The two-day angling competition site at Doyang reservoir under Wokha district.
Wokha, December 5 (DIPR): The tentacles of the Hornbill Festival is spreading fast to other parts of the district in the State and one such example is the two-day angling competition at the beautiful Doyang reservoir under Wokha district. Doyang is well known for its Hydro Project (DHEP).
Under the aegis of Anglers Association Nagaland (AAN), District Anglers Wokha Nagaland (DAWN) and sponsored by the Department of Fisheries (GoN), the event was organized on December 4-5. The department sponsored the overall prize amounting to Rs. 2 lakh.
Anglers from abroad as well as from different states of India and other districts of Nagaland converged at the site and exhibited their skills, patience and luck, vying for the biggest catches of the day.
In the traditional pole rod angling competition on the first day, the participants were allowed to use only single pole rod and hook for the entire stipulated time, while during the main event on the second day, the participants were allowed one rod with two hooks.
The winners of the first day are: First – Rex Moirangthem (Manipur); Second – Mhonyamo Erui (Wokha); Third – Naba Kishwvor (Manipur); Fourth – N Yanbemo Patton (Wokha); Fifth – Achum Kithan (Dimapur).
The competition was held under three categories – Mahseer, Pole Rod and other category. Sixty participants took part in the main event and fifty anglers participated in the traditional pole rod event.
Deputy Director (F), Neitho Kuotsu, who graced the occasion as the chief guest, said that fisheries being one of the most valuable and important sectors of production in the state, the value of fish and its by-product in the state have increased considerably among the local populace. Thus, there is opportunity to develop the fisheries sectors in the state.
Besides, there is a huge dependence on fisheries and its tertiary activities by people for their livelihood, generating valuable employment and uplifting the socio economic condition of the rural masses, he added.
Neitho Kuotsu also congratulated all the winners in the different categories of the Hornbill Angling competition and wished AAN and its constituent bodies for promoting and conserving the rich biodiversity.
The programme concluded with felicitation and greetings from President AAN Phukato Sumi, short speech and prize distribution by Deputy Director (F) Neitho Kuotsu, special song by De Band, and vote of thanks by Khyolamo Humtsoe, Executive Member, DAWN.