The sport of Casting is derrived from sport fishing. Competitors often use the same equipment when they dry cast as when they fish.
The origin of Casting can be traced to England and the United States during the second half of the 19th century. The first modern-day type tournament was organized in the outskirts of London in 1881.
The sport spread fairly quickly around the world, with many local variations developing in diferent countries. It wasn't until 1955, when 14 National Associations came together and founded the ICF (now ICSF), this body set the International standards for the sport. The first ICF World Casting Championship was held two years later in Germany.
For a long time all casting was done on water, but in the 1970s the practise of the sport moved from water ponds to sporting grounds and since then the World Championships are regularly. Since 1981 Casting Sport is also represented at the International World Games, which are held every four years.
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The objective is to hit five targets as many times as possible during the time limit. The discipline
is made up by one dry round and one wet round.
Fly Distance Single Handed
The objective is to fly cast as long as possible during the time limit.
Spinning Accuracy Arenberg Target
An Arenberg target is used, wich consists of five concentric rings printed on a cloth or piece of
plastic on the ground. The Caster throws a total of 10 casts with four different specified
techniques, trying to hit the target.
The Casters gets a total of 20 attempts to hit five different targets.
Spinning Distance Single handed
The caster gets three attempts to deliver the longest cast possible.
Fly Distance Double handed
Similar to Fly Distance Single handed. This discipline is only competed in the men's division.
Spinning Distance Double handed
Similar to Spinning Distance Single handed. This discipline is only competed in the men's division.
Similar to Spinning Accuray but with different equipment. This discipline is not competed in the
boy's and girl's divisions.
Multiplier Distance Double Handed
Similar to Spinning Distance Double Handed but with different equipment. This discipline is not
competed in the boy's and girl's divisions.