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EFSA Iceland Shore


EFSA Iceland Open Shore Championship 2016 part two of three was held Saturday 30th July from Akureyri, North-Iceland and Sunday 31st July from Hjalteyri, near Akureyri with seven anglers. The Championship was fished by EFSA rules, five hours of fishing each day and three hooks allowed. Total cach was 426 fish mostly Dab but also Cod, Plaice, Rough Dab, Halibut, Catfish and Scorpion fish. Results: Steve Mason in the first place with 13 points, 121 fish, Helgi Bergsson in the second place with 13 points, 103 fish and Paul Fawcett in the third place with 9 points, 57 fish. The biggest fish was a Catfish of 62 cm, angler Skarphedinn Asbjornsson. Helgi Bergsson fished the biggest flatfish a Halibut of 57 cm. EFSA Iceland‘s last Shore Championship this summer will be held from Snæfellsnes, West Iceland in late August or early September.

Helgi Bergsson

EFSA Belgium and EFSA Portugal

Friendship game efsa Portugal & Belgie te albufeira.

EFSA Iceland

After the EFSA Iceland´s Open Boat Championship 2016 a one day Cod Championship was held on Sunday 19th June with nine anglers on two boats from Dalvik. Total catch was 187 Cod that counted. The point system was divided into four length categories: 45 cm to 60 cm, >60cm to 75 cm, >75 cm to 90 cm, over 90 cm. Results: Gudmundur Örn Olafsson in first place with 100% score, Sigtryggur Thrastarson in second place with 100% score and Skarphedinn Asbjörnsson in third palce with 89,36% score. The two man team was won Gudmundur Örn Olafsson and Thorir Sveinsson with 180,26% score. The biggest fish was a Cod of 94 cm, angler Thorir Sveinsson.

European Boat Championships 2018 from Olafsvik Iceland

On EFSA Iceland´s AGM held on Saturday 6 February 2016 it was decided that the place for the European Boat Championships 2018 will be from Olafsvik in West-Iceland from 27th May to 1st June 2018. The four fishing days will be on the 28th to the 31st May. An Organizing Committee for the venue has been elected.

Massimo Brogna has been appointed as Board of Trustees member of the International Game Fish Association

The EFSA Executive member and Game Championship Officer Massimo Brogna from Italy, will serve the IGFA

Board of Trustees for the next four years. Brogna (first from left with IGFA’s Secretary and Historian Michael Farrior and the other new Trustees Andy Mill from USA) has been appointed during the last Meeting of the Board held in Dania Beach ,Florida at IGFA Headquarter last January 29th , 2016. IGFA Representative for Italy since 2002 , Brogna has been one of the most active in promoting Recreational fishing in Europe. Among the others he will join also both the Rules and Conservation Committee. Actually is the third European member of the Board with French  Pierre Affre and Michel Marchandise from Belgium.


European Shore Fishing Championships

16th – 20th  November 2015

To All Participants

October 2015

Dear All,
With only one month away from the Shore Championships, our preparations are according to schedule.

Our team are doing all the very best to make this event and your stay in our Island an enjoyable one.

Included with the Championships agenda, we had prepared a packed full day program for Tuesday 17th November for all of you and for your esteemed guests.

At 09.00hrs, a coach will be waiting nearby your staying hotel to start our guided tour.

We will visit Valletta, our Capital City and Mdina,the Medieval walled City also known as the Silent City.

This will be followed by a visit to one of the very well stocked Fishing Tackle Shop “Mr. Fish” ( where you will be free to buy anything that you may require.

To end our day tour, we will visit Malta’s oldest Wine Cellars where all of us will have the opportunity to walk through the 400 year old Cellars and to taste some of the “Marsovin” wines.
Marsovin Winery ( has also offered to sell any of their wines at a special price to all those who would wish to buy from their large selection and to enjoy their taste at home.

To make your stay even more relaxing and hassle free, we would like to offer transportation service from the airport direct to your staying hotel and back, at a special price to all those who are arriving in groups of more than 8 persons.

Furthermore, those who wish to book the bait package for the training that will take place on Monday 17th, please do so by end of October the latest.

Whilst looking forward to meet with you all, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us should you require any further type of assistance.

We send our kind regards.

Charles Caruana
EFSA – Malta

European  Federation of Sea Anglers  –  Malta  Section
Postal Address:
The Chairman
102 Pretty Bay
Birzebbuga BBG 1750 – Malta   

E-Mail Address:
Telephone: (00 356) 2766 2516 – 7944 7944

Cobh 2016

European Boat & Line Class Championships – 16th – 23rd September 2016
Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

Download the brochure for the boat championships: Click here

Download Entry Form: Click here

Memories from 2008


Barbarians A Team surprise all in Miami

Barbarians A Team surprise all in Miami, FL  winning  the Game Championship 2015

Team Barbarians A with Joachim Josch (Germany), Antonio Montefusco (Switzerland), Mike Riley (South Africa) and Ria Van Ranst (Belgium) won the 2015 edition of the EFSA Game Championship after a fatal error of Gibraltar B Team during the last catch . In fact, while Charlie Carreras was fighting the last fish for a deserved victory , another member of the team have touched the rod and the fish has been disqualified.
The two teams finished tie at 1350 point and the Barbarians A won having their last catch first ( one hour before).
The day have started very slow with a flat sea and slow current mantaining clear water far from the shore.
After two hours only three fishes were caught when Miss Britt Captain Jason Cartwright decide to go more offshore looking for Dolphins and at 10.32 Gibraltar C Team start his best day with a multiple strike of four dolphins.

Many other teams have follows them and several Dolphin were caught during the day by Gibraltar A on Double D and Barbarians A on L & H.
Italy C, leading the second day tie with Gibraltar B, had no luck on board of Hot Shot after a nice kingfish caught in the morning.
Gibraltar B on board of Thomas Flyier decide to go searching for Dolphin too and after a kingfish caught in the morning they have started to push hard to win . Around midday the team finally find the Dolphins and start to make up with a final rush where Lee Torres had a valid Little Tunny and the final one caught by C. Carreras.
Right after arriving at the dock, the cold shower. At first sight it seems not relevant but late in the afternoon it became a nightmare for Gibraltar B Team.
Antonio Montefusco of Barbarians A won again the Individual angler title followed by Daniele Tarroni (Italy C) and John Gonzalez (Gibraltar C).
Top captain was Dean Panos on Double D while Jason Cartwright on Miss Britt overtake in hte last day Blue Yonder s Captain Nick Gonzalez.
Gibraltar B lead in the National Section Standing, followed by Italy C and Italy B.

For more information visit the Game Championship pages here.


President message

Dear friends and members of EFSA,
thanks for visiting our new website today. It has been nearly 20 years ago when we started using the internet to promote our activities and share our contacts in EFSA. However, to keep up with modern times we have now completely revamped our approach to social media. This means that not only can you find contacts but also exciting real time news of events, various sections’ updates as well as our activities related to conservation efforts.
New is also that our media representation is not limited to the internet alone. You can find us on facebook, twitter and instagram. As all of this is relatively new to us but we from EFSA HQ and most importantly anglers from all our national sections will contribute. They will add reports, photos, record fish and videos. Some of this you will find here already now.
When we hold one of our flagship events such as our Boat and Lineclass, Shore, Species and Game championships we will add brief updates during the competition online. You can then follow how our best European anglers are doing in the chase for our prestigious pins.
Hopefully this keeps you hooked to our federation and we can benefit from your continuous support in the future.
Please let also your friends know that EFSA is alive and well ready for the future – keeping anglers fishing in our beautiful waters in Europe and beyond.

Horst Schneider
EFSA President/Chairman
May 2015

50th Anniversary EFSA Germany

Dear EFSA friends and family,


Believe it or not – but our section will be 50 this year.
Reason to raise a glass or two.


All EFSA members are invited to celebrate with us:


When:    Am Saturday, June 13th at 6:30pm

Where:   Waldhalle Mölln, 23879 Mölln, Waldhallenweg

Phone:   Tel: 04542 8588 0 Fax: 04542 8588 88

Dresscode: EFSA uniform


We would like to welcome you all for dinner, dance, banter, laughter and the stories of all those fish that got away!
The party is free for members but travel and accommodation will have to be borne by you.


See many of you at the party.



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