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Whopper Wins Nigeria Fish Prize
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:33:54 AM »
A man has landed a fish weighing 66kg (10st 6lb) - almost his own weight - with his bare hands to win Nigeria's prestigious Argungu fishing festival.
 
Over 20,000 fishermen entered the annual fishing contest in the northern state of Kebbi.

Bello Yakub, 48, wrestled his monster fish out of the water with the help of two flimsy nets to win the $33,900 (?17,000) first prize.

He said this was the first time he had won in more than 30 attempts.

"I just hope I can use the prize money for something good," he told reporters.

But his catch is not a record - three years ago, the winner caught a fish weighing 75kg (11st 11lb).

The huge fish are called Giwan Rua, which means "elephant of the water".

The men line up a kilometre away from the Fadan Mata river outside the village of Argungu and at the sound of a gun charge into the water.

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Re: Whopper Wins Nigeria Fish Prize
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 07:46:01 AM »
Cool.

Who go chop the fish?
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