IGFA Fishing Clubs
Europe and the Mediterranean Region

AUSTRIA

Austrian Trophy Club Gargantini
albertogargantini@libero.it
AKTIV Hotel Gargantini
Muhlbachestrasse 13
A-9232 Rosegg
AUSTRIA
+43 664 1736341
www.trophyclub.it
Contributing Club
The Austrian Trophy Club Gargantini is located at the Aktiv Hotel Gangantini in the Carinthia region of Austria. We hold two competitions in the winter; the Grayling Competition - minimum 50 cm and the Huco Huco Competition minimum 85 cm. In the summer we have a Withe Fisch Competition. All competitions are Catch and Release!
 
 

BELGIUM

Belgian Big Game Federation
georges.bekaert@pandora.be
Drieselstraat 13
9041 Oostakker
BELGIUM
+32 9 329 80 81
www.bbgf.be
Contributing Club
Our club was established as "World Wide Fishing Club" in 2002 and changed the name to "Belgian Big Game Federation" in 2005. Every two years we orgnanize the Belgian Big Game Championship. Our members exchange information and tips about the best boats, crew and prices and best fishing locations that they visited.
 
 

CROATIA

Sport Fishing Club Big Game "Big Game Croatia"
bgf.croatia@gmail.com
Tucepska 6
21000 Split
CROATIA
+385 91 444 1014
www.bgfc.hr
Fellow Club
Club was established in 2010. The club is organizing two tournaments, international in July and national in October. We closely work with the bio national society for protection of sea and fish populations in order to achieve common goals. We also educate the public by organizing (once a year) a seminar where scientists and doctors have discussions about protection, preservation and various fishery issues.
 
 
SRK Big Game 4Tuna Pula
cerin@lawyer.hr
Prekomorskih Brigada 12
52100 Pula Pola
CROATIA
+385 91 125 4004
www.biggame4tuna.hr
Sponsor Club
The Sport Fishing Club Big Game 4 TUNA was founded in 2004 by Franco Cerin, a lawyer by profession and a big fan of fishing. He founded the first fishing club specialized in Big Game in Istria. It already has reached notable results in national and regional big game championships.
 
 

EGYPT

ESTONIA

Estonian Sportfishing Federation
endrik.kalastaja@gmail.com
Suur-Sõjamäe 30 5B

Tallinn
11415
ESTONIA
+372 504 0777
www.esff.ee
Contributing Club
 
 

FRANCE

Big Game Fishing Club France
andre@montocchio.com
10 Rue de Billancourt
92100 Boulogne
FRANCE
+33 6 87 82 86 87
www.bgfcf.org
Sponsor Club
Big Game Fishing Club France Andre Montocchio, Secretary General 10 Rue Billancourt 92100 Boulogne FRANCE Telephone: 33-6-878-28687 Fax: 33-1-76245800 Mobile: 33-6-87828687 Email: andre@montocchio.com Website: www.bgfcf.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/bgfcf The Big Game Fishing Club France is committed to the same IGFA goals. We try to be an appropriate relay in France and for the French speaking anglers through newsletters, our website, regular friendly meetings and junior activities. We are very actively involved in the Mediterranean bluefin tagging program.
 
 

GERMANY

Big Game Fishing Club Germany
info@bgfc.de
Tratenbachweg 1A
D-83661
Lenggries
GERMANY
+49 8042 4057
www.bgfc.de
Fellow Club
Big Game Fishing Club Deutschland e. V. Hermann Fehringer, Prasident Tratenbachweg 1 A. D-83661 Lenggries GERMANY Telephone: 49-8042-4057 Email: bgfcd@gmx.de. Website: www.bgfc.de The Big Game Fishing Club of Germany (BGFCD) exists since 1999. Its headquarter is close to the Alpes near Munich. But that is not a problem, because the sea off our coasts do not hold game fishes anyway. The Club has been founded to build a network of like-minded people and to offer for them a platform to communicate information about how, where and when to fish. Our board member Jürgen Oeder has put all this infomation into a book of 480 pages (Das grosse Buch vom Biggame Angeln).
 
 

ITALY

Big Game Italia
biggame@biggameitalia.it
c/o Club Nautico Rimini
Largo Boscovich, 12

47921 Rimini (RN)
ITALY
39-541 26520
www.biggameitalia.it
Fellow Club
The "BIG GAME ITALY" is an association founded in 1988, non-profit organization that brings together fans of the SPORT FISHING AT SEA, with particular attention to the deep sea fishing. Members of the BGI fishing practice a responsible, a fundamental principle of the Association, participate in competitions with equipment compatible with the "release" of capture and through collaboration with national and international scientific institutes are being taken up through study the technique of "tag and release". Over the years, thanks to the cooperation of the BGI with Italy marine biologists, study projects were carried out of the stock of blue shark and bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean to the Adriatic Sea with special reference of the best known are the research project MED- TAG (marking of sharks in the Mediterranean) and BABY SHARK-(marking of newborn sharks). The BGI is a member of Mediterranean Rac at the CE, through its President Gianfranco Santolini holds the office of member of the CCR-MED (Council MEDITERRANEAN RAC) and collaborates with other European States in the implementation of the reform project of sea fishing European Policy (PCP). Finally, the BGI is a member of the working group at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (D.G. FISH) with a mandate to reform the regulatory framework and the Italian legislation on recreational fishing in the sea
 
 
Club Nautico Rimini
cnrimini@cnrimini.com
P.le Boscovich, 12

0541-26520 RIMINI
ITALY
0541-26520
www.cnrimini.com
Fellow Club
For over 85 years Nautical Club of Rimini has been a reference point for sailing and sea lovers boasting years of activities and successes, starting back in 1933. The activity of the Club, which has always been conditioned by shallow waters, essentially used to be based on regattas for drift boats and was a real center of attraction in the Adriatic Sea. Shortly thereafter, Rimini's athletes became more prominent in national activity and the Club became the seat of key events including the European Championships and, subsequently, of the World Sailing Championships in the Olympic classes. The sixties marked the birth of the first Olimpia sailing courses and the Sailing School. In the eighties, interest also extended to motor boating with the organization of local, national and international events At the same time, the passion for sport fishing increased thanks to the close collaboration with the Big Game Italia, a national an association that brings together deep-sea fishing enthusiasts, deep-sea fishing events are organized with high crew participation from the main Italian clubs. Today, the Club's holds a deep commitment to social education process for young people. Tangible proof of this commitment can be seen through the "multidisciplinary didactic project" that the Rimini Nautical Club has run for the last ten years in collaboration with the Municipality of Rimini. CNR is a member of the following federations: FIV, FIM, FIPSAS and CONI and is twinned with the following clubs: Italian Yacht Club, Adriaco Yacht Club, Porto Rotondo Yacht Club, Punta Ala Yacht Club, Royal Rowing Club Tevere Remo Rome, Venice Sailing Company, Roggero di Lauria Rowing Club, Bari Sailing Club, Nautical Club Riccione, Real Liga Naval Espagnola and Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. The current headquarters of the Rimini Nautical Club is located on the Canal Harbor. The club currently has 517 members, including over 170 cadets. Social life develops around the passion of the members for the sea, the countless sports and cultural initiatives, the sharing of values and the building of relationships, in a venue completely renovated in 2008 and set up so as to encourage and stimulate aggregation, leisure and socialization. In 2016, the F. Sammarini Athletic Training Center was opened, reserved exclusively for members for the maintenance of their physical fitness and for the sports preparation of the athletes of our competitive teams.
 
 
Gold Hook Fishing Club
info@goldhook.it
Porto Turistico di La Caletta -
(NUORO) (next Coast Guard)
08029 La Caletta, Siniscola (NU)
ITALY
+39 0784 810233
www.goldhook.it
Fellow Club
The Gold Hook Fishing Club is committed to the same IGFA goals. It is located on the island of Sardinia, the center of the Mediterranean Sea. The club offers lectures and practical fishing for kids and adults of all ages with the aim of raising awareness for the respect for the ocean and its inhabitants.
 
 

LATVIA

Latvian Anglers Association (LAA)
albiart@inbox.lv
Lacplesa Iela 23-17
Riga
LV-1011
LATVIA
+371 29 285 934
www.dzivaisudens.lv
Contributing Club
The "Latvian Anglers Association" (LAA) is an environmental protection and angling nongovernmental organization established May 29, 2001 by 17 organizations. At the moment in the LAA are 15 organizations and 47 individuals. LAA has its Statutes and Code of Ethics. The LAA is establishing regional divisions. The following are the primary aims and directions of the LAA: Protecting the environment - especially to assure sustainable biodiversity of water and biological water resources, their protection, monitoring and promotion. The practical activities of the realizatoin of that aim LAA established in 2005 its Mobile Unit where there are members of the LAA in the status of the authorized person (inspector) of the Marine and Inland Waters Administration of the State Environmental Service for water and fish resuorces practical protection. The Mobile Unit is working in the frame of the long term promotions of the LAA called "Let There Be Salmon!" and "Living Water". Educating and training the public, especially children and youth, in Environmental topics. Improving laws and regulations of environmental protection, commercial fishing and angling. Developing and promoting angling by handicapped persons. Developing environmentally friendly and highly ethical angling and angling tourism. Organizing Latvia wide and international angling competitions. The LAA's contribution and achievements have been recognized in writing by the President of Latvia, the Parliament of Latvia, two Latvian Governments and the Environmental Ministry,. The LAA is open to all who recognize and support the LAA's aims, Statutes and its Code of Ethics.
 
 

PORTUGAL

Clube Naval Do Funchal
desporto@clubenavaldofunchal.com
Rua Quinta Da Calaca N 28
9000-108 Funchal
PORTUGAL
+351 291 762 253
www.clubenavaldofunchal.com
Contributing Club
 
 
Grupo Naval de Olhão
olhao.grand.slam@gmail.com
Av. 5 de Outubro, 2A
8700-302 Olhao
PORTUGAL
+351 916 171 239
Contributing Club
 
 

QATAR

Qatar Sea Angling Association
mail@qsaa.net
PO Box 18511
North Duhail,
QATAR
0097433250269
www. qsaa.net
Fellow Club
 
 

SAUDI ARABIA

SPAIN

Blue Water Fishing Group
barry.hales@hotmail.com
Puerto Colon, Tenerife
SPAIN
+34 922 72 43 67
www.bluewaterfishing.webs.com
Contributing Club
 
 
Federacion Gallega de Pesca Maritima Responsable
info@fedpemar.es
Apartado Correos 5057
36200 Vigo
SPAIN
+34 607 96 11 17
www.fedpemar.es
Contributing Club
 
 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Fujairah International Marine Club
admin@fimc.ae
Corniche Street
Fujairah
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
+971 9 222 1166
www.fimc.ae
Benefactor Club
Since its establishment in 1999, Fujairah International Marine Club has become an internationally recognized watersports destination. Being the only club on the East Coast of United Arab Emirates, and facing the Indian Ocean, Fujairah International Marine Club hosts and organizes several international regional, and nationwide watersports tournaments such as fishing, rowing, jet skis, and various international powerboat categories. And because it is about an hour drive from Dubai, it attracts fishing enthusiasts nationwide. It also is a hotspot from expats since it has different bars, cafes, and restaurants. The FIMC is also a pride member of the RYA (Royal Yachts Association), as well as the UAE Marine Sports Federation. Fish targeted: Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Tuna (8KG+), Kingfish (10kg+), Dorado (5kg+), Trevally (10kg+), Queen Fish (7kg+), Barracuda (5kg+).
 
 

UNITED KINGDOM

East Hastings Sea Angling Association
office@ehsaa.org.uk
The Stade East Parade
East Beach St
Hastings
TN34 3FJ
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 1424 430081
www.ehsaa.org.uk
Contributing Club - 10 Year
 
 
Shark Angling Club of Great Britain
sharkclublooe@gmail.com
c/o The Harbour Office
Buller Quay
East Looe, Cornwall
PL13 1DX
UNITED KINGDOM
44-747-046522
www.sharkanglingclubofgreatbritain.org.uk
Fellow Club
 
 
Sportfishing Club of the British Isles
chairmanscbi@gmail.com
10 Dutchells Copse
Horsham

West Sussex
RH12 5PD
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 1403 276769
www.scbi.club www.sportfish.org.uk
Contributing Club
The Sportfishing Club of the British Isles was formed in 1979 and has just under 100 members. In spite of its name it is not limited to UK residents. We aim to provide unbiased information on destinations, tackle, and tactics for, and from ,our members and provide a web meeting site for like minded individuals.