The European Federation of Sea Anglers are to return to Orkney next month for their 2015 championships.


Stromness to host European Sea Angling Championships

The European Federation of Sea Anglers are to return to Orkney next month for their 2015 championships.
Orkney sea angling
Stromness will host the competition from the 1 – 8 August and the Federation will be using the new Warehouse Buildings as their base for the duration.

Eighty-five anglers will compete for various medals and prizes in both boat and line classes.

Ten different countries will be represented at the competition; Scotland, England, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Gibraltar, South Africa and Russia.
The Championships were last held in Orkney in 2009 and 2003.

Stromness Councillor James Stockan said: “We are delighted to welcome the European Federation of Sea Anglers back to Orkney.  I know that our own sea anglers welcome the opportunity this provides to both share our waters and lock horns with the finest competitors in Europe.”

“I’m pleased that they have selected the Warehouse Buildings as a base for their activities.  The feedback from the public on the new facility has been excellent and it’s been a fantastic addition to the town centre.”

“Good luck and ‘tight lines’ to all those taking part.”

Joe Edwards from the European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA) Scotland said:

“EFSA Scotland was delighted to have been chosen to host there prestigious championships once again. We had no hesitation in deciding to return to Stromness as the venue as it was such an outstanding success in both 2003 and 2009.”

“Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Orkney Islands Council, Stromness Community Business Forum and the many local businesses who are supporting us.  The EFSA family look forward very much to visiting Stromness again in 2015, angers, spouses and guests.”

At the last competition in 2009 a total of 4227 fish were caught.

The official opening ceremony takes place at 2pm on Sunday 2 August with a parade of national flags from the Stromness Swimming Pool to the Pierhead.

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