DAWN (District Anglers Wokha Nagaland) organized the first ever Falcon Angling Competition on November 9th at Tzüza Eryu, Doyang. With the support from the Department of Tourism, Government of Nagaland, the competition was organised as a part of Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival. Angling enthusiasts from Assam, Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha and Mokokchung participated, apart from the local anglers.
Akum Ao from Mokokchung district emerged as the winner of the competition and was awarded a cash prize of Rs 30, 000. He caught 1.42 Kg Mahseer which was released back as an effort to create awareness and save the endangered Mahseer. Nyanthung Odyuo secured the second place; Wapang came third while Libemo Kithan and Chumbemo Ngullie bagged the fourth and fifth place respectively. Award for first catch of the competition went to Chumbemo Ngullie, Ponathung Tungoe won the most disciplined angler award while Y. Zubenthung Ovung was named the luckiest angler.
Lotimenba, Joint Director, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources while presenting the prizes spoke on the huge potential of Doyang reservoir and the department’s efforts to conserve and utilize it for the benefit of the people. Phukato Sumi, president, Anglers Association Nagaland (AAN) in his brief speech urged the local people to cooperate, conserve and popularize the Tzüza angling zone in order to harvest various economic benefits in the near future.