Muscular Structure of the Mahseer
Gentlemen if you go to any of the reservoirs in North India and go to the fish collecting points,at about 11 am you will find the percentage of Mahseer caught in the nets to be as low as 0 .5 % of the total catch. Very rarely can one find a mahseer above 5 kgs, though anglers catch bigger ones. The Mahseer population is 7-13 % of the fish population. Now there could be two reasons to it
The Mahseer has this uncanny sense to know that there’s a net there – Maybe ESP
She is too strong for the net and just goes through it
Well which of the two could it be?
So while this was debated in our minds-all these years- I decided to skin a Mahseer and see its muscular structure .Would her muscular structure support her awesome power theory!
I reproduce two old pictures of the same mahseer before and after skinning (its a 16 Kg Fish.)
As you can see the structure is heavy muscle - In fact more than 65 % is heavy / red muscle.
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