Organisers were expecting about 80 participants in the fishing competition sponsored by the Fujairah International Marine Club.
Finance Officer at the Marine Club, Abu Bakr, said, “It was a good season for fishing this year and the temperatures are ideal so we are expecting many participants.”
People arrived at the marina at 8am to register and ready their boats. Others were turning up to fish or go diving, unaware that a fishing competition was taking place today.
By 8.30am the organizers gave the go ahead and they will be expecting them back for the weigh-in and prize-giving ceremony at 4.30pm.
Fishermen were tight-lipped about their plans and would not reveal the GPS coordinates for their secret sites.
Some boaties were planning to get near the oil tankers and trawl for dorado which are plentiful at the moment. Others like Chris Brand were hoping to fight with another sailfish.
Take a look at this photo album which will be added to later in the day.
Geoff Pound (Freelance writer)
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Image: Poster for this year’s Fujairah Fishing Competition.