Ceylon Sport Fishing Club’s 6th Open Fishing Competition on 8 September

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The Ceylon Sport Fishing Club will be organising its sixth Open Fishing Competition from the Ceylon Motor Yacht Club on 8 September, starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.

The Ceylon Sport Fishing Club was established in 2013 and being the only active sport fishing entity in Sri Lanka is an affiliated fishing club to the International Game Fish Association. It has been working closely with the IGFA to set up ethical practices of fishing and already has formulated Fishing Rules for Sri Lanka which can be used by anglers when fishing or making world record application for different types of fish caught in Sri Lanka. 

The Ceylon Sport Fishing Club is committed to the conservation of game fish species and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule-making and record keeping. The International Game Fish Association which is the world governing body for sport fishing in the world and is represented by a Representative in each country worldwide, including Sri Lanka, is the founding father of sport fishing.

The event this year will be hosted by the Ceylon Motor Yacht Club and the competition run by the Ceylon Sport Fishing Club which will see the cream of top sport fishermen battle it out for the heaviest fish which is generally the barramundi (or modha as known locally).

Fishing competitions have attracted many anglers from diplomatic circles, the expatriate community, leading figures in society, professionals, retirees, students and also the tourist industry.

The Ceylon Sport Fishing Club’s general activities include promoting awareness and conservation of Sri Lankan fisheries and the coastal environment and also representing the interests of sport and game fishing at a national level.

 They also promote sustainable angling by encouraging the practice of “catch and release” as well as releasing fingerlings into threatened water bodies, where the natural fish stocks are running low.

The sport of angling in Sri Lanka has gained huge popularity over the years and trolling by boat has been a popular method of game fishing since the introduction of mechanised boats some 50 years ago.

Awards on offer will be for the ‘Heaviest Fish’ and also the Junior Prize which will be keenly contested this year.

For more information call: Nirmal 0773878888 or Anju on 0773872137 or email [email protected]