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Australian Fly Casting Championships

June 24th, 2010

2010 Australian Fly-Casting Championships
12-13 June 2010-06-14 Yarrambat Park

Results

FAD
1 JOHN WATERS 175.52
2 DANNY SPELIC 168.75
3 TED WHITTAM 165.40

SHD
1 JACKSON MARRS 56.39
2 NICK CULBERT 56.02
3 JOHN WATERS 55.12

DHD
1 JOHN WATERS 69.07
2 DANNY SPELIC 64.06
3 JOHN KRUSKA 63.68

DRY
1 MARK CUTHBERT 48
2 KEN LUCAS 45
3 JOHN KRUSKA 43

ICF
Eq 1 JOHN WATERS & ANDY SCOTT 95
2 PETER WILSON 92
3 KEN LUCAS 87

WET
1 WAYNE REDDAWAY 43
2 JOHN WATERS 40
Eq 3 PETER WILSON, BRUCE RATCLIFFE & GEOFF NEWMAN 33

Champion of Champions
1 JOHN WATERS 467.75
2 DANNY SPELIC 417.41
3 JOHN KRUSKA 410.65
4 MARK CUTHBERT 395.47
5 BRUCE RATCLIFFE 394.57
6 PETER WILSON 388.33
7 ANDY SCOTT 386.18
8 RON HEATH 383.55
9 COREY HEATH 372.21
10 KEVIN LAUGHTON 368.41

B Grade
1 LEFF ANDROPOF 135
2 ANDREW CONNELL 130
3 BRIAN COCKS 124

C Grade
1 BROOKE TANNER 101
2 NORM TANNER 45

D Grade
Eq 1 MATTHEW CHAPMAN & ASITHA BALACHANDRA (AJ) 113
2 BOYD WILSON 95
3 JOHN SMITH 87

Accuracy Champion
JOHN WATERS 170

ACF Award
GAVAN DAVIS 300.41

Southern Cross 5 weight Fly Distance Challenge
1 M. HOWELL 108′ 1″
2 J. MARRS 106′ 11″
3 B. RATCLIFFE 102′ 10″
4 D. WALLIS 96′ 3″
5 J. KRUSKA 95′ 8″
6 P. EMILAN 95′ 3″
7 B. AHERNE 93′ 9″
8 P. WILSON 92′ 9″
9 C. HEATH 92′ 0″
10 B. WILSON 88′ 5″
11 A. CONNELL 84′ 0″
12 A. BEER 79′ 10″
13 P. MENEELY 78′ 3″

SE Qld Convention

May 10th, 2010

Despite an apparent lack of interest from many potential attendees, resulting in an initial cancellation of this event, the convention was held at Boornhoffen in mid March 2010. While the number of participants was well down on previous years, and in fact consisted almost entirely of invitees from those who had expressed interest on its initial posting.
Keynote speakers were Peter Morse and Juan Del Carmen, fly tiers present were Muz Wilson and Jonno Makim and casting instructors present included Master Caster Peter Morse and site certified instructors Nial Logan and Jon Burgess. Duncan and Janelle from Fishead were kind enough to relocate a good portion of their flyfishing showroom and stock to the convention and this was much appreciated by all.
The reduced numbers present ensured that all were passionately interested in their craft, and also that all were personally involved in all the various activities and certainly stimulated much enthusiastic discussion at all the various forums.
Thanks go to all the organisers for ensuring that this event continued despite criticism from quarters. Without exception this event is a “must do” for all fly fishermen in striking distance of the venue and also those who would travel from afar.

RISE – Fly Fishing Film Festival

June 3rd, 2009

For those lucky enough to have attended it the Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival visited SE Qld recently with shows on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and in Brisbane.

The Festival featured stunning movies from global destinations including Tasmania, India and Russia, with Gin-Clear Medias “The Source – Tasmania” being the featured movie.

It was also a pleasure to meet the Tasmanian Guides who were present at each of the showings, and were happy to pass on helpful advice to those considering a trip to Tasmania.