CANADA RED

Ken McCauley

Team Captain & Angler

I live in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, located on the east coast of Canada. I was first introduced to fishing by my grandfather and since then I have been hooked on fly fishing for trout and salmon.  In addition to fishing, I have been active on the boards and executive of several non-profit sport fishing groups. I will be representing Canada for the fourth time at this competition and I am looking forward to the opportunity to fish with competitors from around the Commonwealth.

Sorin Comsa

Angler

I am a software quality engineer for a major bank (that’s where the money are…right?!). I have been fishing for over 40 years and fly-fishing in competitions for about 30. Over the years I have fished for perch, pike, walleye, carp, bass, rainbow trout, brook/speckled trout, brown trout, marble trout, whitefish, European grayling, bonefish and tarpon.

I competed at these World Fly-fishing Championships: 1992 – Italy; 2004 – Slovakia; 2005 – Sweden; 2010 – Poland; 2011 – Italy; 2014 – Czech Republic and competed at these Commonwealth Championships: 2009 – Islay, Scotland ; 2016 - Mont Tremblant, Canada (Individual Silver). I have also won several team and individual National level medals.

I am the Canadian distributor for Dohiku barbless hooks through my website: www.successfulangler.com . I am looking forward to learning more and making new friends at the 2018 Commonwealth Fly-fishing Championship!

Tom Irvine

Angler

I live in Gravenhurst Ontario, Canada, a small town in cottage country two hours north of Toronto. Fishing has been part of my life since I was old enough to crawl around the floor of a boat. I have been fly fishing for over 40 years and fly fishing competitively since the Oceania championship in Tasmania in 2002. I have represented Canada at one Commonwealth championship in Scotland in 2004, two Oceania championships and four World championships. I compete regularly in our national competitions and fly fish recreationally for many species of fish.

My father’s family all came to Canada by ship from Northern Ireland in the early 1900’s so I feel very pleased and privileged to be able to compete in this Commonwealth Championship in Northern Ireland, to fish in the land of my Irish ancestors and to meet the many people who will take part in the competition while renewing old acquaintances and making new friends.

Peter J Morrison

Angler

I am honoured to be selected as a fly fisherman to represent Team Canada in the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in Ireland. Fly fishing has been my life-long passion. Born in the East Kootenays in beautiful British Columbia, Canada I have had many opportunities to fish the numerous mountain rivers, lakes and streams. Besides fly fishing for trout in my home waters, I have fished for pike in Manitoba, rockfish in Washington, sailfish in Costa Rica, dorado in the Florida Keys and bonefish in Belize, Bahamas and, my all-time favorite salt water destination, Christmas Island!

As a freelance fishing guide on the pro staff team with Far Bank Enterprises, I represent Redington, Sage and Rio gear and products. Also, I tie and design flies and have six patented designs which are available online through Montana Fly Company.

In 2009 I entered my first fly fishing competition. At the North American Loch Style Fly Fishing Championships, I won individual silver in 2015 and Team Bronze in 2017. Adding Ireland to my fly fishing career is both challenging and exciting (just like fishing!.) I am looking forward to visiting a new country, meeting new people and fishing new places.

When I am not casting a line on the water you will find me biding my time at the local pulp mill as an Electrician.

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Gerald Wolfe

Angler

Gerald has been an avid fly fisherman since he can remember. Living in a small mountainous town in BC, Gerald has become very familiar with the seasonal changes and the places to find wild salmon, trout, and char.  A Professional Forester by training and when not guiding on the local rivers, Gerald runs a successful natural resource management consulting business in Squamish BC.  Gerald is actively involved with Search and Rescue and is trained in First Aid and Swift Water Rescue.  Gerald has been fly fishing for over 30 years and competitively for over 5 years.  He has competed at many regional events and is a three time competitor at the North American Loch-Style championships that has been held in British Columbia.  Gerald is very excited for the opportunity to be part of the Commonwealth experience and is looking forward to learning from competitors from all around the world.

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