The 2019 Jimmy Green Spey-O-Rama Spey-O-Rama was a great success and Congratulations to all who competed.
The world championship of Spey casting, was held at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club (GGACC) in San Francisco, California from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, 2019.
During our spring weather weekend we had competitors participating from all over the world including: Japan, South Korea, Russia, Serbia,Canada, US, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, and Argentina.
The competition results are impressive starting with Ireland's Gerard Downey. Gerard again won the overall men's title with a four-cast total of 720 feet. The competition's longest cast was also owned by Gerard at 191 feet. In second place was Tommy Aarkvisla with a four-cast total of 695 feet. In third place was Zack Williams with a four-cast total of 688 feet and the second longest cast of 185 feet.
Whitney Gould won her seventh Spey-O-Rama women's title with a four-cast total of 529 feet. Mia Sheppard came in second place with a four-cast total of 506 feet. Kara Knight came in third place with a four-cast total of 506 feet and she had the longest cast at 136 feet.
The men's senior title went to Martin Kiely or Ireland (photo below) with a four-cast total of 631 feet and the world record longest cast of 169 feet. Martin broke the his world record of last year. Milos Vasiljevic came in second with a four-cast total of 572 feet. Jeon Lee who placed second in last years senior mens, came in third this year with a total four-cast of 536 feet.
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Photos by George Nikitin