Gambia Tourism Board organises international fishing competition



Gambia Tourism Board (GTB) partnered with stakeholders in the tourism sector and recently organised a beach casting or fishing competition, named “Fish The Gambia (FTG)” at the Gambia River.

The initiative was taken by the GTB with the aim to turn this fishing competition into an internationally-acclaimed event.

Bernard Westgarth, one of the organisers, announced that he is extremely happy to welcome some of the famous anglers from around the world. He also mentioned that he is thankful to The GTB’s partnership and part sponsorship of the event.

Tabbal, the co-organiser, also thanked the Gambia Tourism Board for its partnership and for partly sponsoring the event.

Meanwhile, the Director General (DG) of The GTB, Benjamin A. Roberts, announced that the GTB is also preparing an international “Sea and River Creek Fishing Competition” in October, 2014, partnering with Poland. Roberts further announced that Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Ministry and Department of Fisheries, The Gambia Navy, The Gambia Maritime Administration Agency, and the Denton Bridge Fishermen Association will also back the international competition.