Northern Open 2013

Well the Northern Open has been run and won, but not by one and not by two, but by three well deserving casters.  In a tight and hard fought competition it came down to the Wet Fly for the winner to be decided. Congratulations to Daryl Wallis, John Kruska and Bruce Ratcliffe on some very good casting.  Well done also to Brynn Farkas in second and Andrew Connell in third.

The 2013 Northern Lights Casting Competition was held perfect casting conditions on Saturday 23 Feb 13.  25 casters registered for the event and many were accompanied by family and friends which added to the friendly atmosphere of the evening.  As can be seen in the video below (well done AJ), the weather was superb, the tucker terrific, the cast outstanding and the event a roaring success.  Where else in the world can attend a night casting event in such brilliant surroundings?

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Cox-Connell Casting Trophy and Christmas Party

The Cox-Connell Trophy will be cast on 7 Dec 17 commencing at 7:30 pm at the Club's casting pool.

The Cox-Connell Casting Trophy is a Club perpetual trophy named after Glen Cox and Andrew Connell.  It was named after Glen and Andrew in recognition of their efforts in the construction of the Club's casting pool.

All casters use the same 7 weight rod and line in a dry fly casting format.  All members of the Club are encouraged to enter the competition.

The end of year BBQ is a great time to get together and organise those fishing trips during the Christmas period.  Come up, have a chat and see who's available to take you to their secret spot.  There will be a traditional Club Cristmas BBQ (read snag in bread) to be had and a quick General Meeting.

Aways a good night.

The inaugural Life Members Trophy was run on Thursday 9 February, with 19 members competing the event. There are a couple of aims of the Life Member's Trophy. The first is to recognise the efforts of the club members who have been awarded a life membership and gives them and regular members the opportunity to meet and get to know each other. It was fantastic to have foundation life member Norm King down to present the inaugural Life Members Trophy.casting comp 007


The other aim of the Life Members Trophy is to have a competition to encourage members to participate in competition that is fun, and goes some way to mimicking fishing situations. The event uses normal fishing rods and lines in the 4-7 weight range. The rules of the Life Members Trophy are fairly straight forward. There are two events; a dry fly round and a time based distance event. In the dry fly round, 5 coloured rings are placed in a random pattern in the casting pool with no set distance. Coloured balls are drawn from a bag and the caster delivers 3 scoring shots at the coloured ring called by the judge, scoring 5, 3 & 2 points if the fly goes in the ring. The intent is to try and mimic a fish rising in river.

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