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Parallel Activities and Social Events
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Parallel Activities and Social Events

Parallel Activities

September 01 to 04
Location: Unicamp Multidisciplinary Gymnasium
Time: from 08h30 to 17h30

Casting Arena

Experts from the Brazilian recreational fishing area demonstrate types of fly-casting and bait casting. Another goal of the arena is to engage researchers and visitors in the activity.

Fly Workshop (Betinho, President of SP Anglers Federation)

Fly Clinic

Two experienced anglers and fly tiers will show participants and visitors a simple and objective way to tie lures for fly-fishing different Brazilian species like peacock bass, dourado (Salminus maxillosus), piraputanga (Brycon hilarii), traíra (Hoplias lacerdae), dracula fish (Hydrolycus scomberoides), etc.

Big Screen – Video Cycle

“Best moments of fishing in Brazil”

Video show of recreational fisheries in different Brazilian regions by famous anglers: Betinho do Fly, Fish TV-fishermen, Ian-Arthur de Sulocki, Jair Rigotti and Rubinho Almeida Prado.

Fish TV Studio

Fish TV is the official broadcaster of the 7th World Conference of Recreational Fishing. The Conference will bring about a series of debates with scientific approaches aimed at increasing dialogue and knowledge about the diversity, dynamics and future prospects of fishing as recreation all over the world. Fish TV was chosen by the organizing committee as the official broadcaster of the event, and in addition to produce special films, carry out interviews and debates, etc. Fish TV will transmit on line the highlights of the event.

7th WRFC Mini Fair

Fish Leather Crafts – Corumba, State of Mato Grosso do Sul Brazil

The Association of Organized Women for Fish Recycling “Amorpeixe” (Lovefish) was founded in 2003 with the objective of generating employment and income for professional fishermen and their families. It is a sustainable project, carried out by a group of women from Pantanal, along with some local partners. The women’s work conserves natural resources and environmental quality, contributing to the preservation of Pantanal wetland. The creation of the project has backed up the group’s growth, contributing to the creation of an association that presents a transparent social contract and builds on a participatory way to seal an effective social compromise. Through a laborious process and craft, the fish skin is made into leather, taking off the peculiar smell of fish. With the fish leather more than 45 different products are made, like handbags, men’s and women wallets, purses, agenda covers, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, etc. The group currently has 10 associates. The Association President is Keila Mariano da Silva.


Two best sellers about fishing in Brazil, with signing

Rubinho Almeida Prado & Alec Zeinad, “Peixes Fluviais do Brasil” (Brazilian Fresh Water Fish – sport species)*

Alberto F. de Amorim et al., “Peixes-de-bico do Atlântico”(Billfish from the Atlantic)*.

* Alec K. Zeinad, biologist and zoology professor from the State University of Sao Paulo (USP) , and Rubens Almeida Prado, arguably one of the greatest icons of Brazilian sport fishing, got together to produce this work, ensuring the credibility, comprehensiveness and quality of content. The book provides information about Brazialin sport fish species developed over more than 25 years dedicated to this sport. Numerous trips were made by Brazilian rivers, gathering information about the species, and deepening their knowledge beyond the information ‘screened’ and compiled from various technical and scientific papers.
** Sailing the blue sea is enter the territory of large ocean fish. In the abrupt slope of the continental shelf, with depths of approximately 200 meters, they reign almost absolute. Billfish of all ocean species are characterized by speed, resistance and incredible beauty. At the top of the food chain, have few rivals, to the great white shark, who dares to challenge them. Who are these animals that inspire writers and fishermen populate the imaginary? Some are found in all oceans, and others have a more restricted territory. In the Atlantic Ocean, six species are present. Although they have many features in common, each one is unique in its form and beauty. Meet them.

Rod Builder Art

Victor Poiani – Rodmaker, Jundiaí, SP

During the World Conference, RBA Rods, represented by one of its creators Victor Poiani, will exhibit a bit of his work and talk about the customization of fishing rods in Brazil and to which extent it adds value to the fishery as recreation and also the awareness of the need to preserve the wild fish species in our country. Victor will demonstrate some montages showing how a fishing rod is created, as well as its design details and finishing.

Regional Crafts – Brazilian Stones

Fernanda Lorenzetti Accessories

Sale of accessories with unique design, made with Brazilian stones, pearls and rhinestones Swarovski. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, among others.

ama terraAma Terra

A company that believes in a better future, selling sustainable products and Solidarity Economy, using as raw material pet, organic cotton, canvas truck reused, etc.

Paintings by Brazilian Artists – Two Exhibitions


September 01 to 04
Location: Convention Center Hall
Time: 08:30 am – 05:30 pm

poetry at sea“Poetry at Sea” by Tiago Cesar

The paintings depicting “boats” are made with oil and acrylic paint. They are reminiscent of the sea and Brazilian fishermen (“caiçaras”). The paintings try to show the unvarnished truth of a life on the beach. Sunlight reflected on the boats gives a sensation they are alive. Everything fits and melts into one: the sun, the seawater and the boats.

Biography: Tiago Caesar got involved with drawing and painting during the course of Architecture and never abandoned art. Passionate about the possibility of communication that offers painting, Tiago admires reality with a mixture of colors that he expresses through his sensitive art. His favorite subject is boats and fishermen. He made his first exhibition at Casa do Lago – Unicamp and Piola Restaurant. Currently, he exhibits his works at the Family Center of Campinas.


September 01 to 04
Location: Casa do Lago
Time: from 08:30 am to 05:30 pm

Country Life“Country Life”, by Eliete Tordin

The exhibition portrays in Tordin’s art the spirit of countrymen. Between small valleys, it is possible to see the speckled with modest homes and work with the land represented by plantations and details of everyday life.

Biography: Eliete Tordin made her first solo exhibition in 1998 and, since then, she has developed her artistic career participating in national and international exhibitions. Self-taught in Naïf Art, she aims to keep the simplicity in her works and the form of spontaneous expression, influenced by the beauty from the area where she lives.

Tours around Campinas

Campinas was founded in 1774 and grew during the golden days of the coffee economic cycle (1800 – 1930). Today it is one of the fastest growing cities in Sao Paulo State, having approximately one million inhabitants. Carlos Gomes, Patron of Brazilian Music, was born here. The “City of Swallows”, as it is known, it offers different attractions, from technology to art, art. We hope the participants of the 7th World Recreational Fishing Conference enjoy some of our main sights.

Bosque dos JequitibasBosque dos Jequitibas

Rua Cel. Quirino, 2.

Museum of Natural History

Visitations from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm and from 13h to 17h30 pm.

Fee: $ 2.00 = 1 dollar (giving right to visit the three spaces). Free admission for children up to 6 years and adults over 60 years.

The Museum of Natural History was created in 1938. Its main goal is to spread knowledge about the flora and fauna, to promote conservation, and to develop educational programs about environment. The Natural History Museum has a collection of 2000 pieces, including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and invertebrates. The animals are collected from zoos, environmental police and universities. Exhibition: Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, Litoral Paulista, Extinction, Animal Kingdom, Pantanal, Poisonous Animals, Fish, Botany, defense and predation, continental drift, teething adaptation, taxidermy and teratology.

House of Curious Animals

The House of the Interesting Animals, established in 2003, is a space that features live animals, according to the rules of IBAMA. Inside there terrariums with reptiles as iguanas, boas, rattlesnake, pit vipers, as well as amphibians and invertebrates such as spiders, scorpions and stick insects. The purpose of this space is to disseminate information about the importance of these animals in order to demystify the fear we feel of some species.

Municipal Aquarius

The Campinas Municipal Aquarium a section of the Natural History Museum. It is located inside a preserved house inside Bosque dos Jequitibas [an urban area with remaining Atlantic Forest, listed by CONDEPHAAT


(1970) and CONDEPACC (1991)]. The Aquarium was organized in 1992, undergoing revitalization in 2008-2010. Its current objective, which follows the IBAMA norms regarding conservation and animal welfare, features 13 freshwater aquariums and ten saltwater, with specimens of the fauna of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and river basins in Brazil. The Aquarium, besides being a place of leisure, proposes to expand the dissemination of knowledge of marine and freshwater fish, the water ecosystems and their importance for life on the planet.

Lagoa do TaquaralLagoa do Taquaral – Parque Portugal (Taquaral Lake – Portugal Park)

Avenida Dr. Heitor Penteado, 1671

A nice place for walking, running, cycling and skating. Area of 800.000 m2, with lots of safe tracks for the practice of different sports (2,7 km extension). Planetarium, monorail, paddle, soccer fields, bike path, etc. Also, visit the replica of the caravel used by Pedro Alvares Cabral when he discovered Brazil in 1500.

Campinas DowntownCampinas Downtown: a few attractions

Jockey Club, historical and preserved building built in 1925. Also, visit Largo do Carmo and Church.

Mercadao, appropriate place to try or buy Brazilian delicacies and seasonings. One century of history, with 98 small shops inside.

Metropolitan Cathedral (1883), it took more than 7 decades to be built. Externally: neoclassical style. Inside: “baiano” baroque style decorated with beautiful pieces of carved wood.

Culture Station (1884), the old railway station turned into the headquarters of the Municipal Culture Secretary. The bricks were imported from England and its architecture leads the visitor to the Victorian Age. It was a regular train station until 2001; since then, its immense headquarters have been used to promote cultural activities.

All these points can be visited on foot. The walk will take no more than 2 hours.

Social Events

Welcome Reception and Cocktail – Sunday, August 31

This informal get-together will take place at Campinas Tennis Club (Rua Coronel Quirino, 1346, Cambui, Campinas) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Poster Session Opening and Cocktail – Monday, September 1

This event will take place in the Multidisciplinary Gymnasium, starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Finger food, fruit juices and beverages will be served. Five judges will select the 3 best posters and the winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Wednesday evening.

Campinas – Pizza and Chopp – Tuesday evening, September 2

Campinas is famous for its beer and “cachaça” houses. Of course, there are an array of different possibilities of spending your free evening visiting the shopping centers (Galeria, Iguatemy and Don Pedro), galleries or musical shows. The organizers highly recommend Bar Giovannetti (the best chope/draft beer in the region), Chopp Cathedral (Catedral do Chope), Braz (pizza place and draft beer) and SeoRosa. In case you try the Brazilian “cachaça”, be sure to have someone to show you the way back to your hotel!

Conference Dinner – Wednesday evening, September 3

The official dinner will start at 7:00 pm and food will be served at 8:00 pm. It will take place at Campinas Tennis Club (Rua Coronel Quirino, 1346, Cambui, Campinas). The dinner was included in the full registration fee, but late registrations for dinner can be made until Tuesday noon. Delikatessen Buffet prepared a nice menu, including cocktail (“caipirinha” and beer), three main dishes (pasta, fish and meat), Brazilian desserts and nice Brazilian coffee at the end. Announcements: the host country for the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference – 2017 and the authors of the three best posters. Prepare yourself for a surprise show.






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