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Please read carefully before signing
This is a release of liability and waiver of certain legal rights

In consideration for my being permitted to participate in the activities of Deep Creek Fly Fishers, I agree to the following Waiver and Release:

I acknowledge that fishing has inherent risks, hazards, and dangers for anyone, that cannot be eliminated, particularly in a wilderness environment. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION:

  1.  Water hazards in boating and wading in the rivers including drowning;
  2.  Hiking in rugged country;
  3.  Injuries from fishing equipment and other participants;
  4.  Encounters with wildlife, animals, and insects;
  5.  Temperature extremes;
  6.  Inclement weather conditions and unavailability of immediate medical attention in the wilderness in case of injury.

I understand the risks, hazards, and dangers of fishing and have had the opportunity to discuss them with Deep Creek Fly Fishers. I understand that these activities may require good physical conditioning and a degree of skill and knowledge.
I believe I have that good physical conditioning and the degree of skill and knowledge necessary for me to engage in these activities safely. I understand that I have responsibilities. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me to participate and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I AM VOLUNTARILY USING THE SERVICES OF DEEP CREEK FLY FISHERS WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INHERENT RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INVOLVED AND HEREBY ASSUME AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, PARALYSIS, OR DEATH.

Lastly, I, for myself, my heirs, successors, executors, and subrogees, hereby KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS DEEP CREEK FLY FISHERS, their directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this activity including, but not limited to, NEGLIGENCE of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my engaging in these activities or the use of these services, animals or equipment, whether such damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death results from negligence of Deep Creek Fly Fishers or from some other cause. I, for myself, my heirs, my successors, executors, and subrogees, further agree not to sue Deep Creek Fly Fishers as a result of any injury, paralysis, or death suffered in connection with my use and participation in the activities of Deep Creek Fly Fishers.


DIY Fly Fishing New Zealand’s North Island
Presenter – Dave Smith

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Phone: 619-822-1133 (USA); +64 273 86 0940 (NZ)
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You often hear the phrase “There’s more water than anyone can fish in a lifetime” and nowhere is this more applicable than New Zealand, with just under 1,400 public access points published by NZ Fish and Game to rivers, lakes, and reservoirs within New Zealand. Over 560 of them are listed for the North Island with 17 major river drainages and literally countless tributaries. There are many more rivers and lakes that can be accessed by the public that aren’t published by NZ Fish and Game, making it truly an impossible task to fish everybody of water in the New Zealand.

The North Island offers exceptional fishing, with a massive diversity of type of rivers and lakes, from the braided flood plains of Hawkes Bay to the world class spring creeks of Mighty Waikato to the lake run rainbows of Taupo and the massive Rotorua brown trout. The north Island is very accessible for all levels of fly anglers and doesn’t mandate long hikes and 70-foot casts to spooky fish. With most of the fly anglers heading directly to the South Island, you’ll often find yourself on a river by yourself and when you do run into another angler or tramper, they will likely suggest another river to try your luck at.

There’s a body of water and large strong fighting fish for every angler skill level and while New Zealand has a reputation for being an expensive trip, it can be done on a budget. Dave will walk you through the fishing areas of the North Island, the recommended tackle, and flies. In addition to just how and where to fish Dave will advise on how to get around, where to stay on a budget and a brief introduction to Māori (New Zealand’s first nations) language to help understand how to pronounce the rivers and towns and the incredibly rich history of Aotearoa (Māori for New Zealand)

Dave has been a fishing fanatic his whole life, starting with spin and bait fishing on family camping trips in the Sierras. Whenever there was a chance to fish, Dave took full advantage of it. After college Dave had an opportunity to move to New Zealand for work and found his deep passion and love for fly fishing. Since then, Dave has become multi-species fly angler and fly tier who chases everything from alpine trout to Belizean bonefish, carp and mako sharks. He’s been a competition trout angler since 2012, with appearances nationally at two Team USA National Championships, America’s Cup international competition, and many regional events throughout the western United States. In addition, Dave was on the Professional Fly Angling tour in 2014 and has competed internationally in New Zealand including the Oceania Fly Fishing Championships in 2012. Dave has been providing fly fishing presentations and on the water tutorials since 2014 and loves sharing his fly fishing and fly-tying passions. Dave is an ambassador for Partridge of Redditch, and Renomed USA fly tying scissors. Over the years Dave has been able to successfully plan and execute DIY trips around the world with his fly-fishing wife, Lesley.

January 25th Speaker
Glenn Ueda
Planet Carp – Fly Fishing for the Worlds Most Popular Fish

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A native of Southern California, Glenn was introduced to surf fishing as a child by his father. Every Sunday, from Morro Bay down to San Onofre, they caught their own bait and targeted everything from striped bass to barred perch to corbina. Reading about fly fishing in Field and Stream, Glenn soon learned basic fly casting and tying at world famous Long Beach Casting Club, He was ten. A local pond provided endless joy fooling bluegill, crappie and bass. Almost five decades later following a rewarding career as an architect, he sought new challenges. Taking all of those cherished surf and freshwater lessons he built a very successful business “So Cal Flats Fishing Guide Service” teaching fly anglers the art of sightfishing in shallow surf for one of the world’s most challenging species, the California Corbina. Guiding highly skilled anglers from all over the globe, many agree after a day’ of stalking that they our “Ghost of the Coast” is as difficult if not worse than the very popular and highly coveted flats permit.
An extension of his teachings, Glenn has written and collaborated on a number of feature articles for such notable publications as Fly Fisherman, Saltwater Sportsman, California Fly Fisher, Western Outdoor News, and Pacific Sportfishing Magazine.


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