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EFSA – NETHERLAND runs the Open EFSA Boot Cup 2018 on 18 March 2018

EFSA Netherlands Boat Cup open to all EFSA sections will be held Sunday, 18 March 2018 at Scheveningen.
The top of Dutch boat fishermen will present a unique opportunity to measure your angling skills against these men.
Open to all EFSA members with the entry fee € 60 per person and 5 men teams € 2.50 per person shall be paid before March 1, 2018 (after first 100 entries the registration will be closed).

The bait is not included in the price. Fishing will be done from vessels of shipping company Vrolijk from Scheveningen.
There will be many prizes to go for.

All bait is allowed except of soft crabs. Fishing time is at least 3 X 100 min. and up to 3 X 120 min. max (depending on sailing time)

Additional Information and Registration via Berend Ravestein tel. 06-25344673 or via email:

EFSA Species Langeland – Boat draw and info for training day

Training day on Monday, October 30 for those who have booked it:
Meeting is at 7:30am in Angelcentrum Langeland where bait can be purchased and you will be informed, which boat you are fishing on.
A draw will be done at registration to assign the boats to the numbers as per boat draw (5 boats).
We propose the protest committee to be Neil Bryant, Thorir Sveinsson, Lars Hellum, Cees Vader and Marcus Wuest.

EFSA Norway Open 2017 Karmøy

EFSA Norway Open 2017 Karmøy – November 17th Shore & November 18th Boat

Click here for details!

EFSA European Boat Championships Olafsvik, ICELAND 28th May – 1st June 2018

Horst Schneider
President of EFSA

Dear EFSA family.

Our love of angling has taken us to many wonderful places, unites us in our existing friendships and introduces us to so many more NEW friends who share our passion for the sea and our sport.
And now we find ourselves once again in one of the most stunning countries of all, Iceland.
We are here on the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula which just out into the fish rich seas of Faxaflói Bay to the south and Breiðafjörður to the North. These names remind us of Iceland’s Nordic past when the great Viking explorers such as Flóki Vilgerðarson discovered and named the places in 871 AD where we now stand and where we will fish together in the coming days.
This Peninsula is described as ‘Iceland in miniature’ because so many National and natural sights can be found here such as the 1446 metre high Snæfellsjökull Volcano, one of Iceland’s symbols made famous by the French author Jules Verne in his novel ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.
This little town of Ólafsvik faces north into the large shallow bay of Breiðafjörður which is known for the strength of its tides and windy conditions as well as the richness of its fishing.

This will be a challenging Championship for us as anglers and will test our angling skills and seamanship as well as our endurance in our quest for the big cod and any of the other 15 species that I am assured by local fishermen could be caught during this EFSA event.
We last fished here together just four years ago in 2014. We have experienced the friendship and hospitality of the Icelandic people and our friends in Ólafsvik and we are delighted to return to such a wonderful place and renew and strengthen our friendships within our EFSA family.

Yes, we are here for the fishing and may our competition be blessed with fine catches, fair weather, kind seas and good results but most of all we are here to celebrate the special bonds of friendship that bind us all and make us what we are and which our love of angling makes possible.

Good Luck to all and let the Spirit of EFSA flow through you during your time at sea over the next few days in this most inspirational and testing of marine settings.

Your Illustrious Chairman
Horst Schneider

Click here to download the EFSA Iceland 2018 brochure
Download the Boat Draw, click here:  Olafsvik 2018 B_AT draw

New ANDE braid line to be tested during EFSA official event

For details: click here

One year ahead of the EFSA Boat Championships 2018 practicing competition held in Iceland

EFSA Iceland Open 2017 was held from Olafsvik West-Iceland from 24th to 27th May with 46 anglers from 5 Sections; England (19), Ireland (11), Scotland (5), Iceland (9) and Belgium (2).

Download full report for details: click here

EFSA Scotland Annual General Meeting awards

At the EFSA Scotland AGM March 2017 the following Life Members were presented with Honorary life Memberships in appreciation of their service and commitment over many years:

Ian Mac Gregor EFSA Scotland Secretary
Joe Edward EFSA Supplies Officer Scotland/ H.Q
Alister Forsyth (Former Chairman )
Jim Henderson (EFSA Scotland Committee Member
Dan Mackay. ( EFSA Scotland Committee Member )

Picture left to right: Joe Edward ( Joe Connolly presenting the Awards ) Ian MacGregor.
Unfortunately Alister Forsyth, Jim Henderson and Dan Mackay were unable to attend the AGM.
(certificates and glass pieces presented).


EFSA England angler Colin Searles caught this enormous 155 kg (341 lb 11 oz) Atlantic halibut on April 26th while fishing out of Laukvik, Norway. Colin battled the massive halibut for nearly an hour after the fish hit the jig he was working from aboard the No Problem II, captained by Nigel Hearn. The fish was so heavy that it could not be lifted by only two anglers onboard and had to be pooled along side of the boat back to port for weighing. If approved, the catch will become the new European (the current record – 79,25 kg) and new men’s world (current record – 115,78 kg) 24 kg (50 lb) line class record.
Rod: Fladen Solid Carbon 30 lb
Reel: Shimano Tekota 600LC
Line: Akashi 40 lb braid
Lure: Yann Pirk jig

C.I.P.S. and EFSA – Start of a new Era of collaboration

On April 22nd 2017 in Rome the president of C.I.P.S., Mr. Ferenc Szalay met with the president of EFSA, Mr. Horst Schneider accompanied by the respective president for Italy, Mr. Ugo Matteoli and Mr, Massimo Brogna as well as the FIPS Mer General Delegated Secretary, Mr. Gilbert Zangerle and EFSA General Secretary, Mr. Marcus Wuest.
Reason for the meeting was to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations recognising each other’s efforts in promoting the sport of sea angling through their structures and events.
Both EFSA and C.I.P.S. recognize each other’s efforts in promoting sport fishing through organizing fishing events where anglers meet and contest for titles.
Given the different nature of the structures and participation criteria, as far as sea angling is concerned, EFSA and C.I.P.S. do not compete with each other’s events.
It is still possible, though, for individual anglers being member of EFSA to compete in C.I.P.S. events as long as they qualify through their respective National Federations. Likewise, any qualified anglers of C.I.P.S. can participate in any EFSA event as long as they are individual members of EFSA.

The two presidents signing the MoU

In a very amicable environment future opportunities for further collaboration were discussed also. All present agreed that the spirit of the MoU signals the start of something new which will benefit both C.I.P.S. and EFSA going forward. Watch this space!

All officials present at the signing


Mr Ferenc Szalay and Mr Horst Schneider shaking hands after signing the MoU

European Boat Championships 2017

The European Boat Championships 2017 (28th July – 06 August, Maloy, Norway) official boat drawing has been recently done in public by organisers from Nordfjord Havfiskeklubb; download the results:

Boat names & daily draw Måløy 2017

Måløy, Norway 2017 list of attendies & boat draw