Did you have much luck at the Kodai lake? Is fishing allowed there?
I did not fish at Kodai this yesr Bop's, had to lay some ground bait for the trip starting tomorrow with wifey
But yes you can fish for golden carp, common carp and grass carp, for a very nominal fee of about Rs 10/- per week. The lake is huge, so the best spots are near the five fingers of the lakes where there are entry points for water that flow in from the marshes. These places also have a lot of lilly pads and smaller fish can be seen moving round the lily pads.
The fisheries department net the lake, and do pick up some 5Kg fish but mostly it is very difficult to catch the bigger ones.
A lot of concentrated ground baiting over a period of time could produce some results though.
The Berry Jam lake at Kodai could hold some fish, but due to poor rain in 2004, i have seen the lake reduced to a 100 meter pool, same with the lake at the observatory, all of them huge and beautiful, but get reduced to nothing if the rains are poor. Only the Kodai lake in town has deep water the whole year round.
P.S this lake was said to have mahseer in days gone by if the old books were right.
Also some small trout streams a little out of Kodai in a place called Gundar, but nothing to shout about.