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I hear through my grapevine that Scott Mckenzie cleaned up 4 trophys including the speycasting compertition. Best cast single spey 59yards or for the colonials 177feet. Ian Gordon was banned from competeing as he was a demostrator. Thats all I have maybe **** Bell knows more........****??

(I am away from home so excuse typing/ spelling errors Hi Tec has not arrived in Brora, my bluetooth is down, vodafone coverage is patchy, but I still attempt to bring you the news as it happens.)
 

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North Bank lower river. No water, Less than none, but wrinkled a nice fish out of the Lower stonies
 

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Well done ,"details" needed ,guess you were litelining with a wee one .
Cant picture a lie there in low water ?
 

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we do speak the same language

at least that's what they used to tell us on those comercials we used to get promoting British tourism. :hehe: Please interpret "North Bank lower river. No water, Less than none, but wrinkled a nice fish out of the Lower stonies":eyecrazy:
 

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come on JD!

i'm sure Willie Gunn has as much fun interpeting our `Rogue Brogue'as we do his,,it's most likely just low water,like the fall here,,,unless he's found a `honey hole' above the `stonies'he's not wanting revealed, of course `wrinkled' DOES sound like he used a bedsheet,was the fish a hen?;) :D
 

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Please interpret "North Bank lower river. No water, Less than none, but wrinkled a nice fish out of the Lower stonies
well the Brora is a river of 2 halves ,the lower river fishable at a price mere mortals can sometimes afford ,above the loch which divides the river is the upper which is dead mans boots and rated as some of scotlands most prolific .
The river runs west to East so Malcom has the North bank to fish for his week .Having fished both sides I prefer the south bank ,mainly because of no Burma Road .
The Stonies ,I cant visualise a low water lie so I want Malcom to enlighten me .
Wrinkled? well Malcom and I are no longer in the first Flush of Youth! :hehe:
 

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Andy sums it up pretty well.
Since Andy's visit the Stonies Pool/hole has been deepend and now is a nice low water lie.
There are 8 fishers on the Lower River, only one has winkled out a fish. The "r" was a typo.

Winkle;-shell fish eaten from the shell with a pin
 

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Yes, I was casting 50ydsish which I thought was good but I now see the goal posts have been moved, considerably.
 

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curious?

in the competitions;do they use a `fly' or what if anything on the leader,cast,,,are these standardized for competition:confused:
 

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I understand that Scott McKenzie (Scotland) cast a slightly wind assisted 57 yd cast in practice and won the competition with a 52 yd cast in the final. I will find out the details. I think an English or Scottish angler was second. Third was Gary Scott (Scotland) , fourth Declan Hughes (Ireland) Fifth Vincent McDonnell (Ireland).

Most Irish anglers did not enter and the two that did had to use a borrowed rod and line. No ordinary salmon and grilse angler is kitted out with an 18 ft rod and a suitable specialist line. Due to the cost of procuring such equipment one wonders why such competitions are not held with rods of 16 ft or less. This would allow everyone with 15 ft rods to compete without being under gunned. Many more people could participate.
 

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Following are the details I have managed to obtain on the Irish Competition so far

>2004 National Country Fair, Emo Court, Ireland
>International Open Spey Casting Championships
>1st Scot McKenzie (Scotland) 57.5 Yards (Winning Cast) (World record set in qualifiers of 58.9 yards)
>2nd Michael McDaid (Scotland) 45 Yards
>3rd Gary Scott (Scotland)
>4th Declan Hughes (Ireland)
>5th Vincent McDonald (Ireland)
>6th Kieran Mitchell
 

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Hi All,

Thank's to Robbie G for posting the results of the recently held spey casting competition at the National Country Fair, Emo Court, Co.Laois, S. Ireland.
I witnested what I can only describe as an awesome spey cast ( 58.9yds ) by Scott McKenzie. The most stylish, effortless, graceful cast I had the pleasure to witness was delivered by Declan Hughes who incidently was competing in his first spey competition. WELL DONE DECLAN.



Del Boy. a.p.g.a.i ireland , s.t.a.n.i.c.




Don't go with the flow until you have listened to the stream.



This spey competition offers the BIGGEST money prize in the world 5000 euro.

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Me Again,
I have to agree with Robbie G,s comments regarding spey casting competitions. I am an out and out trout caster but recently with an off the shelf 15 footer I managed to spey cast just over 40yds. I do not practice with the two handed rod and had only approx 45mins casting before the 40+ cast.
Not every one ( myself included ) can afford the cost of a specialized rod and line so why not have open spey competitions for standard ( off the shelf 15 ft rods and lines ) equipement.



Del Boy.



Don't go with the flow until you have listened to the stream.
 

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I would go for the Standard tackle route ,but the big rod customised line route is opening up,new tackle and techniques for us all .
If it was'nt for the Musto and this board I would still think DTs were the only way to go . :)
 
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