Just wanted to share what i saw with all you people. I had gone along with my friends to Morbhe Dam near Karjat for some fishing. We reached Morbhe around 8.30. While we were getting to our spot we heard some explosions and thought maybe there might be blasting going on in the mountains for roads or anything else. We reached our spot at morning 9 and were going on till 11 catching some small fishes but no big ones. That's when a gang of local villagers came along. It was at this time that we came to know what was going on.
These innocent looking villagers were armed with dynamites.
Dude isn't that illegal was the first reaction. But we continued looking on. We were already in waist deep water and had been laying lures around for quite some time now and being unable to catch any biggies. Hey that worked for them though
These people asked us to step out of the water and stand on the rocks. They filled dynamite in a desi daru glass bottle, lit it and threw it in water. BOOOOOOOOOMM !!!! !!!!!!!
There was a huge bang. Then they jumped in the water in about 30 secs and dived down where the dynamite exploded. That's where the big fish were. What shocked me most is that the fish were not dead. The fish were like zapped, paralyzed, stunned. The smaller fish came up and were floating but were still alive. I touched a couple of these stunned fishes and found them to be still alive. These smaller fish had been so shocked that it looked like they had a heart attack. Sadly, I continued looking on what they were doing. They caught about 30-40 small fish, 4-5 medium sized fish. They came out and started for the next spot, ruining my spot. Curiously i followed with a friend along with them to see how many more times these folks were going to do blast around. I learned from them dynamite is cheap
They get 5 dynamite's for Rs.150. Which makes them get enough food for their 5 families. Now for more statics. There were 9 groups who were doing the same thing around the dam, which makes about 45 dynamites being thrown in water everyday. This water is meant for drinking. It's a sad thing as these people will not stop doing it cause its just too much fun in it for them to stop plus the food factor. 1 started and rest followed.
Is their a law against it ? Can i do something ? Please share your views.