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EFSA European Shore Angling Championship 2020, Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexfjord, IRELAND — October 28th — 31st.

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EFSA European Species Championship (Bream), Weymouth, ENGLAND, 18th to 19th September 2020

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EFSA Bream 2020 species championship

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EFSA European Species 2020 EntryForm


Message from EFSA General Secretary

Welcome to 2020! I hope all of you and your anglers have had a good start to the year.
This e-mail is just a reminder of what this year has in stock for us – please share and spread the word.
  1. It all kicks off on April 25 with our Standing Committee meeting at the Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick, Copthorne Way, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3PG, United Kingdom (tel +44 20 3966 8654). Delegates are required to book their accommodation themselves. HQ will meet on the Friday evening before the SC.
  2. EFSA Netherlands run the European Big Game Championships – May 11th – 14th 2020, Cape Verde, Mindelo. 18 teams have entered the 2020 event – 3 teams in reserve. It looks like going to be a top class championship!
  3. From August 9 to August 14 we will be fishing the EFSA European Boat Fishing Championships in Helsingør, Denmark. Headquarters will be the Hotel Marienlyst, Nordre Strandvej 2A, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark (tel. +45 49 21 40 00). We will have our SC meeting and AGM on the 9th (HQ officers meeting on the 8th). Fishing will be 4 days commencing on the 10th. Please check out for details and for the entry form.
  4. The 2020 EFSA European Species will now be for Black Bream out of Weymouth, England, on 18th and 19th September, the boats are all booked and arrangements are under way. Brochure to be available by mid-February.  It will be sent electronically to all sections as well as being made available on the EFSA England and EFSA HQ websites.
  5. Our EFSA Shore championships are going to bring us back to Ireland to Kilmuckridge, Ireland  28/10 –  31/10/2020. Brochure to be finalised and distributed by the end of January. For those of you on Facebook Warren has published an early draft there in the group ‘EFSA’.
  6. A quick peek into 2021:
    1. Jigging Festival 19th to 23rd March 2021 Portugal
    2. Iceland Boat Species 2021  20th May to 22nd May
    3. Section Portugal Algarve, Portugal 2021
    4. Cobh, Ireland, 2nd or 3rd week of September
As you can see there is a lot going on in EFSA and it would be great if you and your sections could support all of these events!
Regards and hopefully see many of you soon!
Marcus Wüst
EFSA General Secretary

EFSA European Boat & Line Class Championships, Helsingor, DENMARK, 10th — 14th August 2020

Upcoming event

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As per the brochure there will be a 2 day Line Class event within the Boat Championship. The line supplied in the registration pack will be 250 yds of 30lb braid not 35lb as stated in the brochure and will be available from Weymouth Angling Centre from 3rd September. As we will be fishing for conger and ray, barbless or crushed barb hooks must be used, as requested by the boat skippers. Line Class rule 4 prohibits pirks and lead heads, however, a pirk or hook up lead can be used as a weight with a barbless hook attached directly to it or a trace of maximum 30cm below it. The pirk or hook up lead must have at least a 90cm length of line of 150lb minimum breaking strain tied directly above it to enable the skippers to grip the line and release fish at the side of the boat.
The boat draw has been done but this will not be circulated until the event, to prevent the anglers inundating the skippers with questions so wasting a lot of their time.
Thank you and best regards,


These pictures show EFSA President Horst Schneider and his two grandsons wearing brand new garments with our newly designed EFSA Logos: the summer dress shirt along with casual T-shirts (black or white).
For further information or to place orders please contact:
Joe Edward HQ Supplies Officer

EFSA Germany

On May 11th EFSA Germany held their AGM in the city of Nierstein along the river Rhein.
Apart from the usual agenda items one of our well known anglers, Dietmar Grassau, received a memento for 25 years of membership in EFSA. Our heartfelt congratulations went to Dietmar and we are all looking forward to the next 25 years!
In the elections our secretary Detlef Schmidt, our treasurer, Detlef Herms and the Standing Committee delegate, Marcus Wuest, were all re-elected. Many thanks for their continued service for EFSA Germany!
Our next big event is hosting this year’s EFSA European Species Championships in Langeland for which we have 82 anglers registered.
Hopefully we will be seeing many of known and new faces there!

Marcus Wuest on behalf of EFSA Germany


European Shore Championship 2019 • Akureyri May 2019 • Newsletter no. 3

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Congratulations to EFSA Portugal with 15 years anniversary

Constituted on 7th February 2003 EFSA Portugal celebrates 15 years of existence this year. Many section members have contributed over these 15 years to promote sea angling sport while competing on the national and European scene.

In commemoration of this great event EFSA Portugal awarded several section members for their dedication and great contribution to the promotion and development of sea angling during all these years. The following EFSA Portugal members were awarded: Aderito Alves; Jose Marques; Josue Lima; Carlos Palhinha; Carlos Olivera and Jacinto Afonso. Congratulations!


European Big Game Championships – May 11th – 14th 2020, Cape Verde, Mindelo – New deposit deadline December 15th 2018

Dear EFSA members,

We are proud to announce that in 2020 the EFSA Big game tournament for teams will be held at the Blue marlin capital of the world; the isle of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. EFSA headquarters in Mindelo will be at The Sportfishing Club, Mindelo! Entry to the tournament needs to be completed as soon as possible. EFSA Netherlands has an option on all boats, ending at the beginning of 2019.”


Marcus Wüst
Kingston upon Thames

Bellow you will find the Announcement & Program for the 2020 EFSA Game Championships. It is important to notice that only one team per country can enter in the  first entry round. This has been decided to give every country a fair chance to enter at least one team. The second period will be:  the first to pay is assured a spot in the competition! We have an option for the whole fleet. That is 16 top boats , with top skippers in a top prime period. To be able to secure the fleet we really have to stick to the times mentioned in the annouoncment. The skippers have given us an option until the end of the year. By them they expect a deposit for all boats. Enrty will only be excepted upon payment of the 500,00 euro deposit, per person,  into the EFSA Netherlands account.

Kind regards Miranda Koop
Secreatary EFSA Netherlands

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