Jangaon: Lady luck smiled on a fisherman who netted a massive 20.5 kg catla (Bocha) fish from a local tank in Meedikonda village of Station Ghanpur mandal in the district on Thursday.
Godugu Anil Kumar, returned with a total catch of 70 kg, and one of the fish weighed 20.5 kg. Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Anil said he had pulled at least eight quintals of fish from the tank in two catches in the last 15 days, thanks to the State government’s proactive measures in supplying free fish seedlings to fishermen across the State.
“We did not fish in the past two and a half years. Due to this, the size and weight of the fish have grown enormously; each fish caught is over four kg now in the tank,” he said, adding that they were selling a single fish to four to five people because of its size.
Thanking Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for providing free fish seedlings, he said they were selling the fish at Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kg and were still expecting four to five quintals of fish from the tank. There are a total of 30 fishermen in the village, and on Thursday, they caught nearly four quintals of fish.