Catla catla (syn. Cyprinus catla; Gibelion catla), also known as Indian carp, is the only member of the genus Catla, of the carp family Cyprinidae. It is a fish with a large protruding lower jaw. It is commonly found in rivers and lakes in northern India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In India it is commonly known as the Bhakur. In Assam it is known as Bhakua or Bahu or Dhekera. It reaches a maximum length of 1.83 m (6.0 ft) and a weight of about 110 kg (240 lb). Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catla
“All India Game Fishing Association”, a non profit-making, charitable organization is a result of the effort from “The league of gentlemen anglers” across India with the sole intention to promote “Sport Fishing” and to protect the fast depleting stock of sport fish by active participation of angler community in protecting the environment of water bodies it resides.
It is our commitment to make “AIGFA” the encyclopedia of ethical and established practices of sport fishing in India by chronicling game fish, their habitat, safe methods to target them and to promote catch and release by publishing, educating, record keeping and involvement of other organisations which are also committed to the same cause.
Here at AIGFA we recognise the value of sport fishing and its multi dimensional benefits to our lives and society, and we are committed to zealously guard the tradition so that our next generation can also enjoy the thrill of this wonderful sport.
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