Monday, August 28, 2006

2006 ICSF World Casting Championships

Ireland is set to become the focal point for the entire angling world as the 2006 ICSF World Casting Championships take place from 2nd-8th September at Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Carton House, one of the most magnificent country house estates in Ireland, will play host to this, the world’s largest competitive casting event. This marks the first time that Ireland has been awarded the honour of hosting the ICSF World Championships and it is the inaugural year of the international on-water casting championship, The Emerald World Masters.

A prize fund of €200,000 for the Emerald World Masters will catapult casting to the level of other major sports. Some of the world’s best casters from over 25 nations, will descend on Carton House, including world casting champion USA’s Steve Rajeff, 13 times world champion and multiple world record holder in distance and accuracy events, and Scott McKenzie from Scotland, world record holder at spey casting distance.

The 2006 World Casting Championships is a three-part event. The Emerald World Masters (2-4 September) will kick off the seven day event with five events including on water spey distance, salmon fly distance and trout fly distance. The ICSF World Championships (5-8 September) comprises of nine events and will test casters on a range of disciplines including distance, speed, accuracy and precision. Teams and individuals from approximately 25 nations will compete at the event. The Country Life Weekend and the Angling Trade Show will compliment the Championships.

Angling is increasingly aimed at the younger generation and this event prioritises the attendance and active participation of young people. The Emerald World Masters Youth Trout Fly Fishing Competition, run by and in association with the Dublin Angling Initiative, takes place on the Saturday and promises to be a super competition for junior anglers.

To mark the opening of this world class event, a ‘Country Life Weekend’ is due to take place in the grounds of Carton Estate on 2nd & 3rd September featuring a medieval village, interactive country life attractions such as ‘have a go’ archery, fishing and falconry displays.

Sky Sports will be providing televised coverage of the 2006 World Casting Championships. For further information on the Championships and the Country Life Weekend please visit www.2006worldcastingchampionships.ie, for Carton House www.cartonhouse.com.

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