Surfcast Welsh International - Video footage

Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:45 am

Hi Guys,

Here are some videos from the Surfcast Welsh International held recently.

<b>First up we have our Own Andrew Gormley (AG) casting 150g.</b>
Andrew came third overall in the 150g class... And was narrowly pushed to 4th at the 125g. Well done mate.

<b>Next we have a couple of Paddy Cunningham (PaddyC) at 150g</b>

<b>Next up is Keith Stafford (Kstaff) at 150g</b>

As soon as I have some video of Marty and Chris I will post it to this thread.

<b>Last but not least here is a few of Danny Moeskops trying to hit an overhead airplane.</b>

<b>This one is the new World Record Cast of 312 yards.</b>
Well done Danny

I would like to say well done to all the Irish lads who competed, everyone of them walked off the court with a new PB.... well done boys.


Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:26 pm

cheers for posting them kev, they look great,
i will have to get you to show me how its done, nice one :wink:

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:09 pm

how do the competitions work? can u choose any rod and reel set up u like, choose ur own line and leader. are u only governed by lead weight?

and what set up did that danny moeskop chap use?


Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:33 pm

danny used his own prototype century ttr and his own custom abu 6600w with .31 mainline and 150 gram lead .

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:41 pm

Hi Dave,
they are run in diff weight catergories, as set by the UKSF/CIPS

Weight/line classes are:

200g- main line 0.35 shockleader 0.75
175g- main line 0.35 shockleader 0.75
150g- main line 0.31 shockleader 0.75
125g- main line 0.28 shockleader 0.65
100g- main line 0.25 shockleader 0.65
75g- main line 0.25 shockleader 0.65
50g- main line 0.25 shockleader 0.65

if there are alot of casters attending they may break you up into two groups, and one by one you stand up to the oche and belt one down but must be in court which is set with a measured centre line and two outer lines set at 30-degrees from the centre line on each side, then place you rod on a rack and the next guy goes and does the same untill all have cast then it just a matter on winding in as you walk up the court to where your lead has landed, take a measure and as you beat that you move your measure up and so on,, thats it in a nut shell really.

Danny was using a 16ft Century rod that had "special" written on it not sure if it was a "Big Danny Special TT-R" or not but the carbon did not look like any other century ive seen him use before.
His reel is a self tunned Abu 6600w (the "w" stands for wide) these can be got in either black-max or promax versions "IF" your lucky enough to come accross one these days,,,

I hope this explains it for you.

Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:32 pm

thanks for the reply paddyc, i think it was the most precise answer to any question i've ever asked about anything. ever.


Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:17 pm

A very well done to the irish lads and an incredible performance by danny. wicked casting :twisted: :twisted: :D 8) 8) 8)

Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:02 pm

well done to all the irish lads, to walk away from the field with a pb is great considering the competition they faced

Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:23 am

Thanks for putting up the video footage and great casting from all competitors.

Hopefully us Ozzie's will be able to come over in the near future and go head to head with all of you.

Jeremy :D

Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:14 am

some nice for avatars you guys who went to wales have there :D :D :D

Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:06 am

Its all down to your fancy camera work TJ, cheers
we look forward to getting back over for more.. :wink:
And also great to see the aussies on here,, :lol: