– Fish Your Wish in Egypt's Annual Angling Festival in February

Renowned for the pyramids, the mighty Nile and its fascinating history, Egpyt is a hugely popular destination for tourists and for conferences, but it is lesser known for its excellent angling locations. This year sees the World Big Game Trolling Championship head for the Red Sea resort of El Gouna, with visitors expected to arrive from all over the world

Online PR News – 11-January-2011 – – The event is organised each year by the Egyptian Angling Federation and is one of the most popular and well-attended fishing events in the global calendar. The format of the competition is that anglers have 3 days in which to land their biggest catch, with prizes awarded at a prestigious ceremony on the fourth day of the event's festivities.

Naturally there are some top quality places to stay around the resort thanks to Egypt's tourist infrastructure, but is warning that if attendees want to secure a nearby hotel in Hurghada then they should book ahead to be sure of getting the kind of room they want at the right price.

One of the highlights of fishing in this region of Egypt is the availability of coral reefs around which to catch some big specimens. The technique of 'trolling' involves dropping a line from the stern of a boat and sailing away to entice fish to follow and take the bait.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head of, commented: “This event is a massively popular one with anglers from around the world thanks to Egypt offering such a beautiful natural location to fish in. As such hotels are in higher demand and people need to book ahead to be sure they're not disappointed.”