Fishing World Championship in Osijek
September 11, 2022 – On Thursday, September 8, the 68th World Fishing Championship in the discipline “hook on float fishing” was officially opened with a solemn parade of all participants. The competition tracks are located on the water bodies of Stara Drava near Bilje and Topoljski Dunavac in the municipality of Draž.
The championship is organized by the International Sport Fishing Federation for Freshwater Fishing (FIPS) and is organized by the Society of Sport Fishing Associations of Baranja. 33 countries from around the world are participating in this year’s competition, and each team has five anglers. So, in the county region of Osijek-Baranja, more than 500 participants, coaches and support staff, as well as about a hundred judges and official staff take part in the championship. The competition tracks are located on the water bodies of Stara Drava near Bilje and Topoljski Dunavac in the municipality of Draž.
The championship was officially opened by the technical director of the International Sport Fishing Federation for Freshwater Fishing Roland Marcq, who particularly greeted the Ukrainian fishermen.
The representative of the President of the Croatian Government was Deputy Prefect Josip Miletić, who expressed his belief that the participants of the competition will carry with pride in their hearts all that they have experienced in the county of Osijek-Baranja.
“It was not easy to prepare the trails, but I hope that you are satisfied with the conditions and that you will take away great experiences, and the county of Osijek-Baranja continues to financially and organizationally support all major sports competitions, recognizing their importance to the wider community,” Miletić said with a fisherman’s greeting “with success and clarity.”
“This year 10 more countries have come together than in last year’s competition in Italy, and we have been waiting to become hosts for five years,” said Anđelko Martinčević and added that Hrvatske Vode had invested HRK 4 million in the renovation of paths, and Hrvatske Šume more than 250,000 kuna for the renovation of greenhouses.
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