We had a real winter's day for the June casting, with overcast and rainy conditions and again a slight headwind which kept distances down (except except for one caster, Keith Heaney). It was a very cold day as well,
but despite this we had 21 in attendance.
Keith Heaney and his son Marlin (mini junior) made the trip down from Kalbarri and it was not until the 112 gram distance that he hit his straps, having a few break offs and out of court in the 56 gram and artificial bait. His two casts were 188 and 178 metres and the nearest caster to him was Nick Allsworth with 153 and 162 metres.
Later he cast even further in practice which shows his potential as a distance caster. A bit more emphasis on technique and consistency and the results will be very interesting. He is coming down for the July cast. Good to see the young Marlin having a cast as well and he appeared to enjoy himself.
The 56 gram distance saw a tie in the seniors with Malcolm Harris and Mat Sneddon with 25 points. It was good to see Mat back at casting and we hope we see a lot more of him as he cast well all day. Mal Head won the veterans with 23 and Filomena D'Alonzo won the ladies with 17. The longest 56 gram cast was 141 metres by George Holman.