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Join us for a free pancake breakfast and angler’s casting competition. Since not everyone fishes for the same species, we decided to see who the most skilled anglers are when it comes to casting ability since that’s important no matter what you fish for. Sure to be fun for everyone from the novice to experienced fisherman, test your skills at casting for accuracy and distance.

We’ll start the day with a free pancake breakfast and devotion before beginning the competition.

Rules and an example course diagram are below and also on the Facebook event page. 

There will be awards for the highest score in the following age divisions based on your age on the date of the event:

  • Youth — 12 and younger
  • Teen —13-18 (18 allowed if still in high school) 
  • Adult — 18+

Please be sure you register in the correct age division.

We will also be announcing the speaker for our Sportsman’s Banquet on August 24th at this event and giving early registration access to all casting competition participants! (Here’s a hint for who our speaker will be: he’s won several Bassmaster Elite Series Tournaments including the Bassmaster Classic.) 

If you want to join us for breakfast and watch the event, but not participate, please sign up using the “breakfast only” option. 

This event is limited to 75 attendees. 

If you have questions or need help with signing up, send us an email at



  • Participants will need to provide their own rod and reel. The rods should be no more than 10’ in length and may be paired with a baitcast, spinning, or spincast reel. 

  • You may use your own dehooked jig/lure/etc of any weight for the accuracy component of the competition. (Some jigs/weights/etc which could potentially cause injury or damage to the facility may not be allowed. Feel free to email us ahead of the competition with any questions.)

  • Weights and plugs will be available in ½ ounce and ⅜ ounce if needed for the accuracy component.

  • Participants must use the provided ½ ounce weight for the distance component of the competition.


The contest will consist of two components: accuracy and distance. The rod/reel setup used by a competitor in the accuracy component must also be used in the distance component. Rods should be 10’ or under and paired with a bait caster, spinning, or spincast reel. We will have plugs and weights available (~⅜ and ½ ounce) for use, but you may bring your own dehooked jig/lure/weight/etc in any weight for the accuracy component. Any lure you bring for use must be dehooked.

We will provide a ½ ounce weight for the distance component. This must be used for the distance component. 

Accuracy Component:

The accuracy component will have a one minute and thirty second time limit in which participants will cast at ten sequentially numbered targets from a slightly elevated platform.

The ten targets will be a combination of buckets, pails, bins, hula hoops, backyard bass, etc placed 8-40 feet from the participant within a rectangular boundary. The targets and distances may vary among divisions.

Backyard bass targets will be included as the initial targets (3-4 depending on division) and they must be reeled to the platform to receive their respective points. Casts in which the plug lands on the backyard bass target without it being reeled in will not receive a point. (You will be able to check your jig/weight/etc when you arrive to ensure it will be large enough to work with these targets. We have already tested standard lead ½ ounce egg style sinkers and they do work with the backyard bass targets.)

Participants who score all 10 targets within the time limit may restart the course, beginning with target 4 or 5 depending on how many backyard bass are used, scoring additional points for each target hit.

In the event a cast crosses into another participant's field of play, the stray caster will be deducted one point. If a cast causes another participant to fail to gain a point or gets tangled in their line, the participant who was placed at a disadvantage may, at their discretion, choose to keep their score or restart the course with the next group. 

Distance Component:

For the distance component, participants will have two attempts for their best cast using a provided ½ ounce weight. The scorable course will be 20’ wide beginning 30’ from the casting box.

3’x20’ rectangles will be painted every 15’ to mark the beginning of a new point section. Scoring will be 1 point for every 15’ of distance (rounded down) beginning at 30’. (Ex: weight lands 30-44’ = 1 point; 45-59’ = 2 points; 60-75’= 3 points, etc.)

There will be a 1’ wide area marked down the center of the scorable course. Casts landing within this strip will receive one additional point. 

Casts will be scored on the final resting place of the weight. 

Any casts landing in any of the 3’x20’ boxes will be entered into a special prize drawing, but will not receive additional points.

Final Scoring and Tiebreakers:

Participants will be ranked based on their combined scores from the accuracy and distance components. In the event of a tie, kid rods and cane poles will be provided for a special tiebreaker course.



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Bellview Baptist Church
757 Bellview Church Rd
Laurens, SC 29360 US

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