The year 2018 was a very busy year for KSFA, which kicked off with the AGM which was held on the 7th January, where present members renewed their membership and new members were enrolled, over a full English breakfast!
The committee of 2018 was made up of:
President: John Attard
Vice-President: Saviour Borg
Treasurer: Alexander Genovese
Secretary: Jonathan Vella
PRO: Andre Borg
Match Co-ordinator: Jonathan Aquilina
Ass Match Co-ordinator Bjorn Brincat
Ass Secretary: Roberto Bugeja.
The fishing bonanza of 2018 kicked of with the doubles league. The 1st match was held at Manoel Island, where 11 teams took part. Other venues were Corinthia Marina Paceville, Xlendi Gozo, Birgu Waterfront and Xghajra.
This was a very keenly contested league with only 1 point separating the winners, who were:
1st place: Jonathan Aquilina & Jason Saliba – 7pts – 6.10kgs
2nd place: Bjorn Brincat & Miguel Grech – 8pts- 8.06kgs
3rd place Joseph Ellul & Jonathan Vella -8pts – 7.10kgs
Biggest fish was won by Fortune Calafato – 690g
This league was mainly sponsored by Mister fish as main sponsor and AL Legna
Biggest Fish trophy was sponsored by Mirandex.
On the 3rd of March KSFA members for the very first time were given the opportunity, to fish fresh water for trout, in Lago Macrostigma Rosolini. This was a great experience and of course the trout was delicious!
Right on the heel of the doubles league followed the Johnstons Single League, this started off with 4 qualifying matches which were held at Bigu Toqba, Manoel Island, Boiler Wharf and Senglea.
With the final 2 qualifiers containing 10 finalists being fished at Birgu Waterfront & Ciorinthia Marina.
If ever there was a close call for a league this was it, were only a few grams separated the winners who were: • 1st place: Roberto Bugeja -3pts – 1.75kgs • 2nd place: John Attard -3pts – 1.67kgs • 3rd place: Clayton Camilleri -3pts- 1.61kgs
This league was mainly sponsored by Mister Fish and Marks Hardware suppliers.
In October KSFA also took part in a 2day tournament in Scogletti Scicly, where our 7 anglers obtained great results, which translated into a 2nd overall place for the Club.
The much awaited 3 day tournament was held in October with astonishing total weights, the first 3 places an indication on their own, these being:
1st place: Aaron Xuereb & Antoine Borg – 9.98kgs
2nd place: John Attard & Robert Attard – 9.09kgs
3rd place: Fortune Calafat & James Gilson – 7.3kgs
Biggest Fish Salvu Borg: Mullet 1.11kgs.
Venues were Birgu Toqba, Manoel Island and Corinthia Marina.
Main sponsor for this tournament together with Mister Fish was Café Du Brazil.
5 KSFA members travelled again to Scicly this time Siracusa and took part in the Coppa Italia, with great results again, out of 102 angles, obtaining no less the a 1st in section, a 2nd and two 3rds.
Last but not least came the mullet league which is judged by weight, the top 3 being:
1st place: Mario Marlow – 5.82kgs
2nd place James Gilson – 4.99kgs
3rd place Stephan Zahra 3.96kgs
Biggest Fish Stephan Zahra – 1kg
KSFA also took part in the National league with excellent results with Miguel Grech and John Attard, placing 1st & 2nd respectively and KSFA placing 3rd overall.
The year ended with the annual presentation on the 13th December which was held at Scicluna Farmhouse.