The weather was as good as it ever gets for the August casting day. It was a perfect sunny winter's day, giving beautiful conditions for being out in the open, even if the air was a little "heavy" for the casting.
Dry Casting is an outing where we are all together for a few hours enjoying each other's company, and competing and learning at the same time. Then there is the sausage sizzle, which gives everyone a chance to talk over the morning's casting, gear to use, what's coming up, fishing, the state of the world or whatever, over some lunch. Come along, it gives you a chance to get to know the club members as well as learning about casting.
This was a very important casting day as it was our last occasion for getting our team together before they travel east to Yeppoon for the national event.
Distance casting was nothing to write home about as the sinkers just would not travel and the slight side wind and obvious heavy atmospheric conditions did control the distance. Chas Riegert had the longest cast for the 112 gram distance with 167 metres and George Holman was next with 163 metres. Filomena D'Alonzo had the longest cast in the ladies with 101 metres and young Rhys Jones is showing us all how good he is even though the rod he is using is not a large one, with casts of 139 and 142 metres in the junior event.