Fishing invitational competition held in Qidong
The fishing invitational competition held in Qidong, Nantong on Nov 7 attracted over 80 participants. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
An invitational fishing icompetition was held in Qidong, a county-level city administered by Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province, on Nov 7. Co-sponsored by the people's government of Yinyang town and the Qidong General Sports Association, the event attracted over 80 participants.
Fishing has a long history in Qidong and is generally popular. In recent years, it has developed into a leisure and fitness sport loved by Qidong citizens.
According to an official from the fishing association, during the preparations which started in September the competition received a lot of interest from the numerous fishing lovers. Due to the limitation of space, 80 participants were finally selected.
A batch of new fish was introduced to the water before the competition. Thus, the fish took the bait one after another as soon as the competition started.
After nearly five hours' competition, Chen Jian from Feihu Club won the championship, receiving 5,000 yuan ($760) in cash and other prizes.