Referring to the postings from the page:
Registration was supposed to start at 0645 hours but the organisers with the necessary tags appeared half an hour later only. OK by Malaysian standards to be honest. The funny part is actually during the wait.
There was this chap who claimed to be the VP of the Malaysian Anglers Association. To be frank in the whole of Malaysia couldn’t this organisation find someone else to hold this post? Someone who at least knows whats going on in an event their organisation is organising?
This chap comes up to us and asks me if I was able to fish with my rods. I said can. Apparently this answer upset his highness.
After his very remarkable question he leaves us (Caesar and me) and goes and talks to another official. Caesar needed to head back to the car and this guy comes back to me while I’m alone and starts small talk.
So I asked him it’d be good that if you could get someone to put up a banner or something. Its a very innocent question to ask since you’re dealing with an organisation that claims to a national level representative.
Apparently buntings upset this chap. He then starts a tirade about how my attitude sucks and how he can refund me if he wanted to.
I told him that I did not know him from adam and wanted to know the reason why his panties are in a twist. His only reason is that he didn’t like my attitude. Puzzling since I did nothing to this chap.
Tip of the day people. Think twice before inviting these people anywhere. They’re excess baggage which you don’t really need.
The helm of the organisation is aloof towards angling. You can cast lures with a spinning rod. Albeit there are certain types of spinners that are exceptionally good at this. Normal spinners to the job but not as well.
A bait caster reel can be used to do bottom feeding too. It works just as well as a spinner when doing this.
My live bait which was clearly allowed for usage was not allowed by its oblivious president. I have confirmation of this on the FB page too. He said he cannot allow the spinner as I might do bottom feeding.
Not wanting to let rip and just fish I had to return the my bait to my car. These people seemed to fishy to leave it around with.
A very disconcerting thing besides the small mentality is the commitment of these people towards the whole sport. It is a big question mark.
By half past eleven I was very tired and decided to call it a day. Funny thing about casting is that you can be empty handed and still be very happy about it. So in order to complete my story I head on down to the place where there were some holding tanks for the caught fishes.
I was utterly gutted to find that every member of the organisation has packed up and left. The tanks have also been taken away. Come to think of it the marshals have also left already!
The event was supposed to be until 1!!! Having extensive events background, no one in the right mind does that! Despite it being a conservation effort where there is no money involved you have to see it through!
According to Caesar there were about 15 peacock bass and four tomans that were caught in the holding tank when he went there earlier.
Good effort by the participants but tough when you have a limp organisation run by nonchalant belligerent individuals. I officially would like to express that in the future I will attend events associated with PeMM by coincidence only.
Despite all the nonsense. Titiwangsa is a beautiful place to fish in.
We will have our own conservation with hopefully better results.
PS. No one knows where the PBs and the Tomans went. Very questionable that PeMM did not announce its destination.