Akata fishing festival

Akata fishing festival is an annual fishing event at Akata Lake near Katsina-Ala town.

Fishermen at Akata Lake

Akata Lake is close to both Katsina-Ala town and Katsina-Ala River.

The part the town close to the lake is also called Akata

The festival attracts fishermen, fish buyers, nearby communities, tourists and top government officials among others.

Akata Fishing Festival in 2022

The chairman of Katsina Ala local government, as at 2022, Atera Alfred, led a delegation from Benue State Government, traditional rulers, councillors and others to year 2022 Akata Fishing Festival.

Fish from Akata Lake

Biggest fish caught is one of the important part of the festival.