Over 1000 anglers to take part in fishing bonanza

 

At least 1 100 anglers are expected to gather for the 31st Fishing Bonanza slated for 26 December at Henties Bay.

 

The event organiser, Mark Andri Nederlof told The Villager that the sport has attracted many sportsmen and women over the year and that it is expected to be a tough but fun competition.

 

There will be a N$95 000 cash prize to be won, although he says that this year’s prize money has reduced as compared to the previous year.

 

The main sponsor of the event is Windhoek Draught.

 

“Some of the rules are that fish may only be caught between Sandwich Harbour north border and the Ugab river mount from 06HOO on the day. Fish may only be caught by rod and reel from the shore and anglers must comply with the Ministry of Fisheries regulations. All fish that are weighing will become the property of the Penguin Angling Club,” he said.

 

All fish caught on the day will be weighed to determine the heaviest catch that will be the winner.

 

Nederlof said that the main prize of Bonanza fish is a cash amount of N$31 000.

 

The first prize for Kabeljou fish is N$10 000, second prize N$5 000 and third prize N$3 000.

 

The first prize for Steenbras fish is N$10 000, second prize N$5 000 and third prize N$3 000.

 

First prize for Dassie fish is N$6 000, second prize N$3 000 and third prize N$2 000.

 

First prize for Galjoen fish is N$6 000, second prize N$3 000 and third prize N$2 000.

 

Prize money for Barberfish is N$1 000 while for game fish N$2 000 is the cash prize.

 

Tickets for this year Fishing Bonanza are sold at N$150 each.