The Portuguese Federation of Sport Fishing is happy to host XXIII European Fly Fishing Championship in 2017
Portugal is the host country for the XVIII European Fly Fishing Championship, which will run from 14 to 21 May 2017.
As an organizing country it is our concern to offer the best conditions of competition and accommodation to all competitors and guests who visit us.
Therefore, the selected scenarios, besides the natural beauties that they contain, have rivers of high quality and well known in our country as destinations of choice for fly fishing salmonids.
The river Vez, which has its natural course still intact, besides its wild trout also has crystal clear water, without any pollution and that you can still drink. It crosses mountains of the Alto Minho that have been throughout the centuries cultivated in terraces, that confers a unique landscape to the valley of this river. For its beauty and characteristics this region is known as the "Little Portuguese Tibet". They are still caught in the waters of this mountain river, in addition to the wild brown trout, many sea trout and salmon. The wolf is a regular visitor of this region and who knows if, with any luck, some will be sighted during the days of the European Championship.
The Coura river is known for the abundance of trout in its waters. It runs initially in mountain but soon crosses soft valleys until arriving at the Minho river, of which it is tributary. Due to its quality as a salmonid river, it has been the setting, over the years, of the national fly fishing championships and also of many international fly fishing events.
The river Olo, another mountain river, is known not only for the wild trout and the purity of its waters, but for the beauty of the places that it crosses, some of them belonging to protected zones of the Alvão Natural Park. In it there is the highest natural waterfalls in Portugal, the “Fisgas do Ermelo”, Mondim de Basto. The small villages that are still lost in the mountains, built in granite, are testimony to the arduous life of its inhabitants.
The Falperra Lake, located in the Alvão mountain range, offers to the fishermen a natural scenery of extreme beauty and specially adapted to the practice of the sport fishing. In this region there is the largest Roman mining complex in Europe, the hot springs and gaseous waters of Pedras Salgadas, Vidago Golf, Casino and Chaves Spa, among other tourist attractions.
If we join to all this good gastronomy, unique wines and the pleasure of welcome well those who visit us, the scenery is complete so that you come to Portugal and compete and enjoy this XXIII European Fly Fishing Championship.
The Fips-Mouche, the Portuguese Federation of Sport Fishing and the Municipalities of Arcos de Valdevez, Mondim de Basto, Paredes de Coura e Vila Pouca de Aguiar therefore have the greatest pleasure in inviting you to participate in this event of international importance.
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