29/01/17 HOFC Malta 1st LegTubertini Malta Doubles League 2017
1st Leg 'Hooked on Fishing Club, Tubertini Malta Doubles League 2017'.
Venue : Armier (Torri L-Abjad)
Photos taken by : Etienne Grech Sillato / Peter Paul Azzopardi
29/01/2017 Hooked On Fishing Club Malta
1st Leg H.O.F.C Tubertini Doubles League 2017. Click Here to see all photos
the 29th of January 2017 the much awaited Tubertini Doubles League kicked off at Armier Bay in the area of the White Tower.
The day wasn’t a pleasant one as we had continuous drizzling rain till halfway through the competition although the sea state was perfect for fishing.
As we do in all competitions, the draw for the groups took place followed by an explanation of the new rules. After this explanation the fishing spots were set up by placing the pegs for each team. At about 7:10am the horn cranked signaling to all anglers that each angler can start ground baiting followed by another horn signaling the start of the competition. Halfway through the competition each angler was given a snack prepared by the marshals. At about 11:15am the sound of the horn was sounded signaling the competition came to an end. During this competition there wasn’t a big amount of fish landed. Fish varied from parrot fish, five spotted wrasse, painted combers and painted wrasse.
Wish to emphasize that all the fish caught where all released were possible with the anglers ensuring minimum harm done to the fish when handling the fish especially with the new initiative introduced by the Club & glad to see other clubs followed. The Club practices catch and release in order to ensure sustainability and to avoid overfishing of fish from our waters.
After this first leg in first place we had Maverick Muliett & Luke Bonnici with 2kgs 250gr. Second place went to Brian Farrugia & Aaron Xuereb with a catch of 1kg 780gr and finally in third place John Cardona & Paul Sammut with 1kg 230gr. Section winner we had in Section A Raymond Farrugia & Roderick Dimech while in Section B Redmond Vella & Clayton Barbara. Although from past experience we know that January is not the best month to fish we still had a nice amount of fish landed to which this shows the capabilities our anglers have.
Marshalls for this first leg we had Peter Paul Azzopardi & Adrian Nelson, Etienne Grech Sillato & Noel Baldacchino and Bjorn Brincat & Matthew Dimech.
After the winners presentation with their vouchers we had the draw and prizes we had a rod and a reel. Raffle prizes were won by Alexender Spiteri and Etienne Grech Sillato respectively.
The second leg will take place on Sunday 5th February 2017.
Anyone who would like to reach the club can do so by visiting the Facebook page Hooked On Fishing Club Malta and our website: www.hofcmalta.com