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E10 000 FOR BEST ANGLER IN BIG FISH COMPETITION

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MBABANE – It is a Big Fish competition, with the biggest bass and tiger-fish taking E10 000 each.


The best braai 2 species fishing tournament will take place at Lubhovane Dam (Lusip) on Saturday. The competition is open to all anglers. It is held under the auspices of the Swaziland Angling Association SAA) and the prize will go down to the eight finishers in both categories. E35 000 worth of prizes will be up for grabs.


Registration begins at 6am, with anglers starting to fish at 7am.  SAA Derek Hopf urged anglers to get there earlier if possible to register. The cost of the registration is E 450 per person (excluding the SWADE dam entry fee and fishing licence fee).


“Anglers may fish from boats or from the bank, but only live fish will be weighed. Bank anglers need to have a cooler box or similar container to keep and transport fish to the weigh-stations. All fish will be returned to the water alive. All in accordance with our ‘Catch and Release’ policy for sport fishing.


Method


All recognised method of fishing for these two species is permitted, including live and death baits, artificial lures, spinners, etc. Trawling is also permitted, but anglers are asked to be considerate to other competitors,” he said.


Hopf said the fun does not stop with the fishing, but there will be fun for the whole family. Food and drinks will be available at the venue. There will be a sheep spit-braai to feed the family. There will also be a jumping castle for the kiddies.


Hopf said live music will be heard throughout the day – this is a family event.
“Fish will be weighed in throughout the day at 2 weigh-stations, and the final weigh-in will be conducted at the Best Braai weigh-station (P & Z) and 4pm, when the competition is concluded. Prize-giving will take place as close to 4:30pm at P & Z’s, where we will be giving away some lucky draw prizes,’ he added.

 

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