Kariba Tiger Fishing Competition

Each year anglers flock to the magnificent Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe to take part in one of the highlights on the angling event circuit; the Kariba Tiger Fishing Competition.

The Kariba Tiger Fishing Competition is an annual competition taking place on Lake Kariba in October every year.The tournament is has been held each year for over 50 years and takes place over 3 days in Charara in Zimbabwe on the shores of Lake Kariba. Hosted at the NAUZ (National Anglers Union of Zimbabwe) premises, the tournament has growth in numbers over the years and now has over 600 contestants competing in it.Braving extremely high temperatures of 45°C (113°F) and higher, anglers of all ages and experience levels are able to take part in the tournament.Prizes for the tournament vary each year with one year's prize being a Nissan NP 200 utility vehicle.The rules of the competition state that the winner is the angler that lands the biggest fish over 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Other prizes for the competition include boats, generators and trophies and anglers from around the world mark the event down in their calendars as a major highlight on the angling circuit.
by Katie Findlay

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