Employees of EkoNivaAgro have proved that true fishermen are not afraid of the harsh February weather by taking part in the winter fishing competition!
Over 50 participants competed for the title of the best fisherman of EkoNivaAgro on one of the ponds in Liski district (Voronezh oblast). The company has been holding similar competitions for several years, popularising them and involving more and more people.
The fishermen got down to work at the whistle of the referee. The exciting process of catching large and small fish lasted 4 hours. Pavel Kovalenko became the winner of the competition with the catch of 1.5 kg. Aleksander Kovalev came second and Evgeniy Lozovoy demonstrated the third best result.
‘I have been fond of fishing since my childhood, but it is the first time I have taken part in a fishing competition’, shares Pavel Kovalenko, Technician of EkoNivaAgro. ‘I have come here to spend time with my friends and colleagues. The victory is just a nice addition to a well-organised event.’
The Biggest Fish award was granted to Nikolai Kolomytsev who caught a 0.5-kg grass carp. Yuriy Tarasov, on the contrary, caught the smallest fish, for which he was awarded a certificate of appreciation. Sergei Blinov got the First Fish Award, and eleven-year-old Dmitry Kolomytsev became the youngest participant of the competition.
The award ceremony was a special treat for all fans of winter fishing because they were sincerely happy for their colleagues and received valuable prizes for participating in the competition. The prizes included new ice drills, fishing rods, fishing boxes, tents and other fishering equipment.
‘Despite the frost and strong wind, I really enjoyed the event’, shares Aleksander Kovalev, the silver medalist. ‘Such competitions always provide a great opportunity to put our knowledge into practice, demonstrate our skills, gain new experience and of course have a good time. On behalf of all participants, I would like to thank EkoNiva for the positive emotions, good mood and the organisation of the competition at the highest level’.
By Viktor BARGOTIN