Records

BFCC DISTANCE CASTING RECORDS

A RECORD CAST is something that any BFCC Member can be justly proud of, particularly as it often comes as a result of careful tackle selection, studying casting technique, followed by lots of practise. However, it is always worth remembering that many variables are involved in record setting on the day, and some of these are: individual casting form; air pressure; humidity; wind strength, so the best chance is to attend as many club meetings as possible. Your ‘record’ day may come – good luck!

RECORD CATEGORIES: OR – outright record is the longest cast recorded;  Age categories include: J13 up to 13yrs; J17 14 up to 17yrs; SNR – Senior 18 to 49yrs; S50 – Senior 50 to 59yrs; S60 – Senior 60 to 69yrs; V70 – Veteran 70yrs to 79yrs and more recently introduced the V80 and over category. Female categories are currently SNR and Over 50, however more age categories can be created if more females join and compete.

RECORD CLAIMANTS – must be full BFCC members when their record is achieved.

RECORD CASTS – may only be validated at casting Meetings organised by the BFCC and must be witnessed by a BFCC Committee Member, with two BFCC Members also present. Record casts will be subject to tackle scrutineering.

BADGE DISTANCES – as for records, witnessed by a BFCC member, with another Member also present.

B100 & B110 – Please note these events are to encourage casters to have fun with their first adventures into competition, so no Record Cast categories will apply.

ABBREVIATIONS BEFORE DATES: Alc = Alconbury; Aln = Alnwick; Ben = Bentley; Bre = Brentwood; D = Devon; G = Glasgow; Hun = Huntingdon; Jer = Jersey; New = Newark; NFS = Northern Fly-fishing School; Osw = Oswestry; Rdg = Reading; Shn = Shenfield; Som= Somerset; Wil = Willesborough.

#5 SINGLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – WF OR DT FLOATING LINE

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Jer 29/09/18 Tracy Thomas 121′ 0″ 121′ 0″
Aln 11/08/13 Wendy Bath  97′ 8″
Bre 22/10/06 Joseph Avery Harris 100′ 3″
Gla 08/09/13 James Hek 116′ 1″
Wil 02/06/19 Bart de Zwaan 138′ 3″ 138′ 3″
Wil 30/05/21 James Evans 128′ 2″
Rdg 10/07/10 Mike Heritage 125′ 1″
Wil 30/05/21 Mick Copeman 124′ 9″

#7 SINGLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – WF OR DT FLOATING LINE

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Wil 02/06/19 Tracy Thomas 128′ 2″ 128′ 2″
Wil 31/05/14 Roger Simeon 110′ 0″
New 26/02/11 Carl Malpass 131′ 3″
Jer 10/08/19 James Evans 146′ 6″ 146′ 6″
Hun 06/06/07 Mike Heritage 141′ 8″
Ben 05/10/19 Mike Heritage 133′ 7″
Hun 10/08/08 Mike Marshall 142′ 1″

ST27 SINGLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – 27 GRAM FLOATING LINE

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Wil 30/05/21 Tracy Thomas 140′ 3″ 140′ 3″
Wil 31/05/14 Roger Simeon 105′ 7″
Gla 08/09/13 James Hek 132′ 0″
Dev 08/03/20 James Evans  171′ 7″
Jer 10/08/19 Ross Bannerman 159′ 5″
New 10/05/15 John Reynolds 177′ 5″ 177′ 5″
Shn 11/10/15 Mick Copeman  137′ 6″

S55 DOUBLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – 55 GRAM FLOATING LINE

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Jer 10/08/19 Tracy Thomas 175′ 6″ 175′ 6″
Osw 22/06/19 George Clarke 97′ 8″
Dev 30/03/19 James Mockridge 134′ 6″
Dev 08/03/20 James Evans 207′ 9″
Wil 30/05/21 James Evans 217′ 7″ 217′ 7″
Ben 08/10/17 John Reynolds 177′
Som 04/07/21 Mike Heritage 151′ 0″

T38 SINGLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – SHOOTING HEAD LINE

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Bre 10/10/10 Lisa Isles 165′ 1″ 165′ 1″
NFS 16/11/19 George Clarke 93′
Gla 09/09/12 James Hek 153′ 2″
Hun 04/09/05 Peter Thain 209′ 8″ 209′ 8″
Hun 10/08/08 John Reynolds 203′ 11″
Alc 08/07/17 John Reynolds 193′ 9″
Alc 09/07/16 Mike Marshall 155′ 4″
Wil 27/05/18 Mike Marshall 154′

T120 DOUBLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – SHOOTING HEAD LINE

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Jer 10/08/19 Tracy Thomas 170′ 5″ 170′ 5″
Gla 09/09/12 Sue Macniven 140′ 11″
Bre 23/10/05 Stuart Pringle 131′ 2″
Gla 09/09/12 James Hek 186′
Hun 10/08/08 Andy Miller 248′ 11″
Hun 04/04/04 Scott Simmonds 256′ 4″ 256′ 4″
Hun 04/04/04 Mike Marshall 248′
Alc 09/07/16 Mike Marshall 184′ 7″
Ben 08/10/17 Mike Marshall 179′ 10″

ACCURACY EVENT – #5 FLOATING LINE, POINTS (TIME)

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
NFS 16/11/19 Tracy Thomas 44 (4:30) 44 (4:30)
Osw 22/06/19 George Clarke 22 (2:15)
Dev 30/03/19 James Mockridge 21 (3:30)
NFS 16/11/19 Kei Okamoto 56 (4:28) 56 (4:28)
Wil 30/05/21 Kei Okamoto 47 (4:21)
Osw 22/06/19 Mike Heritage 47 (3:01)
Wil 30/05/21 Mike Heritage 32 (3:02)

#9 SINGLE HANDED DISTANCE EVENT – NO LONGER CAST

DATE CASTER OR J13 J17 SNR S50 S60 V70 V80
Dev 07.04.13 Tracy Thomas 114′ 9″ 114′ 9″
Rdg 10.07.10 Joseph Avery Harris 143′
Bre 10.10.10 Jonathan Tomlinson 148′ 3″ 148′ 3″
Bre 10.10.10 John Reynolds 143′
Rdg 10.07.10 Mike Heritage 139′ 9″
Dev 01.04.12 Alan Bath 121′ 4″

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE GAPS EXIST ABOVE NEW RECORD CLAIMANTS WILL BE VERY WELCOME