The First Round of the Dubai Fishing Competition 2022 will kick off today, a 3 days event organized by Dubai International Marine Club under the marine sports season 2021-2022.
The organization of these events comes as an initiative from the club Board of Directors to provide opportunities for all the members of society to practice the fishing activities in accordance with rules and regulation in Fishing. The club expects that this event will bring together the fishing enthusiast in the countries from various nationalities to compete for the title and prizes.
The club announced an allocation of 165,000 Dirhams as a total prize money for all the winners of the first round which will be divided into two categories the Kingfish and Cobia. The first 10 winners of the Kingfish category will receive a total of 135,000 Dirhams while the top 3 winners of the Cobia category will receive a total of 35,000 Dirhams.
Last Monday, DIMC announced the opening of the registration thru the club’s website and headquarters to pay for the fees and receive their sticker numbers representing their participation.
The club reminded all the participants to follow the rules and regulation specifically on ways to catch the fish and to provide a proper documentation. The result will be calculated based on the weight and length of the fish.
The handover of the catch fish will be at the P&O Marinas in Fishermen's Harbor 3, Umm Sequim 2 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday till Friday while on Saturday it will be from 11:00 -2:00 PM prior to the awarding ceremony at 5:00 PM.
Dubai International Marine Club is organizing two rounds of the Dubai Fishing Competition this season In which the first round will start today until Saturday while the second round will take place on 9-13 of March 2022.
The first round of the Dubai Fishing Competition concludes yesterday which was successfully organized by Dubai International Marine Club for four days as part of the Community events this season 2021-2022.
The event successfully gathers 70 fishing enthusiast that competed to take home the prizes for top 10 places in Kingfish and top 3 places in Cobia amounting to total of 165, 000 dirhams in cash prize.
The first round of the Dubai Fishing Competition achieved a great success with the participation of 70 fishing enthusiast who was able to catch & submit a total of 428.6 KG of fish, wherein the proceeds from this will go to the Charitable Organization in coordination with the Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Society.
The competition was held for four consecutive days in the P&O Marinas in Umm Suqeim 2, Jumeirah 5 witnessed by the Fishing enthusiast, and followed by the DIMC CEO, Mohammed Harib whom described the excitement and huge anticipation of all the participants.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan visit and praised the efforts of the Dubai International Marine Club in diversifying and increasing community events by providing a suitable environment to practice their hobby and to get engaged in various watersports.
A total of 18 fish was submitted during the first round of the competition and after the review of the committee, 9 was accepted for Kingfish category, 6 for the Cobia and 2 were disqualified for not following the rules & regulation.
It is worth mentioning that the club is set to organize second round on 9-13th of March 2022 in conjunction with 27th Dubai International Boat Show at Dubai Harbour, a world-class maritime destination boasting the most advanced cruise terminal and the biggest marina in the region.
Looking back at the first official competition for Fishing was held on 8th of March 1997 by Dubai International Marine Club, and returned back thru the organization of the Dubai Fishing Competition held every season.
In addition to that, the club hosted for the first time the Dubai Kayak Fishing Championship as part of the Dubai Watersports Festival last 2020 held in Jumeirah beach.