Fishing Sports in South Africa

Some people might not class fishing as a sport but it most definitely is. Most people who fish do it as a hobby, a way to kick back and relax after a hard week at work, as a way to pass the time or just as a way to get back to nature a little.

Hardcore fishermen can take it as a way of life, and sometimes, it does become a sport to them. They join in with fishing tournaments hoping to win prizes in categories such as biggest fish caught or the most fish caught in the day. Fishing tournaments are organized events and a quick search online can tell you when the next tournament near to you is.

Fishing tournaments often run all year round and in all types of weather. It is one sport that doesn’t stop even if it rains (of course if the rain gets too bad no one wants to be sitting out in that, so pack up and go home). Most tournaments take place during the spring and autumn seasons, so waterproof gear and light layers are essential clothing.

The South African Fishing League Worldwide has a full list of tournaments for the year ahead so if you want to take part, make sure you register with them in plenty of time so that you don’t miss out. There will be a set number of spaces per tournament.

Children often enjoy going fishing with their parents, however, they must be able to sit still and keep quiet for a long period of time. If they are not able to do that but you still want to take them with you to enjoy the experience then make sure there are plenty of quiet activities for them to keep them busy. Coloring books, reading books and puzzle books work well.

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