Grant tops Bank Windhoek’s fifth National Angling Competition

A total of 22 anglers and 16 boats participated in the fifth Bank Windhoek National Angling Competition which took place at Oanob Dam on Saturday, 7 September 2019. Hosted by the Namibia Bass Angling Association (NBAA), the tournament recorded a total of 34 fish which made it to the scale. 

Richard Grant was the top angler for the day as he managed to catch five fish. Willie Van Der Merwe scooped up four fish which earned him a silver medal, while Andrew Hall catching three fish, walking away as the bronze medallist. Lourens Delport caught the biggest fish of the tournament weighed in at 2.141kg.

Three junior anglers also took part in the fifth Bank Windhoek National Angling Competition. From these, Aje Engelbrecht won the junior division with a 1.402 kilogram fish. The full results of the tournament are as follows:

PositionName of AnglerTotal Weightnumber of Fish
1Richard Grant6.157kg5
2Willie van der Merwe5.141kg4
3Andrew Hall4.587kg3

“This is a special time of the year for bass fishing as the bigger fish move into the shallows for the spawn. Weather conditions seemed favourable with spring at our doorstep, it was however a bit windy during certain periods of the day with the ripple on the water being quite challenging for site fishing. Anglers however enjoyed themselves," said NBAA's Public Relations Officer, Andrew Hall.

Next on the NBAA's calendar is the Junior Development Weekend and the Bank Windhoek National Championships scheduled to take place towards the beginning and the end of October 2019. “NBAA would like to thank Bank Windhoek for its ongoing support and for making it possible for us to practice our beloved sport," concluded Hall.

“Bank Windhoek is proud to be a partner in the development of smaller sports codes in Namibia. Our journey with the NBAA stretches over many years and has proved to be beneficial for the all involved. We wish every angler the best with future tournaments during challenging times," said Bank Windhoek's PR Manager, André le Roux.


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