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Traditional fishing equipment: Ensuring a sustainable way to secure livelihood

Traditional Fishing
In 2019, the rivers were low and fish species had difficulty to find appropriate and secure breeding grounds. There were no shallow waters in...

Fishing in Goanikontes: relaxation with a thrill

Angling
Sport fishing has always been a popular pastime in Namibia. Surf fishing on the coast or hooking a tiger fish from one of the...

Fish stocks at risk – nets need to be banned

Fishing Resources
Legal and illegal networks are threatening the fish stocks in Namibia’s rivers and reservoirs. There are regulatory laws, but control is lacking. Sport fishermen...

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

Bass Angling Oanob
The angler on his motorboat is all by himself. A long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, a big hat and sunglasses, plus generous lashings of...

A delicacy, but beware of the sting

The white barbel (Galeichthys feliceps), popularly known as white sea catfish, is one of the numerous species of surf fish caught on the Namibian...

To Swakopmund for giving birth and mating

Kupferhai
During the summer months pregnant copper sharks migrate to the coastal waters near Swakopmund and give birth to their young. By then, males have...

Anglers are very serious about nature conservation

Zambezi Classic International
“We are worried that the number of fish in the Zambezi River is diminishing all the time, that commercial fishermen are casting their nets...

Six freshwater angling associations in Namibia

Freshwater angling associations
Sporting the oldest desert on earth, Namibia is known as a desert country. Perennial rivers are few and far between, found only on the...

Generally unknown: Namibia is an angler’s paradise

Angler's Paradise
One doesn’t expect to find much fish in Namibia – after all it’s the driest country south of the Sahara. And yet a large...

Namibia boasts 14 surf angling clubs

Surf angling
Surf fishing means catching fish from the shoreline or wading in the surf. Namibia has 14 surf fishing clubs, and the various species of...

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