The European Federation of Sea Anglers‘ 2016 Boat Championships were hosted by EFSA Ireland and co-hosted by Cobh Sea Angling Club at Cobh, County Cork from the 16th to the 23rd of September.
Oganiser Jamie Hinchliffe had wisely set aside a backup date of the 9th of August for first day’s event which would comprise the “Allround Fishing” sponsored heaviest pollack, and the “Manx Fork Trucks” sponsored flatfish competition along with the heaviest fish caught on an “Eddystone Eel”.
For the past few years the Pizza Jacques gang from France have visited the top charter port of Weymouth to take part in various fishing competitons. This year saw them fish the Weymouth International Boat Angling Challenge organised by Weymouth Angling Centre.
125 competitors from 14 countries visited Weymouth in Dorset during the week beginning 15 September to fish the EFSA European Boat and Line Class Championships organised by the English Section.
The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers have separate systems for selecting their International shore teams for the World Championships and the annual Home Nations events.
Competitive angling is one branch of sea angling which as a federation we try to encourage. Healthy competition is good for the growth and development of the sport.
Former Caithness Sea Angling Association secretary Gayle Terrace takes a wander down memory lane as she recalls the day that the gauntlet was thrown down in the battle of the sexes.
The SALC Home Internationals Boat Championships are an annual boat competition fished between Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the write to be named the Home International Boat Champions.
I was recently down in Weymouth for a week long fishing holiday and decided to meet up with Weymouth Angling Society Chairman and long time fishing friend Billy Short for a catch up session and chat.
The Weymouth International Boat Angling Challenge, the WIBAC, first took place in 2001 and was known as the YYS International Challenge for the first ten years.