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Update posted by Amanda Adlam On Oct 02, 2018

In September, I had the privilege of going with the Zimbabwe ladies bank angling team to tour Namibia in an international tournament. Having not fished for 3 years, I was extremely nervous of letting my country down. But, my passion for fishing and general love for fish came through, and I pulled off an individual 5th place and as a team we got the silver medal! I also caught my personal best smallmouth yellowfish (which don't occur in Zimbabwe so it was a treat for me).

This story doesn't end here- next year South Africa will be hosting the World games of fishing and Zimbabwe will be sending us to represent! I am so proud and excited to be a part of such an amazing team and have this opportunity to go to the top level of competitive angling and live out one of my dreams. I would like to add that this all catch-and-release fishing and as always, I will be spreading the world on fish conservation!

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Update posted by Amanda Adlam On Jun 25, 2018

After handing in my final version of my Masters study, I officially registered for my PhD! It now makes everything even more real and exciting. I am also writing 2 articles for publication from my MSc work- being a published scientist is the next goal and it's not far off!

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Update posted by Amanda Adlam On Apr 24, 2018

Mozambique tilapia (mozzie, blou kurper) are under serious threat in southern Africa, in particular Zimbabwe, due to the introduction of Nile tilapia (nilos). One of my PhD goals is to find more natural conservation points for this fish, and to inform policy makers of its use as an aquacultural product to feed our nation.
This small specimen was caught during my Masters, and gave me hope that we can conserve this species.



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Update posted by Amanda Adlam On Mar 11, 2018

laremouth bass is an invasive species in southern Africa, causing negative ecological effects to our native fish and as such the further spread of the species should be stopped. However, they contribute to the economy through the importance of sports fishing and they are delicious to eat! This is one I caught this weekend in a dam in Zimbabwe.

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Update posted by Amanda Adlam On Mar 09, 2018

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Hi Amanda, I ran marathons, you get there one mile at a time. So, keep going. Mike

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:-)

Michael Heneghan

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Good Luck Amanda

Michael Heneghan

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Good Luck, like your thinking!

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Good Luck Amanda, we need more scientists.

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Go Amanda ;-)

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Best of luck on your endeavors! 🤘😎🤘

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