In February we posted about the Casting for Hope charity tournament that was taking place from the 10th – 12th April 2015 in Baskerville and Spruce Pine, North Carolina. This year the competition was a smashing success and raised a total of $47,000. The 2015 competition brought in over 150 anglers and volunteers who came to support the cause and event.

Michael Bradley of Cherokee, North Carolina was competing on the Casting for hope team and took first place, donating his $1,000 prize cheque back to Casting for Hope and the Women and families it serves. Hunter Hoffler, representing  the USA Youth National Team took second place and Joey Walraven, also on the Casting for Hope team took third, once again donating his winnings back to the charity. 

Overall a total of 2141 Trout were scored (brown, rainbow and brook). PRO-Team member Jason Renaud came 9th in the competition catching a total of 107 fish, 5% of the whole total.

Team Casting for Hope took first place in the overall standings with 503 fish caught – 359,120 total fish points and 52 placing points. The USA Youth National Team took second place with 466 fish caught and Team DeadDrift took third place with 326 fish.

The Annual Gold-Level fly-fishing competition is Casting for Hope’s principal fundraising event each year, with benefit concerts, 5Ks, retreats and smaller fishing competitions alongside. Casting for Hope aids women and families in western North Carolina after a diagnosis of ovarian or other gynaecological cancer through financial assistance and providing retreat opportunities for patients and caregivers.

Through the assistance of sponsors and funds raised through events, Casting for Hope raised over $47,000 since last April’s fly-fishing competition to support its programmes and services. At Partridge we were proud to donate souvenir packets of our Barbless hooks. 

Find out more about the work that the charity does and find out details of upcoming events by visiting their website here.