The Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers and Conwy County Borough Council will be welcoming the world’s top shore anglers to Conwy County in October 2018 for the 35th World Shore Angling Championship for Men and the 26th World Championship for Ladies.
The World Shore Angling Championships (WSAC) are hosted by nations associated with the Fèdération Internationale de Pêche Sportive-Mer (FIPS-Mer). Over 40 countries, worldwide are members and this includes both mens’ and ladies’ teams.
Previously, the WSAC has been held by the oceans of South Africa, Ireland and the Netherlands . And now it is coming, for the first time, to North Wales. Specifically, Conwy County.
And Penmaenmawr is one of three select locations chosen to host this year’s championships, alongside Colwyn Bay / Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno.
Predominantly, teams of seven made up of five Anglers, one Reserve Angler, and one Team Captain are selected by their host nation to compete as part of the WSAC. They fish from the shoreline, over five competition days, on a catch and release basis. In addition, it is traditional for teams to travel to the host nation around a week before the competition starts. This helps them to get to know the area and familiarise themselves with the appointed fishing spots.
This is a fantastic prospect for Penmaenmawr, both as a chance to put our town on the map. And because it will bring additional visitors to Penmaenmawr, there will be potential opportunities for local businesses to benefit whilst it is running.
Penmaenmawr Town Council is delighted to be a sponsor of the event and to welcome competitors and their friends and families to North Wales. Furthermore, it will be working with local business owners to ensure they fully understand the economic opportunities that this prestigious event will offer.