Following accuracy, we ran the ‘heavy’ gear events (as I call them); the double handed T120 and salmon overhead 55g and the single handed T38. The sunny conditions with very light winds indicated that we probably wouldn’t see any distance records being set, however one of our junior members, after some tuition, attained records in both the T38 and S55g. It always good to see the juniors improving their casting. George also cast the trout gear later and took a 30yard badge with his 7# outfit. This followed junior records being taken at our Devon Meeting earlier in the year, so hopefully this trend will continue and we’ll see more juniors attend and challenge the records.
The afternoon for the rest of us resulted in some good scores, but no records. As some people had attended more than one meeting, James has been able to publicise the latest results for the candidates for the BFCC annual championship. This is the third year we have run this and it looks probable that we may have a new winner again. However with two more planned Meetings this year, the top three could change as there are quite a few people who have currently attended only one Meeting – if they attend another and set a good overall score, then they have a potential to win. There’s also a possibility of another Meeting being organised, so more opportunities to enter the Championship.
The next BFCC event to plan is the casting competitions at the Game Fair in Hatfield House, Herts at the end of July. We have some great supporters to run the events over the three days and it should be a good social too.
Whatever you are doing this weekend, have fun and tight lines,