I found that during 2019 I was more successful in the other BFCC distance events and extended all my other BFCC records during the year; albeit three (ST27, S55g and T120) at the Jersey Meeting where we experienced very strong winds (somewhat reminiscent of Millom). Casting at the first UK Championship was also a great experience and I’m really looking forward to competing in the next one in June.
To achieve these distances has taken lots (and lots) of practice on fields and over water, working on haul speed and timing, and other aspects of my technique. I’m happy that I’m still improving and feel that there’s more to come, so I’ll be doing lots of casting over the winter months to work out some habitual faults that I have. Although I am hoping that some casting will actually be on the river Dee targeting grayling.
Looking forward to 2020, I have set myself some targets, to achieve another 120+ft cast with a 5# at a competition event, improve my accuracy score and to continue to break more records.