LOWRANCE SOUTH AFRICA Lowrance Issue 18 - Page 32

FABULOUS FISHING Congratulations to Zimbabwe for their win at the Region 5 International Bass fishing competition, which took place at Chicamba Dam in Northern Mozambique. Our Protea Bass angling side placed second overall. They were competing against teams from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique. Unfortunately, Swaziland had to withdraw. Each country was represented by six boats with two anglers’ each, fishing for five of the heaviest fish per day. SA team manager Wessie Wessels says South Africa lagged behind Zimbabwe by 10 points at the end of Day One, but caught up magnificently on Day Two – to lead the field by five points. Zimbabwe fought back hard on the last day to take victory overall. The competitors had to contend with real Cape weather conditions, battling rain, wind, fog and extreme cold for all five days – including the two practise days and three competition days.