The fishing competition and kayak race to be held in conjunction with ‘Semadang River Tagang@Fishing Festival 2015’ has been postponed to Oct 3.
The event was earlier scheduled for Sept 26 but due to unforeseen circumstances, the organiser had decided to pick a new date.
The event, jointly organised by Kampung Semadang Development and Security Committee (JKKK), state Agriculture Department, Kampung Semadang Tagang System Committee and Kampung Semadang Youths, is managed by Ma’asa Event Management.
Event director Robert Kenneth said the closing date for registration had also been extended from Sept 20 to 26, with the time and place for registration remaining unchanged.
He said three registration counters would be open from 1pm until 5pm, namely at Eastern Mall Siburan, Awah Café Dayak Bidayuh National Aassociation (DBNA) headquarters and Kampung Semadang Community Hall.
The competition will be held along the ‘tagang’ (fishing restricted area) of Sungai Sarawak Kiri (locally known as Sungai Semadang) at Kampung Semadang near Jalan Puncak Borneo, about 40km from here.
Robert said the fishing competition and kayak race would be the highlights of the festival, which would also host an entertainment programme, exhibition and food bazaar.
He added that the fishing competition – open to both locals and foreigners – would begin at 9am and end at 12.30pm.
The registration fee is RM55 for one rod and two hooks, including boat charges to and from the venue. The use of triple hooks is prohibited and the competition is divided into three categories, namely fastest catch, biggest fish caught and total weight of fish caught.
Winner of the total weight of fish caught category will receive RM500, a trophy and certificate, while the first and second runners-up will receive RM300 and RM150 along with trophies and certificates, respectively. A consolation prize of RM50 will also be awarded to those placing fourth to sixth, besides certificates.
Meanwhile, mystery gifts will also be awarded to winners of the fastest catch and the biggest fish caught categories.
On the kayak race, Robert said the competition – also open to local and foreign participants – would have each two-seater kayak be charged with a RM100 participation fee.
Participants are required to provide their own kayaks and the competition will be held on Sept 26, starting at 2pm.
The winner will walk away with RM500 plus a trophy and certificate, while the first runner-up will bag RM300, a trophy and certificate and the second runner-up, RM200, a trophy and certificate.
There will also be three consolation prizes of RM100 each.
Further information on both events as well as registration forms can be obtained at Eastern Mall Siburan, DBNA headquarters near Jalan Kumpang here and Joe Café in Kota Padawan; or by contacting Robert via 013-2036553, Krisnam Sabod (016-3043284), Ramos Jepos (013-8482670), Dennis Jiau (011-26824148) and John Dere (016-8711491).
Completed entries must reach the secretariat at least five days before the competition, as the organisers will not entertain late registrations.
The prize-giving ceremony for both competitions is expected to be performed by Assistant Minister for Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil on the evening of Oct 3. Dr Jerip is also the patron of the festival.