Largest Fish Competition for current year 2022/2023
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
Fly & Hook Size
White Disco Shrimp
Orange BH Brown Nymph
Olive Raw Prawn
#8 Weed Fly
#12 Squirmy Worm
Interstate and International –catches of merit.
Barry Gentle – Rainbow Trout – 9 lb #12 pheasant tail nymph, 10lb
Tippet – New Zealand.
Barry Gentle – Milkfish – 1.2 M - Weipa
Ray Ellis – Queenfish – 92 cm – Weipa
Phil O’Brien – GT – 68 cm - Weipa
Stephen Chatterton – 75 cm -Dusky Flathead – Narrows – Gladstone
Stephen Chatterton – 75 cm -Mac Tuna – Sable Chief Rocks – Gladstone
Stephen Chatterton – 105cm -Queenfish – Jenny Reef – Gladstone
Stephen Chatterton – 39cm -Blackspot Cod – Narrows – Gladstone
Club Casting Competition Rules
fly fishing rod of maximum length 3.00metres. Standard fly rod rings
fly fishing reel. Reel fastened to the rod, line fastened to the reel.
fly fishing line, minimum length 15 metres.Backing unrestricted. Metal
Minimum length 1.80 metres. Diameter optional,
butthe tippet must be minimum length of 20cm with a maximum diameter of
tournament flies, size 10 hook with the bend, point and barb removed,
palmer tied pattern, any colour, hackle diameter 16-20 mm.
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
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.
least one false cast shall be made between each score or lay of the
* The fly line may only be shortened
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.
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.
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.
A prize for the year's winner will be presented at the year annual
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
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.