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 Post subject: Kerala Masheer
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:57 pm 
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Every year, as we end our year end fishing trip, we make the last trip to the chalakudy river, to see if the Masheer are still there. This trip is a thing of suspense , as we always dread the result of all that dynamiting, poisoning and netting would have destroyed the population of this fantastic fish .Yet again, we were not disappointed and we got our share of some decent action .

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All fish on spoons and spinners.



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Jeen


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:03 pm 
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great fishes jeen.......congrats!!!!!!


thanks for sharing


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Manish


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:18 pm 
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just great u guys . what tackle are u guys using for these babies ?


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Hi Jeen, Good fishes!. I am from thrissur and I was wondering does one need permit or anything to fish in chalakkudy river/Chettuva lake etc ? I was planning to go to chettuva lake/estuary and then to the kodungaloor estuary..


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Nice catch.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:39 pm 
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Great once again.

It is good that they are still there.

Congratulations once again.

Regards,

Ali. :P


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After all Gold is Gold.


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Stunning pictures Jeen


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:36 pm 
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Kryptoz,

We dont need a license to fish the kerala rivers .

Ace,

We were using 25lb braid and 40lb mono leader on Daiwa cerate 3500 / stella 5000 reels, rods- penn 3 piece travel rods, fisherman BG akame and a smith expedition. Lures mostly Spinners and spoons :- Panther martin, Mepps ( upgraded with owner hooks)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Great catch, and very nice pics specially the first one, thanks for sharing


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:39 am 
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Good to know ,that Might River has some Good size Mahseers....

I guess We need to make sure that we don;t catch some Decent size fishes in front of Locals.....thats what happened to a stretch in river i used to Visit.

caught some good size Mahseers & Murrals & had released it back in front of some Local Audience,after an year...that stretch is Barren coz of constant Dynamitting & netting.... :(


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Lovely pics Jeen... simply amazing... your lucky to have such lovely fisheries still :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Dear All,
Do anyone got Masheer in Chalakudi River? Iheard that there are more Masheers me planning to go there May first week.
Kindly help anyone knows the spot for catching.

Cheers!
sree :D


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Hi Sree,

The fish do not jump from the water straight into your frying pan.

First introduce your self in the introduction section and then shoot out the same question.
IF you are lucky then you will receive a reply. (my guess is that you are not going to be lucky)

:D :D :D

Ravi


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Great place to fish, Jeen. I wish Mahseer fishing in Kerela becomes organised with guides / licenses / conservation effort. Even better fihing would follow!


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Fantastic Jeen....love the colours
Congratulations,

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Brilliant pix Jeen!


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:56 am 
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Congratulations on catching the masheer on Chalakudy river, real happy that you have showed there are still fish alive there; hope there were no locals around when you fished.
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nice pictures. In borneo its much smaller Tor tombroides. Very hard to find nowdays


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Beautiful pictures jeen...next time I get time from this job, I am visiting kochi and going to chalakkudy... I have always wondered how mahseer are caught on spinners and spoons...
This is what I assume from my very short experience in angling...
1. The spoon/spinner is casted and allowed to hit the bottom(the bottom is gravely, otherwise chances of snag)
2. Then retrieved slowly or fast (based on the speed required for mahseers)
Or is it top water retrieval ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:10 am 
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Raka.

its mostly a top water retrieve as its fishing the rapids. It's cast and start retrieving the moment the spinner touches water.


Jeen


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Good Fish, Jeen. Pretty good sizes.


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thanks :) will try the time I start for mahseer... :D


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...but I'm coming over to India on honeymoon last week in October and first two in November - with my fishing rods...! After a week or so in the north we'll be spending a few nights near Mysore, the obligatory night on a houseboat in Kerala, and then 5 nights near Varkala.

My question to you good people is what species I should be targeting in those locations? Is there anywhere to try for Mahseer near Mysore? Am I likely to locate catfish or anything else in the Keralan backwaters? And finally, I was hoping to spend some evenings bait fishing for reef shark and rays from the beach near Varkala, any tips?

Obviously, with time limited and a new wife to keep happy, I won't have too much opportunity to check the lie of the land so any help or guidance you can offer me will be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

Mark
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:50 pm 
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Mark,

Sorry for the late response. October is a great time to be in Kerala.You can surf fish with good results in varkala. You can also fish for murrels with rubber frogs in the ponds and canals if you can roam around a bit in Varkala.

I suppose the guys here from Bangalore can shed more light on the fishing possibilities in and near Mysore.


Jeen


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Jeen,

There's great fishing near mysore, good spots for mahseer, catfish, katla and murrel. I've been fishing around mysore for the past 3 years with some pretty decent catches.


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