By: Rodney Pienaar
Young anglers from across the country were in the spotlight for the Junior Development Day hosted by the Namibia Bass Angling Association over the weekend, where 26 youngsters showed off their skills.
The youngsters descended on Von Bach dam in the early hours of Saturday, for a fun-filled day put together by the Windhoek Scouts in conjunction with the association, NBAA Andrew Hill told The Villager.
“We had a total of 10 skippers who availed their boats, the average number of junior anglers ranging between 2 and 3 per boat. After quite a lengthy spell of drought and very difficult fishing conditions faced from 2013 to 2017, we were finally in the position to host a junior development event.”
“The NBAA has put in a tremendous amount of work to improve our fisheries and we have had quite favorable fishing conditions during 2018 which put us in a position to host the event early this year. We are nowhere close to being out of the woods yet as we have not had a very good rainy season this year and the prospects seem a bit grim,” he said.
Hill also said that a total number of 15 junior anglers managed to weigh in some fish and the excitement at the scales was electrifying.
Top ten anglers that weigh in their catches are Precious Asini, Michael Raad , Liam Gerber ,Seth Flowers , Helena Rudlof, Nikita Shiimbi , Esme Mbaire , Benyamin de Bruyn , Henry Kotze ,Teagan van Wyk, Peyton Zehrt and Ben Kotze.