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Mali Lošinj – The world's most elite underwater fishermen
Mali Lošinj, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Adriatic, famous for ideal climate conditions, special flora and fauna which include good dolphins and the antique statue Apoksiomen- has been chosen as the host of the 27th World Championships of underwater fishing by the leading world organisation of underwater sport fishing CMAS.

Mali Lošinj will accommodate, as the host of this prestigious sports event from the 14th to the 19th September, 23 representations, friends and supporters of 96 contestants, who will be able to show thier fishing skills in the beautifuls waters of Lošinj.

Along with the World Championships the hosts will organize numerous events such as concerts, exibitions, regatta's and other things.

Mali Lošinj has a long tradition of underwater fishing. The first underwater gun appeared on Mali Lošinj in 1950., and only six years later a northen Adriatic competition in underwater fishing was held in the waters around Lošinj. After that Mali Lošinj drew attention to itself in 1963. by organizing the 1st World Championships in underwater fishing and even then positioned itself as the world centre of underwater fishing. From 1957. they have held a traditional competition – the New Year's Cup in underwater fishing. The monument to an underwater fisherman in the centre of the town is witness to the deep bond the people of Lošinj have with underwater fishing.

The natural beauty and the diverse fish fauna make the waters around Lošinj an ideal place for hosting such a big sports event.


The Tourist Board of the Primorje-Goranska County
www.kvarner.hr

The Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj
www.tz-malilosinj.hr
 
 

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