Ashford 2012

It was great not having to travel further than the bottom of my garden for a BFCC event, shame about the weather though. There was a continual drizzle interspersed with the odd heavier shower and absolutely no wind for the full line events. It did clear up a bit later in the afternoon and we had a very slight and variable breeze for the T38 and T120 events. The damp atmosphere and still conditions were reflected in the,somewhat, disapointing distances we were able to achieve. That’s competition casting though, you just have to get on with it. It beats casting in the tail end of a hurricane as we did in Glasgow last year though.

Despite the weather and the Queens Jubilee celebrations happening on the same day we had a very good turnout of both competition casters and those who came for the instruction and it was nice to welcome back old friends and new members.

Congratulations to James Evans for winning the five, seven and nine events, to Tracy Thomas for her new ladies records in the nine and T120 (although I think it’s actually the T50 for women) and me for the T38, which I was very pleased about, I think it’s the first time I have ever come close to winning this event and finally Mike Marshall for once again showing us just how the T120 beast should be cast.

Many thanks to James for running the competitions, Tracy for keeping the scores, Wendy Bath for making sure everyone paid, for Mark Surtees and Mike Marshall for instructing and Willesborough Cricket Club for supplying us with tea, coffee and sandwiches all day plus providing a great club house to dry off in and field to get wet in.

Well done everybody and thank you all for coming.

Mike H

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One Response to “Ashford 2012”
  1. John Dunmall Says:

    Thank you so so much – a complete eye opener into proper fly casting as distinct from thrashing about. I need and will come for more therapy.

    Both Mikes, you are briliant, and Wendy and Tracey are super support.

    It was also good to meet George Gibson (who has kindly given me a lead to a Folkestone water) and his wife Barbara, and Tim from Somerset, also to see again Peter and Averill Lyne from the Kent T&SA

    All being well I’ll get to Oswestry for another dose.

    Tight lines and small loops

    Best wishes

    John Dunmall


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