Old Doha Port Wraps Up Fishing Competition

Old Doha Port Wraps Up Fishing Competition By Sruthi Nair - June 02, 2024
Fishing Competition

Fishing Competition

Following the kick-off of water activities with last week’s Stand-up Paddle competition, Old Doha Port has successfully concluded their first fishing event of the year, the Old Doha Port Fishing Competition, organized in collaboration with Katara Cultural Village’s Beach Management.

The awards ceremony took place at Mina Cut, where judges reviewed the weight of the fish caught, declaring the Al Wakra team the winners with a total catch of 460 kg. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mulla, Chief Executive Officer of Old Doha Port, stated, “We are thrilled to have successfully hosted this year’s first fishing competition at Old Doha Port. We greatly appreciate the support and collaboration of the organizing committee and Katara Cultural Village, from planning to providing judges for the competition. Old Doha Port aims to be a community hub in Qatar by hosting engaging events like today’s competition.”

The fishing competition began at the Containers Yard in Old Doha Port, where fishing enthusiasts showcased their skills with impressive catches. Participants engaged in a friendly competition filled with excitement and camaraderie, navigating the waters to catch the most fish. A total of 241 Qatari participants, organized into 50 teams, took part in the event.

The winning team was selected based on criteria set by the organizing committee, which included the type of fish, size, weight, and number caught. The target fish species included Mackerel, Indian Mackerel, Cobia, and Barracuda. Teams were allowed to capture up to 10 Barracudas, with each fish having a maximum weight of seven kilograms and a height of 30 centimeters.

Yousef Ibrahim Al Obaidly, a member of the winning team, said, “I am honored to have won first place in Old Doha Port’s fishing competition. The event was well-organized, and the team ensured all participants were well taken care of, allowing us to focus solely on catching fish and winning the prize.” In addition to Al Wakra, the teams awarded from second place onwards were Sohaib, Al Bandar, Al Hashm 1, Al Jerian, Al Ghishameya, Khor Al Edaid, Suhail, and Al Beyoor.


Source: The Peninsula Qatar

By Sruthi Nair - June 02, 2024
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