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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:49 pm 
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Does any of you have any experience in fishing for mahseer in lakes?

I'm contemplating taking a lake on lease and releasing Tor Khudree in it for the purpose of angling.


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Hey there Bops,

I used to catch alot of mahseer, mostly redfin(Tor Tor) but also some yellowfins(Tor Putitora) in Rawal Dam, a small dam near Islamabad. After extremely poor management and adverse weather patterns mahseer are now rare in that lake.

Anyway, mahseer do fine in lakes especially if they have a stream entering it, so that they can breed in it.

As for techniques, we used to get most of them on plain atta with no groundbait (groundbaiting attracted more carp than mahseer). I remember catching(actually my dad caught most of em) and releasing twelve mahseer under five pounds each in the space of two hours one afternoon on atta.

The larger ones were mostly caught on either livebait, or by trolling spoons. I never got any while casting lures but trolling was extremely effective.


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Thanks guys for all the info.

Hawkeye, yes I know Gordon I have been in touch with him by email for many years now.

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Bops,
With Mahseer in rivers getting rarer [and smaller] and catches unpredictable it is time to lease a lake stock & manage it well, build a small resort on the bank and offer anglers a full angling holiday package. All the best.

Ashok.


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Bhakra & Pong in Himachal are two huge lakes with really big yellow and red fins...

You'll have to be care ful about predators though as mahseer fry are readliy taken by sol (murral) and singhada (shovel nose cat fish)... thats the story with pong... the mahseer numbers are in decline 'cause the cat fish are busy munching on them...

another thing you'll have to take into account is the breeding part... don't know about the south, but in breeding seasons the guys up north run up the little feeder streams and rivers with gravel bottoms to spawn!

You can get in touch with HP Fishiries Dept. in Bilaspur, HP for yellow fin and red fin seed... I'll try to get you their address...

All the best...


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Thanks Gypsy, look forward to the address.

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Hi Gypsy / Bops,
Chancess are that the yellow fin may not survive our southern climatic conditions, but the red might.
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Bops,

Mr.BD Sharma is the Director cum Warden, Directorate of Fisheries, HP. Email: dirhpfish@rediffmail.com dirhpfish@hotmail.com fisheries-hp@nic.in

'Matasaya Bhawan'

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Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur-174 001.

Phone-91-1978-224068(O)

Phone-91-1978-224068(Fax)

Phone-91-1978-223390(R)


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bops u have a propopsed sight for the project in mind?


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Heres one more article on Pond Breeding of Mahseer.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/y3994e/y3994e0l.htm


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Hii Bops,


I have fished in a lake.............most of the fish were rohu and catla...........bait fishing would not work in most lakes as the bottom is covered with vegitation unlike river cauvery where the bottom is mostly rocky..........also masheer in lakes may not grow as big as they grow in rivers, the reason being....lakes have less oxygen content and also less space compare to rivers..........The bigger the area for the fish to play around the bigger it gets...............thats what I have observed when I compared fish in small and big ponds.

Also I think the flow of river water makes it more hard to retrive a masheer but in lakes where the water is still it would be less force required.


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Bops
We seriously need to start thinking on those line for Bangers atleast
where one can drive out in the morning and get back by sundown.
some thing like Powai, would be ideal. membership and the works

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I know the intentions of cultivating a stock in a new location is of good nature, but please consider the adverse effects. Introducing a new species to an environment can have very bad consequences. Do a search on snake heads in US, African Killer Bees, etc. I know regulations are lax or nonexistant, but please use caution before introducing a new species to an enviornment.


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Hi,

In my small five acre "lake" I have stocked golden mahseer. They have over three years grown to an average of 2 Kgs. This is as likely my inability at good fish management showing up as it is anything to do with the fish or water! I occasionally catch them on bait and they put up a good fight for there size. They are quite hardy and survive alright. My "lake" is purely for angling!

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Hi, I like spinning for Masheer as well as Snakehead. My first masheer was on a plug mage by my self by using a cap of a parker pen and some lead.
For masheer just use a golden or silver spoon/spinners., or use Rapala jointed minnow, original floater for rivers, or Countdown or divers for lakes.


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sorry for posting on such an old thread but the thought of having a lake stocked with masheer is just to tempting. The info i provide i hope will be helpful...

the lakes in and around pune owned by tata were all stocked at one time with Masheer. these still exist in good numbers in Khadakwasla Dam(dont think its tata owned though) and Mulshi. the are also present in the Dams Above the Khadakwasla dam.... Panshet & Temnagar(i think thats the name).... I have caught Masheer in Khadakwalsa & in Mulshi so i know they are there. My dad in 96 caught a massive 32lb Golden.... Picks at the site for proof are not available as we were fishing near the sluice gates(restricted area) and after landing the fish we packed up and moved off.... would be glad to upload the pick of the fish though. would need to see if Dad has a soft copy :) We use home made spoons and 12lb test..... and if you using 12lb test a 32lb fish will take u 45min to land! as proven on that day.:)

hey what do u know he has a pic on facebook :) here it is.


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I always felt I was born about 30 years late and missed most of the great Mahseer fishing in North India ! :lol:


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