The Italian Fishing Federation has released its calendar of events for next year's World Angling Games in Italy when the host nation will organise more than 25 different competitions all within the same week at venues throughout the country from August 28 to September 4.
Coarse, game and sea anglers will converge on the historic city of Florence for the opening ceremony on Sunday, August 28 and then go directly to the venue selected for them by the Italian hosts. More than 50 countries are expected to take part, making this an angling spectacular the likes of which have never been seen before.
Dick Clegg OBE, International Events Manager, said: "Italy is a fantastic place to visit and spectators will have great time watching the teams compete. The programme of events allows followers to switch from venue to venue since the finals do not all take place on the same day unlike the opening ceremony".
The Angling Trust, England's national governing body for competition angling, is affiliated to the World governing body CIPS and teams representing the country will take part in the FIPSed, FIPSmer, FIPSmouche and FIPScasting sections of the games.
The Freshwater World Championships will be held at:
Coarse Angling Nations - Ferrara
Coarse Angling Disabled - Reggio Emila
Coarse Angling U14's - Pisa
Coarse Angling U18's - Pisa
Coarse Angling U23's - Pisa
Coarse Angling Veterans - Firenze
Feeder Fishing - Perugia
Coarse Angling Ladies - Firenze
Carp Angling - Perugia
Black Bass - Viterbo
Trout with natural baits - Perugia
Artificial baits Shore Angling - Perugia
Artificial baits Boat Angling - Reggio Emila
Trout Fishing in the lake - Perugia
The Fly Fishing World Championships will be held at:
Youth Fly Fishing - Arezzo
Seniors Fly Fishing - Bolzano
The Sea World Championships will be held at:
Shore Angling U16's - Genova
Shore Angling U21's - Genova
Shore Angling Seniors - Lucca
Shore Angling Ladies - Massa Carrara
Long Slinging of Sea Weights - Pisa
Boat Fishing Seniors - Livorno
Boat Fishing Juniors - Livorno
Big Game - Roma
Angling Float from Harbour Installations (Europe) - Grosseto
Casting - Roma