158 Anglers compete for SIFT 2016

The Guest of Honour YB Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (most right) with the other invited sponsors of the event (from left) Rick Blackie GM of SHMGCC, Godfery Kissey Deputy Director of Department of Fisheries Sabah, Captain Shahriman Bin Mahmud Timbalan Panglima Markas Wilayah Laut 2, YBhg Datuk Yeoh Boon Hai Mayor of KK City and the President of Sabah Anglers Association YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham posing in front of the winning fishes.

The Guest of Honour YB Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (most right) with the other invited sponsors of the event (from left) Rick Blackie GM of SHMGCC, Godfery Kissey Deputy Director of Department of Fisheries Sabah, Captain Shahriman Bin Mahmud Timbalan Panglima Markas Wilayah Laut 2, YBhg Datuk Yeoh Boon Hai Mayor of KK City and the President of Sabah Anglers Association YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham posing in front of the winning fishes.

The Sabah International Fishing Tournament 2016 (SIFT 2016) attracted 158 avid anglers from several countries, all eager to try their luck in winning the RM25,000 first prize.

Held off Terumbu Layang Layang, the participants were flagged off from Kota Kinabalu via Sutera Harbour Resort’s marina jetty on 19 April 2016 for the six days five nights tournament.

Of the 158 anglers, 103 were international anglers while the remaining 55 were Malaysians. Participants from China made up the largest number at 60 followed by 22 from Brunei Darussalam with the remaining number from other countries like UAE, Singapore, Philippines, UK, Australia and Vietnam.

This year, the winning fish was caught by Yee Chen Youn from Tawau with a 38.9kg Giant Grouper. Second place goes to Lim Seong Keng also from Tawau with a Giant Grouper weighing 38.4kg and Awg Abdul Latif Hj Thabit from Brunei won third place with an Escolar weighing 33.2kg.

Yee Chee Yun (centre) of Tawau emerged as this year’s Champion and walked away with RM25,000.00, trophy, Gold Medal and fishing tackles. Presented the prizes were YB Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (right) witnessed by YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham.

Yee Chee Yun (centre) of Tawau emerged as this year’s Champion and walked away with RM25,000.00, trophy, Gold Medal and fishing tackles. Presented the prizes were YB Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (right) witnessed by YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham.

The participant with the heaviest fish will take home RM25,000 while the second and third place winners will receive RM10,000 and RM5,000 respectively. Fourth to sixth place winners will receive RM500 each. All six winners will also receive prizes in kinds.

The six winning fishes plus three more which was donated by one of the two female participants in this year’s tournament has collected RM2,100.00 which was handed over to Puan Norhadina Anol, President of Persatuan Ibu Tunggal Sabah by the President of Sabah Angler’s Association YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham.

YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham presented a cheque of RM2,100.00, proceeds from the auction of the winning fishes to the President of Persatuan Ibu Tunggal Sabah Puan Norhadina Anol.

YBhg Datuk Wilfred Lingham presented a cheque of RM2,100.00, proceeds from the auction of the winning fishes to the President of Persatuan Ibu Tunggal Sabah Puan Norhadina Anol.

The Guest of Honour of the event was the Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board YB Datuk Joniston Bangkuai. Also present were the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City YBhg Datuk Yeoh Boon Hai, Godfery Kissey Deputy Director of Department of Fisheries Sabah, Captain Shahriman Bin Mahmud, Timbalan Panglima Markas Wilayah Laut 2 and his wife, Puan Anida Bte Abdul Rahman, Rick Blackie, GM of SHMGCC and Carmen Ho Technical Marketing Executive of East Malaysia Parex Group Sdn Bhd.

Sabah International Fishing Tournament 2016

RESULT

6th Place                      RM500 + Fishing Tackles + Medal

Winner                        Kong Fui Pin

From                            Tawau

Fish Caught                 Dogtooth

Weight                          23.2kg

 

5th Place                      RM500 + Fishing Tackles + Medal

Winner                        Ma Guan Ming

From                            China

Fish Caught                 Escolar

Weight                          25.4kg

 

4th Place                      RM500 + Fishing Tackles + Medal

Winner                        Sylvester Bin Sing

From                            Kota Kinabalu

Fish Caught                 Escolar

Weight                          29.3kg

 

3rd Place                      RM5,000.00 + Trophy + Bronze Medal + Fishing Tackles

Winner                        Awg Abdul Latif Hj Thabit

From                            Brunei

Fish Caught                 Escolar

Weight                          33.2kg

 

2nd Place                      RM10,000.00 + Trophy + Silver Medal + Fishing Tackles

Winner                        Lim Seong Keng

From                            Tawau

Fish Caught                 Giant Grouper

Weight                          38.4kg

 

Grand Champion         RM25,000.00 + Trophy + Gold Medal + Fishing Tackles

Winner                        Yee Chen Yun

From                            Tawau

Fish Caught                 Giant Grouper

Weight                          38.9kg

One for the album! All top 6 winners with the Guest of Honours and other invited guests of the tournament.

One for the album! All top 6 winners with the Guest of Honours and other invited guests of the tournament.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SIFT 2016 WINNERS!

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