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Ulster Casting Club

Discussion in 'Casting' started by mgc, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. mgc

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    This Sunday the 25th 2016 in another chance to get out and practice your cast, improve techniques and maybe improve distances. Unfortunately I won't be there this time but looking forward to the report. Don't get depressed I will be back to annoy you all
     
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    Today we were back in the top field chasing sheep away from the court - again. We had a nice breeze almost blowing down the court, which almost made up for the rising ground around the oche. The casting got off to a good start and some reasonable distances were starting to come but the forecast heavy showers made their presence felt and took the shine off the proceedings - along with the nice breeze. The showers became more frequent and finally ended the day for us so we measured up and packed up. Congratulations go to Alan Miller on his personal best cast on 125g. Also to Bobby for getting back across the 200y line and to daycaster Stevie on another fine display of casting.

    Bobby - 125g = 202y

    Tommy - 125g = 219y

    Benny - 125g = 220y

    Alan - 125g = 253y PB

    Stevie - 150g = 268y
     
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    268 yards well done to Stevie :cool: Martin.



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  5. mgc

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    This Sunday the 9th of October 2016 is another chance to practice our casting. We are meant to have a OTG day but the grass is a bit long so it depends on which field we are in, either way it should be good craic.

    I also wish to congratulate Thomas on his recent marriage, wish you and your better half many years of happiness.
    Ps hope she lets you go casting sometime.
     
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    Well the grass was too long for an OTG day so it was postponed.

    The day was glorious, with a high pressure system creating warm calm weather, so with little to no wind, high pressure distances worth expected to be great. It was evident after the first cast it would be worse than thought, as the recent settled weather has allowed a bloom in the spider population. So with the line full of dead spiders and webs the spool balance goes out the window, so it catches on the rings. increasing the chances of a snap off. Therefore today was a chance to practice our technique, look for snap offs, replace the web encrusted line and chase the sheep off the field, no wonder I am tired. While there are no official results, some of us came away quite happy with today's practice, others came away with the knowledge of areas to work on. All in all a fine days fun, with a few nice casts and a chance to put what's learnt into effect in two weeks time.
     
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    A wee video courtesy of Stevie Radcliffe
     
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    Nice video with some good casting styles
     
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    Sunday the 23rd of October 2016 is another field day. After working on a few things 2 weeks ago it's time to put it into practice. Hope to see you all there.
     
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    With a strong crosswind and high air pressure it wasn't going to be a pb day. Didn't stop us from trying. It was good to see the newly married Thomas Mawhinney was allowed out to play and slowly increased his distance each cast. Given the conditions it was disheartening to have a good cast, seeing the reel emptying only to know you have to wind in the large bow of line taken out by the wind. It was still a enjoyable day, apart from digging the lead into the ground on the power phase of the cast, snapping the leader. The thing is I wasn't the only person to catch the ground.

    Results

    MC
    175g = 208y
    150g = 223y

    Tommy
    125g = 198y

    Bobby
    150g = 179y
    125g = 180y

    Benny = NCR

    Steve = NCR

    Sean = NCR
     
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    Thanks to Stevie for the video
     
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    Well lads this Sunday the 6th of November 2016 is the last chance to improve your club league position. Yes that's right it's the clubs 100g day, should be fun. I am looking forward to it,hope to see you all there.
     
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    Today was a dry day for a change, we also had a nice north wind which means it was going straight down the court.
    We had a low turnout today, unfortunately quite a few of our members have injuries, mostly to their backs, hope you guys get better soon and make a return to the field. Some had a birthday party to attend or had other plans.
    With the good conditions we started with high hopes, for myself everything was going as plan with distances creeping up with each cast, until I decked the ground on the fourth round, bloody hurt and my cast suffered as a result.

    Results for 100g day

    Bobby = 194y
    Tommy = 216y
    MC. = 231y
    Steve(150g)= 261y
     
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    A video care of Steive Radcliffe
     
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    Club results/positions for 2016

    175g
    1st=Sean
    2nd=MC
    3rd=Tommy

    150g
    1st=MC
    2nd=Sean
    3rd=Tommy

    125g
    1st=Alan
    2nd=MC
    3rd=Sean

    100g
    1st=MC
    2nd=Tommy
    3rd=Bobby

    18g Plug
    1st=Benny
    2nd=Tommy
    3rd=MC

    1oz challenge
    1st=Benny
    2nd=Tommy
    3rd=MC

    Light Line Day
    1st=MC
    2nd=Benny
    3rd=Tommy

    Club League
    1st=MC
    2nd=Sean
    3rd=Tommy
    4th=Bobby
    5th=Benny
    6th=Scrab
    7th=Alan
    8th=David

    Club champion for 2016 is MC
     
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    Hi Guys
    Does anyone in the club cast with the reel in the up position?
    Currently practising with a 150g weight,technique is a bit rusting and the rod is a old school ABU 484 lol !
     
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    To be honest I think we all cast with the reel down, the general principles will the same, come up this Sunday the 20th and hopefully we can help
     
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    This Sunday the 20th November is another casting day, hope to see you all there
     
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    Yep as MC says come along, the principles are no different. No pressure just a relaxing day casting
     
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    Thanks
     
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