It has been years since we caught the first big fish in our small boats with flimsy materials off the shore of Alaçatı. Now, Alaçatı Bay has become one of the most important sports fishing waters of Turkey. Six years ago a couple of friends gathered to start the “Alaçatı International Fishing Tournament”; since last year the tournament is now the biggest open sea fishing tournament of Europe and is included among the important fishing events of the world.
More and more people are participating in the tournament each year and it is growing on the scale of both number of participants and boats, and the quality of the teams who participate. Last year, the tournament hosted a record 70 boats and more than 300 amateur fishermen.
Sports fishing is a life style taking its source from good friendship, travel and adventure experienced together rather than catching the fish itself! Alaçatı International Fishing tournament is open to all amateur fishermen, no prior requirements needed; you just need to love the sea and be hooked to your fishing rod!