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Team Xtreme Derbas represented Fujairah in world event

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Fujairah Fishing Tournament is a qualifying round for the finals World Fishing Championship (OWC) which is organised under the supervision of the (IGFA) International Game Fishing Association and the Offshore World Championship.


Fujairah has always been known as rich area for its diversity fishing and because of its unique location lying on the east coast of the UAE, along the Gulf of Oman outside the Strait of Hormuz contiguous to of the Indian Ocean.


The area is also well known as passage way for the mass migrations of tuna fish as well as being a habitat for many special types of large fish sizes such as - Sailfish, Billfish.


All these fishing conditions has made Fujairah extremely popular tourist destination.


After the success of Fujairah Fishing Competitions and more people have garnered a interest in the sport of fishing. The Fujairah Fishing Competition has now become an International event.


In 2009, FIMC organized the first international championship for fishing, which was called the Fujairah Classic Fishing Championship, where about 73 anglers participated.

In 2014, FIMC organized the Fujairah International Fishing Championship in cooperation with Palma Holding under the supervision of the (IGFA) International Game Fishing Association. It was a great success with 128 participants in 19 boats.


In 2015, the Fujairah International Marine Club obtained membership of the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA), the leading authority on angling pursuits and the keeper of the current World Fishing Records. 


The FIMC admission to the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA), was an international recognition that the FIMC is a member of the association and this is another successful and achievement during a 17-year career. FIMC is the first and only club in the region to obtain this membership.


The tournament continues non-stop for the third consecutive year in 2016 and has now became one of the most important event in FIMC's calendar.


The winner of the Fujairah Offshore Fishing Tournament receives automatic qualification to the final round of Offshore World Championship 2017 which were held in Costa Rica from 22nd to 29th April 2017


This year Team Xtreme Derbas represented Fujairah in the world event.


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