IGFA Fishing Clubs
Europe and the Mediterranean Region

AUSTRIA

BELGIUM

CROATIA

EGYPT

Bluefin- Sport Fishing
[email protected]
6 Zohour Street
Heliopolis, Cairo
EGYPT
+20 122 329 1985
www.bluefin-academy.com
Contributing Club
Bluefin is an organization, established in 2010, by a group of professional anglers. It has the concept of adding fun to the Sport of Fishing spreading a proper angling culture, and conserving the game fish species in Egypt; through applying the IGFA rules. Bluefin Academy is an IGFA strategic partner with its graduates forming 'Bluefin Community Club' and 'Bluefin Teams'.
 
 
Egyptian Angling Federation
[email protected]
6 A Kasr Elneil St
Cairo
11511
EGYPT
02 25750626
Fellow Club
The Alexandria Shooting Club is next to the Citadel of Qaitbay and serves all members of the Alexandria Shooting Club, the Greek Club, the Yacht Club and all fishermen in Alexandria.
 
 

ESTONIA

FRANCE

Big Game Fishing Club France
[email protected] [email protected]
10 Rue de Billancourt
92100 Boulogne
FRANCE
+33 6 87 82 86 87
www.facebook.com/bgfcf www.bgfcf.org
Sponsor Club
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 involved in the bluefin tuna tagging operations and play an active role in the IGFA Europe & Mediterranean Regional Council.
 
 

GERMANY

Big Game Fishing Club Germany
[email protected] [email protected]
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: [email protected]. 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
[email protected] [email protected]
c/o Club Nautico Rimini
Largo Boscovich, 12

47921 Rimini (RN)
ITALY
39-541 26520
www.biggameitalia.it
Fellow Club
IL "BIG GAME ITALIA" è un'associazione onlus, nata nel 1988, che riunisce gli appassionati della PESCA SPORTIVA IN MARE, con particolare attenzione alla pesca d'altura. I membri del BGI praticano un pesca responsabile e sostenibile, principio fondamentale dell'Associazione, partecipano alle gare con attrezzature compatibili con il "rilascio" di cattura e attraverso la collaborazione con istituti scientifici nazionali ed internazionali si stanno facendo studi attraverso la tecnica del "tag e release". Negli anni, grazie alla collaborazione del BGI con i biologi marini italiani, sono stati realizzati progetti di studio dello stock di squalo azzurro e tonno rosso dal Mediterraneo al mare Adriatico con particolare riferimento ai progetti di ricerca MED- TAG (marcatura degli squali nel Mediterraneo) e BABY SHARK- (marcatura di squali appena nati). Il BGI è stato membro del Mediterranean Rac presso la CE e ha collaborato con altri Stati europei nell'attuazione del progetto di riforma della politica europea della pesca marittima (PCP). Il BGI è stato membro del gruppo di lavoro presso il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (DG FISH) con mandato di riforma del quadro normativo e della normativa italiana sulla pesca ricreativa in mare ed è invitato quale esperto nel settore. Il presidente del Big Game Italia è Gianfranco Santolini. ............................................................................................................................. The Big Game Italia (BGI) is a non-profit association, founded in 1988, which brings together fans of sports fishing at sea, with particular attention to deep sea fishing. The members of the BGI practice responsible and sustainable fishing, participate in competitions using equipment compatible with the release of catches, and, through collaboration with national and international scientific institutes, carry out studies through tag and release programs. Over the years, thanks to the collaboration of the BGI with Italian marine biologists, studies have been carried out on the stock of blue shark and bluefin tuna from the Mediterranean to the Adriatic Sea with particular reference to the MED-TAG research projects (marking of sharks in the Mediterranean) and BABY SHARK- (marking of newborn sharks). The BGI was a member of the Mediterranean Rac at the EC and collaborated with other European states in the implementation of the reform project of the European Maritime Fisheries Policy (CFP). The BGI was also a member of the working group at the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (DG FISH) with a mandate to reform the legislative framework and Italian legislation on recreational fishing at sea and is consdiered an expert in the sector. The president of Big Game Italia is Gianfranco Santolini.
 
 
Club Nautico Rimini
[email protected]
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.
 
 
Yacht Club Porto Rotondo
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Molo di Levante, snc
07026 Porto Rotondo
ITALY
+39 333 565 8428
www.ycpr.it
Benefactor Club
The Yacht Club Porto Rotondo was founded in 1985 by a group of people who were passionate about the sea and about Porto Rotondo and, right from its first year of operation, has been located in the beautiful larch-wood building created by the Venetian architect Malgaretto. YCPR Fishing Division is the fishing division of the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club. Thanks to the valued contribution of Sandro Onofaro, the division's objective is to promote top level fishing events in the Porto Rotondo area that will put the most demanding professionals and their boats to the test. Sandro Onofaro - Captain of IGFA | Federal Sports Fishing Guide | European Record Holder - is considered in the world of Boating and Fishing, by the public and many of his colleagues, to be the face of sea fishing from the boat. With his approach to the Professional Sport and his great passion, he is considered one of the best representatives of the Sport and its values. The Fishing for Kids, a series of events organized by the YCPR Fishing Division and by Sandro Onofaro, aimed at bringing school-age children closer to the themes of the sea, aquatic ecosystems, fish and sustainable fishing.
 
 

LATVIA

MONACO

Half a century after the creation of the Mediterranean Game Fish Association, The Fédération Monégasque de Pêches Sportives was created in 2017 with the aim of developing and organising recreational and sport fishing around a legal framework dictated by Maritime Law and an ethics which aim to rise fishermen's awareness toward environnemental protection.
 
 

PORTUGAL

QATAR

ROMANIA

SAUDI ARABIA

Behind the Reef
[email protected]
8062 Jabal Allahaib
Al Amwaj Dist. #3833 Unit 3
Jeddah, Makkah,
SAUDI ARABIA

Benefactor Club
Introducing "Behind The Reef" - your ultimate fishing destination Behind The Reef is a premier company founded by Captain Mohannad Mokaddam, who's not only just a captain on an offshore vessel, but he's also a passionate jigging and popping angler. With his 10 years of experience working at the sea, his profound love for fishing since the age of 7, as well as having started sports fishing in 2008, he has created Behind The Reef, a company that customers can trust as all its products are carefully curated by someone who masters the field, to transform their fishing experience into a top-tier one.
 
 

SPAIN

TURKEY

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Fujairah International Marine Club
[email protected]
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

European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA)
[email protected]
30 Dysart Avenue
Kingston-upon-Thames
KT2 5RB
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 7715 926050
www.efsafishing.org
Contributing Club