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Achievements and Awards
 
Both Todd and Melanie have competed in many events and invited to provide casting demonstrations & fishing clinics spanning 12 years.
 
Year
Event
Results
1997  
Toyota Internation Fishing & Trailer Boat Show (Sydney)  
2nd baitcaster division
3rd spin division
2nd overall
1998  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Melbourne)  
2nd baitcaster division
3rd spin division
3rd overall
1998  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Sydney)  
1st baitcaster division
3rd spin division
2nd overall
1998  
Canterbury Racecours Public Casting Competition (sponsored by Hi-Tide Radio Program)  
1st baitcaster division
1st Overall champion
1999  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Sydney)  
1st baitcaster division
3rd spin division
1st Overall Champion
1999  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Melbourne)  
3rd baitcaster division
3rd spin division
4th overall
2000  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Sydney)  
4th baitcaster division
3rd spin division
4th overall
2000  
2KY Hi-Tide Casting Competition Wentworth Park  
1st baitcaster division
1st overall
2001  
Fishnet Casting Competition (Melbourne Boat Show)  
2nd baitcaster division
4th Overall
2001  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Sydney)  
3rd baitcaster division
4th spin division
4th overall
2001  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Melbourne)  
3rd baitcaster division
4th spincast division
4th overall
2002  
Australian Indoor Casting Championships (Sydney)  
1st baitcaster division
4th spin division
1st overall - Australian Champion
2003  
Cod Opening Classic Outdoor Casting Championship  
3rd baitcaster
3rd overall
 
Casting Demonstration/Events/Fishing Clinics Provided
 
Parramatta Evening College
1997-2000  
Taught a fishing skills course through Paramatta Evening College. Subjects ranging from the basics to advanced fishing skills. Covered both freshwater and saltwater fishing species and techniques. Casting lessons for spin, plug and fly and the legalities involved in fishing and boating.
 
Shout About Trout Festival - Lake Jindabyne NSW
2000  
Provided casting lessons for the public ranging from kids through to adults. Performed a knots and rigs clinic involving how to catch trout/salmon on all types of fishing equipment. Generated and provided many quality prizes donated by our sponsors.
 
Australian Museum - on behalf of NSW Fisheries
2001  
Temporary exhibition relating to Sydney Harbour. Performed casting demonstrations and provided casting lessons.
 
Fish for Cash - A Vina Van Village Vineyard NSW
2001  
Organised, promoted and conducted a fishing competition which ran over three days.
We supplied all fishing equipment needed for the competition and generated $10,000 in prizes kindly donated by our sponsors.
 
High School Fishing Lessons - A Vina Van Village Vineyard NSW
2001-2002
Provided fishing lessons for kids from various High Schools covering all aspects of freshwater fishing and casting lessons.
 
Fishing Lessons for the Disabled Community & Private fishing lessons - A Vina Van Village Vineyard NSW
2001 -2002  
Provided various fishing clinics for the disabled communites and one on one private lessons for the general public.
 
Annual Family Fish In - Emerton Swimming Complex
2002  - 2014
Performed casting demonstrations and casting lessons. Supplied the bait and assisted the public with catching the trout. Donated prizes for the event.
 
Melanie Young - Guest Reporter for 2KY Hi-tide Radio Program
2002-2010 
Provided a segment weekly (2002-2003) and on various other occasions on topics such as troubleshooting, new fishing techniques, field evalutation of equipment & tackle, kids fishing, accuracy casting tips, women fishing. Performed both live shows and pre-recorded.
 
Australia Day Breakfast by the Lake - Shellharbour City Council
2003  
Performed casting demonstrations, provided casting lessons and casting competitions for the public. Our activities actually kept the jumping castle quiet for the day which was very exciting to see. Generated and donated prizes for the days activities.
 
Annual Family Fish In - Mt Druitt Swimming Pool - Blacktown City Council - Current & Ongoing
2001 - 2014
Performed casting demonstrations and casting lessons. Supplied the bait and assisted the public with catching the trout. Donated prizes for the event.
 
Sydney City Community College - Current & Ongoing
2004 - 2009  
Teach a fishing skills course for beginners. Subjects ranging from knots & rigs, targeting fish species, tides & moons, rigging up, artificial and natural bait plus much more. Cover both freshwater and saltwater fishing species and techniques. Casting lessons for spin, plug and fly and the legalities involved in fishing and boating.
 
Vacation Care Fishing Clinics - Parramatta City Council
2004-2006  
Provided  kids fishing lessons for vacation care groups covering various topics such as fishing techniques, responsible fishing, accuracy casting, knots & rigs, baiting up and many more.
 
4X4 & Fishing Exhibition - Sydney
2005  
On centre stage working with Steve Starling over three days. Provided accuracy casting lessons for children using the 10 Step Casting Program. Huge success and parents were astounded at what their children were capable of. Also played games like 'pin the fish on the snag' and other fishing knowledge activities.
 
4X4 & Fishing Exhibition - Melbourne
2005 - 2010 
Provided accuracy casting lessons for children using the 10 Step Casting Program. Huge success and parents were astounded at what their children were capable of.
 
North Sydney Community College - Current & Ongoing
2005 - 2009   
Teach a fishing skills course for beginners. Subjects ranging from knots & rigs, targeting fish species, tides & moons, rigging up, artificial and natural bait plus much more. Cover both freshwater and saltwater fishing species and techniques. Casting lessons for spin, plug and fly and the legalities involved in fishing and boating.
 
Eloura Blue Mountains Disability Service - Local Fundraising Fair
2006  
Provided casting demonstrations and casting lessons for the Eloura kids and general public. Generated and donated prizes from our sponsors.
 
Annual Carp Family Fishing Competition - Parramatta City Council
2007  
Melanie Young assisted the council with the event organisation.
Performed casting demonstrations, provided casting lessons and casting competitions for the public. Generated and donated prizes for the days activities.
Todd Young represented Anaconda with a stand provided fishing assistance and selling tackle & equipment.
 
BIA Boat show Melbourne
2014
Setup up displays with quality fishing Tackle on Display.
Live yabbies for the kids to catch.
Casting tricks and demonstration area
Explore Australia Show
2014
Setup up displays with quality fishing Tackle on Display.
Live yabbies for the kids to catch.
Casting tricks and demonstration area
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