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 Post subject: HELP!!!
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 7:13 pm 
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hey guys!!
mum's in HK
and im plannin to get myself a good setup for mahseer
bobby can u please tell me where the tackle shops are...
im looking at an uptide rod with an abu 10000

OB,
can u please let me know as to wat exactly i should be looking for in the uptide range any other options for a good reel?
im thnking ahead...wanna be in a position to catch myself a 100 lb'er someday :D ...im using a telescopic and i need to graduate :(
advice from all quarters is greatly appreciated :P


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:58 am 
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I used to live in Hong Kong when I was a little kid back in the late eighties, so I dont remember much but I'll ask my Dad if he can recall the adresses to some places, but theyre probably not in the same place anymore.

As for Uptide rods, I dont think you'll find any in Asia as uptide rods are an exclusively British phenomenon whereas the tackle in East Asia is mostly American stuff.

Since the British usually use uptide rods to catch flatfish, cod, whiting and other small to medium size saltwater fish any saltwater light to medium action boat rod that can handle 20-40 pound line will probably do the trick. I'd recomend the casting versions of the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger in that line class. If you want a good reel with it a Daiwa Saltiga would be great.

Anyway, Bobby is the guy to listen to regarding tackle in HK. All of the above is just laymans talk.

You guys use quite heavy tackle down South. Up here in Pakistan medium to heavy freshwater spinning rods do just fine, but then again a mahseer above twenty pounds is a once in a lifetime fish here.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:56 am 
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I dunno if you guys watched the 0830pm BBC on saturday,5th May.

It was about our favourite place....The Cauvery :shock:

They show this 120lb Mahseer caught by these Van Gen' s in 1946.

Ali,

If you want a try at that 121 lber lurking somewhere...U gotta upgrade your tackle and trip down south :wink:

Jude


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:06 am 
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Size sure does matter. And I really want to catch a 80lbs plus mahseer... someday! But there is a lot of fun and excitement in catching the "small" one on light tackle. Try and hook a 20lbs on a single handed rod and 12lbs line.

Even chilwa on a very tiny spoon or fly can give you a great rush.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:12 am 
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The BBC programme was about Saad Bin Jung `accidental angler`. He should have informed us on the forum. My daughter informed me by SMS as she is friendly with the couple.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:23 am 
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Jude...I watched the re-telecast at 5.40 Sunday afternoon. Good one...!!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:07 am 
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beemorein wrote:
The BBC programme was about Saad Bin Jung `accidental angler`. He should have informed us on the forum. My daughter informed me by SMS as she is friendly with the couple.

Bobbee we all caught the documentary. You haven't been watching the posts on IA.
Personally I thought it quite dissapointing. Good veiws of the area, but the fishing :evil: Even the only decent fish that was shown came in rather tamely :roll:
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Owen


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:57 am 
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That is true Owen....
There was no fight and the masheer was like, it was paid to act in a video. :wink:
But got a nice idea about the place etc.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:37 am 
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The place looks more like Mekedatu terrain.

Owen, you were saying that this might be the bush betta section.

How do we get to go there?

Whats the procedure,route etc...

Jude


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:19 pm 
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Hey Jude!
Simple mate. The first spot they fished was Mekadatu and there after all the fishing was further down from Mekatatu (3 to 5 km below mekadatu). No big deal to get there, just that you won't be allowed to fish this place unless you are staying with Bush Betta.


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