Organizers and zones
The 26th Croatian Teams Spearfishing Championship will be held on Saturday 22nd of June in the aquatorium of Zadar, around island Rivanj, outside part of Sestrunj and inside part of Molat.
Organizer is the Croatian Federation of Sports Fishing on the Sea an the host is Sports Fishing Club “Harpun“ from the town of Zadar. Harpun expects around 20 teams for total 55 spearos.
Teams can have two, maximum three members and duration of the competition is five hours. Start is on saturday at 8.30, finish at 13.30 and weighing starts at 16.00. In the case of bad weather competition will be on Sunday.
Minimum weight for first group (seabreams, mullets, dentex, wrasses, red scorpionfish…) is 400 grams, maximum is 12500 grams and it is allowed to catch 10 pieces per species per team.
For each fish the team can get 400 points and 800 points for each species. If the team reaches the maximum of 10 pieces of one species from group 1, the bonus is 1000 points. Each team can catch two groupers, minimum weight for grouper is 3000 grams.
For group two (congers, moray, angler) minimum is 2500 grams and it is allowed to catch five pieces per team. Points for each pieces is 1500.
Last year edition
Last year the champion was team Strozanac from Podstrana, with Stjepko Kesic, Jakov Pavic and Gorki Bratim and boatman Mario Bakotic Zile, but this year Stjepoko Kesic will not be able to participate.
Second position between the 17 teams has gone to SRK Periska Ploce team, with Mate Baresic, Luka Fatovic and Marko Musulin.
Baresic will be competing this year and he is the favourite because competition zone is in front of his hometown Zadar. Also, former national team member Antonio Buratovic has joined Periska Ploce.
Third team last year was Volosko, with Luka Kamenski, Sasa Tomic and Marijan Versic. They also obtained a good result in the Dive In Cup this year, so it is possibile to repeat it in the zone that these guys know well.