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 fork.

Species Length
Flyfisher Fly &
Hook Size
Australian Bass 43.5 Barry Gentle Disco Shrimp 10 Broughton Creek
Atlantic Salmon          
Aus Salmon          
Bream 42 Barry Gentle/td> White Disco Shrimp 10 Shoalhaven River
Brook Trout          
Brown Trout 62.5 Barry Gentle Orange BH Brown Nymph 6 Eucumbene River
Carp 83 Ray Ellis Brown Nymph 14 Glenbawn Dam
Estuary Perch 32 Barry Gentle Olive Raw Prawn 10 Shoalhaven River
Flathead 52 Mike Parkinson Shrimp Pattern 6 Dalmeny
Luderick 41 Alan Griffiths #8 Weed Fly 12 Brunswick Heads
Mahi Mahi 75 Peter Henderson Synthetc Clouser 30 Kiama FAD
Murray Cod 45 Ray Ellis Shrimp Fly 14 Quirindi Creek
Rainbow Trout 49.5 Barry Gentle #12 Squirmy Worm 6 Eucumbene River
Trevally 40 Mike Parkinson Chartreuse Clouser 6 Wallaga Lake
Yellowbelly 40 Ray Ellis Shrimp Fly 14 Quirindi Creek;

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

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 2022 - 2023 Year

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