Nagaland angling competition held at Doyang reservoir
Dimapur, Sep. 27 (EMN): The fifth edition of the Nagaland State angling competition organised by Anglers’ Association Nagaland (AAN) in collaboration with the state department of Fisheries & Aquatics Resources was held at Tzuza Eryü Doyang Reservoir, Pangti village, Wokha, on September 23 and 24.
In the valedictory event held at Phodong Resort & Recreational Centre, director, department of Fisheries & Aquatics Resources, Rongsennungba, graced the event as special guest, AAN informed in an update.
The director in his speech acknowledged the sincere efforts of the villagers, especially host village Pangti, for successfully stopping illegal fishing using dynamite at Doyang.
Rongsennungba requested the villagers to sensitise the locals to practice sustainable way of fishing and to minimise the use of gillnets.
Altogether 350 anglers from Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam and Nagaland participated and exhibited their skills during the two-day mega angling event. The champion walked away with INR 1 lakh cash prize, trophy and citation, it stated.
In the biggest catch category, Mosem Kichu (3.615 kg) won the first prize followed by Jeevan Gurung (3.160 kg) and TS Lotha (1.195 kg).
The winners in most number of species caught are Chumden Ezung (five species), Akum Moa (four species) and Toshilemba (four species).
The event was hosted by District Anglers’ Wokha.