Blue Sea Angling Club

Blue Sea

Blue Sea Angling Club

Blue Sea Angling Club was founded on 9th October 2001 and organized its first Organized its first official sport fishing Singles and the Doubles league the following year. In 2004, The National Junior Club, specifically for anglers under 14 years of age and, the Klabb Sajjied Nisa, a club purely for ladies anglers were also drawn up. To date, it is the only club with active women anglers in Malta.

Several events, all in aid of charity were organized. In 2005 Maratona tal-Awrat was organized where, this was the first of its kind in Europe with 700 Gilthead breams (Awrat) placed into the Birzebbuga water polo pitch and 20 teams of 5 angers each took part netting a total of 196 kilos during the 2 day marathon which was in aid of charity. Other activities included the The Blue Sea Porta Bote Tournament (2006) with the prize a Porta Boat valued at LM1,000.

In 2010, The club went in for the Guinness World Record Challenge for the most Participants in a Sea Angling Competition organised during the Puttinu Fishing Festival in Marsaskala on the 19th September 2010. The original motive of this World Record Challenge was mainly to raise awareness for Puttinu Cares and to raise money for the U.K project. During the challenge, 785 participants were considered valid and the record was met, and still stands unbeaten to this day.

In 2013, The Committee of Blue Sea Sport Angling Club was officially appointed as the sole representatives of the European Federation of Sea Anglers (E.F.S.A.) for the Maltese Islands, to handle registrations to any European Sea Fish Record qualification and, to register participants to take part in European shore and boat angling Championships. In November 2015 the European Shore Fishing Championships were held in Malta for the very first time where also, major results for local anglers were achieved.