A forum to discuss casting techniques and events. For the angler wishing to increase his distance and the tournament caster.
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:48 pm
would it be possible to set up a casting event of some sort for site/club members?? a sort of fish and meet without the fish(sound familiar!)? it might be a bit of CRACK! would we need insurance??! does the IFSA cover such an event??
Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:33 pm
I was also thinking of something similar. I'm up to my eyes trying to get the first Comp together so maybe I'll try put something together for during the summer.
Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:46 pm
Hello - IMASA used to run all or most of the casting events around the Dublin area. Andrew Gormley ran it for years until "party politics" distroyed it, or so it goes. Andrew achieved everything he set out to do and bowed out to let Sam Roche take over the reins again. Unfortunately there seems to have been a total collapse and it's been abandoned - unless local Dublin anglers know better. It's certainly getting no press. Most local Dublin tackle shops know Andrew and could put you in touch with him for casting lessons. A friendly competition is always good craic plus you'll learn a lot.
I hope this helps.
Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:00 pm
just when i thought no-one was interested!! it dosen't even have to be a comp. for it might turn people off. it would be nice to meet up and swing a bit of lead every now and again and see how far we can all cast!!! hopefully we will all become top swingers and raise the profile of the site even more!!! i am sure there are a few out there that might like to give it a try?
Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:46 pm
Lets get the ball rolling on this... How about we make it an evening event and take the Comp thing out. 5 or 6 lads a field and 2 hours should do the trick. Casts and pb's and all that can be listed here.
Jaysys, the multipler will have to be cleaned :shock: :D :D
Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:13 pm
Count me in on this one too lads. God knows, I could do with the lessons.
Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:14 pm
i love to get it up and running. it's a good thing to have during the slow months too- gets you ready for lauching 'em out for the spring plaice and the arriving doggies!! i am extremely busy until the very end of this month. i will try and arrange something afterwards. it's also a chance to try out different set ups and the like.
Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:37 pm
i guess this will be in the dublin area guys.
can we try to setup somthing down south as well.
Wed May 04, 2005 8:55 pm
i have thought a bit about this one. public liability is a major factor. this will probably decide the venue. if all else fails i will pick a low tide on dollymount beach(or similar). casting seaward we will put no-one at risk. i will mark out the distances in 50m intervals up to 3000yards(jokin!!). this is not going to be a thing for people to show off!! it is to get all to chip in and hopefully get people on the right road who are unhappy with their casting. all i ask is that no-one turns up with 25lb. plus line!!! what do yee think??? i hope to do this before the end of the month?? i don't care if only one person turns up! if it's worth it for you then likewise for me.
Thu May 05, 2005 9:34 am
Sounds good Mark. I know Dollier can be busy enough on a nice evening but the bull wall end is closed to cars I think and is usually quiter, less chance of taking out a few grannies by mistake... :)
there are also football pitches (Father Colins Park) just past Donaghmede shopping centre, the last pitch is not much used as far as i can see, so it might be a good choice.
Thu May 05, 2005 7:07 pm
Id be up for that in Dollymount or the football field or even in donaghmede shopping centre
Thu May 05, 2005 9:04 pm
looks like we might have a crew! i'll give it a deadline of mid may. then we can decide on a spot. thanks for the feedback lads.
Fri May 06, 2005 12:38 am
sounds good, count me in.
Mon May 09, 2005 8:12 pm
would a weekday be a bad idea? mon/ tue/ wed in the evening?? weekends could see more people out? what do yee think? it will take place on the last week/ weekend of the month? will that suit yee??? please let me know!
Mon May 09, 2005 8:50 pm
any time suites mb3 count me in
Tue May 10, 2005 11:34 am
so lets say we are talking about between the dates Mon 23 - Mon 30
mon/wed/thur/sun/mon all suit.
preference would be mon 23rd say 6-9pm or thurs 6-9pm.
what do yis think??
Tue May 10, 2005 6:56 pm
grand we'll finalise it as we come closer to the day. speak up now if it dosen't suit!!!
Mon May 16, 2005 8:32 pm
right! next monday it is! MON 23RD. c yee then.
Wed May 18, 2005 11:56 am
Grand, where dollier/fields and what time suits 6-9 7-9 ?
Wed May 18, 2005 6:26 pm
what time will suit yee? say 7 so that people can have their dinner! fields/dollier to be decided. i reckon the fields might be better as long as they're reasonably safe. if we choose dollier i'll just want to fish!!
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