeman's Flats - McKinnon Flats

The fishing was excellent today.

Tried foam hoppers with a dropper for a while to no avail. Stone flies could be seen drying on the rocks but fish were not interested in stone flies.


A nice hatch of tricos but no rising activity for them.

The ticket was a weighted prince's nymph paired with a copper john #16, a staple for me this time of year. A lot of hook ups. I lost many with one or two hands on the paddle.

I always have better to the net luck when I stop and work the holes but today I meandered down casual and didn't stop.

Best fish was a 20 inch rainbow. I saw his dorsal fin as he sipped the surface while drifting so I dropped anchor and cast into the seam where he was feeding. Made a couple of nice runs and some fine aerobatics!

The "Never ignore a feeding fish" axiom held true once again.

All rainbows, the ones that made the net anyway.

The wind changed direction often, seemingly with each bend in the river. The Highwood put in with a little color but not with the mud that the dredging was producing a couple of weeks back yet the fishing was still better above.

On the river 9:30 AM - 3:20 PM

Montana Fly Fishing Magazine - Aug/Sept 2013



Montana Fly Fishing Magazine - Aug/Sept 2013

Read here: http://bit.ly/14UxkMW

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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Morning sunshine earlier today.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 26 °C, partly cloudy, wind avg 13, max 20.

Bow River flow 117 cms.

Bow River fishing industry lacks local support


Bow River fishing industry lacks local support

Ryan White, CTV Calgary, Published Thursday, August 22, 2013.

Fishing guides on the Bow River say the majority of this summer’s clients are coming from out of province, a departure from year’s past.

The Bow River contributes millions of dollars to the city's economy but guides say misinformation about the dangers the river presents has scared Calgarians away from fishing the Bow.

Read text and watch video news story here: http://bit.ly/19MSHn9

This Is Fly - Aug/Sept 2013 #41


This Is Fly - Aug/Sept 2013 #41

Read magazine here: http://www.thisisfly.com/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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Shuttle van leading trucks & trailers to boat launch.

LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Monday, August 26, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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High today 25 °C, partly cloudy, wind avg 15, max 30.

Bow River flow 119 cms.


 #bowriver #flyfishing

Ewart: What took pipeline safety report so long?

Stephen Ewart is the Calgary Herald's Energy and Economics editor and columnist. 
Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald

Ewart: What took pipeline safety report so long?

By Stephen Ewart, Calgary Herald columnist August 24, 2013

"One of the priorities is to define what constitutes a body of water - seriously.

They've been regulating oil and gas development in Alberta for 75 years, there is 400,000 kilometres of pipelines in the province that cross under tens of thousands of water courses that swell each spring with snow melt and rain and yet they can't define one of the industry's "high-risk, high-consequence" geographical challenges. It would seem to confirm there are still a lot of unknowns about pipeline safety."

Read entire article here: http://bit.ly/14zquMg

Catch Magazine - Aug/Sept 2013


CATCH MAGAZINE - Aug/Sept 2013 #30

Read here: http://bit.ly/1776UFg

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

 
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#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 26 °C, scattered clouds, wind avg 13, max 20.

Bow River flow 119 cms.

Pipeline review finds river rules lacking.

Crews prepare a boom on the Gleniffer Reservoir to contain oil from a Plains Midstream pipeline leak in June 2012.
Photograph by: Jeff McIntosh, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Pipeline review finds river rules lacking.

Update: Critics pan review that finds Alberta pipeline rules lacking


Inconsistency an issue as lines cross water bodies, says safety report

By Dan Healing, Calgary Herald August 23, 2013

Pipeline safety regulations in Alberta are among the best in Canada but are inadequate when oil-bearing lines approach rivers and creeks, according to a long-awaited review of pipeline safety unveiled Friday.

Read story here: http://bit.ly/1420pSe

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 27 °C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 18.

Bow River flow 126 cms.

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium (Calgary) - Sept 23-27, 2013

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium (Calgary) - Sept 23-27, 2013

A joint effort between Fly Fishing Canada and the Calgary Fly Fishing Championship Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada, the championships are strictly a catch-and-release event to provide a focal point that brings fly fishers together from throughout Canada and the world. They not only exchange technical information about their sport, but also address problems concerning conservation, water quality, habitat loss, and other environmental issues. In addition to providing the competitors with a world-class fly fishing experience, our event will showcase our “Blue Ribbon Waters”, engage youth in a series of activities focused on learning to fly fish and conserve fish habitat, and raise money to restore an important side channel on the Bow River.

The fishing portions of the event are being held on the Bow River and two community lakes - Arbour Lake and Lake Midnapore. The Carriage House Inn will be the venue for the Conservation Symposium on the 23rd from 3-5 PM and Banquet/Auction on the 27th from 6 - 10 PM

Websites: http://www.flyfishingnationals.com/ (main website) and http://www.flyfishingcanada.net/ (registration and rules)

Participants

We currently some room left for participants but registration will be closing at the end of August. You can register a team of 5 or sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team.

Further information and the rules and rule modifications are available on both websites - be sure to review them and ask questions before signing up.

Volunteers

We currently require a number of controllers (about 75 total slots to fill) during the Bow River portion of the competition. Morning and afternoon time slots are available Sept 25 and 26th, and a morning only slot on Friday Sept 27. This is a great way to learn a few new tricks and tips. Contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Kathy Vander Reyden at Kathy@kavee.net or 403-256-5039. Visit http://www.flyfishingnationals.com/ for more information.

Spectators

The fishing portions event will be open to spectators - more information will be posted once a schedule is set.

On Monday September 23 a Conservation Symposium will be held (3 -5 PM) that addresses water quality issues in Alberta. Three renowned speakers will address the theme " The Bow River and South Saskatchewan Watershed - past, present and future". Jim McLennan will discuss the history of the Bow River, Lorne Fitch - Current threats and issues facing native trout, and Dr.Brad Stelfox - what the future holds for the Bow River. The symposium is open to the public by donation - proceeds to Trout Unlimited Canada for local projects.

On Friday September 27 a Premium Alberta Beef buffet dinner, awards ceremony, live and silent auctions, fly tying contest by the competitors and a musical performance by Jim McLenan (guitartist) will be held to raise funds for Fly Fishing Canada and Trout Unlimited; tickets are only $60 and can be purchased on-line at http://www.flyfishingnationals.com/. Buy your ticket early as the cut off is September 20/13.

Questions can be submitted via our website http://www.flyfishingnationals.com/

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

Thank you!

The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free

Sheila Muxlow, pictured outside Nestle's bottling plant near Hope on Aug. 12, 2013, has concerns about Nestle withdrawing millions of litres of water without payment. Photograph by: Wayne Leidenfrost , PNG

The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free

Nestlé Waters Canada takes 265 million litres a year of fresh water from a Fraser Valley well

By Dan Fumano, The Province August 14, 2013

The price of a litre of bottled water in B.C. is often higher than a litre of gasoline.

However, the price paid by the world’s largest bottled water company for taking 265 million litres of fresh water every year from a well in the Fraser Valley — not a cent.

Read article here: http://bit.ly/17N11vW

Expo Latino Festival (Calgary) - Aug 23-25, 2013

 
 
Expo Latino Festival (Calgary) - Aug 23-25, 2013

Calgary's hottest music festival celebrates Latino culture with a weekend of live bands, dancing, a food fair, an art market and beer gardens.

http://expolatino.ca/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 24 °C, partly cloudy, wind avg 13, max 28.

Bow River flow 117 cms.

Fly Fishing Team Canada at the World Fly Fishing Championship 2013 in Norway.



Fly Fishing Team Canada at the World Fly Fishing Championship 2013 in Norway.

World Fly Fishing Championship 2013 1 min trailer

More information here:
http://www.wffc2013.com/
http://bit.ly/1eNJE1Y

The Fishin' Musicians in Concert (Okotoks, Alberta) - Sat Aug 24 | 8:00pm

Image, PIKE Paul Rasporich, courtesy Okotoks Culture and Heritage

The Fishin' Musicians in Concert (Okotoks, Alberta) - Sat Aug 24 | 8:00pm

Four avid Alberta fishermen - Amos Garrett, David Wilkie, Jim McLennan and Lynda McLennan, along with Denise Withnell of Cowboy Celtic, come together for a night of
music, as the Fishin' Musicians.

Jim and Lynda will be performing selections from their new CD hoping to be available before Christmas.

For a full overview of this intimate and one-of-a-kind concert, click here: http://bit.ly/19SX4fd

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 ‪#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

Monday, August 19, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

High today 25 °C, scattered clouds, wind avg 12, max 33.

Bow River flow 116 cms.

Alberta Flood Aid Benefit Concert



Alberta Flood Aid Benefit Concert

MISSED THE CONCERT?

No problem! Watch it here on the Telus YouTube Channel

Crews begin ‘scalping’ debris from Highwood River

Jeff Gaulin of Tervita provided an update as the company’s heavy equipment was busy Wednesday along the banks of the Highwood River, scalping the waterway back to the state it was before the June flooding.
Photograph by: Colleen De Neve , Calgary Herald

Crews begin ‘scalping’ debris from Highwood River

Goal is to restore waterway to normal

By Erika Stark, Calgary Herald August 15, 2013

HIGH RIVER — Gravel, silt and debris are being scraped away from the banks of the Highwood River in an effort to return the waterway to its pre-flood capacity levels.

Roughly 16,000 cubic metres of material will be removed, or “scalped,” from one of six riverbank sites within High River by the end of the week, according to Tervita, the company in charge of remediation in the town.

Read story here: http://bit.ly/13Be7Rh

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012 ‪#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Today along the Bow River - August 2013

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Guerrilla launch along the Bow

‪#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

High today 27 °C, scattered clouds, wind avg 13, max 32.

Bow River flow 140 cms.

Fly Fishing Team Canada at the World Fly Fishing Championship 2013 in Norway.



Fly Fishing Team Canada at the World Fly Fishing Championship 2013 in Norway.

Episode #2 (Session 2 and 3)

(This is out of sequence. Our fault, sorry. However, we thought it was well worth posting. - Bow River Shuttles).

More information here:
http://www.wffc2013.com/
http://bit.ly/1eNJE1Y

GlobalFest - The Calgary Fireworks Festival Society - Aug 16-25, 2013


GlobalFest - The Calgary Fireworks Festival Society - Aug 16-25, 2013

The 11th year of Calgary's unsurpassed multicultural and fireworks festival.

Five Facts About GlobalFest. By Kerianne Sproule, Calgary Herald/Swerve, August 14, 2013

Read article here: http://bit.ly/19BfuC5

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 ‪#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬