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More than 360 anglers gather in the northwest ahead of the annual Barbers Panbonanza-SABC News

For the annual Barberspan Bonanza, more than 360 anglers gathered in Barberspan near the Northwestern Delary Building. Anglers across the country welcomed their return to the fishing grounds after nearly a year of limited fishing opportunities under harsh blockage conditions.

Professional anglers Marius Wheeler and Tinus Targard welcomed Bonanza as a great comeback to the season.

“I’ve been away from the game with all COVID-19 regulations for at least a year or a season. There’s a lot to do to get back into a competitive scenario.”

“It’s not just about coming to the water and sitting here all day trying to catch fish and go home. The town, all the businesses next to the water here are supported by all the people who participate in this. increase.”

According to the organizers, participants are competing in categories such as the largest catfish, moggels and carp catches.

Organizer Johann Sickerling said the contest is welcomed not only as a contribution to local tourism, but also as a major fundraising event for local churches.

“Barbers Panbonanza is an old fishing competition that has been around for about 24 years. This year we have 367 participants. It’s going well and our prize money is great. We have 580 prizes to win. It’s a very unique fishing competition. “

More than 360 anglers gather in the northwest ahead of the annual Barbers Panbonanza-SABC News

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