Mega angling competition held at Musu Angling Club


Dimapur, April 28: The first Mega angling competition of the year with a total cash prize of more than Rs.2 lakhs was held at Musu Angling Center Hoito Village today.
More than 150 anglers participated in the competition with anglers coming from as far as West Bengal and Assam besides participants from Dimapur, Mokokchung and other districts of Nagaland.
Head GB of S. Vihuto Village, also the President of Western Sumi Kukani Hoho, S.Vihuto Yeptho, who graced the anglers meet as the guest of honour gave away the winning prizes to Temsu whose catch weight was 5.240 kgs followed by Lanu Jungshi (5.007Kgs) and Ben Longkumer (4.532kgs) They received a cash prize of Rs. 50,000, Rs 30000 and Rs.20,000 respectively with citations. The biggest catch prize was bagged by Limajungshi (5.007kgs) while the first catch of the day went to Abdul M. Besides, prizes were given till the 9th runners up and 8 consolation prizes. All the winners were given meritorious certificates along with cash.
The guest of honour described angling as a peaceful game and appealed to the association to work collectively for promoting angling in the State. He also advised the association for appealing to the people not to use bleaching powder and other chemicals so that fishes can be conserved.
Chief of Hoito village, Khevovi Chopi, who is also the proprietor of Musu Angling Club said that the objective of organizing the angling competition was not for profit motive but for promoting the anglers and also to encourage the youth.
He remarked that he derives pleasure seeing participants cutting across all communities coming together as one family and enjoying angling in one area. The proprietor informed that he hired 50 volunteers from Shouba village for the event, took care of their uniforms, transportation besides paying them allowances. Professional catering group was also hired for the day, he said.
Secretary, Dimapur district Anglers association, Pilato observed that angling promotes tourism in a big way as many anglers from other states and countries also participate during such competitions. At the same time we also create awareness on conservation, he maintained.
“We conserve, enjoy and relish.” he added. He also remarked that angling as a sport is progressing in the State with participation of all age groups including female participants.
Apart from competitive events being held, angling at Musu club is a daily affair with nominal fees. (Page News Service)