Angling at the 1900 Summer Olympics in La Vie au grand air August 19, 1900.
Angling at the 1900 Summer Olympics in La Vie au grand air August 19, 1900.

Angling was contested at 1900 Olympics in Paris. At a series of competitions in August, some 600 fisherman, of whom 40 were from 5 countries other than France, participated in 6 separate events. These events have generally not been classified as official, although the IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not.[1] There was no such designation at the time of the Games.[2]

Six "heats" of 100 anglers took place : Sunday morning for "foreigners", Sunday afternoon and two on Monday for non-Parisians, and two on Tuesday for the "local" fishermen. The first ten anglers of each heat, having taken the most fish, qualified for the "concours d'honneur" (final) on Wednesday.[3]

Résults (1.800 francs of prices: 200 for the biggest fish and 100 to be distributed among the first ten anglers with the most fish):[3]

During one of the non-Parisians heats, Madame B., member of the Fishermen Society of Amiens, finished among the first ten and so qualified for the "final" on Wednesday.[4]

During the "concours d'honneur" (final) on Wednesday 57 anglers competed. They caught 881 fish and won a total of 3.800 francs. The jury used the name of their fishing society for the final ranking[3] · :[4]

Biggest fish : Élie Lesueur (Amiens) "world champion": the Président de la République Émile Loubet gave him a cup[3] · ;[4]

then [3] · :[4]

  1. M. Goethiers (Louveciennes) ;
  2. Hyacinthe Lalanne (Amiens), 47 fish ;
  3. Paris ;
  4. Paris ;
  5. Paris.



  1. ^ Lennartz, Karl; Teutenberg, Walter (1995). Olympische Spiele 1900 in Paris. Kassel, Germany: Agon-Sportverlag. p. 147. ISBN 3-928562-20-7. In many works, it is read that the IOC later met to decide which events were Olympic and which were not. This is not correct and no decision has ever been made. No discussion of this item can be found in the account of any Session.
  2. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.
  3. ^ a b c d e Mérillon 1901b, p. 75-76.
  4. ^ a b c d Drevon 2000, p. 143.