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Fimmtudagur, 31 Janúar 2019 17:27

The organizing work for the European Shore Championship to be held from Akureyri, North-Iceland

1st May to 4th May 2019 is going well. A newsletter with detailed info, entry forms and more has been sent to your Section.

Information

Entry fee and closing date of entry: The entry fee is 250 and 125 for juniors. Prize for the Gala-Dinner is €47 per person. Date of closing for registration is 28th February 2019.

Accommodation: The HQ hotel for the venue is Hotel Kjarnalundur near the airport about 3.5 km. from Akureyri´s town center. Book your accommodation on info@kjarnalundur and quote EFSA2019.

The fishing spots: We will be fishing from three different shores/spots: Nearby the center of Akureyri, from the piers in Akureyri and from a nearby village of Hjalteyri. Information which spot we will be fishing, to be announced at the registration or at the start of each fishing day.

Fishing rules: See homepage. A maximum of two hooks are allowed with minimum gape 14 mm.

The point system and fishing: The Championship is a Shore Championship with unlimited amount of fish to count for points. The calculation of each day result is done by adding the total running length of your fish with the number of your fish multiplied with a constant of five (Total length of fish + No. of fish x 5 = Total points of the day). See for the minimum sizes, in the Championship Rules.

Fish to catch: Cod, Coalfish, Haddock, Dab, Catfish (Wolf fish) and Whiting. We expect to fish few Shorthorn Sculpin (Scorpion fish), Rough Dab, Flounder, Halibut and Plaice and maybe some Thorny Ray, Redfish and Pollock.

The fishing: All the good size fish has to be killed by bleeding. You will be provided with a bucket for your fish. The shore Stewards will measure and write your fish down on the Scorecard. After that they will put the fish into the common box. If you got a record fish or if it is your personal record you can tag it and bring it in for measuring.

Bait: We will use Blueye and/or Mackerel.

Teams: It is free of charge to register into teams. Your Secretary will register your Section’s teams in due course.

Tackle shop: There is a tackle shop in Akureyri.

Clothing: It can be cold and windy in early May in Iceland. Bring with you warm cloths and boots.

Travel information to Akureyri: There are several international airlines with regular flight schedules to Iceland. Icelandair: icelandair.com, Wowair: wowair.com,Various international airlines from Europe.

Flying to Akureyri. Drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik approx. 45 km. Domestic flights from Reykjavik to Akureyri. Air Iceland Connect. https://www.airicelandconnect.is/

Driving to Akureyri. Rent a car at the airport and drive to Akureyri - approx. 5-6 hours and 433 km. At the airport there are several rentals i.e. Avis, Euro Car, Hertz, Budget Car and more. Take the main road: Keflavik-Reykjavik 45 km. When you are in Reykjavik you will see a big mountain Esja in direction north. Drive towards the mountain and you will be out of Reykjavik. Take the A1 to the tunnel that goes under the fjord Hvalfjordur, free of charge, and drive to Borgarnes. When out of Borgarnes, drive on and you will see a road sign to Akureyri 314 km. The HQ hotel, Hotel Kjarnaskogur, is very near Akureyri´s airport.

Spouse tour: There will be no spouse tour organized by the Organizing Committee. But there are many places near Akureyri worth visiting: Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss the largest waterfall in Europe and more.

EFSA uniform: You have to wear EFSA uniform at the Prize giving Ceremony and at the Gala dinner.

Protest Committee: Phil Lusting (EFSA HQ), Helgi Bergsson (EFSA Iceland), and three other committee members from representing Sections. Protest Committee meetings to be held at Hotel Kjarnalundur the HQ hotel.

Issued on 31st January 2019

 
Akureyri May 2019. European Shore Championship 2019 Skoða sem PDF skjal Prenta út Senda hlekk á þessa síðu til vinar
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Föstudagur, 18 Janúar 2019 19:45

The organizing work for the European Shore Championship to be held from Akureyri, North-Iceland 1st May to 4th May 2019 is going well. Here are the fishing rules for the venue.

Championship Rules 2019 Akureyri Iceland

The Championship will be fished to the EFSA General Shore Fishing Rules governing at the time of the Championship unless otherwise stated.

  1. Only one rod and reel may be used at the time, a second rod may be assembled but no terminal tackle attached.

  2. A maximum of two hooks are allowed on a trace. No trebles are allowed.

  3. Spare baited traces are allowed.

  4. No wading above knee level.

  5. Competitors must return to their peg on the foreshore after casting. Competitors are not allowed to leave their peg while their trace is in the sea.

  6. No pendulum casting is allowed.

  7. Anglers will be drawn into their zones at registration and must fish from their allocated peg as drawn at peg no. 1 at their zone, one hour prior to the session.

  8. The only bait allowed is the one supplied by EFSA Iceland with NO bait additives.

  9. Unused bait must be disposed of at the end of each session and not carried over.

  10. Competitor must kill all good size fish and put them in a supplied box at their peg before he/she can reel in again.

  11. Undersized fish must be returned.

  12. Competitors trying to increase the length of any fish will be disqualified.

  13. Stewards will be on each zone collecting and measuring the fish for the competitors and signing their score card. All fish caught is the property of EFSA Iceland.

  14. Each angler must return their score card to the steward at the end of the session and sign the master-card for their score before leaving the beach. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  15. Anglers must remove all litter, bait and dead fish from their peg on the shore at the end of each session.

  16. The Organizers shall not be liable for any loss or damage incurred during the Championship.

  17. The relevant team captain must hand any complaint, in writing, to the Organizers within 1 hour of the end of the session.

  18. All fish are measured in centimetres and must be over 20 centimetres except for Cod and Coalfish which must be over 35 centimetres. Ray or Skate must be measured across the wings.

  19. The protest committee will consist of Phil Lusting (EFSA HQ), Helgi Bergsson (EFSA Iceland), and three other committee members from representing Sections.

  20. The results will be published two hour prior to the Prize giving.

 
Úlfar Eysteinsson. Veiðifélagar kveða góðan félaga. Skoða sem PDF skjal Prenta út Senda hlekk á þessa síðu til vinar
Skrifað af Helgi Bergsson   
Mánudagur, 22 Október 2018 21:18

Úlfar Eysteinsson félagi í EFSA Íslandi (European Federation of Sea Anglers – Section Iceland) lést miðvikudaginn 10. október 2018 í Reykjavík eftir erfið veikindi.

Úlli eins og hann var að jafnaði kallaður af sjóstangaveiðifélögum hans var einn af tíu félögum EFSA Íslands sem endurreisti félagið í janúar 1998. Hann var fyrsti gjaldkeri félagsins og voru stjórnarfundir fystu árin að jafnan haldnir á heimili hans við Bakkabraut í Kópavogi. Seinni árin allt fram á þennan dag lánaði Úlfar undir starfsemi félagsins húsnæði sitt á 2. hæð við Baldurgötu 14 Reykjavík þar sem á fyrstu hæð er veitingarstaðurinn Þrír frakkar.

Úlfar tók þátt í fjölmörgum sjóstangaveiðikeppnum á vegum félagins þar sem hann var hrókur alls fagnaðar og var unun að vera með honum um borð. Kímnin, glaðværðin og vinahót var ætíð í fyrirrúmi hjá honum og var hann ekki tapsár þótt næsti veiðimaður fengi stærri eða fleiri fiska en hann í það skiptið, mestu máli skipti að hafa gaman að veiðiskapnum og una sér í hópi góðra félaga. Minnisstætt er Íslandsmeistarmótið í sjóstangaveiði í byrjun apríl árið 2005. Siglt var frá Kópavogshöfn á bátnum Jóni forseta ásamt öðrum báti þar sem höfuðáherslan var lögð á að veiða steinbít enda bann við þorskveiði vegna hrygningar í byrjun apríl. Báturinn Jón forseti var gamall trébátur í eigu Úlfar og gekk einungis sjö sjómílur að hámarki. Úlfar var skipstjórinn á bátnum og píndi hann vél bátsins sem frekast hann gat enda ætlaði hann ekki að verða langt á eftir hinum bátunum á steinbítsmiðin á miðjum Faxaflóa. Mikill og svartur reykur steig upp frá strompi bátsins og svo mikill var reykurinn að veiðimönnum stóð ekki á sama enda kom hinn báturinn upp að Jóni forseta til að aðgæta hvort kviknað væri í bátunum. Svo reyndist ekki vera en Úlfar sló af ferðinni og kom öllum um borð heilum í höfn á ný eftir ánægjulegan veiðidag.

Úlfar og fyrrum sambýliskona hans skipulögðu fyrstu meiriháttar ferð félaga í EFSA Íslandi á mjög fjölmennt Evrópumót í sjóstangaveiði sem haldið var á Írlandi í september árið 2001. Margur félaginn fór þar í sína fyrstu Evrópukeppni sem við minnumst enn með hlýhug.

Úlfars verður sárt saknað af veiðifélögum hans.

EFSA Ísland vottar börnum og fjölskyldu Úlfars Eysteinssonar dýpstu samúð og þakkar honum nú að leiðarlokum áralangt samstarf og þátttöku í fjölmörgum mótum félagsins.

Helgi Bergsson, formaður EFSA Íslands.

Þórir Sveinsson, ritari EFSA Íslands.

Skarphéðinn Ásbjörnsson, stjórnarmaður í EFSA.

 
Akureyri May 2019. European Shore Championship 2019 Skoða sem PDF skjal Prenta út Senda hlekk á þessa síðu til vinar
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Sunnudagur, 21 Október 2018 10:31

The organizing work for the European Shore Championship to be held from Akureyri, North-Iceland 1st May to 4th May 2019 is going well.

Information

Entry fee and closing date of entry: The entry fee is 250 and 125 for juniors. Date of closing for registration is 28th February 2019. Entry forms will be issued in the coming weeks and may only be sent to the Organizers by your Section´s Secretary.

Accommodation: The HQ hotel for the venue will be Hotel Kjarnalundur about 3.5 km. from Akureyri´s town center. Book your accommodation on info@kjarnalundur and quote EFSA2019.

The fishing spots: We will be fishing from three different shores/spots: Nearby the center of Akureyri, from the piers in Akureyri and from a nearby village of Hjalteyri. Information which spot we will be fishing will be announced at the registration or at the start of each fishing day.

Venue brochure: The venue brochure is not yet ready and will be issued only in a PDF-format and sent out in the coming weeks.

Fishing rules: See the venue brochure for fishing rules.

The point system and fishing: The Championship is a Shore Championship with unlimited amount of fish to counts for points. See for the point system and minimum sizes, fishing gear and fishing technique in the venue brochure (Championship Rules, Things to know).

Fish to catch: Cod, Coalfish, Haddock, Dab, Catfish (Wolf fish) and Whiting. We expect to fish few Ling, Shorthorn Sculpin (Scorpion fish), Rough Dab, Flounder, Halibut and Plaice and maybe some Starry Ray, Redfish and Pollock.

The fishing: All the good size fish has to be killed by bleeding. You will be provided with a bucket for your fish. The shore Stewards will measure and write your fish down on the Scorecard. After that they will put the fish into the common box. If you got a record fish or if it is your personal record you can tag it and bring it in for measuring.

Bait: We have not yet decided the bait but most likely we will use Mackerel or Bluey.

Teams: It is free of charge to register into teams. Your Secretary will register your Section’s teams in due course.

Tackle shop: There is a tackle shop in Akureyri.

Clothing: It can be cold and windy in early May in Iceland. Bring with you warm cloths and boots.

The trip to Akureyri: Driving from Keflavik (Reykjavik airport) to Akureyri is about 450 km. The best way is to rent a car at the airport. There are bus connections and flight connections to Akureyri from Reykjavik (no trains in Iceland).

Spouse tour: There will be no spouse tour organized by the Organizing Committee. But there are many places near Akureyri worth visiting: Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss the largest waterfall in Europe and more.

EFSA uniform: You have to wear EFSA uniform at the Prize giving Ceremony and the Gala dinner. Price of the Gala dinner will be announced soon.

Protest Committee: Not yet appointed. Protest Committee meetings to be held at Hotel Kjarnalundur the HQ hotel.

Issued on 15th October 2018

EFSA Iceland Organizing Committee

 
EFSA European Boat Championship, Olafsvik Iceland 2018 – results Skoða sem PDF skjal Prenta út Senda hlekk á þessa síðu til vinar
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Sunnudagur, 10 Júní 2018 17:21

EFSA European Boat Championship 2018 was held from Olafsvik West-Iceland from 28th May to 1st June with 134 anglers from 15 Sections; Belgium (5), England (21), France (5), Germany (5), Gibraltar (6), Iceland (10), Ireland (24), Italy (7), Norway (10), Russia (7), Portugal (5), Scotland (16), South Africa (5), South Africa LTB (7) and Switzerland (1).

The Championship was fished to the General Rules for EFSA Boat Championships. It was a specie championship with max. 10 fish in each specie that counted for points. An angler with the most fish points on board was the boat winner with 100% score. If there were two anglers with the same number of fish points then the winner of a boat was the angler with the most species and then the most fish.

In the Championship there were 14 boats with four to six anglers on board of each boat and the skippers were all local professional fishermen or from Patreksfjordur, North-West Iceland. The Championship was planned as four days of fishing but on the second fishing day Tuesday 29th May the boats could not go out due to bad weather. Fishing hours were 5 each day in two sessions; the morning session from 07:00-13:00 and the afternoon session from 14:00 to 20:00.

The total catch for the three two days was 7.734 fish that counted and 16 species; Cod, Coalfish, Haddock, Common Dab, Redfish, Whiting, Catfish (Wolf fish), Ling, Tusk, Sculpin, Plaice, Halibut, Long Rough Dab, Flounder, Megrim and Starry Ray.

Results:

Individual overall and European Champion 2018. 1 place: Petter Skudal, Norway with 300%, 566 points, 9 species and 103 fish. 2 place: Scott Gibson, Scotland with 300%, 490 points, 7 species and 96 fish. 3 place: Andrew Smith, England with 300%, 471 points, 9 species and 71 fish.

Lady and European Champion 2018: 1 place: Katharina Schleiff, Germany with 291.38 %, 431 points, 8 species and 80 fish.

Two man team. 1 place: Lars Hellum and Petter Skudal, Norway with 586.23%, 2 place: Ray Barron and Ash Currier, England with 579.84%. 3 place: Peter Redshaw and Scott Gibson, Scotland with 575.78%.

Four man team. 1 place: Lars Hellum, Tor Arne Rygg and Jostein Lundal, Norway and Heiko Dreier, Ireland with 1133.08 %. 2 place: Peter Redshaw and Scott Gibson, Scotland and Petter Skudal and Torunn Handeland, Norway with 1122.85%. 3 place: Colin Searles, Nigel Hearn and Kenneth Smith, England and Marcus Wust, Germany with 1105.74%.

National team. 1 place: Norway A; Petter Skudal, Tor Arne Rygg, Lars Hellum, Roar Sandvoll and Torunn Handeland with 1162.75% score. 2 place: Scotland A; Scott Gibson, Alastair Forsyth, Peter Redshaw, Mark Duncan and Derek Yuille with 1122.8% score. 3 place: Germany; Katharina Schleiff, Marcus Wust, Herbert Schaffner, Hans-Jürgen Glaeser and Hans Mehlhop with 1110.44% score.

Senior. 1 place: Mario Ramos, Gibraltar 287.69%, 2 place: Alastair Forsyth, Scotland with 284.21%. 3 place: Warren Doyle, Ireland with 279.48%.

Life members. 1 place: Petter Skudal, Norway with 300%, and 566 points. 2 place: Scott Gibson, Scotland with 300% and 490 points. 3 place: Andrew Smith, England with 300% and 471 points.

Executive team. 1 place: Joseph van Huyssteen, South Africa LTB, André Machiels, Belgium, Nigel Hearn, England and Petter Skudal, Norway with 1144.72%. 2 place: Stefano Salvotti, Italy, Andrew Smith, England, Mark Duncan, Scotland and Hersir Gíslason, Iceland with 1093.88%. 3 place: Charlie Lara, Gibraltar, Andrew Brits, South Africa LTB, Matt Osbourne, England and Warren Doyle, Ireland with 1090.58%.

Single day best catch male and female. Petter Skudal, Norway with 230 points and Katharina Schleiff, Germany with 163 points.

Most fish. Petter Skudal, Norway with 103 fish.

Most unusual fish. Skarphéðinn Ásbjörnsson, Iceland with a Starry Ray, 40 cm long (wing span), 1.58 kg and 57 cm long (tail).

Best skipper. 1 place: Skarphéðinn Ásbjörnsson, Guðlaugur SH-62 boat no. 2, with 135.48 av. points pr. angler each day. 2 place: Ævar Þrastason, Doddi SH-222 boat no. 6, with 133.17 av. points pr. angler each day. 3 place: Einar Helgason, Kolga BA-070 boat no. 15, with 132.5 av. points pr. angler each day.

Best (longest) fish in each of 16 species:

Length Weight Girth

Angler Section Fish in cm in kg in cm

Roy Shipway Ireland Cod 118

Colm Crean Ireland Megrim 45 0.59 23

Alan Bird England Coalfish 118.2 16.2 65

Sven Hermans Belgium Catfish 102 8.89 53

Mark Duncan Scotland Haddock 80 3.8 39

Liam Kennedy Ireland Common Dab 43

Andrew Brits South Africa LTB Common Dab 43

Robert Quinn England Redfish 46

Raymond O'Sullivan Ireland Whiting 51

Alan Murphy Ireland Ling 85

Andrew Smith England Sculpin 22

Gunnar Jónsson Iceland Tusk 71

Raymond Mackay Scotland Plaice 55

Hans Mehlhop Germany Flounder 35

Skarphéðinn Ásbjörnsson Iceland Strarry Ray 40 1.58

No prize was awarded for Long Rough Dab as no measurement existed and by Icelandic law it is not allowed to bring a Halibut on shore. See for more details in the full report.

The Prize giving ceremony and the Gala-dinner was held at the Community house Klif in Olafsvik on Friday 1st June.

EFSA Iceland likes to thank everybody that made the Championship become a reality; the anglers, the skippers, the Organizing Committee, the members of EFSA HQ, the sponsors and the municipality and the local people of Olafsvik.

Issued on 10th June 2018

EFSA Iceland

 
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