Fishing Contest Today At Tungku Beach

Written by Ubaidillah Mali
Sunday, 13 December 2009 06:25

Bandar Seri Begawan - The biggest sports fishing competition in Brunei takes place today at Tungku Beach in Jerudong from 7am onwards.
The Brunei International Sport Fishing Competition 2009, or simply Fishcomp 2009, is expected to draw the participation of more than 200 seasoned and amateur enthusiasts from around the country, according to the annual competition's co-organiser.

Speaking to The Brunei Times, Captain Fred of Capt Fred Fishing and Marine Supply said that the company had already received more 170 applicants for registration to this year's tournament.

"We're hoping for a much larger participation than last year, (when 180 people registered)," he said, adding that this year's numbers ate expected to increase with last minute registrations.

In preparation for Fishcomp 2009, the Fisheries Department as the co-organisers held a cleaning campaign at the beach yesterday morning. More than 200 personnel from the department as well as staff from Capt Fred Fishing arrived on the beach at around 8.30am to clear the competition site of The outcome of the two-hour campaign managed to fill a truckload of rubbish bags.

Fisheries Director Hjh Hasnah Ibrahim stressed the necessity of maintaining the cleanliness of such recreational sites for both the benefit of Bruneians as well as visiting tourists.

"We did this cleaning campaign in conjunction with the fishing challenge but also as a reminder to everyone that we have to keep our beaches clean," she said.

With a $20 registration fee per person, the competition is showcasing prizes for the winners of four available categories, namely. Fastest Catch Category, individual Category, Team Category and Casting Accuracy Category. Prizes include trophies, Shimano fishing gear as well as cash prizes. Promising fun-filled activities for the whole family, the competition also has games for all ages, such as coconut bowling, guessing games, bouncy castle, and exhibits and stalls selling various food items.-- Courtesy of The Brunei Times