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EUROPEAN SHORE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gibraltar, 29th September - 2nd October 2005

South Mole, Gibraltar
South Mole, Gibraltar
Gibraltar hosted the 2005 Shore Angling Championships from the 29th September to 2nd October, Forty-four Anglers from seven countries converged to compete for the prestigious pins.

On.Thursday evening at the Caleta Palace Hotel all Anglers and guests attended the registration and team captains meeting for the drawing of pegs, followed by a welcome get together of tapas and drinks.

On Friday morning at 9am in bright sunshine all Anglers marched with their flags into Casemates Square for the Opening Ceremony. Ernest Borrell Chairman of E.F.S.A GIbraltar welcomed competitors and guests from England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales and Gibraltar. He then formally opened the ChampionshIps.

At lOam all Anglers and guests were taken by Coach to the Mount for a reception hosted by Sports Minister Mr Fabian Vinet: from there it was back to the Hotel to prepare for day one of the fishing competition which was to be from 3pm to 7pm.

Anglers were taken by Coach to South Mole or Queensway Quay Marina who had kindly given permission for the boats to moor and pick up and return anglers going to the detached moles.

Four Man Team Winners
Four Man Team Winners
The Marina, which is just opposite the E.F .S.A. Club House, was very convenient for transporting the amount of equipment and bait which had to be transferred to the Mole.

On Saturday day two fishing commenced from ll am to 4 pm, with little wind and bright sunshine it was obvious that sun-tanning oil would be needed to avoid being burnt by the sun. Most of the fish caught were bream and mullet with Janet Sargent of England catching a sizeable Trigger Fish.

On Sunday day three fishing was from 9.30.am to 2.30.pm: the weather continued to shine for the Anglers. After the first two days the South Mole was providing the best bags of fish mainly Mullet and Bream with plenty of activity for the stewards with the landing nets.

The fishing was divided into five zones, three on the Detached Mole, and the other two on the South Mole where special platforms had been constructed. Each steward had to monitor three anglers, measure the fish, give the first points and record each Angler's scorecard and return the fish alive.

National Team Winners - Gibraltar-A
National Team Winners - Gibraltar-A

The Prizes were presented at the Caleta Palace Hotel (Headquarters Hotel) by the Minister Mr Fabian Vinet, with E.F.S.A. Gibraltar Chairman Ernest Borrell presenting the Prestigious Pins - Gold to Tony Triay, Silver to Kevin Gonzalez and Bronze to Dario Neale. this was followed by a sit down Gala Dinner.

The Minister closed the evening by stressing little Gibraltar's quality of uniqueness; visitors concurred with this sentiment.

Ernest Borrell thanked the Gibraltar Government's continued backing, the organising committee, fellow angler's, the hard working stewards and the following sponsors ¬The Angling Centre, Caleta Hotel, Saccone & Speed (Gibraltar), Allied Traders, and a special thanks to Mr Joe Hernandez Principal Secretary of the Sports Department.

Results

Individuals

1st Anthony Triay Gibraltar
2nd Kevin Gonzales Gibraltar
3rd Dario Neale Gibraltar

Ladies

1st Helen Verrall England

Two Man Open Team

1st Tony Triay, Kevin Gonzales Gibraltar
2nd Charlie Carreras, Frank Baxter Gibraltar/Ireland
3rd Paul Curtice, Christian Asquez Gibraltar

Four Man Open Team

1st Richard Cleal, Colin Sargeant, Dario Neale, Tony Triay
2nd Janet Sargeant, Guy Olivero, Alfred Rodriguez, Steven Glyn
3rd Manolo Asquez, Christian Asquez, Brian Soiza, Marcus Quest

National Teams

1st Charlie Carreras, Kevin Gonzales, Dario Neale, Mario Ramos, Anthony Triay Gibraltar A
2nd Arthur Asquez, Christian Asquez, Manolo Asquez, Guy Olivero, Alfred Rodriguez Gibraltar B
3rd Frank Baxter, Ken Forsyth, Robert Gilbert, Ian Knight, Shay O’Neil Ireland A

Best Specimen

Janet Sargeant

Most Fish

Kevin Gonzales

Best Overseas Angler

Dave Lovelock

 
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