Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:46 pm Post subject: Re: Aquatika 2013 @ Pune ~ The day before
Though a collection trip, have posted here as to what IAHians did the day before! hope the moderators dont mind.
Collection Trip on the day before the event with Beta, Shubhankar, Rahul, Mihir & Ganesh(Both not on IAH) near Pune inthe vicinity of Bhor.
Did some collection on the banks of Yelwanti River on which the Bhatghar Dam is built and on the banks of Nira River on which the Nira-Deodhar Dam is built.
The trip began early morning @ 5 when Shubhankar picked me up, from my place picked Rahul who was to arrive anytime in Pune from Ratnagiri. Then went to the hotel Centurion the venue for Aquatika where most of the IAHians were to stay. Waited for Beta to land and started for the trip right away .
Here the first spot where we stopped, where we didnt find a fish but a considerable aquatic flora, not yet able to id the stems, have brought some along to grow out immeresd.
So here are some pictures from the site :
some close up of the plants :
didnt net here so we pushed ahead.
Yelwanti River, got some real treat to see for the very first time in these waters !!
Here's the team in action :
Caught the following:
Parambassis sp( I think),
Macrobrachium(redclaw and a few other dont no what species)
& many more ugly cyprinds at the above spot .
Rahul and the gang packing the fish and inverts before we left for lunch:
Beta's happy being clicked ;)
Had lunch ata (FLY) hotel, enroute the collection site near Deodhar dam , where we were the only customers !
made our final stop for collection and headed for the river, the route from the road to the stream was through fields wherein we had to dip our feet in mud . I decided to walk barefoot to avoid my floaters to get heavy, soon was a @@sH*%# thorn pierced on my sole, had a quick operation by DR.Shubhankar and DR.Mhir using keychains, other thorns, finger nails, keys, both the doctors were honored by my holy chants
the current was strong this time and so were the rains,
we caught just a : Garra Sp., A.mooreh
& collected some Cryptocoryne spirals
before heading home
Fishguys in action :
and thus came back Pune for the pre party at Centurion .
Here's one of the two N.ruppelli i kept for myself (from the trip) in my planted :
Eagerly waiting for other participants pictures from the event !
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