Great time for fishermen as Parappar dam shutters opened
Thenmala: It is a great time for the fishermen in the area as the shutters of Parappar dam opened. They adventurously captured the fish that reach Kallada river through the dam’s shutters.
The fish falling from the shutters are caught by jumping from the bridge into Kallada river. Many of the fish weigh 15 to 20 kilograms.
Due to heavy current in the river, the people have to swim across almost half a kilometre to reach the shore with the fish. These fish fetch upto Rs 2000-2500.
The visitors who reach the location are more curious to buy the fish. Years back, hatchlings of catla fish and tilapia were deposited in the dam.