This morning saw the start of the 2019 championship with the first match held in Sliema. The original venue was exiles however due to rough seas, the venue had to be changed. The fish were shy of biting the bait this morning but all anglers were deeply concentrated, trying different techniques to attract the fish. Since the match was an open one, anglers could use any technique they preferred. Early on the match, John Azzopardi from Denci Fishing Club (DFCM) appeared in the lead with 2 nice mullets, however Carmelo Quattrocchi from Kingfisher Sport Fishing Association (KSFA), after a relatively slow start with some bottom fish, changed tactic and netted a nice number of damsel fish finally clinching the title with 0.78kg. In the teams ranking, Blue sea won first place with 8 points.
Marshals for the day were: Charles Caruana (KSFA), Daniel Briffa (DFCM) and Leslie Mirasole (BSFCM) and Alex Genovese (KSFA).