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 Post subject: Anglers Hypocrisy
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:06 pm 
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Sandeep is doing a fantastic thing organization the cleanup he has. While he has taken this admirable step, we all need to do our little bit as well. I am not suggesting going to the extent Sandeep has, all of us cannot do it but there are simple things like carting and discarding your own garbage in a responsible manner. Prevention after all is better than cure.

I am astonished to see so many anglers who complain about pollution and garbage, how dirty the city is, do not do anything to prevent it themselves and in fact contribute to the mess. Before one goes about complaining you need to introspect and ask your self what are you doing to prevent messing things? I have seen anglers, even very recently dump empty plastic bottles into the water, plastic bags, knotted fishing line or line they break off just thrown where they were fishing without any thought or conscience. In the city the do not hesitate to litter and then complain about how dirty the city has become. This is what I call Anglers Hypocrisy. Contentious as this may sound, how many of us on this very forum must be guilty of this?

While people like Sandeep are going to one extreme, the rest of us must make a contribution by not contributing to the mess and at least trying to educate our friends and family about such matters.

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Hi all,

I think Bobby has raised a valid issue. I see hoards of city folk(educated and rich) who go to JLR's property at Bheemeshwari and litter the place.Parents don't even correct their children.

Let each and every one of us on IA take a silent oath to carry back the non-biodegradable waste each time we go fishing or camping.

Let us follow the principals of "Leave no Trace" wilderness tourism. L n T.

Thanks Bobby for bringing this up.

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Well said, Bobby, Sandeep.
Every time someone talks about it, someone else listens and little by little something gets done.

It only takes a small change in attitude to realise we are responsible for our own actions. By changing our own actions, we influence others.

Keep up the good work, in five days time, I'm coming to do an inspection :wink: :lol:


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Hi Guys most people have a look at garbage on land,but i who earn my living underwater its very pitifull to see the stuff lying around on the sea floor,most people have the mentality out of sight out of mind.Unfortunately India has pollution control rules but very poor implimentation.I was born in a village in Mumbai, called Poinsur,on the western railway, a small river flowed through that area fed from the moutains surrounding the national park.I swam and fished in that river we caught small indian tarpon,vaaras-small barramundi,the locals would sit on the bridge and watch the egrets and pond herons.Today that river is a sewage canal so much for development.But everymonsoon that river burst its banks in fury and submerges the surrounding areas,maybe its natures way of hitting back, teaching us a few lessons,i honestly think that the TSUNAMI was natures way of telling us folks something-THE SEA CANNOT BE CONQURED IT CAN ONLY BE SURVIVED,protect your enviroment and live :(


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Well said Niel, I have fished that river as well with Rolly..I thought there were Walleye as well in there..I did not know about the Tarpon

I can still picture Rolly Yanking those buggers and the fish flying over pellmell into the bushes behind..

I remember we used to hunt water fowl further down that same river..memories Aah!!


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I wish I had a nice long angling story to tell.... but one of my friends fell very ill with a bad stomach and we had to return the next day :cry:


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This is a good thread. I always take any rubbish I find on the banks home in England, and will be doing the same in India. It`s disgusting and anglers should Know better. Anyone found littering on my waters back home has an instant life-time ban. If I had my way it would be execution by groundbait catapult!


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To all ye anglers carry a tablet called DEPENDOL take two at the first sign of a loose end and then one four hourly and the next day cut it to one six hourly and lo by the 2nd nite you have plugged the loose end. :oops: [smilie=smack.gif] {give me one} [smilie=smack.gif] . Carry some electrol. Bobbee.


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Thank you Dr. Plumber..


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Yeah Bobbee right .... the use of Dependol had to be on conservation and enviorement :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Hi Bobbee,
Whats the name again? dependol? Sounds familiar , I have heard of it...


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A lesson for Maya, always trust the and DEPEND on the Ol(d ) the the wise. Carry me along. :oops: [smilie=headfuck.gif] [smilie=hearts.gif]


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Jim " Bobbee " Morrison strikes again ... Rider on the storm ... im lost ... Hey OMO .. im sure you guys did Pot in the jungles ????????? Bobbee still up there and wont come down ... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: [smilie=bunny.gif]


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Chaos theory!


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Sandeep I am free after the 5th. Why dont you start the eco tourist bit at the lalbagh lake. Muster your birdwatchers and some of the cupa and peta members and teach them of cleaning the lake free from plastic, chow-chow, bottles, garlands, coconut shells etc. this is closer home. Then we could also teach them of eco-friendly fish like the carps and the various aglae cleaning fish, to clean the already poluted water. Teach them the lalbagh authorities will never permit netting becaause of two reasons, firstly the lalbagh lake is highly contaminated with nitrates and secondly the carps are keeping the tanks clean. There is nobody in the market willing to buy the fish from this lake. Let us further impress your friends that the fish taken out will be used as manure and there are large shoals of the `jellabee` fish cleasing the carps of the lake. You will soon see a fish kill at lalbagh. We had spoken to the authorities that with the monies they accure from the fishing permits they will add on aerators and a few water spouts. Instead your friends the non violent religous sect and the birdwatchers have poured water on our schemes.


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