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News
 
1st Regional Symposium on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
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EUROPEAN SPECIES CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

Olafsvik, Iceland 2014
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Dunmore East 2012
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Langeland 2011
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Portugal 2010

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Plymouth 2009

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Belgium 2008
The 6th running of the Species Championship was awarded to Section Belgium who chose the port of Oostende as the venue. With a total entry of 84 anglers competing from 10 Sections this was a Championship completely in the spirit of an EFSA event; friends and family gathered to celebrate another Championship and much socialising supported the serious side of the angling.
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Iceland 2007
This Championship was the first event fished in Iceland since the reforming of the Icelandic Section, our last visit being in 1974.
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Ireland 2006
The 2006 EFSA European Species Championships were held over the Easter Weekend at the picturesque location of Kilmore Quay which is situated in the south east of Ireland. The target Species for the event was Cod. The venue is becoming popular for big Irish events, having an excellent fleet of charter vessels, and facilities for launching smaller boats. The area provides excellent fishing for a variety of species, enjoying protection from the Salty Islands a few miles offshore
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Dover, Kent 2005

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Penarth, South Wales 2004
For the second time this year, relatively, the weather relented for an E.F.S.A. European event when the 2004 European Species Championships, the nominated species being Cod
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EUROPEAN SHORE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

Pwllheli, Wales 2014
This time, unlike 2010, it was the Dutch and not the Welsh anglers that swept virtually everything before them in European Federation of Sea Anglers 2014 European Shore Championships, organised by the Welsh Section, winning Individual Gold and Bronze as well as Team Silver and Bronze.
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Netherlands 2013
We have promised the Championship with the most marlins ever, and we’ve got it.
To reach this great result we need the right fishing spot, and we’ve got it.
We  need the perfect week, and we’ve got it.
We also need the best local people to support us, and we’ve got it.
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Iceland 2012
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Wexford/Ireland 2011
The 2011 EFSA European Shore Angling Championships were fished on the beaches of east Wexford in Ireland’s South East. The chosen venues are renowned for their suitability for match angling. In the weeks leading up to the event however the wind stubbornly came from the east and north without let up
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Caernarfon/Wales November 2010
The event was a repeat of the very successful 2007 championships, fished on the same beaches around Pwllheli over 3 days. It all started on the evening of Wednesday 3rd November when 50 competitors from 7 countries across Europe returned to Caernarfon to the Celtic Royal Hotel to attend registration for the event.
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Langeland/Denmark November 2009
On Sunday, November 8th, 31 competitors met in the hotel Skudehavn, Rudkobing in Langeland for the opening ceremony of the 2009 European shore championships.
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Wexford 2006
The EFSA European Shore Angling Championships for 2006 took place on the Eastern beaches of County Wexford in the South East of Ireland from the First to the Fourth of November. Competitors from England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competed for the Title.

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Gibraltar 2005
Gibraltar hosted the 2005 Shore Angling Championships from the 29th September to 2nd October, Forty-four Anglers from seven countries converged to compete for the prestigious pins.
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Weymouth , Dorset 2004
This Championship, organised by the Welsh Section, led by their Festival Officer Philip Lustig, himself a winner of the event in 1998, the last time it was held in
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EFSA EUROPEAN BOATS AND LINE CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

Weymouth 2014
Sunday the 7th September and the Championship was formerly opened at the HQ hotel, the Rivera Hotel in Weymouth, and the EFSA flag was raised on the flagpole outside the hotel where it proudly fluttered in the variable wind through the week.
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Denmark 2013
We had a good Championship week with the sun shining every day except Thursday and there were plenty of fish; in all more than 20.000 fish were caught & released. 
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Tanger 2012
95 competitors from 13 sections came to Tananger to participate in the 50th anniversary Championships of EFSA. It was Tananger and Stavanger Deep Sea Fishing Club that was the host in 1962 and it was SDSFC that had the pleasure to welcome the 50th European Championships in 2012.  
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Weymouth 2011
There were a total of 153 competitors from 16 Sections, some of whom had returned to Weymouth after competing in 2007 and previous years plus others who had yet to sample the delights of fishing in this venue. Weymouth is a popular venue not only for national & international angling but also for the pleasure anglers.
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Iceland May 2010
Fate played many tricks before EFSA’s annual event finally took place. In addition to the financial woes of the World, Mother Nature decided to join in the fun with volcanic eruptions, ash and cancelled flights all thrown into the fray.
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Scotland 2009
Once again, EFSA Scotland has had the privilege of organising the European Championships and, once again, Stromness in Orkney has provided us with an outstanding venue.  Our previous visit, back in 2003 was blessed with exceptionally warm calm weather.
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Cobh 2008
The 2008 EFSA Boat & Line Class Championships were held at Cobh, County Cork from the 18th to the 23rd of August. The check-in for the 180 competitors from 14 countries commenced at The Commodore Hotel on Friday night and continued through to Sunday morning.
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WEYMOUTH 2007
Summer in England started at the end of March and finished at the end of April and so the prospects of having fine weather in September did not look good. We need not have worried though as high pressure built over Ireland a week before the Championships and extended to cover the UK for the next three weeks. The only problem was the easterly airflow that came with it and the knowledge that fishing is generally not as good in an easterly.
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Norway 2006
EFSA Norway can look back on a successful championship in the Line Class and Boat events in Harstad from the 10th to the 15th of July. A total of 135 anglers from 15 countries had sent in their entry forms and were ready for tight lines in the Land of the Midnight Sun
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Helsingor 2005
The town of Helsingor in Denmark, north of Copenhagen was the venue for the 2005 Championships. The town is only one mile away from Helsingborg in Sweden across the narrow strait between the two countries at the southern end of the Kattegat and this was where the fishing took place.
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EFSA EUROPEAN BOATS AND LINE CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

EFSA BIG GAME FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

Mexico 2013
We have promised the Championship with the most marlins ever, and we’ve got it.
To reach this great result we need the right fishing spot, and we’ve got it.
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2008 Mexico

EFSA Sections of Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Norway, Scotland and Russia and from the EFSA affiliated South African Sea Angling Association were represented by  85 members at the Open EFSA Big Game Fishing Team Championship in Mexico in November 2008.
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KENYA 2006
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THAILAND
NOVEMBER 20th until DECEMBER 4th 2004
Alltogether 87 participating members and further 30 guests took the invitation of the EFSA programme
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PICTURE GALLERY
 

Records From 2014
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Records From 2013
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Records From 2012
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Records From 2010
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Records From 2009
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Records Photo Gallery
View the gallery of some of the record
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LINKS TO OTHER FISHING SITES
 
Recommended Sites
A selection of other fishing sites
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