This summer, 25th-30th of August, the best flycasters in the world gathers in Karlshamn to compete in the World Championships in Flycasting.

25th-30th  of August the swedish casting federation, on behalf of the international casting federation, are hosting the 6th World Championship in Flycasting. It will be held in Karlshamn, Blekinge.Competitions will be held at Elleholm and in Näsviken in central Karlshamn.

Schedule, qualifications and finals

  • Wednesday 26th – Spey events at Elleholm, qualifications and finals
  • 27th-28th – Qualifications in the remaining 4 events are held in Näsviken, Karlshamn
  • Saturday 29th – Finals in events from Thursday and Friday. Closing banquette for all who participated in the evening.

Contact

Do you have any quiestions about the competition, please contact

Joakim Karlsson
pjoakimkarlsson@hotmail.com

Sara Tjälldén
sara.tjallden@casting.rf.se
 

Facts about flycasting

In flycasting we compete in 6 different events using flyfishing gear. As in flyfishing the weight of the fly is negliable and instead it is the line that propels the cast.

Trout Distance
Gear – singlehand rod max 275,5 cm ( 9 ft), a specified floating class 5 line.
The goal is to throw as long as possible and landing the fly in a lane that is 10 meters wide.

 Trout Accuracy
Gear – singlehand rod max 275,5 cm ( 9 ft), a specified floating class 5 line.
Four 3-ringed targets are placed at random distances ranging from 8-15 meters. They are to be hit in sequence from left to right in four rounds, 16 casts in total. Maximum score is 80p.
Seatrout Distance
Gear – singlehand rod max 306 cm (10 ft), floating shootinghead max 27g and 2mm thick.
The goal is to throw as long as possible and landing the fly in a lane that is 10 meters wide.

Salmon Distance
Gear – doublehand rod max 460 cm (15 ft), floating shootinghead max 55g and 3mm thick.
The goal is to throw as long as possible and landing the fly in a lane that is 10 meters wide.

Spey 15'1”
The caster stands in water, approximately 60 cm deep, using a doublehand rod (max 460cm) and a floating shootinghead. Best cast from each side is added up to get a total length.

Spey 16'/18'
The caster stands on a platform using a doublehand rod (max 489 cm for women / 550 cm for men) and a floating shootinghead. Best cast from either side gives the length.