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February 27, 2006

Catch the Biggest Fish of the Competition and Win 10,000 Euro

A prize of 10,000 euro will be won by the angler who catches the biggest fish and another 10,000 euro will be awarded for the biggest overall catch...

A prize of 10,000 euro will be won by the angler who catches the biggest fish and another 10,000 euro will be awarded for the biggest overall catch at the Smyril Line International Sea Angling Cup, which takes place in Runavik in the rich fishing grounds of the Faroe Islands from 21-25 August 2006.

Are you keen to try angling in the well-stocked fishing waters of the North Atlantic? And are you tempted to compete with other anglers for prizes worth a total of 34,000 euro? Then you should visit the Faroe Islands and participate in the Smyril Line International Sea Angling Cup at Runavik on the island of Eysturoy from 21-25 August 2006.

The angler who hauls in the biggest fish will win 10,000 euro and the same prize will be awarded for the biggest overall catch. There will also be attractive prizes for the winners of the categories for junior and lady anglers, for groups and for daily competitions.

Smyril Line, which operates the cruise ferry Norrøna between Hanstholm in Denmark and the Faroese capital Torshavn, is responsible for organising the competition. It is working closely with Runavik council, the local tourist industry and a large number of sponsors to ensure that the sea angling festival, which is the first of its kind in the Faroes, is a success.

"We have launched this initiative to highlight the opportunities for sea angling in the Faroe Islands. The aim is to attract more anglers in the future who will come to our bountiful fishing grounds to measure their strength against such worthy opponents as halibut, porbeagle shark and schools of other ocean treasures like cod, pollack and flounder", says Hendrik Egholm, the head of sales and marketing at Smyril Line.

"The chances of a rich catch and glory days for anglers are very good in Runavik during August. Local anglers, who have perfected the technique, catch on average 80-100 kilos per day during this period, so visitors have a lot to look forward to", says Hendrik Egholm, who was born and raised in the Runavik area.

The Smyril Line International Sea Angling Cup lasts for three days. In addition to the many exciting hours spent at sea, anglers and their families will be able to sample numerous other activities during the competition, including musical events, folk dancing and other entertainment, all with a distinct Faroese flavour.

"We have already received enquiries from European sea anglers who want to compete for the honour of becoming champion of the rich Faroese fishing waters and winning the prize money. If the new sea angling competition proves a success, the cup will become a regular event", says Hendrik Egholm.

For more information please visit www.smyril-line.com where you will find details about the competition and online booking forms.