Race To Fish : News Photo

Race To Fish

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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The festival is an annual event of traditional sports such as wrestling, boxing, archery, catapulting, goat-skinning, camel and donkey racing and various water-based sports. The culmination of the one week long activities is The Grand Fishing which involves thousands of fishermen in a spectacle as they race to get the biggest catch inside the Matan Fada River. Competitors are only allowed to use traditional fishing tools and many prefer to catch fish entirely by hand, to demonstrate their prowess. The traditional fishing tools are hand nets and calabash. Calabash enables them to float on water and it is also used for storage of fish. After the gunshot thousands of competitors jump into the river . They have an hour to catch the largest fish. It is prohibited for anyone to fish after the festival till the next year. At the end of the hour, the fish are piled up at the foot of the scale. Abubakar Dabo emerges as the winner of 59th Argungu fishing festival with a catch of 65kg fish and he was awarded with N300,000.00 (1700 euros), honda city car, hajj trip (traveling to Mecca) and medical insurance for one year.
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The festival is an annual event of traditional sports such as wrestling, boxing, archery, catapulting, goat-skinning, camel and donkey racing and various water-based sports. The culmination of the one week long activities is The Grand Fishing which involves thousands of fishermen in a spectacle as they race to get the biggest catch inside the Matan Fada River. Competitors are only allowed to use traditional fishing tools and many prefer to catch fish entirely by hand, to demonstrate their prowess. The traditional fishing tools are hand nets and calabash. Calabash enables them to float on water and it is also used for storage of fish. After the gunshot thousands of competitors jump into the river . They have an hour to catch the largest fish. It is prohibited for anyone to fish after the festival till the next year. At the end of the hour, the fish are piled up at the foot of the scale. Abubakar Dabo emerges as the winner of 59th Argungu fishing festival with a catch of 65kg fish and he was awarded with N300,000.00 (1700 euros), honda city car, hajj trip (traveling to Mecca) and medical insurance for one year.
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The festival is an annual event of traditional sports such as... News Photo 159408778Annual Event,Archery,Boxing,Camel,Camel Racing,Cultures,Donkey,Event,Festival,Horizontal,Human Interest,Nigeria,Sport,Sports Race,Variation,WrestlingPhotographer Collection: Moment © Irene Becker[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The festival is an annual event of traditional sports such as wrestling, boxing, archery, catapulting, goat-skinning, camel and donkey racing and various water-based sports. The culmination of the one week long activities is The Grand Fishing which involves thousands of fishermen in a spectacle as they race to get the biggest catch inside the Matan Fada River. Competitors are only allowed to use traditional fishing tools and many prefer to catch fish entirely by hand, to demonstrate their prowess. The traditional fishing tools are hand nets and calabash. Calabash enables them to float on water and it is also used for storage of fish. After the gunshot thousands of competitors jump into the river . They have an hour to catch the largest fish. It is prohibited for anyone to fish after the festival till the next year. At the end of the hour, the fish are piled up at the foot of the scale. Abubakar Dabo emerges as the winner of 59th Argungu fishing festival with a catch of 65kg fish and he was awarded with N300,000.00 (1700 euros), honda city car, hajj trip (traveling to Mecca) and medical insurance for one year.