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   Loop Fishing Expo  

“Check out this live event happening here at Collingwood Motor Camp”

February 10th -12th 2017

You have seen the pictures and heard the stories of Ray-riding Kingfish on the flats at the top of the South Island……..Loop Tackle, Strip Strike SWF Club and The Complete Angler would love you to join us in Collingwood in February next year for a weekend of saltwater fly fishing, fly-tying, casting instruction and fun (and no doubt a few ales). We are assembling a talented team to help you learn the techniques of fishing these flats, improve your casting and advice on how you can help to protect this fishery. Click ‘Interested’ to make sure you dont miss any updates, and use the ‘Invite’ functionality to let your mates know too.

The event will follow our successful Salt Fly Hook Up format. You can check out some videos of our event in Tauranga on these links.
A good summary of the fishing action – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sonmATDfi1g&sns=fb
A good summary of base camp activities – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUpAR9-wVII

Who should come?
You should definitely come. Whether you are an experienced saltwater fly fisherman, or have never fly fished in the salt before you will get something out of this weekend. Bring your friends and bring your family (it is a beautiful spot even if they are not into fishing).

What will happen?
It is a relatively informal event, you can choose to fish every minute of the weekend or you can take advantage of;
– Certified Casting Instructors running casting clinics.
– Fly Tying sessions.
– Advice on how to fish the flats and directions given on spots you can try.
– Fun, social times including an informal fishing competition and casting challenges.
– We will have a range of Loop rods that you can demo.

The Plan
Friday 10th February, 2017
We encourage you to turn up on Friday afternoon if possible so that we all meet and you are ready for an early start on Saturday.

Saturday 11th February, 2017
7am (ish!) Briefing: Following this, those not attending the casting should head out fishing.

8am Casting Tuition: Two hours of casting coaching. Once completed, hit the water to fish.

3pm Meet Up: Meet back at base to catch up with everyone and try your hand at some casting challenges. Bring some drinks….

Dinner and Evening: Self catering is the go – there are BBQ’s on site. Fly tying, social times and an informal prize-giving.

Sunday 12th February, 2017
Hit the water at your leisure.

8am Casting Tuition: Another 2 hours of casting coaching is available, then fishing.

Afternoon : Travel home safely at the time you need to leave.

(These are the core days of activity, you are welcome to arrive earlier and leave later too…)

Special Guests
There will be a number of special guests…..these will be confirmed closer to the time.

Some Details
We will make sure this event is low-cost to attend.

Accomodation – if you need accomodation there are ensuite cabins, Standard and Deluxe Backpacker cabins,  and powered and un-powered sites for your camper or tent available for you to choose from and book directly – don’t leave it too late if you want a choice! Check out the options and book at http://collingwoodmotorcamp.co.nz/

Food & Drink – to keep the cost down the event is self-catering. The camp has cooking facilities and BBQs available, there is a 4 Square in town for supplies. There are cafes, takeaway and restaurant options in the vicinity also.

Registration Fee – There will be a small registration fee, this helps us be sure of numbers and contributes towards (but does not cover) our costs of running the event – and for this you will get an awesome t-shirt to make everyone else jealous – the fee and booking link will be confirmed later in the year.

We want to make this a fun and inclusive event, so if you think you can help in some way please drop us a line. Prizes for the various competitions will be gratefully accepted and fully acknowledged.