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Engelbrecht reels in big at Bass Angling tourney

Engelbrecht reels in big at Bass Angling tourney

Jandré Engelbrecht caught the biggest fish at the Namibia Bass Angling Association (NBAA) tournament hosted by Bank Windhoek last weekend at Lake Oanob. The fish weighed an impressive 3.676 kg and organisers said the catch can be considered to be a “wall hanger”.

The tournament was the first for this year and according Bank Windhoek, the turn-out for the was fantastic with no less than five new anglers, three returning anglers that did not compete due to the drought in 2016 and four ladies competing of which one was a junior.

Bank Windhoek said the country was blessed with great rains at the beginning of February that pushed Lake Oanob from 25% to 80% within the space of three weeks. “This inflow is good for the future of Bass fishing in Namibia. However, it made the first tournament extremely difficult with only six fish coming to the scales,” they added.

Furthermore the NBAA said it was excited to physically see the growth in the sport and is aiming to take Bass Angling in Namibia to new exciting levels.

At the event, Nic Kruger also caught a giant fish, weighing in at 3.02 kg which turned out to be the second biggest fish of the day, while Alec Williams caught his fish, a respectable specimen of 2.051 kg, in injury time just before the tag board closed, earning him valuable points in the always closely contested “Angler of the Year” race.

The final results of the tournament are as follows in order of winners: Jandré Engelbrecht, 4.176 kg, Nic Kruger, 3502 kg, Alec Williams 2.051 kg, Jurgen Geiger 2.089 kg, Johna Coetzee 1.576 kg and Stefan de Wet who was one of the new anglers with little bass angling experience and did exceptionally well under truly tough conditions and reeled in a total of, 1.570 kgs.

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