RM2,500 for top catch in Miri River Mouth contest

MIRI: The bait has been set to lure anglers to the Miri River Mouth Fishing Competition 2015, where the biggest catch will land the top cash prize of RM2,500 and trophy.

According to event spokesperson Vincent Lo, the Miri River Mouth Fishing contest will be held on March 8 (Sunday) from 7.30am to 11.30am.

A registration fee of RM30 applies for each fishing rod,

while RM40 applies for participants who register on the actual day of competition, he said yesterday.

Moreover, Lo said the competition opens the years activities organised by Miri Anglers Club.

We are expecting some 250 anglers to register for the event including both genders.

With each fishing competition, especially the Miri River Mouth event, we see a gradual increase in the number of participants especially the ladies, he added.

Meanwhile, second and third placed winners of the competition will win a cash prize of RM1,000 and RM500 respectively, along with trophies.

The fourth and fifth winners will receive cash prize of RM200, whereas sixth to 10 placing take home consolation prizes of RM50 and RM30 for 11th to 20th placing will also be given.

The fishing competitioncounts live catches thatweigh a minimum of 300gmand above.

Lo said the River Mouth fishing competition aims to promote fishing as an outdoor leisure sport as well as giving awareness to the public on the fishing ethics of catch and release technique.

Another objective is thatMiri Anglers Club wants tofoster an environmentally-friendly community through its river cleanliness awareness, he added.

Entry forms can be obtained at participating fishing tackle shops in town.

For further details, Lo can be contacted at 017-8029002 or Yii Chung Chai at 019-8151818.

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/02/15/rm2500-for-top-catch-in-miri-river-mouth-contest/