Casting is a competitive branch of the sports fishing, whose foundations were laid in England and the US in the 19th century beside of testing commercially-produced sport fishing gear on a green meadow. This sport is not about catching fish, but about casting weights at targets, and casting for longest distance. The competition consists of 9 disciplines with casting and fly rods made for this purpose. Competition rules are defined by the International Casting Sport Federation (ICSF), which associates now more than 50 countries worldwide. In foreign countries is known and used the title Castinsport. In particular, Samuel Ivaška, Frantisek Stejskal, Vojtech Kusenda, Vojtech Gecző, Otokar Mészáros, Ladislav Chmelko, were involved in the creation and development of this sport in Slovakia.
The Slovak Union of Casting (hereinafter referred to as SZRT), established in Nové Zámky, was established as a civic association on December the 1st in 1992 at the initiative of Slovak competitors. Since 1993, SZRT has continuously provided the support and participation of the state representation at top European and world events, including the World Games of Non-Olympic Sports. By mutual agreement with the Slovak Fishing Union, the Council of Žilina took over in 2008 the competence for the junior representation in casting.
For 26 years of existence of SZRT, the Slovak representatives of the ECH, WCH, WG and SaVWCH won 49 gold, 50 silver and 85 bronze medals and they held 2 world records.