Jacob Page

The people of Richmond and Nelson will get the chance to master their trout fishing casting under the watchful eye of international fisherman Tony Entwistle next month.

The Nelson Trout Fishing Club will host their annual casting clinic on Sunday, September 15, at Saxton Field.
Last year the event attracted over 80 participants, said club president Barry Howell. The event is open to the public and is in its third year with professional fishing guide Tony Entwistle.

Barry says the event caters for all standards. ”If you are a seasoned fly fisherperson and just want to brush up on your casting skills before the new session, or you are interested in learning fly fishing, this opportunity is too good to miss,” he said.

Tony will be assisted by a number of seasoned fly casting mentors from the Nelson Trout Fishing Club. Participants can either bring their own rod and reel or use the club’s gear on the day. Entry is $10 with proceeds going to The Youth Fishing Trust.

The event will start at 9:30am with the later start is to allowing for the abatement of any early morning wind.

The event will be followed by a river skills day and barbecue on September 22nd at Appleby.

On October 13, Tony Entwistle will host a First Steps Course.

The river skills and first steps course is for club members, but new members can join the club prior to that date and receive the full benefits of these events.

Annual subs are $40 for individuals or $60 for families.

Membership of the Nelson Trout Fishing Club will give access to mentoring and lessons in the art of fly fishing, fly tying, club trips, competitions and access to fishing trips.

The club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Fish and Game rooms at 66 Champion Road in Stoke.

There is a packed programme for the remainder of the year, finishing with the club Christmas barbecue and fly casting competitions in December.

For further enquiries about the casting clinic or joining the Club phone 5476432, email secretary@nelsontroutfishingclub.com or visit them on Facebook or www.nelsontroutfishingclub.com.

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