1. Could you Introduce yourself to our readers?
My name Is Andrew Gormley, I live In Woodenbridge, co Wicklow, Ireland. I am 38.
2. How long have you been Involved In your sport?
I started when I was 15 years old so 23 years.
3. Are there people who have inspired you to get started?
Yes Sam Roach, Irish International angler and tournament caster, he has seen the potential and encouraged me to take it further.
4. What motivates you to continue competing?
Getting out with friends to enjoy what we do and seeing and trying all the new rods, reels bearings etc.
It's enjoyable to see companies go forward with new ideas to try at the top level of tournament casting.
5. Who would be some people you would like to work with?
Anyone who looks to the future and is willing to try different things, to find out if they work or not.
6. What is your goal this year?
To stay on top of casting in Ireland, and try and push the sport along.
7. What advice would you give people who want to get started in your sport?
Be very patient, distance will come when you master technique.
8. What is the best advice you have ever received?
In competition measure every cast no matter how far it goes and don't think you will beat it by the end of the day coz things happen.
9. What equipment are you currently using?
I use Zziplex rods , Abu reels with custom qtc cages , and chris macey centre mag units and all my reels run on Boca Bearings (FBK104C-YZZ#5LD). My choice of line is Sakuma.