GUWAHATI: Maintaining an old tradition, people from 12 nearby villages got together on Sunday and caught fish at the Deepor Beel here on the cusp of Magh Bihu.
Thousands of people gathered at the site to watch the fishing. Some of the spectators rushed to buy various varieties of fish.
State BJP president Bhabesh Kalita was among those who visited Deepor Beel to buy fish. Kalita said that it a treat to the eyes to watch the community fishing and laid stress on keeping this tradition alive. He said that local varieties of fish ought to be bought by people because it helps the fisher folk.