All is set for the Lake Malawi International Art Lure Tournament, a fishing and angling competition scheduled for this weekend in Salima.
The tournament, which has pulled three regional teams from Malawi and one from South Africa, has been running for 11 years. It is aimed at sharing fishing skills without baits, according to Southern Region Angling Club secretary Craig Clow.
Clow was speaking yesterday at Total head office at Maselema, Blantyre when he received a 500-litre card for fuel from Total Malawi towards this yearâ€™s event. The fuel is valued at K303 150 (about $918).
â€œWe thank Total Malawi for the generous donation of fuel, we need the support of such people,â€ said Clow.
Total Malawi managing director, Michel Malatino, said they made the donation as a way of enhancing the companyâ€™s partnership with other businesses and organisations in society.
â€œThis forms part of our relationship building with our business partners. Total is also focused on other areas of corporate social responsibility such as road safety, HIV and Aids and malaria, among others,â€ said Malatino.
Clow said during the two-day event, four people in each team will be expected to go on the lake and catch different species of fish.
â€œThere are approximately 15 different fish species recognised in the competition, so the teams will try to catch four of each species. Those that catch one or two of the same species earn less points,â€ he said.
The tournament, organised by the Lilongwe and Districts Angling Club members, has been sanctioned by the Angling Society of Malawi.