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 Post subject: Hobbies.....
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:48 pm 
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.....Well as you can guess I have several. Heres a bit of one of my abstract hobbies. Tournament casting.

I started in 1985 as a development of a general fishing cast. There are a set of rules that you have to obey too. Line size, leader size and lead weight size. Apart from that its what you want you use. In 1989 I made my first ever 200 yard cast (two football pitches for those that dont know imperial measurements.)

I cast at the UKSF (United KIngdom Surf casting Federation) competition from 1992 to 1995 when my shoulder injury stopped me. MY best ever cast at UKSF was 251 yards 2 feet 3 inches. (In those days the world record was 283 yards.)

In 2002 I made my best every cast that was 267 yards, all on borrowed kit.

I still cast now, when I feel like it. I can power a 125gram lead 230m. NOt bad for a injured 57 year old. The UK record is now 318 yards.

If I can work out how to post a video of me in action with a fishing rod I will.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Sounds like fun!

My fishing goes similar to that - I cast out but there's never any fish on the end when I reel it in :-?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobbies.....
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When I go fishing by 'Bro' limits us to 3 sets of tackle and then we go home. I usually snap a few off when I get into my full casting swing so my fishing time is limited to sorting reels out and putting more line on.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobbies.....
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:50 am 
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Old wobbler wrote:
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If I can work out how to post a video of me in action with a fishing rod I will.


That would be good - never heard of this as a sport/record thing but sounds impressive :ymapplause:

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 Post subject: Re: Hobbies.....
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This was me in my prime, 1993. I'm the one doing bunnie hopps on the left side of the group and laying the rod down flat. SAdly I'm not on the video of the group casting.

[youtube]VcgBrFdaKEg&t[/youtube]

THis is me at the UKSF Heats in 2016. I made the final but injury ment I didnt cast.

[youtube]Q4R0jutl4PU&t[/youtube]

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 Post subject: Re: Hobbies.....
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Hey! Wobbler I tried to look at your vids but youtube drew a blank when I searched for those terms.

Pete.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:01 pm 
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https://youtu.be/by7hpBR4rzs

That it?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobbies.....
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:16 pm 
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Sorry.

Try these...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgBrFdaKEg&t=4s

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4R0jutl4PU&t=403s

I'm on about 3.43 and a few others.....

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This you?

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 Post subject: Re: Hobbies.....
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Yep.

Aint bad for a old boy with one shot shoulder and two knackered knees.

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