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Casting programme A one day casting programme teaches participants the skills of flyfishing from casting through to fly tying.

National Trout Centre
State Highway 1,

Turangi 3353


Saturday 27 June 2015
10am to 2.45pm


Free one-day casting school with Federation of Fly Fishing instructor Peter Carty.

Learn the basics of casting a fly so that by the end of the day you're able to cast a fly (and so catch a trout).

Who are your coaches? Coaching is provided by Peter Carty as well as CFR staff and volunteers.
Who is eligible to attend?

Any age and stage may apply.

This is a first come first accepted course so no paperwork is required just your registration. When the course numbers are full we will keep a waiting list as there are oftent cancellations.

What is provided

All fishing equipment and hot beverages will be provided.

What you need to bring Just bring your own lunch and a positive attitude.
The programme

The one day programme is typically:

  • Meet at the National Trout Centre for coffee/tea and introductions
  • Learn how to assemble the gear
  • Basic casting
  • A bit of a chat about entemology (what trout eat and how to catch and release a trout so it will live for another day)
  • Advanced casting
  • Clean up and departure

Please email or phone your wish to attend to either:

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Major sponsors




for funding equipment



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Lotteries Commission and COGS

for funding retreats and administration



Owen River Lodge


Poronui Lodge








Lion Foundation



NZ Community Trust



Thanks to our fly tiers

Tony Orman and friends

Simon Chu and Friends

Peter Gohns

Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club

North Shore Anglers Club

Rotorua Anglers Club

Hamilton Anglers Club


Peter Carty

Tony Entwistle

Redge Horton


Thanks to our supporters...

Bryan and Nancy Tichborne

Kelly Tarltons

Rainbow Springs

Maryanne Stevenson-Wright

Ray and Vivienne Kermode

Charleston Motels

Korimako Studios

Elizabeth Dichter

Tom Melancon

Colleen Hamilton

Russell Kennedy


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CFR rod maker



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