American wins Musto International Open Spey Casting Championship in dramatic final at Broadlands CLA Game Fair

Once again the Musto International Open Spey Casting Championship brought high drama to the climax of the CLA Game Fair.

Once again the Musto International Open Spey Casting Championship brought high drama to the climax of the CLA Game Fair.

The capacity grandstand crowd was joined by hundreds, who lined the banks as the excitement mounted. With six finalists having achieved casts measuring in the high 40s during the heats, Steve Choate of Kalama, State of Washington, USA, thrilled the crowd with a staggering 50 yard cast on the River Test at Broadlands to win the competition. Sealing the Championship was no easy feat; Steve and Ian Gordon from Speyside (2001 Musto Champion) had tied for first place with 48 yards and were to compete head-to-head in a ‘cast off’.

The final had been a truly international event with two contestants from the USA, two from the River Spey, Clive Mitchellhill from Carlisle and Bob Wellard from the banks of the River Tamar in Cornwall.

Fly Casting Championships – Results

Alltmor UK Ladies Trout Distance Championship

1st Susan Sissons 23.75 yards

2nd Jenni Margarson 23.25 yards

3rd Debbie Morgan 22.50 yards

Alltmor UK Ladies Salmon Distance Championship

1st Laura Tonkin 27.75 yards

2nd Jenni Margarson 25.75 yards

3rd Lowri Robinson 25.25 yards

Alltmor UK Men’s Trout Distance Championship

1st Robert Allan 36.50 yards

2nd Stephan Jones 34.00 yards

3rd Russell Rowebotham 33.00 yards

UK Youth Open Trout Distance Championship

1st James Edwards 28.00 yards

2nd Sam Davies 21.00 yards

3rd Tom Davies 20.50 yards

Total Butler Men’s Salmon Distance Championship

1st John Halstead 48.00 yards

2nd Mathew Tonkin 46.50 yards

3rd Andy Lamyman 43.00 yards

Musto International Open Spey Casting Championship

1st Steve Choate 50.00 yards

2nd Ian Gordon 48.00 yards

3rd Way Yin 46.00 yards

Alltmor UK Mixed Open Casting Championship

1st Sue Shaw & Shaun Clarke 134.25 points

2nd Laura & Mathew Tonkin 133.50 points

3rd Susan & Paul Sissons 123.00 points

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