EC Boat 2022, Helsingor, Denmark

EC Boat Oresund - Helsingor, Denmark 8th to 12th August 2022

Castle of Cronburg

update geplaatst: 21 februari 2022

Dear EFSA anglers and friends,

After a couple of years of pandemic induced restrictions we are very much looking forward to fishing again from the boat to compete at the EFSA Boat fishing championships. It has been too long to meet you all again - I am certain you all feel the same way!

This year we will be visiting Helsingør hosted by our section Denmark. I have been very fond of this place in western Denmark north of Copenhagen for about 20 years. My very first competition I fished after joining EFSA was held there.

Since then I have come to visit several times for European events in 2005, 2013 and 2015. Fishing has always been great there. Helsingør is not just a place to come and fish, however.

The Kronborg, Hamlet’s castle, and a beautiful city centre are also places the entire family can spend a lot of time exploring. There are also several sights to be seen nearby – mind you both Copenhagen and Sweden are not far away either. In the years I have come to Helsingør I have been staying as far away as Gilleleje and as close to the city centre as the hotel Skandia – an nearly everywhere in between.

This year’s headquarters will be in the same Hotel as for the species championships in 2015, namely the impressive Hotel Marienlyst. Hopefully I will see many of you there to enjoy what our friends from Denmark have organised for us!

Regards and tight lines,

Marcus Wüst - EFSA President

Welcome to Denmark 2022.

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome all the EFSA members again to Denmark in 2022 for the European Boat championships. I hope you will have some very gooood days with us and we will do our best to take care of you. I hope that you have some good fishing in the Øresund and enjoy the sea-side view of Kronborg Castle. I´ll be present during the Championship and you can always ask me and I´ll help. I wish you all a good and fair fishing.


Allan Riboe,  President DHF

Fish on!

Hello all EFSA members,

We invite you to participate in the European Championships Boat 2022 from Elsinore.

There are many species of fish in the Oresund, the sea-straight between Helsingor and Helsingborg, at least 30 different species can be caught, best catches between 12-17 species/day.

There have been spotted TUNA jumping in the Øresund, probably because the water temperature was higher in 2017-19. Tuna is a protected species and may not be brought in.

Unfortunately during the last years cod has become a restricted fish to catch, there is bag limit on cod. This as the cod population is under pressure because of commercial overfishing, especially in the Kattegat, Østersø and Baltic Sea, lucely many other species can be caught.  Only 10 year ago it was not unusual to catch 10-15 cod/day. The Øresund record for cod is 31,50 kilo by Ulf Stare, Sweden. This catch was in start of the eighties. 

Many of you might remember the scorecard from 2013; the same will be used this time - your neighbor marks your scorecard, one clip per fish, and when this is done, you release the fish and you can start fishing again. Danish Federation of Sea Anglers (Dansk Havfisker Forbund) are looking forward to see you in the competition in August 2022 and wish you an pleasant stay in Elsinore/Helsingør.

See you on the water and tight lines.

On behalf of Danish Federation of Sea Anglers.

Finn Larsen Chairman DHF

“A bad of fishing is better than a good day work"

Helsingør / Elsinore and Copenhagen information

Marienlyst hotel

Helsingør can be reached directly by train from Kastrup, the airport of Copenhagen. There are ferries to/from Helsingborg in Sweden and motorways all the way down to the Danish borders with Germany.

Even though Denmark is under Schengen, please bring your passport and maybe Coronapas or PCR-tests are necessary to enter the country. Please check the actual situation some days before your visit.

What to do in Helsingør apart from fishing ?

During the last years the harbour area has been renewed and in the old docks a shipping museum was built. Also a food-market is located in this area, cosy with good and food in many variations. To complete the picture of a society that is open-minded, you now can find a ”silver male” sitting at the harbour, putting the little mermaid in Copenhagen in perspective.

Of course the castle of Kronborg is at the waterfront of the city and there are many pubs and restaurants in Elsinore, there is even a spa at the headquarter hotel. Shopping in Sweden could also be an option, only 20 minutes ferry. Copenhagen is about 50 km away, easy to reach by train or car. Copenhagen is one of the most popular cities to visit in (Northern-)Europe, there are numerous attractions like one of the oldest adventure parks in the world; Tivoli - with 30 restaurants, rollercoasters and other entertainment.

More information about Helsingør/Elsinore and Copenhagen can be found at (copy paste in your browser)ør Hotels, R&B, summerhouses, you can easy find hotels via or or the tourist office.

You can also look at one of the following hotels Marienlyst Helsingør Comwell Snekkersten Hamlet Helsingør Skandia Helsingør Sleep2night Helsingør Konventum Helsingør

Fishing information and the Scorecards

The European Boat Championship is a 4 days competition, all days counting, based on catch & release. All fish, independent of their size, count - except weevers. Fish are registered by the angler at your side, by pinching a hole in your scorecard. A picture of the scorecard can be found in the brochure.

The scorecards are the same as used during European Boat 2013. The boats will be divided in 2 sides, starboard and port side, and each side count as 1 entity and have its daily winner. There will be around 12 anglers/boatside.

All anglers will receive a score with respect to the boat-side winner, based on a score of 100 % for the winner. The European Boat Champion will be the one with the highest amount of boatpoints after 4 days, so the maximum score is 400. Anglers tied on the same amount of fishing points, will be ranked by respectively : Fishing points – Number of fish - Number of species.

The scorecard consists of 16 categories. The maximum amount of clips (punched holes) is 10 per category. The procedure is that you catch a fish, you show it to your neighbour angler, he/she clips a hole in the scorecard for the respective fish and after you returned the fish, you can start fishing again.

Cod, flounder and plaice have 2 categories, based on their size, measuring equipment is available on the boat to determine the size and has to be verified by the angler or fishing captain clipping the hole.

If there are questions, there is a non-fishing captain present on all boats, who finally decides. Any form of cheating or deceive will mean disqualitfication from that days fishing. After the fishing the scorecards are gathered and we recommend that you make a picture of your scorecard.                                                                                                                      Please remember that you get 30 points extra for your first caught fish per category !

There is the possibility to register teams of 2 and teams of 4. In the teams of 4 maximum 2 anglers from one national team can participate, but a team of e.g. 4 anglers consisting of 2 anglers from England A and 2 members from England B is OK. Entry fee per competition is 10 Euro/75 DKK/angler.

The Headquarter for this event is Marienlyst Strandhotel, Ndr. Strandvej 2 in Helsingør; There will be a bus from Marienlyst Strandhotel leaving the hotel at 07.25 and 07.55 to the boats in Helsingør harbour all fishing days.

Practice days/ Training trips : Spar Fishing organizes training trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Both days from 08.00 – 14.00. On these days the fishing will be similar to the fishing of the competition; different species at different fishing spots. Spar Shipping at tel. 0045 26184759