Harry Aiken’s Accuracy Casting Competitions

Delaware Surf Fishing is sponsoring the  Harry Aiken’s Accuracy Casting Competition at the Delmarva Outdoors Expo this year.  We have a large space we have reserved for the competition.  This is going to be a lot of fun and will bring back the accuracy casting competitions that were held up and down the coast.

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Harry Aiken (right) and Patrick Conroy from PC Rods holding the Harry Aiken signature series surf rod

Cost to compete .. it is free, anyone may compete.  You can bring your own rod or use ones provided by Harry’s crew.  

Harry Aiken … World Champion Surf Caster
Buddy Aiken … Long time surfcaster and Harry’s son
Bobby Smith … Avid angler with the Delaware Bass Federation and the Delaware State Snakehead record holder and Harry’s nephew
Corby Fulton … Champion distance surfcaster
Suzanne Martin … Avid surfcaster and fish catcher

This a casting competition for accuracy. Casters try to hit five targets from 120 to 200 feet away. Points are scored by hitting the target and points are scored for getting close to the target. It is simple. Hit all 5 targets you get 100 points. Harry Aiken is the World Champion caster from these tournaments back in the sixties to the seventies. He always scored 100 points.

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PENN battle 6000 series reel donated by Fenwick Bait and Tackle

First Prize … Harry Aiken Signature Series Surf Rod, built by PC Rods and Donated by Delaware Surf Fishing. A PENN battle 6000 series reel donated by Fenwick Bait and Tackle will accompany the rod.
This rod will be built to the winners needs.

Second prize … to twelfth prizes to be announced.
We have donated prizes from our prize sponsors:  Diamond State Custom Tackle, Helly Hansen, DSF, Fenwick Bait and Tackle, and Sweetwater Brewery.  

More details will be announced as we get closer to the Delmarva Outdoors Expo.

Registration will be at the Diamond State Custom Tackle and Delaware Surf Fishing booths in the Quillin Arena at the Delmarva Outdoors Expo. Sign up and get your wrist band and casting time. You can not compete without an expo wrist band.

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Ballantine Beer- Garcia Atlantic Coast Championship Surfcasting For Accuracy Tournament layout
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Also at 10 AM on Saturday Rich King and Harry Aiken will give a talk on surf fishing on the main stage in the Quillen arena.

Casting competition timeline …
April 28th … (Saturday)
9 AM to 11 AM Open Cast … demonstrations and clinics
Noon to 3 PM on Saturday is the casting competition.
4 pm to dark Open Cast … demonstrations and clinics

April 29th …  (Friday)
9 AM to 11 AM Open Cast … demonstrations and clinics
Noon to 3 PM is the rain date for saturday’s casting competition. If it is raining Saturday we will host the tournament on Sunday. If not then we will utilize these times for casting clinics and demonstrations.  Once the competition is over if you are interested in learning how to cast in an accuracy contest this would be a great time to learn from Harry Aiken, the original world champion accuracy surfcaster.

Look for more of these competitions in the near distant future. 

Fish On!

Rich King


Sponsors we would like to thank for prizes … 

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