September 6, 2020 - The highlight of the tourist season over the past seven years in Herceg Novi has always been a big sports and tourist event, big game fishing. Although there was almost no season this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will traditionally be rounded off with the 8th Big Game Fishing event.
Maintaining all preventive measures of the NKT, Big Game Fishing will be opened on Wednesday night at the restaurant "Jadran" in Škver.
The competition for tuna, swordfish, needlefish, lanterns, albacore, and other fish in the tuna family will begin on Thursday, August 10, Radojica Raco Gardašević, President of the Big Game Fishing Club Herceg Novi, told Radio Jadran on behalf of the organizers:
- We will have our usual tournament, with 20 team registrations, as in previous years. However, Big Game Fishing will be organized in compliance with all precautions. People are eager to relax, go out to sea, fishing is not essential in the current climate. Most of the participants are already staying on our coast. In addition to local fishers, there will be participants from Serbia and Croatia. Precisely because of the preventive measures due to the coronavirus, the program has been somewhat reduced. There will be no festivity at Škver with the distribution of the catch to passers-by or "Little Game Fishing" - for particiapants aged between seven and fourteen - at Rose - says Gardašević.
The ships will set sail for three days at 8 am from the City Port and fish at distances from the shore to 12 miles. Crews of 2 or 4 members each will stop fishing at 5.30 pm and return to the city's port at 6 pm. The measurement and weighing of the catch will occur at 8 pm in the "Adriatic," with the allowed number of visitors.
The competition ends on Saturday night with the announcement of the winner - Gardašević points out.
He requests all those who are coming to Škver to follow the competition over the three evenings to strictly respect the distancing measures.
Big game fishing has always been a tourist attraction, but it will be on a smaller scale this year. At the same time, this event is a small contribution to our tourist season, because about 100 participants and members of their families will occupy some of the available private rooms and apartments.
The tournament organizers are the Big Game Fishing Club Herceg Novi and the Association for Sport Fishing of Montenegro, with several sponsors.