ASF Casting Comp - Lancefield June 2012

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ASF Casting Comp - Lancefield June 2012

Post by Jeremy Schrader » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:45 pm

How else can you sum up a weekend that was wet, cold and windy, as a caster all I can say was that it was a great!

Even though the number of competitors were down on previous years, the quality and enthusiasm that was evident over the two days was right up there and made for some very interesting casting. Top billing went to young Jason Carter who after coming across to live in Western Australia decided that he needed to show us poor ozzies how it should be done.

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( Jason and Chas on Day two )

Scott Selby who is the current Australian Champ and record holder was to go head to head with our young import and it was great to see the battle between them.
Other casters taking part and giving it there best were young Mick Smajkic who hit a PB distance of 240+ meters on the 150 gram which saw him up the leader board as well. We also had a few other PB’s for the weekend with Chas, Graham and Dennis also recording PB’s on the Sunday.
The Saturday was the least comfortable of the days with light rain, cold variable south east to South West winds and cloud cover being with us for most of the time. Thankfully we didn’t get a lot of rain and only a few of us had the misfortune of line slip both from the light shower as well as the water picked up from the wet grass.
First day saw the 100 gram and 125 gram leads being thrown for all those interested in trying for the aggregate trophy and for those not wishing through they could cast whatever lead within the 100 to 175 gram range, though most stuck with the 125.

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( Scott & Ces setting up on Day two)

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(Chas getting to know Jason Better )

Top honours went to Jason with both the 100 and 125 gram though Scott was right on his heels for the whole session. There was also interest with the lower level casters trying to hit new PB’s and it was pleasing to see the way Chas has improved his style in the months since the January comp.

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( Jason sending one Down field )


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( Scott Bending up the HST )


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( And at the hit )

Also pleasing was to see Murray putting the lead out with his TTLD and TTLDSM which he has been putting to good effect down on the beach with some nice fish coming in on them. It was a bit difficult for Murray as he prefers to cast OTG and the longer than ideal grass length made this a bit of a problem.
As mentioned the cold wet weather and the fact that it was a long weekend resulted in not as many members turning up as was hoped but it was still a good days casting.

As has become a bit of a tradition those members staying in Lancefield caught up at the local pub for a good feed and a few cold drinks and a bit more comfortable surroundings to just talk fishing , casting and the other BS that goes on. I must say that the food at the pub is good and I like the way they serve up the steaks.

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( At the Pub waiting for the food )

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Day two saw a totally different picture with clear skies, freezing temperatures and the hope for some bigger numbers. Both Scott and Jason were fired up, though I think that was to stay warm thinking about it?
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(Day two - Cold but sunny )

Though the day produced some very nice casting indeed, the friendship and joking around was the highlight for me.
I must also say that the place is a pleasure to be at on days like Sunday with clear skies and a bit of sunshine to warm you up when you got out of the wind.
Casting was very relaxed and post lunch there was only a handful of us still wanting to sling the leads though the thought of a good meal and cold drink finally swayed us and we headed over to the pub to close off the day.

As I mentioned Jason took top honours with the longest distance posted as well as the highest aggregate over the 4 leads as well.

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(Jason doesn't seem as big in person :o )



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( The two top guns )

As an additional bonus for the young man his luck continued on through to the Monday where a farewell lunch at the Casino also saw him pocket a nice winning from the pokies after a good seafood platter.

All in all a top weekend and I am already looking forward to the October round.
Full set of results and Video to follow.

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Re: ASF Casting Comp - Lancefield June 2012

Post by Jeremy Schrader » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:53 pm

Well here's the result table , once again thanks to everyone for making it a very enjoyable weekend.

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Really looking forward to the next comp :D

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