NSWCFA INTERCLUB FLY-FISHING MEET : May 3-5
The NSWCFA Interclub Fly Fishing Meet is a social fly-fishing weekend which has been run at BlackGold Cabins Wallerawang every year since 2009. This year the Meet will be held from Friday evening 3rd May to Sunday lunchtime 5 May 2019. That is the weekend before Mother’s Day.
Teams of up to five members from as many NSWCFA affiliated club/associations as possible will compete in six events for individual and the overall Best Club trophies.
Competitions are held for:
Fly Tying – competitors submit three flies (dry, wet & nymph) by Saturday lunchtime in any of three divisions of Beginner, Intermediate and Open. Team points are awarded for first, second and third places with a team point awarded for each entry.
Photography – freshwater fishing scenes, with/without angler. Photos are judged by all competitors and team points are awarded for first, second and third places with a team point awarded for each entry. Max two photos per competitor. Photos are to be submitted by Saturday midday.
Fly casting – Distance Accuracy (Sunday am) (20m to target point) . Team points are awarded for first place (closest to the target point), second and third places with a team point awarded for each competitor.
Fly casting – Dry Fly Accuracy (Sunday am) (short casts into five rings). Team points are awarded for first, second and third places with a team point awarded for each competitor.
Fishing (Friday midday to Sunday 9am) – points are awarded for number of fish caught and released and for best impoundment trout, best stream trout and for best ‘other species’. Other species include carp, redfin and native species.
Angling Knowledge Quiz – team points are awarded for the teams with highest score (first place) to lowest score (last place).
Best Club Trophy. Team members are awarded points from each competition and the points are added to their team’s tally. The team with the most points is awarded the Best Club/ Ross Salvato perpetual trophy. Winners in recent years were:
2012 – 1st Central Coast Fly Rodders, 2nd Sydney Fly Rodders, 3rd Singleton FFC/Lakeside FFC 2013 – 1st Central Coast Fly Rodders, 2nd Sydney Fly Rodders, 3rd Lakeside FFC 2014 – 1st Central Coast Fly Rodders, 2nd Lakeside FFC, 3rd Sydney FR/NSW Rod Fishers Society 2015 – 1st Lakeside FFC, 2nd Sydney Fly Rodders, 3rd Illawarra FFC/Central Coast FRC. 2016 – 1st Central Coast Fly Rodders, 2nd Sydney Fly Rodders, 3rd Lakeside FFC
Accommodation. Several self-contained cabins have been reserved for the Meet at Black Gold country Cabins, Wallerawang. These are well appointed and reasonably priced. Some people attending may prefer to arrange their own accommodation in the Black Gold motel rooms or villas but there is a big demand for these rooms so attendees should book early, directly with Black Gold Country Cabins (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: http://www.blackgoldcabins.com.au/.
Other accommodation at the hotels in Wallerawang may be available, but, please make your own arrangements.
Free camping is available at the Lake Wallace camping area, Wallerawang.
Functions/Meals. A meet and greet function is arranged for Friday night (finger food) and on Saturday night there will be a catered BBQ. There will be a modest charge for these functions. All other meals will be at own means.
For further information re cost and Registration Contact Organiser Gary Bickford