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Record break at bass angling championship

Jacques Marais came in second place after catching a total bag of 24.455kg in the Bank Windhoek Namibia Bass Angling Association National Championship.

Jacques Marais came in second place after catching a total bag of 24.455kg in the Bank Windhoek Namibia Bass Angling Association National Championship.

Reinhard Laggner was crowned the champion of the Bank Windhoek Namibia Bass Angling Association (NBAA) National Championship after catching a total bag of 25.441kg in two days at Von Bach Dam on 04 and 05 October, breaking the Namibian record in the process.
On the first day, Laggner’s two lunkers weighed 4.296kg and 3.942kg respectively, breaking the Namibian bag record as well as the Von Bach Dam record, which was set less than a month before the championship at the NBAA’s Corporate Bass Challenge.
Laggner bagged 16.047kg of fish on the first day and 9.394kg on the final day. He was closely followed by Jacques Marais who caught a total bag of 24.455kg, while Max Pieper came in third with a total catch of 24.360kg.
This year was the first time that NBAA allowed anglers without Namibian citizenship to compete for the championship title.
The event was a success and anglers were happy to have been given a day to practice their angling skills before the championship started. They also used the practice day to scout for possible locations for nesting fish.

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