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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:44 pm 
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Thoroughly enjoyed our first attempt at mahseer at Bushbetta in March. (we have been trekking Assam since then, hence the delay in reporting)

We were greeted rather apologetically at the camp with the news that the river was high and the chances of big fish were slim.

However, we did manage to catch plenty of the smaller mahseer up to 16 lb - the second best of the week. (best was 25 lb)

Although we tried spinners, various lures and live chilwa, we got no response. Nothing on fly either.

All our fish were taken on ragi. It is amazing how a fish as small as 3lb can get a tennis-ball-sized lump into its mouth!

Saad fished with us on a couple of days - a very entertaining fishing companion who was so enthusiastic about mahseer - and cricket! We learnt much from him.

This first taste of mahseer has whetted our appetite for more. We shall return, and soon!

My first Mahseer
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Norma's first Mahseer
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A fat cat :lol:
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Norma's Carnatic Carp
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My best mahseer. Guide unhooked it, threaded it on stringer. I put the rod safe and turned to pick up fish for photo, only to find the guide had let the fish slip off the stringer :cry:

Fortunately Norma had already taken this shot
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So I must come back to get a decent trophy picture :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:48 pm 
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Hi Vegabond,

Pics please

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:59 pm 
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apoo wrote:
Hi Vegabond,



Is that revenge for my "aloo" slip? :D :D

Will add some pics right away


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:44 pm 
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Hi V,

Sorry for the spelling mistake. :-)

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:49 am 
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Nice pictures Vagabond, by the way "Vagabonds" is the name of my 'cricket team' here in Hong Kong :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:15 am 
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isnt that a carnatic carp and not a pink carp?


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Aaron wrote:
isnt that a carnatic carp and not a pink carp?


Yes - our guide called it a pink carp, but Owen has since identified it as Carnatic. Caption now changed.


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Bobby wrote:
Nice pictures Vagabond, by the way "Vagabonds" is the name of my 'cricket team' here in Hong Kong :lol: :lol:


Thanks Bobby - the more Vagabonds the better. The rugby team local to our relatives in the Isle of Man are also known as the Vagabonds.


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Nice pics Vagabond, I like the picture of the catfish.

Bops


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Hi vagabond,
Good show on the pics
keep on doing it
Best
Axx


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:03 pm 
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That catfish, is it a silund?
They're extinct up North and the Kaveri system is the only place I've seen pics from.

Vedan


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:29 am 
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Are silund really extinct up north?? i have heard that they are still around the narora area.

Around 5 years ago I caught what I thought was one. But it could also have been a very large batchwa.

beautiful fish though. unforgivable on our part.


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