|calendar>>September 5. 2012 Juch 101|
National Angling Contest Held
|Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The 11th national angling contest was held on the bank of the River Taedong in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
The contest brought together more than 50 anglers selected from Pyongyang City and provinces.
The standings were decided by the number of fishes (each being over 10 cm long) caught within three hours.
Each angler was allowed to use two sets of fishing tackle, including pole-and-line and gear fishhooks.
Kim Tae Gip, 72, from Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, was the first to hook a fish, ten minutes after the beginning of the contest.
Anglers were given cheers by spectators whenever they caught fishes.
Kim Sun Il, secretary of the Nature Conservation Union of Korea, told KCNA:
"The contest witnessed improved angling skills.
The annual contest gives a glimpse of the emotional life enjoyed by the people under the care of the Workers' Party of Korea."
Diplomas and prizes were awarded to good anglers. The top prize went to Pak Mun Sik, 51, living in Taedonggang District, Pyongyang, who was also a winner in the 9th national angling contest.
Pak said that to catch fish in the River Taedong is an exceptional amusement for him.
A technical prize was awarded to Kim Hong Chol, 48, from Phyongwon County, South Phyongan Province, for having caught the biggest fish.
Meanwhile, an exhibition of fishing tackles took place on the spot on the same day.
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