Thu May 19, 2005 12:53 pm

Sandymount Strand is an excellent venue. Casting events have been held there in the past. Plenty of parking in the car park and walk out a few hundred yards and you're well away from all known forms of life (bar the crabs and seagulls...)

Fri May 20, 2005 8:20 pm

Colm i wouldn't be able to get out there as easily as i would dollymount or nearby park!!! if all decide that sandymount is a good place to have it then i will certainly make the effort!! i do agree though that the beach here is usually desolate. could we have a list of people and perhaps a venue of chioce from each that plan to be there? would yee prefer sandymount??


Fri May 20, 2005 10:47 pm

any chance the casting event might be open (I'm sure it is) to the not quite newbie but some one who needs a good few tips??? Dolymount would be good for me, portrane beach at low water is also pretty handy?

Fri May 20, 2005 11:30 pm

u are more than welcome!!! will we say dollimount?? rising tide into dark. hmmm- tempting!

Sat May 21, 2005 9:19 am

dollymount or park(st annes)is good

Sun May 22, 2005 10:28 pm

i am going to say 6 o clock. the tide was a little high there today so the extra hour will help. if u can only make it at 7 then that's fine! all welcome. i will put up the markers in the sand. don't worry if you can't make it- i'll just go fishin!!

down the end, left of the statue on the beach...oh yeah!

Mon May 23, 2005 9:17 am

see yis there...

Mon May 23, 2005 12:18 pm

we'll break records with that wind behind us!!

Mon May 23, 2005 5:22 pm

count me 2 ladz

Mon May 23, 2005 9:00 pm

thanks for comin lads!! it was a bit of a grueller with the wind. fair play.
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Mon May 23, 2005 9:27 pm

no bother was a bit of fun i got about 30yards extra on my cast so im happy.. :lol:

Nice one

Tue May 24, 2005 9:32 am

Thanks Mark, appreciate you making the trip and showing us how its done...

Tue May 24, 2005 9:45 am

sso what kind of distances were you getting with that wind behind you ? :)

Tue May 24, 2005 1:37 pm

unfortunately the wind was hittin us from the left hand side. if i had of set up the 'pitch' with the wind behind us the tide could have cut our time short. my best was about 170 which is bad considering it was a plain lead with the breaking backed off. i can get a bait out 150+ with the breaks on full. will definately do another one but if the weathers that bad it'll be postponed! the lads got over the hundred yard marker anyway, don't know exactly how far though!!! hitting the 200 hundred yard marker just seemed impossible!!! itching to get out and do it again. i won't rest til i pass it and have a witness!!!

Tue May 24, 2005 3:00 pm

i was gettin bout 130yards with tst mark thanks.

Tue May 24, 2005 5:21 pm

should try using a large float(bout 6-7"s) when practising casting, just crimped on the shockleader above the lead..

Tue May 24, 2005 6:06 pm

why the float??

Tue May 24, 2005 6:48 pm

i was wondring that too mark.why a float???

Tue May 24, 2005 8:40 pm

any chance of another meet casting event soon???was great fun :lol:

Tue May 24, 2005 9:49 pm

sure yeah! my weekends are booked up for next few weeks, and there's a comp too!!! weekday would suit me, in evening. i am bringin some bait this time though!!!