The International Angling Confederation (CIPS) was born on 22nd February, 1952 in Rome with the signature of the official papers and the drawing up of the statutes in the Honour Room of the C.O.N.I.
The International Angling Confederation is an Organization of universal nature which has the goal to promote, coordinate and improve all the activities in touch with the fishing on a sporting point of view.
Its sporting, technical, scientific or cultural activities are opened to all regardless of race, social level, politics or religion, according to the principles of the Olympic ideal.
The CIPS work stretches all around the world. It is the only organization which represents the great community of sport fishermen. Currently, 115 National Federations represent 50 million members from the different FIPS belonging to CIPS.
The head office of the CIPS is located in Rome, Palazzo Delle Federazioni, viale Tiziano 70.
The International Angling Confederation is made of a congress with a representative of each nation being member of the international federations following: the International Fresh Water Sport Fishing Federation (FISP-ed), the International Fly Sport Fishing Federation (FIPS-Mouche), the International Sea Sport Fishing Federation (FIPS-M) and the International Casting Sport Fishing Federation (FIPS-Casting).
The International Federations create every year the organization of the World championships, European Championships or cups and others international events. An average of 30 / 40 countries of all continents take part in it with teams were made up 4 to 6 athletes by nation.
WORLD AND ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2013