Gogo is back trying to enter into the normal social activity following the loss of my dear wife early this February.
The Federation following my suggestion is organising a Big Game Fishing Tournament on the lines of last year.
Below is an introduction to the event and aim of this year's Competition.
I hope that this initiative will be favourably supported by amateur Big Game Fishermen and participate like last year.
The dates we are working on are between the 24th June and 8th July.
I already asked the Fisheries Director for a Tuna quota for the Tournament. Otherwise catches allowed are like last year.
At present it is important that anyone interested contacts me (email below). I sent first emails yesterday and 18 boats have shown their interest in participating. Kindly note whether boat is with trailer.
Help with sponsors, donations and gifts is needed and constructive suggestions are appreciated.
teur National Big Game Fishing Tournament 2012.
The Amateur Fishing Federation of Malta this year is organising a Big Game Fishing Tournament open to all recreational fishing boat owners.
The aim of this Competition is to collect funds which will be devolved to a local charitable institution namely St Peter Foundation.
St. Peter Foundation was founded by Notary Tonio Spiteri with the help of other benefactors in 2004 and its activity is the buying of fish at a low cost and distribution of these fish portions to Institutions, such as to Old age Homes, orphanages and similar local institutions with social needs. Through the years St. Peter Foundation increased the number of institutions benefitting from this free distribution of free fish portions, and at present 30 institutions are benefiting from this activity every month. Presently the Foundation distributes about 25,000 fish portions per year. As the distribution throughout Malta is carried out by a local firm free of charge and the demand is on the increase, the pressure is mounting.
Presently the Foundation is in the process of building a premesis for the storage and processing of the fish portions. Such an operation needs financial help. So this year the Federation opted to organise this Tournament in aid of St. Peter Foundation.
However such events needs funding. Tournament Participation fees are the first source of these needed funds. As the organisation of the Event has its own expenses the Federation heartly urges anyone to help through prizes to be awarded to the winners of the Tournament, donations and gifts. The more funds collected the bigger the donation that can be collected in aid of St. Peter Foundation .
Thanking you in anticipation for your help.
Dr.Joe Carabott Damato
Secretary Federazzjoni Sajjieda Dilettanti Malta.
Mr. Frank Abela Federation President email Frabel@bigfoot.com
Dr. Joe Carabott Damato Secretary email dr.carabott@marcompmalta