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 Post subject: himalayan monsters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:19 pm 
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hi guys, here are some of the pics that i took while on a trip to the himalayas with friends. in all we caught 20 mahseer and nearly half of them were caught by cristopher oldmeadow the biggest of which was a 26 pounder on a rubber plug. here goes 8) :



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great fishes ! what tackle u r running ? hope to land one of this size someday .


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I need to get atleast one of them .. Was it Himachal or Utranchal?


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Amazing catch and the beauty of the Himalayas makes the catch all the more memorable.....Way to go....Cheers


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Beautiful pictures doc.


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Fantastic going!


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Ace_doc wrote:
great fishes ! what tackle u r running ? hope to land one of this size someday .


hi doc, i was using the shimano alivio 9ft mh rod while cris was using a 12 ft salmon rod. the lures used were rubber plugs, little cleo spoons, jointed rapalas, rapala deep divers etc. the rubber plugs were most producing of them all.

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I need to get atleast one of them .. Was it Himachal or Utranchal?


hi kanwar, this was in uttrakhand at the confluence of the sarju and mahakali rivers. the river was still subsiding after a recent flood and the fishing wasnt as good as it was supposed to be.


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great pics and great fish too. mahseer always gives a damm good fight.
Doc :-) I see you go to great heights to CARRY ON fishing


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Beauty [smilie=superkewl.gif]... is the only word came out of my mind after seeing picture.
Nice catch :lol: :lol:

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Nice catch, Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Great catch. Thanks for sharing the pics. Is the place pancheswar?


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apoo wrote:
Great catch. Thanks for sharing the pics. Is the place pancheswar?



you guessed it right apoo, it is pancheshwar. what a beautiful location and what a beautiful state. cant get enough of it. i will post more pics if i can.

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Excellent location and Beautiful catch.

Thanks for sharing your happiness.

Every picture in IA gives angling thrill and happiness to me.


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Great Mahseer place and the last in North? I must go there this October.


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here are some more



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beautiful pictures doc and also the second picture (new) the gentleman is posing as if he is holding his pet 8)


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Hi Aamir,

Were you with any outfitter? Is it possible to go on your own? If yes then how and from where to procure licenses?

-Inder


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beautiful pictures doc and also the second picture (new) the gentleman is posing as if he is holding his pet 8)




:lol: :lol: :lol: he caught one after a long long time and he woulnt leven let go while releasing.


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Hi Aamir,

Were you with any outfitter? Is it possible to go on your own? If yes then how and from where to procure licenses?

-Inder


hi kanwar, you can go on your own and pitch tents on the beach, cook your own food, it is better if you have a group as there are leapords around. they will come at night and watch you from a distance and when the camp fire dies out and everybodys asleep, they will come and sniff around the kitchen area, drink water from the river and leave. you can procure the licence from the district forest officer(DFO) champawat. there is also a guest house nearby. i hope this helps.


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Doc in your last snap what were you doing :?: :? releasing the fish in the water or the bag :lol:
ok now I know why the big cats comes sniffing in your camp at night, may be something fishy in your tent {kitchen} :lol:


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lionheart wrote:
Doc in your last snap what were you doing :?: :? releasing the fish in the water or the bag :lol:
ok now I know why the big cats comes sniffing in your camp at night, may be something fishy in your tent {kitchen} :lol:



:lol: :lol: . the fish was just landed and am transferring the fish to the wheighing bag. fishing was strictly catch and release. i have never tasted mahseer but those who have told me it sucks. maybe the cat was attracted to the barbecued lamb we just had :wink:


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hey doc ! try the wild eye swim shads. they cast a mile and have a good action too. i wanted to know the line and reel u were going with. my next rod is going to be a Shakespeare wild cat mh 8 ft. heard it can take a bruising. need input on reel. tentatively am thinking of the penn silverado , daiwa cross fire and the daiwa regal BRi. need ur input(s) !


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
:lol: :lol: . the fish was just landed and am transferring the fish to the wheighing bag. fishing was strictly catch and release. i have never tasted mahseer but those who have told me it sucks. maybe the cat was attracted to the barbecued lamb we just had :wink:


OK Doc I believe you as the saying goes :-)
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A PICTURE IS ONLY HALF THE STORY


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hey doc ! try the wild eye swim shads. they cast a mile and have a good action too. i wanted to know the line and reel u were going with. my next rod is going to be a Shakespeare wild cat mh 8 ft. heard it can take a bruising. need input on reel. tentatively am thinking of the penn silverado , daiwa cross fire and the daiwa regal BRi. need ur input(s) !


thanks for the tip doc, i have been using wild eye swim shad for some time now. i was using berkley big game 12lb clear mono but a 20lb mono is recomended. my reel was a daiwa regal but any good make with good line capacity will do. this particular place needs really long casts. cris used a 12ft salmon rod as a result he out cast and out fished everyone else. there are many mahseer experts on this forum like mken, indian gypsy, bagiganga and others whose inputs will be very valuable as i have learned a lot from their posts.


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sorry to hijack ur thread, doc ? shall post in a separate section. hope the gurus shall reply.


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Ace_doc wrote:
sorry to hijack ur thread, doc ? shall post in a separate section. hope the gurus shall reply.



ofcourse you are not hijacking this thread doc :D :D . i meant the gurus can throw more light on this subject right here on this thread.


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Beautiful, beautiful pictures and nice catches.
Congrats.
Thanks for sharing
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Nice pictures. I must make a plan to visit there.

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Great report and some beautiful fish there [smilie=coolup.gif]

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.


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All i can say about the Place,Pics,Fish -Simply Great.... :D


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Fantastic photos! Looks like you had a great trip!
The scenery makes me miss Uttrakhand, I wish I can visit again soon...
And yes there are leopards there!


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Great country and lovely pictures. Glad you are doing catch and release; if that is so then why the hylon rope through the mouth and gills. This will cause damage to the gills. for release the fish must be handled as little as possible.
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Great country and lovely pictures. Glad you are doing catch and release; if that is so then why the hylon rope through the mouth and gills. This will cause damage to the gills. for release the fish must be handled as little as possible.
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thanks michael, i posed the same question to the pros and this is supposed to be standard procedure. i think a soft cotton rope would be better. or better still no rope at all. those for it say that after the fish is landed, wheighed and photographed it needs to be revived and when it regains its streangth the loop is opened. i tried releasing one without tying a rope with its mouth facing upstream, but it would turn on its side. eventually it swam away wearily after a long time.
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I would prefer without a rope if I have to release any fish. Specially for a mahseer It is a big no no for me.


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no pro uses nylon ropes so i think that settles the amateurs from the pros.

and the ones in the pictures seem to be seriously thick and i can imagine some bristles in the braid so the damage to the gills is possibly serious.

use cotton braided cord 5 mm dia and approx 5-7 meters in length. Integral part of the tackle bag.

fish need to be revived after a big fight - releasing straight away would make them float downriver turned turtle. more so with the big ones.

smaller ones dont need to be tied unless someone has been struggling with it for sometime to land it - take a pic and chuck it in. no rope required.

the weigh thing is also passe ... take camp consensus on weight and leave the fish. this weighing is just keeping the fish out of water longer and damaging the fish.


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Amir,

Simply amazing. The location, the scenery, the proximity of big cats and the gold hiding under the clear gushing rapids are what make this fishing so exciting. Whenever I see such kind of post, I am transported to old times and then the longing to get one more chance to go back is almost unbearable.

Congratulations for your adventure. Keep it up and go on postig.

Regards,

Ali. :-)


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Amazing pictures doc. Congrats for the splendid mahseers caught. The locations are simply breathtaking. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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thanks for the tips bagiganga. we must show more respect to the fish.

alibhai, you can join me this october if you want and relive your memories.

thanks spoonangler.


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
thanks for the tips bagiganga. we must show more respect to the fish.

alibhai, you can join me this october if you want and relive your memories.

thanks spoonangler.


regards,
aamir.


Thanx for the invitation mate. Would love to join you guys but October is a long time from now and who knows what will happen then.. :D

Regards,

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Hi Aamir,

I am planning to go there by october. How many guys will be there with you? If we can join you, it would be great.

Sent you a PM.

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Hi Aamir,

I am planning to go there by october. How many guys will be there with you? If we can join you, it would be great.

Sent you a PM.

Cheers,
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you have a pm apoo.


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great thread amazing initial report and pics guys keep them coming [smilie=coolup.gif]


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breaking news guys!! the conservator of forests of uttarakhand has incresed the licence fees from inr 150 /day/rod to inr 1500 / day / rod. i say this is highway robbery considering thier efforts in conserving the fish.


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1500/day?
thats a rip off
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When it comes to rip offs, India takes it to a whole new level. 1500/day? Maybe all the pictures of foreigners with Mahaseer got the the government thinking of new methods to create revenue and plunder from it for personal purposes?

Anyways, great pictures and trip. I wonder if I could ever be able to go on a trip like that. I"d think the 12ft stick is overkill.

For conserving fish, a lip gripper is ideal. There are cheap plastic ones to the top of the line BogaGrip. It holds the fish's lip without piercing the skin, it has a scale that weighs fairly accurately, and it will rotate if the fish is fighting (girp can rotate when the handle is held stationarily). and 60lb one can be had for a little over $200 and and a 30lb for over $100. Major downside is it's weight. Best way to handle a fish-safer both for you and the fish.


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Im fishing from the nepal side on the kali, need no visa and drinking the khukri rum. will pay the maoist 150 bucks a day instead.

How many people fish the kali - 28 anglers or so ... so whats the deal here ?


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Please post pics of your fishing from nepal side. it would be interesting.

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bagiganga wrote:
Im fishing from the nepal side on the kali, need no visa and drinking the khukri rum. will pay the maoist 150 bucks a day instead.

How many people fish the kali - 28 anglers or so ... so whats the deal here ?



do you use a raft bagiganga? from what i heard the kali is mostly inaccesible from the nepal side. please share your experince :-) .


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If you guys can spare some time do write your views on the subject of change in fee structure at Pancheshwar to :- The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Department of Forests, Government of Uttarakhand, 85 Rajpur Road, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand.

I guess Rs.500-00 fee per rod/day with good patrolling and the funds being channeled into Mahseer conservation could be acceptable.

I did notice that at Corbett I did not get required info on the fee structure correctly and similar info on the ownership of the 4 beats. One person pegged it at Rs.750-00 while the old man at Marchula told me it had been revised to Rs.1250-00.

Say, a 100 letters reaching the forest boss in Dehradun will atleast prove that there are some anglers around!


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