82-kg 'Baghaa Aiir' fish caught from Teesta River

82-kg ‘Baghaa Aiir’ fish caught from Teesta River


A group of fishermen netted a “giant” 82-kilogram “Bagah Aiir” fish from the river Teesta at Teesta Railway Bridge point on the Rangpur-Kurigram Highway under Kawnia upazila here on Friday.Hundreds of people of all ages, including women and children, of the area as well as passengers of different buses gathered there to have a look at the fish on hearing the news.

Like every day, local fishermen Nitai das, Jharu Das, Nirmal Das and Habibur Rahman went to the Teesta for fishing, set their three nets in the river water and caught some small fiss till the afternoon.“At around 4.40 pm, we sensed something heavy in our nets and finally caught the “Bagha Aiir” fish after struggling for an hour when our colleague Habibur Rahman sustained little injury as the fish hit him with the tail,” Jharu Das said.“Later we found the fish weighed 82-kg,” said the fishermen, adding that they never netted, or even found, such a big sized fish anytime in the past during their long professional life.However, the poor fishermen had to sell the tasty and rare species of fish at throw away price of only Taka 20,000 last night to a bigger fish trader on the spot as they could not carry the same to the bigger towns or cities.BSS, Rangpur


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