Happy Father’s Day, you’re goin’ fission!

June 16, 2011

Blog Guy, I need some suggestions for a Father’s Day gift for my dad. He loves to fish, but he seems to have all the equipment he needs.

How about sending him on an exotic vacation to a great gourmet fishing detonation?

Wait. You mean DESTINATION, right?

Nope, I’m talking about a place where he can leave his complicated hooks and reels behind, and fish with explosives, the way things were meant to be.

Have a look at this fisherman showing off his rustic fuse and matchbox blasting cap. This guy is in for a relaxing afternoon, assuming he can swim away at about 80 miles an hour.

I guess maybe Dad would enjoy that…

Great, I’ll sign him up. Now, does your dad have an aversion to concussions, bleeding from his ears, that sort of thing? Does he use his fingers and toes very often?

Wait a minute! I’m not sending Dad to something that dangerous! What possible benefit is there to catching fish with explosives? And where does the “gourmet” part come in?

Simple. This method kills them, cleans them and pan-blackens them in the same process.

Oh, that’s different. Okay, sign him up.

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Top: A Libyan fisherman shows an explosive which he is using to fish in the Sea of Benghazi June 6, 2011.

Right: A Libyan fisherman uses explosives to fish in the Sea of Benghazi June 6, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Mohammed Salem

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this sounds promising. Do they offer flavors like they do with quail shot? http://www.seasonshot.com/Home.cfm

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Two Canadians were fishing from a kayak and were getting very cold so they decided to light a fire in their boat.
It promptly sank.
Once again proving the adage that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Nothing displays competency in handling explosives like showing off your very own home-made grenade. Hope he didn’t get the zero-delay fuse variety….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

By the way – and I know I’ll get zapped for this, but I’m wearing non-conducting skivvies today, so it won’t hurt too bad – plastic explosives burn at roughly 23,000 feet per second, so you better up that swimming speed to about 15,681.82 mph. Just sayin’.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

My zapper gets their victim, no matter what Dave… Mwahahahaa!
And you would think that a guy who had the entire kit for snorkelling would have something better to do…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hmm; and I thought blowfish were dangerous.

But now, you have blow-up fish!

BTW, Dave: I’m sure you’re right about the plastic explosives, but is that in air? What about underwater?

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Heeere fishy. Heeeerrreee fishy fishy fishy…

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Hey, ya’ll don’t have to go all the way to the Sea of Benghazi…the rednecks here in NC have been fishing that way for generations. The airfare’s cheaper and the natives speak English. Er, nevermind about the English-speaking natives part.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Hey @Moonshine – sounds like you are from my part of the country.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

sad..

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Ah, come on Dave, unless this is his first attempt, he’s doing okay, he still has lots of fingers…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Tried that once (with M-80′s) to clear the trash fish out of a pond before restocking.
Sheriff wasn’t amused for some reason!

Fishing with homemade
explosives is sure to be
a bang-up good time!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

I think we are gonna need a bigger explosive.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

good one, Mr. Pilot!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

The fish go KABOOM –
But wait – this is not Kabul,
This is Benghazi!!

These were not blowfish,
and neither kamikaze;
It’s still Benghazi!!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Thanks Spin… ;)

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Funny story, but explosive fishing is a real problem in some parts of the world. The use of explosives is decimating coral reefs around the world. Just about as bad as cyanide fishing, where locals dump cyanide in the water to kill fish, then collect them to sell and EAT!
Yet another ways humans are destroying their environment.

Posted by RoyReader | Report as abusive

Killjoy.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Wonder how many of these guys get hoist by their own petard.

Literally…

Posted by bobw111 | Report as abusive

@RoyReader/Killjoy…. It sounds like you’re from my and Dave’s part of the country.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

@Moonshine – Excellent observation!

@Bob – I hate when that happens, so I keep my petards simple, and with a very low NEW.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Okay Dave, I’ll take the zap for this if there is one, but as the expression goes, What’s NEW?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Net Explosive Weight. Back off Shra!

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Oh my, today must be my lucky day..
Zaaaaapppppppppppppp!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Lol @Shra… You never miss one ey… ;) Do you use Williams-Sonoma’s Zap-Time Detector at $299.99?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Nah Malt, this is a Xmas gift from BG… top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art zapper…
thats why you dont hear him complaining :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive