Big Lou McEachern holds the national record..... i think it's 817'. Mark Edwards set a new spinning record at the 2003 nationals of 758 and change. Mike langston holds the NC record at 779. That's all i know.
I have been trying to get offical distance records for the US for some time now. I am not sure if anyone has them offically written down anywhere. If there is someone out there that can help us gather this infomation it would be appreciated.
Lou's cast is the National record, Chuck Wilson and Mark Edwards both hold spinning records using of different line sizes.
I 'll try again to get all the information together and have it on the Sportcast USA board.
Director Sportcast USA
everything except mark edwards, his is spinning, is done with conventional gear. distance casters throw .031 and .028 lines, with 150 gram and 125 gram weights. rods are between 12 and 14 ft. (a few longer) most are zipplexx, breakaway, conoflex and some others. reels range from old abu's (ultra mags) to penn 525's, to newer abu 5500 and 6500 series. go to sportcast USA website for complete rules.
fish hunter the rumor is true the japanese are hosting the olympics in 2008 and as the host country they get to have an exibition sport and they chose surfcasting.all the details are still being worked outsuch as what brand rods,reels,line,ect they want everyone to be on a level field and since they have casting tournaments they are also pushing for this to be a level line event to give them a chance of placing in the top 10 or 15.now i have no i deal how the U.S. olympic committe is going to choose a team to send.but they can worry about that after the guidelines have been set.
Is there a record for the longest cast made by a non-US citizen - Is it Danny's 840' OTG cast, Baytown Texas '98 ?
To my knowledge the current World records - there is a minor dispute on the 150gm, one body used the CIPS rules and another used the UKSF rules. They where all made by the same person - Danny Moeskops - Great caster, Great bloke. (these can be found on the UKSF website - http://uksf.sea-angler.org/Records.html).
The 3 main weights used :-
125gm/0.28mm - 262.75m (862.08ft), May '02, Huntingdon, England.
150gm/0.31mm - 275.63m (904.34ft), May '02, Huntingdon, England.
150gm/0.35mm - 265.03m (869.56ft), casted at CIPS/FIPS-M World Championships 1998
175gm/0.35mm - 272.39m( 893.71ft), April '98, Huntingdon, England.
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