Largest Fish Competition for current year 2017/2018

Fish must be caught on fly, in season, in NSW waters and equal or exceed the minimum length requirements.
Bass to be measured to tail fork.

Species Length
(cm)
Flyfisher Fly &
Hook Size
Tippet
(lbs)
Location
Albacore          
Australian Bass 41.5 Ray Ellis Vampire 20 Lake St Clair
Atlantic Salmon          
Aus Salmon 68 Joe Manzano Eye Candy 20 Swansea
Bonito          
Bream          
Brook Trout          
Brown Trout 65 Gary Batey Brown parachute emerger 6 NSW River X
Carp 73.5 Dianne Ellis Vampire 20 Chaffey Dam
Cod (Black)          
Dolphin Fish          
Estuary Perch 27.5 Ray Ellis Vampire 20 Shoalhaven River
Flathead 69 Mike Parkinson Chartreuse Clouser 6 Lake Corunna
Flounder          
 Frigate Mackeral          
 Garfish 28 Mike Parkinson Chartreuse Clouser 6 Lake Corunna
Jewfish          
Kingfish          
Luderick          
Mac Tuna          
Mullet 38 Mike Parkinson Surf Candy 6 Brunswick Heads
Murray Cod          
Rainbow Trout 34 Mike Parkinson Royal Wulff 6 Tumut
Redfin          
Samson Fish          
Silver Perch
         
Striped Tuna          
Tailor          
Trevally          
Whiting 27 Neil Nelson Rays epoxy shrimp 13 Mainbar
Yellowbelly 46 Dianne Ellis Vampire 20 Chaffey Dam



Club Casting Competition Rules


Rod:            Ordinary fly fishing rod of maximum length 3.00metres. Standard fly rod rings and guides.

Reel:           Standard fly fishing reel. Reel fastened to the rod, line fastened to the reel.

Line:           Standard fly fishing line, minimum length 15 metres.Backing unrestricted. Metal inlays prohibited.

Leader:      Minimum length 1.80 metres. Diameter optional, butthe tippet must be minimum length of 20cm with a maximum diameter of 0.25mm.

Fly:             Standard tournament flies, size 10 hook with the bend, point and barb removed, palmer tied pattern, any colour, hackle diameter 16-20 mm.

Rings:        5 rings 0.76 metres in diameter, 1.5 metres of free water surface between each target. The ring on the left placed 8 metres and the ring on the right placed 13 metres from a peg placed in the ground. The caster must stand directly behind this peg.

Casting:    The caster must start with the fly in hand and one (1) rod length of fly line (leader not included).  Dry fly casting one try at a time on each target in the following order: 3 - 1 - 4 - 2 - 5

* The target on the left being No.1 the one on the right No. 5.

* At least one false cast shall be made between each score or lay of the fly.

* The fly line may only be shortened or lengthened during false casting, with the rod in motion. No shortening or stripping of the line from the reel when the rod is not in motion casting. Improper shortening or stripping of the line shall make the next cast non-scoring.

Scoring:    Each competitor will receive 1 point for competing. Each hit in or on the target scores 1 point. The fly must rest until the judge calls the score. "Ticks" (touching the water with the fly when false casting) count as casts but are non-scoring. The maximum score for the dry fly round is 6 points.

Practice:    Each caster may have unofficial practice casts but only one official casting session to the rings. Before casting his official casting session, the caster must clearly state to the judge that this is to be his attempt for the recording.

Prize:    A prize for the year's winner will be presented at the year annual Christmas dinner.

Duration: The casting competition year will be from the year of the Annual general Meeting till the following Annual General Meeting, with one casting day per month except for December and January. However in the event of inclement weather, other special circumstances or less than 4 participants, a lesser number of events will constitute the competition.


The decision to cancel a casting competition will be the responsibility of the committee member in charge of fly casting or his representative for the day. Any problems arising will be resolved by the committee member in charge of fly-casting, his representative, or failing that by the club committee.


Flies for the 2017 - 2018 Year


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