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Presentation of the Vas County Association of Sport Fishing Association

The Vas County Association of Sport Angling Associations currently operates in the form of a non-profit non-governmental organization in the water area of 1397.19 ha as the owner of 44 Vas and 6 Zala fishing waters.

In terms of the number of anglers, we managed to further increase our record number of adults and children to 11,524 in 2021. It is a great pleasure for us that out of this number of members, the number of our children exchanging state tickets was 1,781, which is an increase of 127 people compared to 1,654 in 2020. In addition to the increase in fishing membership, our main goal is for more and more people to switch to regional fishing tickets for the fishing waters we use. Among adult anglers, a total of 3,138 adult fishermen voted to trust our fishing waters with an annual ticket exchange in 2020, while in 2021, 127 more people, ie a total of 3,265 adults, found the opportunity to relax in the iron waters. With regard to child anglers, it is also a pleasing fact that we managed to increase the number of annual ticket exchanges from 735 to 784 by 2021.

In addition to creating the conditions for sport fishing, nature conservation, the protection of fish and habitats, and youth education are given the main emphasis in the operation of the organization. The organization carries out its advocacy activities as a member of the Hungarian National Fishermen's Association.

Taking into account family members and relatives, our Association is mindful of the interests of more than 40,000 nature-loving residents of Vas and Zala counties.

Initially, the fishing associations belonged to the Hungarian National Fishermen's Association, established in 1946. By the end of the 1950s, however, the number of fishing associations and the number of members of the association had multiplied, which the association based in Budapest could no longer provide. Territorial associations, including MOHOSZ, were formed in a row. The Rural Management Committee of Rába, which, in addition to the county, also included the associations of Győr, Veszprém and Zala. THE MOSH. The first chairman of the Rába Rural Management Committee was József Németh, then Dr. Miklós Andor filled the position.

In 1979, due to the further increase in the number of fishermen, Administrative Committees were set up in each county, modeled on the county system, which are MOHOSZ. functioned as the county management committee. This is how MOHOSZ was formed. Vas County Management Committee, which brought together only the fishing associations within the county. The chairman of the Management Committee was Alajos Kiss and then Dr. József Kovacsics. The General Assembly of the national federation after the change of regime did not consider it good for top-down management to determine the fishing movement, so it was thought that bottom-up construction would be appropriate. The entire fishermen's association was fundamentally reorganized in this connection, and from 13 May 1993 it continued to operate as an association of associations. This meant that the county associations formed the county associations and the delegates of the county territorial associations the MOHOSZ.

József Horváth was the president of the Vas County Association of Sport Angling Associations, founded in 1993, then from 1998 until 2013 István Csiszár held the position of president. Miklós Seregi is currently leading the Association until 2023. Norbert Puskás has been the Executive Chairman since July 2011.

Our association performs and performs environmental protection, fish protection and fish management tasks in the areas of state-owned lakes and rivers under its management. In its nature conservation, the Association not only understands the protection of natural values declared as protected, but also covers the conservation of the natural environment of unprotected species and areas and the reduction of invasive species.

In recent years, with the support of the European Union, renaturation and revitalization projects have been carried out on several rivers with the support of the competent authorities in order to revitalize natural waters. (Eg: Pinka stream, Gyöngyös stream, Csörnöc-Herpenyő).

Vas County Association of Sport Fishing Associations 2014-2020. In accordance with the European Union's Water Framework Directive, it intends to continue the natural water rehabilitation started in recent years with the involvement of professional partners in order to maintain the good status of surface waters. In addition to the protection of fish habitats and spawning grounds in natural waters, it is important to develop and renew the welfare infrastructure of existing fishing lakes. Nowadays, the expectations and needs of the inhabitants living around the lakes and the fishermen and tourists (cyclists, nature photographers, hikers, etc.) who visit them regularly have also changed significantly.

In addition to the rising fish prices, the increase in the number of fishermen and the change of licenses ensured that we were able to place a total of 85,183 kg of one- and two-year-old fish and 75,150 pre-farmed native fish stocks in our waters . In accordance with the fisheries management plans approved by the authority and the needs of the fishermen, the largest quantities of carp of the size that can be caught have been introduced into the fishing waters. In addition to the carp dominance, we tried to plant other native fish species as much as possible, depending on the availability. The following quantities of pre-farmed native fish were deployed during the year: 3,150 goats, 5,000 catfish, 6,000 brown trout, 20,000 compos, 8,000 balins, 3,000 ling, 20,000 pike. It is a great pleasure for us that this year we managed to display 10,000 one-summer pike, 763 kg of one-and-two perch, 950 kg of two-summer pike and 20,850 kg of mixed whitefish.

Without wishing to be exhaustive, our association has performed the following tasks in previous years:

  • Central education and professional days on new fishing and fish farming laws and regulations have been held several times.
  • We held the Pinka Valley Fish Day event in July. The fish day included traditional fishing competitions, a fish-making competition, a children’s fishing quiz, fishing demonstrations, and a number of regional cultural programs. Estimated number of participants in the event: 500-700 people.
  • 10-12 times a year, it organized fishing competitions, youth camps and children's competitions for the entire population of the county, thus expanding the program offer of the settlements. For the eleventh time, we organized the Primary School Fishing Competition in Vasi Waters in a nationally unique way. In recent years, an average of 20-25 teams have started in the multi-round quiz. We consider it an important result that more than 1,000 children have been introduced to fishing with the wildlife of the Vas County and the protection of its environment through the series of competitions.
  • In recent years, the renewal of the fish protection system has also begun, in line with legislative changes, which have resulted in a significant number of unauthorized fishing incidents or fishing offenses. We provided new documents to our association’s 38 major social fish guards. Our 7 main professional fishing guards successfully participated in the training and exam required for law enforcement tasks, thus successfully exceeding the legal requirements regarding the number of fishing guards. Recently, together with our member associations, we also managed to acquire three Suzuki Vitara fishing patrol SUVs. There are currently 4 service SUVs, one boat + boat engine and one large trailer available for fish watching tasks.
  • We have prepared and won several successful applications , which have been implemented regularly >>>

Our association submitted an application for support for the tourism development tender of the Regional Development Operational Program entitled “Fishing Tourism Developments on the Iron Waters” on April 26, 2016, the results of which were announced just before Christmas 2016. To the great delight of the Association's imaginary Christmas tree, with the support of the Hungarian Government and the European Union, a notification was approved approving a grant of HUF 109,999,914, the implementation of which is currently underway.

In accordance with the Vas County Regional Development Strategy, within the framework of our TOP tender project, Lake Magyarszecsődi, Lake Gencsapáti gravel mine, the Pinka backwater in Vaskeresztes, and the Fishing Cross Tourism Center in Vaskeresztes , the development of the tourist infrastructure of the Pinkamindszent mining lake and the Merseváti lake was realized in 2017-2018. In addition to the listed fishing waters, our project included the maintenance of roads, car parks, slopes, works of art, as well as benches, rest areas, fishing grounds for the disabled, camp toilets, function rooms, bacon grills, information boards and other welfare developments. A total of 259 outdoor elements have been put out and the renovation of thousands of square meters of close-to-nature fishing grounds and shorelines will be realized through the shore planning of the lakes.

The further development of our existing fishing waters is also our priority task, and the Vas County Local Government has been a key partner in the implementation of our goal for many years within the framework of the Regional and Settlement Development Operational Program. A TOP-1.2.1-15-VS1-2019-00009. Our project entitled "Fishing Tourism Developments in Vas County" received a gross grant of HUF 136 million in the end of 2020, in which the implementation of the planned developments started in the spring of 2021. During the project, the Abért Lakes, Lake Máriaújfalu The surroundings of Lake Celldömölk were renewed, and roads, car parks, slopes, promenades, benches, rest areas and information boards were maintained for the development of fishing tourism on the waterfront. 7,000 square meters of shoreline has been renovated and we are in the final stages of the project, with the final handover of the developments taking place in the spring of 2022.

In addition to the developments listed above, we also renovated the accommodation facilities operating in our 15-year-old Vaskeresztes Fishing Tourism Center together with the company operating the Alpine Inn with the development support of the Kisfaludy tender accommodation. Through the complex performance of our association and the collection of fifteen years of rural development experience, our association has had the opportunity to implement the project entitled “Promotion of local values and experiences in the Pannonian Regional Development Association”, which will end on 30 June 2023. One of the main goals of the project is to focus on the importance of local values and experiences among tourists visiting the area, as well as among the residents of Vas County. Within the framework of the project, a regional Facebook and Instragram page entitled “Pannon Experience” was created and operated, as well as a regional PANTER calendar for 2022. In addition, we are present at regional community and municipal events, which we regularly report on.

Our new tourism and rural development and environmental projects are still being developed to make the highest possible quality of environment available to everyone on the shores of the Iron Waters. Our plans include the parallel implementation of welfare developments along natural watercourses, the preparation and implementation of habitat development projects along major watercourses (Rába, Pinka, Kerka…, etc.) within the framework of the MAHOP Plusz program to be launched in the coming years. . We would like to thank the representatives of the Hungarian National Anglers' Association, the Vas County Local Government and the mayors and mayors of the region for their active support and contribution to achieving our development goals.

The Vas County Fishermen's Association strives to protect, develop and expand the natural values of the water areas under its management, and to continuously increase its awareness both in Hungary and abroad. We are working to make our Vasi fishing waters a popular and fish-rich sport fishing spot for a wide group of society, thus providing a pleasant, cultured recreation for all fellow anglers.

You can read more about the organizational life in 2021 here >>>

You can read more about the organizational life in 2020 here >>>

Official data

Full name: Vas County Association of Sport Fishing Associations

Short name: County Fishermen's Association

Registered office: 9795 Iron Cross, 165/4. hrsz.

Court registration number: 18-07-0000056

Tax number: 19245175-1-18

Bank account number: 72100237-10130768

E-mail address: info@vasivizeken.hu

Website: www.vasivizeken.hu

President: President Miklós Seregi

address: 9700 Szombathely, Werner Alajos u. 3.

telephone number: + 36 / 94-506-835

electronic contact: seregi.miklos@vasivizeken.hu

Managing Chairman: Norbert Puskás Managing Chairman

address: 9700 Szombathely, Székely Bertalan u. 45.

telephone number: + 36 / 70-33-99-707

electronic contact: puskas.norbert@vasivizeken.hu

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Vas County Sport Fishing Association
Address: 9795 Vaskeresztes 165/4 hrsz.
Phone number: +36 94 506 835
Fax: +36 94 506 836
Mobile number: +36 70 33 99 703
Email: info@vasivizeken.hu
Web: www.vasivizeken.hu

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