In windy but otherwise pleasant conditions fourteen members attended our first casting day at Devilbend Reserve.
Some of the team in our new Event Shelter
All members assisted in providing tuition to approximately 15 people including a number of juniors. Sam set up a casting area with hoops to cast at and was particularly patient with a number of juniors who were present at family BBQ’s and found their way to our display. Bob tied a number of indicators for use on members rods and we were glad he brought fly tying equipment to make some more after we had exhausted his initial supply of a dozen. There was great interest from a select group of people who had been specifically invited as a result of website enquiries and it looks as though we will pick up between 4 – 6 new members for our efforts today.
Casting Area at Devilbend
The day concluded around 1.00 pm with everybody partaking of a BBQ sausage sizzle and cool drink.
Overall, members unanimously rated the day as successful both from a club promotion perspective as well as the enjoyment and camaraderie of getting together for the first club event for the year.
Looking forward to the next one in May!
More photos from the day on the Gallery page.