Hornbill Angling Festival: Aponthung reels in top prize in river angling

Hornbill Angling Festival: Aponthung reels in top prize in river angling
Anglers participating in the river angling competition as a part of the Hornbill Festival 2018 at Tsuza Eryu, Doyang on December 3.


DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 12 (MExN): The river angling competition of the Hornbill Angling Festival 2018 was held on December 3 at Tsuza Eryu, Doyang, Wokha where Aponthung Kikon emerged as champion of the river event bagging a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 along with certificate.


Zach Ovung who stood second walked away with a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 while Mhonjan Kikon received Rs. 10,000 finishing third. Other winners of the event were Nyanthung Odyuo, Aphamo Khuvung, Mar Longkumer, Mhonyamo Erui, Zuchobemo Ngullie, Imtiwapang, Surenthung Erui and Zuben Ezung.


All together 64 anglers from different parts of the state participated.


Pukhato Zhimomi, President ANN and Mhonthung Lotha, President DAWN delivered short speeches on the occasion.


According to the organisers, the river edition of the festival witnessed tourists coming in from as far as New Zealand to get a glimpse of the competition.


As part of Hornbill Festival 2018, the competition is being hosted by the Anglers Association Nagaland (AAN) in association with the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources and Department of Tourism.


Lake/pond angling competition of the festival will be held on December 7 and 8 at Lavi Lake, Dimapur.


The total prize money to be won this year is Rs 3.5 lakhs, of which Rs 1.5 lakhs is for river angling competition and Rs 2 lakhs for lake/pond angling competition.