Curry’s Post Conservancy hosted the world’s first Pothole Fishing Competition, and it was a massive success at raising awareness for a very serious problem.
Howick, South Africa (01 March 2021) – Curry’s Post Road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is home to some massive potholes. The municipality has proven to be inefficient in repairing the roads, so Howick residents took the opportunity to have a little fun over the weekend while highlighting the serious problem.
The Curry’s Post Conservancy decided to host a fishing competition to raise much-needed funds for their cause but to also raise awareness for the pothole problem on social media. They asked for a donation of R20 per fishing rod on the day and that people take to social media to share what they are doing.
The community has requested help from the uMngeni municipality, but they have not had any feedback.
The rainy weather played perfectly into the plan, and all the potholes were transformed into ponds of various sized and depths.
The best part is, because there are so many potholes on the road, people were able to spread out and stick to social distancing while they took part in the event.
Take a look at some of the images shared by the Curry’s Post Conservancy below.