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Achigã Challenge - for black bass fishing fans to hit the waters of Portugal

From May 19 to October 13, Aldeias de Xisto - a route of Portuguese historic slate villages - will host a fishing circuit that takes participants from all over the world to the Portuguese countryside seeking the Achigã - black bass river fish. 

An international fishing competition, this event takes place in various small villages along its program, from Oleiros, to Pedrógão Grande and Sertã, all part of the Portuguese slate villages, promoting the fishing on the rivers and the Cabril and Castelo de Bode dams. 

The cristalin and deep waters of the Cabril River in these areas can sometimes make it difficult for the participants to get something and rise the challenge, but most of the last years' teams participating were able to catch around 5 achigãs each.

Surrounded by the slate mountains, this is an opportunity to enjoy the river beaches, the mountain tracks to hike and the quiet villages of the Regiao Centro.


Meet the full program:

May 19 - Álvaro, Oleiros

July 21 - Pedrógão Grande

September 8 - Foz de Alge, Figueiró dos Vinhos

September 22 - Fernandaires, Vila de Rei (Taça de Portugal)

October 13 - Trízio, Sertã


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