I agree that this season was bad by Cauvery standards, but i did have a fantastic 2 days of fishing in early Dec 2004. It was quite unbelievable catching a total of 14 Masheer on one night alone at Haira. The biggest being 45lbs and the smallest 22 lbs. It was pretty cold and misty with high but clear water, and the fish just kept coming. The last one i pulled in at 3 am before my back gave in. I went down to the Hiara rapids just before i left the same morning and was broken by a very big fish.
I also agree that JLR is screwing the place up, and making a circus out of it. I have seen guests sitting on the beach at Galibori banging tins and creating a real din trying to entertain themselves in the evenings. If they don't stop this type of activity and other exually crazy ways of making a buck, the fish are bound to move away to quieter waters.
The catch and release must also be extended to other species like the Murral / Silund / Mulley that are becoming more and more rare each year.
I have posted a picture of a Silund caught in the Cauvery years back, that should raise some interest.
Hoping for better times and help in belling the cat (JLR).
Mighty Marlin wrote:
I agree with you on that one. Its a real shame that its happening (degenerating) so fast...
Weather wise last year was tricky in terms of fishing. I seem to think there is a shift in the season...... with more action happening earlier in the season. Its still too early to draw any conclusions yet. In a couple of years maybe.... by then hopefully it won't be too late.