Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year! And all the best for the year to come!

After a great 2017 we are looking forward to another busy 2018 season, with a different view and new challenges.

Although here in Ontario Canada we have -20C temperatures and no fly fishing whatsoever, eight of our Club members are having a great fishing tournament in Florida, USA

Great job guys!

Snook in the surf


…more snookPeacock bass

more peacock bass

…and more peacock bass

unknown gold fish-tell me a wish 🙂 LOL

And even the mighty Hammerhead-shark

Awesome! At the end of the day it’s all about spending time on the water with like-minded people.


2018 – SOTTO Championship Schedule

These are the events scheduled for 2018. More details will follow soon. Anyone interested can contact us here or on our Facebook page.

All these schedules are subject to change due to bad weather conditions, high water levels, or other natural disasters.

  • Florida Challenge – Dec 25th 2017 – Jan 7th 2018
  • Fly tying/Championship discussions – Jan 27th
  • Fly tying/Championship discussions – Feb 24th
  • Fly tying/Championship discussions – March 24th
  • Sotto Spring Cup (lake) – April 7th
  • Grand River Upper – May 26th
  • Island Lake (location might change) – June 16th
  • Grand River Lower – July 14th
  • Thames River – August 18th
  • Saugeen River Challenge – September 15th
  • Sotto Fall Cup (lake) – October 13th
  • Steelhead – Cup -November 10th

2017 in review – part IV

Already at the 3rd edition the Thames River event was a multi-species competition open to all fishing styles with artificial baits.

With a very simple points system, counting just the 5 biggest fish for each team, proved by pictures in the measuring through this competition was a pleasure to participate in. Also this year we opened the event for the boats too. South from the City of London the river is wide and deep enough for kayaks or drift boats.

The small mouth bass is predominant in these waters but Thames River has no more then 72 species of fish. This comp being a multi-species event something very unusual happened…the winning team won with 5 fish all belonging to different species. This is something that you can’t see every day and  just proves how good and healthy the river is.

The highest score was like that:

Small mouth bass + Walleye + Silver Bass + Drum(sheep head) + Pike

All these fish were caught on the fly, using nymphs and streamers.
The number of participants was not the highest this year but a core of competitive anglers was formed in London Ontario, and we see them coming every year. 

Same like 3 years ago we ran the Charity for Children’s Hospital. We managed to make $560 offering Sotto competition flies and great food all in a superb location rented by the Sotto Club.

Our always present sponsor Angling Sports offered a $100 prize for the biggest fish.  For the first time two female competitors joined this competition. Thank you for raising the bar Alicia and Donna!The hopes are high …a new generation is getting ready to continue this tradition  🙂

In the next article we’ll post the Final Results of the 2017 Sotto FF Championship.

Stay tuned!