NSAA to host corporate angling weekend

Fishing for a cause
The Namibia Shore Angling Association (NSAA) will host the 10th Annual Cymot Corporate Angling Weekend in Henties Bay.
Nikanor Nangolo
The Namibia Shore Angling Association (NSAA) in collaboration with Cymot, will host the 10th Annual Cymot Corporate Angling Weekend on 28 and 29 October in Henties Bay.

The angling weekend will be serve as a fundraiser to generate funds for selected NSAA teams that will be travelling to participate internationally.

The NSAA has six Presidents teams that are going to compete against South Africa during the first week of October, along the coast line of Namibia. "The six selected teams are the Presidents A team, Presidents B team, Masters team ((men older than 50), Presidents Veterans team (men older than 40), Development team (all upcoming anglers challenging to achieve their Namibian colours), as well as the Ladies Team," explained the chief official (weigh master of the NSAA) Danie du Toit.

Six Namibian teams will also be in action in Jefferies Bay. These are the Senior men’s team, Ladies team, Grandmasters team (men older than 60 years), Masters team (men older than 50 years), Under 21 team, as well as the under 16 team. "The Main base will be in Henties Bay for this tournament with bait to be issued at the opening function Thursday evening. Friday's angling will be along the coastline, with the weigh scales close in Henties Bay at the Skubbe bar at 16:00. On Saturday, angling will be along the coastline, with the closing of the weigh scales in Henties Bay at the Skubbe Bar 16:00. The prize giving will take place on Saturday evening," said Du Toit.

The winning prizes include angling equipment, fishing rods, fishing reels, camping gear and outdoor prizes to name a few sponsored by Cymot. Du Toit explained that the winning prizes will be for the top three teams with the most weight/mass over the course of the two days. "There will only be four anglers per team. The winning teams (first, second and third in each category) will win 12 prizes. Individual prizes will be for the four different edible fishes including cob, galjoen, blacktail, or steenbras. The teams will also be out to brag with very nice looking clothing, thus there will also be prizes for best dressed team throughout the competition days."

Du Toit highlighted that angling does not receive any financial support from the Namibia Sports council. "It is for this reason that we have to work hard during the year to generate funds to assist the anglers to lessen the burden on their pockets. The cost of these tournaments is N$ 12 000.00 to N$ 16 000.00 per angler. Fuel is our main expense at this point in time."

He expressed gratitude on behalf of the NSAA towards Cymot for their continuous help over the years. "This is their way of thanking all their customers from all over Namibia who support their branches, from Rundu to Oranjemund. All companies and sports teams from all over Namibia are welcome to participate in this corporate angling event. Teams can consist of men, ladies and juniors. The entry fee is set at N$4000 (per four member team)."

Interested persons can contact du Toit at [email protected]

"This is close to the end of the year and we challenge all companies from all over Namibia to enroll teams. Use the event for team building, to say thank you to your customers and your suppliers," he said, adding that the Gus Kolhner Tournament will also take place in the first week of October in Henties Bay.

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