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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:03 pm 
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Prathap has asked me to inform you all that he caught a small mahseer at the cottage lake this past weekend.

Will upload the pic when I receive it.

Rustam

P.S.: As of today, we have two more guards for the Shivasamudram stretch making a total of four.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:09 am 
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Hi Rustam,

Is this something unexpected?

Regards,

Bobby


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:57 am 
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Bobby wrote:
Is this something unexpected?


Very much so. The Shivasamudram stretch that WASI got was very heavily poached but with just two years (I think) of protection, the mahseer have started coming back.

Two groups of 5 and 7 poachers were kicked off last weekend.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:58 am 
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This is good new then :!: congrats Mr. Bana...well done


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:57 am 
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The mahseer are still tiny in the lake Bobby. We should not be even thinking about catching them for the next 5 years. If i do catch one over there it will be by mistake, and Pratap's probably was.
The ones that we are seeing now are probably the fingerlings that were put in recently.
There are much bigger wily species in there that we guys are trying to get the hang of. Personally, i change styles totally when i visit the lakes to very light tackle and floats. Fishing very early in the morning, seems to be the best time for this type of fishing, because by 8 am the winds are howling around the lake, and don't cease till early the following morning.

Will try to adopt carp style fishing also in the coming days and try cracking the code.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:58 pm 
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Hey OB, Hang on dude..

Am coming down at the end of the year and am planning to catch some big fish at the lakes.. Bringing my best ammo.. :P


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:56 pm 
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Owen Bosen wrote:
The mahseer are still tiny in the lake Bobby. We should not be even thinking about catching them for the next 5 years. If i do catch one over there it will be by mistake, and Pratap's probably was.


Prathap's was caught whilst fishing for rohu. Herewith two pics of the same fish.

[img][img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/RHB65/100_0362.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/RHB65/100_0360.jpg[/img][/img]

By the way, the new team, including Prathap, nabbed some poachers this weekend. As a result we now have a second coracle at the WASI cottage lake.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:00 pm 
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A confiscated coracle! Splendid.

Bops


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:32 am 
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Rusty,

Just to be a spoilsport: the first looks like a silver mahseer, but the second one looks like a rohu, judging from the mouth and pinkish fins.

If I'm right, then you owe me more masala tea, sigh.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:36 am 
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You are right Aznir. Prathap had caught a rohu as well. Looked the same to me until you pointed out. Infact when the mahseer took the bait, Prathap remarked to the guard, "See...these rohus also put up a good fight...."

It will be some time before you can have your fill of masala tea but in the meantime I could send you masala tea bags. Not as good as the real thing but palatable. PM me your address.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:53 pm 
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The second could be a Rohu Rusty, the mouth is too small mouth to be a mahseer.


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