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casting clubs in raleigh/durham N.C. ?

are there any distance casting clubs in durham NC that anyone knows about?
Any good practice fields?
If no clubs exist in the area would anyone be Interested in getting something stirred up !

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BC,

There is not a casting club there, but there is a group of casters that get together from time to time to practice with fishing gear to improve their casting.

They used to practice in the NC State stadium parking area.

Good luck,

Blaine :)
 

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Sorry,

More info.

Some of the guys frequent this board, but if they don't chime in, I will get a contact for you.

Blaine
 

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Hi Bull, I'm in Cary and have asked the same questions. Responses have not been positive. The NC State parking area is a non-starter now as they've developed it.

I'd be very interested in starting a club in this area. I've been surf fishing for many years in the UK and now in NC, and have recently developed an interest in distance casting.

There seem to be several casters in this area, so we should be able to drum up some interest. Finding a field is going to be the hard part.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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I just started distance casting as well. Would love to get a group started, but I have limited time with 3 children under the age of 6 and my wife works every other weekend. I live in High Point, as you can see, but would gladly make the drive to improve my technique. Anyone else interested? Rob
 

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RobC.. maybe you and i should chat about you coming to charlotte to cast sometime.. I used to live in high point and it's not that far.
 

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I'm surprised that there are no established clubs in the triangle nor the triad. Glad that you guys have the same ambitions.
FishRung your in Cary. So why don't we get together somewhere in between. Maybe close to the airport??? I went to fort fisher today and couldnt get past the bar (I think) so I need some field training!! :( :(

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I'm from Cary and have participated in the informal casting mucks held at the Carter Finley Stadium in an unimproved portion of the parking lot in past years. Unfortunately, with the expansion of the stadium and the construction of the RBC Center, the grass field has been developed, as FishRung indicated, and is no longer suitable for casting. The last gathering that I attended, early last year, as I recall, was a friendly match between the Virginia and Tarheel casters, was held in a mowed farm field near Smithfield, NC.

A suitable practice field is the first obstacle that has to be addressed in organizing a casting club. I keep looking around, but haven't found anything that wouldn’t be crawling with people when you’d want to use it for casting.

Currently, there aren't any active tournament casters in the area that I am aware. There are a number in Virginia, including Blaine, primarily located in the Richmond and the Tidewater areas. There are also a number of tournament casters who reside on the NC Outer Banks. There are also some excellent casters in the Charlotte area, not sure whether any of them are tournament casters, though. Think Thumb-Burner may have competed in some tournaments.

If you are just interested in improving your casting skills for fishing purposes and are looking for pointers, come out to one of the Raleigh Salt Water Sportfishing Club meetings. There are 20 to 30 members that are accomplished surf fishermen and many fish the various Outer Banks surf tournaments. Several of the guys can cast surf fishing gear (as opposed to tournament casting gear) in the 150 to 200 yard range. The club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the North Carolina State Alumni Club on Hillsboro Street near the State Fair Grounds.

Drop me an e-mail and I can provide details if you're interested.

Dan
 

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fisherdan, i believe two of the best in the nation, tommy farmer and tony pendergrass live just down the road in wilmington and blaine lives in walkertown near winston salem.
 

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FisherDan,

I'm also interested in the Raleigh Salt Water Sportfishing Club. What time do you meet?

Thanks . . .
 

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BullCity. As I'm unemployed just now, I have a little more spare time :rolleyes: I've just got back from a w/e Atlantic Beach surffishing (Blues, Spanish and a Red Drum). When would you be able to meet?
 

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Fish Rung I'm normally off 2 days during
the week.I make my own schedule so pick a date.Let me know1 week in advance and I'll be there or here. Morning or midday is best for me .


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I also reside here in Raleigh and would be interested in the Raleigh Salt Water Sportfishing Club. What other information could you tell me about it?
 

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To anyone whom would be interested, myself and a couple of others cast nearly every week here in the Charlotte Area. We primarily focus on 8-n-Bait, but tournament casters are welcome. We have also been toying with putting together a Cast-a-Muck this summer, since it doesn't seem that Smithfield is going to happen this year. In terms of location, lets just say that there are alot of open fields in very close proximity to where cars are allowed to drive very fast a couple times of year.

Tommy Wheeler
 
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