An interesting development has been taking place among anglers here in Meghalaya.
Sad to say, angling has become commercialized and alarming.
A handful of jackasses have taken advantage of the prevailing condition of man: Lust for Money
, in and around Shillong, a match contest is held with a cash prize of 5-6 lakhs.
Entry fee: varies from 800-1500
Why am I complaining? Here’s why:
There are no hard and fast rules, except for 1 rod/angler and 1 hook only.
Now for the best part
; a small private lake/pond with an accommodation for 50-100 anglers usually host around 2000-4000 idiots during the match.
Each idiot stands shoulder to shoulder and a handful opportunists cast from behind you!!!
Leaving your peg means goodbye.
Squabbles are common when the accommodation becomes unavailable.
An investment of 4-5 lakhs and the organisers end up with rocketing profits of a minimum of 10-20 lakhs per month.
This has been in vogue since the last two years and has grown with notoriety this year.
Contestants are sometimes duped.
The true spirit of angling
has taken a wrong turn.
This is your modern gambling.
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