Fly Casting Championships on June long weekend

If you have a passion for fly fishing or would like to learn more about it Canberra is the place to be on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The capital is hosting the 2009 Australian Fly Casting Championships on June 6 & 7, presented by the Australian Casting Federation and the ACT Flyfishers Club.

“You’ll have the chance to see some of Australia’s best fly casters in action as they compete in a range of competition events which will test their accuracy and distance casting skills”, John Trengove, President of the Australian Casting Federation, said.

The casting will take place on the mirror ponds in front of Old Parliament House and will run from 9:30 am through to 4 pm on both days of competition. Fly distance events will take place on Saturday, and fly accuracy events on Sunday.
Admission to watch the casting events is free. Free casting clinics will also be run over both days and a large selection of G.Loomis rods will be on display for testing. There is plenty of free parking available adjacent to the John Gorton Building, Administration Place, Parkes.

“The Championships will be a must see event for anyone with an interest in fishing and casting. If you’re visiting Questacon, the High Court, the National Art Gallery or Old Parliament House stroll past the mirror ponds for a look. We’ll have food and drinks available for purchase so even if you drop in for lunch you’ll be well entertained by some great casting, ” Danny Spelic, Event Coordinator, ACT Flyfishers, said.

Enquiries: Danny Spelic (ph) 0400 867 989;


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