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Flinging fish festival set to go the distance

For more than 40 years, the Australian town of Port Lincoln has been home to a unique celebratory and athletic extravaganza – the Tunarama fish festival.

Some 25,000 people descend on the coastal town for the event, which sees parades, firework displays, fun runs and a beauty pageant, all in celebration of the town’s iconic export of tuna fish.

Taking place from January 24th to 26th, the festival features something for everyone but the highlight is undoubtedly the frozen fish throwing contest.

Each contestant has to throw a tuna fish – frozen for aerodynamic purposes – as far as possible, using a technique similar to that of Olympic hammer-throwers.

Scotland may have its caber tossing, but as far as the people of Port Lincoln are concerned, there’s only one thing to throw through the air in the name of old-fashioned friendly competition: fish.

Port Lincoln is a town in South Australia approximately 400 hundred miles from Adelaide, the state capital.

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