Monday, December 18, 2006

Fishing Challenge angling for Brunei tourism

By Jon Tampoi

The annual Fishing Challenge organised by the Sungai Matan Village Council took place yesterday.

The event was launched by Brunei-Muara District Officer, Dato Paduka Awg Hj Md Yusop Bin Bakar, to promote the Sungai Matan area as a tourism venue and collect funds for the Sungai Matan Welfare and Sports Organisation Fund and the Sungai Matan Orphans Fund.

Another goal was to foster closer ties between fishing enthusiasts via such an activity. The event also showcased products from the Sungai Matan area.

The fishing Challenge took place along a board-walk at the village of Sungai Matan that was decorated by the residents, along the Brunei River.

This year's event was divided into five categories: Category A for Open Individual fishing during a 30-minute period; Category B for groups of four participants, Category C for Individual Open for catching the heaviest and largest fish; Category D for the first person to catch a fish in a 30-minute period; and Category E for residents of Kampong Sungai Matan for catching the largest fish. An additional event was added, which was catching the most crabs.

Also held were a game of guess the fish's weight, kelupis wrapping, a colouring contest and a karaoke competition. Prizes were presented by the guest of honour at the closing ceremony at 3pm yesterday.

Courtesy of: Borneo Bulletin

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