KOTA KINABALU: The first ever tagal fishing competition will be held at the Moyog river in Penampang, near here, on Aug 30.
Sabah Angler Association (SAA) honorary secretary Zachary Mobijohn said the competition, organised by the SAA in collaboration with the State Fisheries Department, was aimed to promote inland angling as well as create awareness among the villagers, particularly the Kadazandusun, about the tagal system that had been practised to preserve and protect fish stock in the rivers.
He said SAA would conduct the competition based on tagal rules to minimise the negative impact on fish stock.
“For the first time, “barbless” hooks are introduced with the sole purpose of preventing injuries to the fish when removing the hook from the mouth,” he said recently.
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