PENAMPANG: Sabah Anglers Association (SAA) is toying with the idea of organising fishing competitions at all ‘tagal’ rivers across the state as part of its effort to promote the activity as an eco-tourism product.
“We have over a hundred ‘tagal’ rivers in Sabah and beginning next year, we can probably start to organize competitions periodically and rotate them between different rivers. This is just an idea but we are looking into it seriously,” said its president Datuk Wilfred Lingam.
Another interesting idea, he said, is to combine series of tagal fishing competitions to be included as part of an annual grand prix tournament.
“If we do this we plan to come up with a Tagal Calendar which lists the dates and venues of ‘tagal’ fishing competitions throughout the year.”
Lingam added that if the idea would materialize it would also help generate income for villagers who implement ‘tagal’ system in their areas.
He said the idea was encouraged by the success of yesterday’s Babagon Tagal Inland Fishing Competition. The first-time event, held in Kg Babagon, attracted over 50 anglers and inland fishing enthusiasts from as far as Tamparuli and Keningau.
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