EC Shore 2019

Akureyri May 2019 - European Shore Championship 2019

The organizing work for the European Shore Championship to be held from Akureyri, North-Iceland 1 st May to 4 th May 2019 is going well. Information Entry fee and closing date of entry: The entry fee is €250 and €125 for juniors. Date of closing for registration is 28th February 2019.

Entry forms will be issued in the coming weeks and may only be sent to the Organizers by your Section´s Secretary. Accommodation: The HQ hotel for the venue will be Hotel Kjarnalundur about 3.5 km. from Akureyri´s town center. Book your accommodation on info@kjarnalundur and quote EFSA2019.

The fishing spots: We will be fishing from three different shores/spots: Nearby the center of Akureyri, from the piers in Akureyri and from a nearby village of Hjalteyri. Information which spot we will be fishing will be announced at the registration or at the start of each fishing day.

Venue brochure: The venue brochure is not yet ready and will be issued only in a PDF-format and sent out in the coming weeks.

Fishing rules: See the venue brochure for fishing rules.

The point system and fishing: The Championship is a Shore Championship with unlimited amount of fish to counts for points. See for the point system and minimum sizes, fishing gear and fishing technique in the venue brochure (Championship Rules, Things to know).

Fish to catch: Cod, Coalfish, Haddock, Dab, Catfish (Wolf fish) and Whiting. We expect to fish few Ling, Shorthorn Sculpin (Scorpion fish), Rough Dab, Flounder, Halibut and Plaice and maybe some Starry Ray, Redfish and Pollock.

The fishing: All the good size fish has to be killed by bleeding. You will be provided with a bucket for your fish. The shore Stewards will measure and write your fish down on the Scorecard. After that they will put the fish into the common box. If you got a record fish or if it is your personal record you can tag it and bring it in for measuring.

Bait: We have not yet decided the bait but most likely we will use Mackerel or Bluey. Teams: It is free of charge to register into teams. Your Secretary will register your Section’s teams in due course.

Tackle shop: There is a tackle shop in Akureyri.

Clothing: It can be cold and windy in early May in Iceland. Bring with you warm cloths and boots.

The trip to Akureyri: Driving from Keflavik (Reykjavik airport) to Akureyri is about 450 km. The best way is to rent a car at the airport. There are bus connections and flight connections to Akureyri from Reykjavik (no trains in Iceland).

Spouse tour: There will be no spouse tour organized by the Organizing Committee. But there are many places near Akureyri worth visiting: Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss the largest waterfall in Europe and more.

EFSA uniform: You have to wear EFSA uniform at the Prize giving Ceremony and the Gala dinner. Price of the Gala dinner will be announced soon.

Protest Committee: Not yet appointed. Protest Committee meetings to be held at Hotel Kjarnalundur the HQ hotel.


Issued on 15 th October 2018

EFSA Iceland Organizing Committee

AKUREYRI Iceland 2019 EFSA European Shore Championship Programme and Timetable of Events


Wednesday 1 st May

20:00. Registration and drawing of Zones at HQ Hotel.


Thursday 2 nd May

10:00. Buses depart for Venues.

12:00. Drawing of Pegs at Zones, distribution of bait.

13:00. Start fishing - at signal.

18:00. Lines up.

19:00. Buses depart for Hotel.


Friday 3 th May

11:00. Buses depart for Venues.

12:00. Drawing of Pegs at Zones, distribution of bait.

13:00. Start fishing - at signal.

18:00. Lines up.

19:00. Buses depart for hotel


Saturday 4 th May

09:00. Buses depart for Venues.

10:00. Drawing of Pegs at Zones, distribution of bait.

11:00. Start fishing - at signal.

16:00. Lines up.

17:00. Buses depart for Hotel.

21:00. Prize giving and Gala Dinner.


The times and programme are subject to alteration at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

Issued 20th April 2018