National Surfcasting Championship - Into Albania

National Surfcasting Championship

On the first week of October, Spille Beach took on an entirely different appearance than the one it normally has. The transformation was due to the National Surfcasting Championship, which saw approximately 20 fishermen lined up along the shore for its final round. This entertaining competitive event lasted the entire evening, beginning at 4 pm and concluding at 9 pm. While the winner of the Spille stage was Osman Zace, the winner of the Championship for 2018 after counting the total annual points was proclaimed Lorenzo Zako. Here, we share a few photos which illustrate the great – at once inclusive and intimate – atmosphere at this event.

Sufrcasting National Championship in Spille, photo by IntoAlbania.

Adi Olldashi, monitoring the progress of the competition. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Surfcasting is a specific fishing technique which entails standing on the shore while casting the fishing line into the surf. Because the fishermen remain static while fishing, the main challenge in surfcasting lies in effectively predicting the movements of both the waves and the fish. Here, too, perhaps more than in other fishing techniques, casting the line takes some serious skill! The fish is released again in the sea, since fishing here is only for sportive reasons.

Sunset in Spille, at the Surfcasting National Championship. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Lorenc Cepele, the Chairman of the Surfcasting & Longcasting Albania Club, with one of the participants, Medion Çiço. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Surfcasting materials. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Final stage of the National Surfcasting Championship. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Surfcasting & Longcasting Albania has one of the most comprehensive and dynamic event agendas in Albania. All fishing enthusiasts are welcome to become part of this group which, since its creation in May of 2015, has seen a considerable increase in its participants.

Participant Saimir Kapidani, one of the organizers of this event. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Fishing materials. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Sunset in Spille. Photo by IntoAlbania.

Participant Adriatik Canaj. Photo by IntoAlbania.

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