World Shore Angling Championships North Wales

by David Proudfoot

Last week the Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers and Conwy County Borough Council welcomed the world’s top shore anglers to Conwy County for the 35th World Championship for Men and the 26th World Championship for Ladies.

Four days of competitions concluded with Portugal becoming the Men’s champions and France Ladies champions of the 2018’s World Shore Angling Championships.

18 countries were part of a torch lit parade in Conwy, followed by a practice day in Pensarn-Abergele, prior to competing from across Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Promenade shores.

Anglers on Llandudno North Shore beach under Little Orme

Anglers on Llandudno North Shore beach under Little Orme

The Championships concluded with a Closing Ceremony in Venue Cymru which consisted of individual and team awards, plus a feast of local produce and entertainment.


Ladies Teams

  1. France
  2. South Africa
  3. England

Mens Teams

  1. Portugal
  2. England
  3. Spain

Full results lists can be found on the Fédération Internationale de Pêche Sportive – Mer, Fips-M website.

Conwy County Borough Councils Cabinet Member for Economy, Cllr Louise Emery said “We’re thrilled to have had a successful week of fishing off the North Wales coast, and once again proven that Conwy County is the right environment for great events.”

Actor Julian Lewis Jones said “I’m thrilled to have been the Events Ambassador, it’s been a delight to welcome the world’s best fishermen and women to Conwy County. Friends have been reunited and new friendships have been made, and without a doubt many will return to Wales following the warm welcome received and taste of Welsh fishing.”

Thank you to all who have sponsored and supported this event, putting our Welsh coast on the international map.”

South Africa will host the 2019 World Shore Angling Championships. Further information on the Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers can be found by visiting

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