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Giant stingray, weighing 150kg, caught in Kuala Sibuti

Mar 22. 2019
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By The Star
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SIBU: A fisherman has caught a giant 150kg stingray in Kuala Sibuti, about five hours drive from here.

The lucky fisherman, Wan Mazlan Ramlee, who caught the fish on Thursday (March 21), said the prized catch was found entangled in his fishing net which he had set up two hours earlier.

"I had set up the fishing net at about 8am. When I came back two hours later, I first thought it was a timber log entangled in the net. But, I was shocked to see that it was a huge stingray," he said.

Due to the weight of the fish and with the help from another fisherman, he slowly hauled it into his fishing boat. "I have sold the fish to a buyer in Bekenu bazaar," he said, without revealing how much he had sold it.

Last Sunday (March 17), another fisherman from the same village, Ramlee Jinal, had also landed a bigger stingray, weighing 250kg in Kuala Niah.

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