Sangareddy: Fishing has emerged into best pastime to the people living in both rural and urban areas as scores of enthusiasts were seen coming to water bodies, brimming with water, with their fishing guns. Dozens of youth from Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana have been coming to Singuru, Manjira, Pochampally, Ghanpur Anicut, Komaticheruvu and other water bodies along the river Manjira for fishing.
As all the minor irrigation tanks were also full to the brim with water as State witnessed copious rains, the rural folk were also seen fishing with traditionally-made old-style fishing sticks in tanks and along the canals in Sangareeddy, Siddipet and Medak districts.
Visit Mahabub Sagar, a Kakatiya era minor irrigation tank located on the outskirts of Sangareddy town, and you can see at least 50 people fishing at various corners of the tank and also along the drainage downstream at any time. The Singuru project, the biggest multi-purpose project in erstwhile Medak district, has been attracting a lot of people from the State capital too particularly during weekends and holidays. They were seen coming in cars with modern fish-guns along with friends.
Speaking to Telangana Today, a software engineer, K Mahesh said that they would prefer to visit country side on weekends to engage themselves in fishing, swimming and sightseeing. We would like spend weekends in the villages rather than in multiplexes, pubs and coffee shops. “Chatting with friends sitting on a tank bund amid the lush green fields will remain my long-lasting memory,” he said.