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 Post subject: Old way of angling
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:25 pm 
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Hii guys,


I always wondered how villagers would catch Big masheer with hooks in the old days when they did not have equipments like spinning reel or rod............Here is a methode which I heard from a local villager........ he told me that they used a thick nylon rope which is used usally for tying purpose. It was tied with the hook (wonder how they tied such a thick rope to the hook)..... then they used to bait the hook with ragi ball and cast it into the river...........but before this they used to throw ragi balls at the spot so that the fish would get used to feeding on the balls.........they would then tie the rope to a bush or small tree...........................they used to return after an hour or sometimes even the next day..............then if they got a fish, they would rap their hands with a cloth and pull the line.

In in the night they would use a coracle and equipped with torch lights and heavy knives..............they used to flash the light on the surface of the water..................the fish would then get attracted to the light and the moment the fish would surface they would slice it with the knife.

Another methode is using a fruit...............they used to dry the fruit make a powder of it and spread it on the water surface...........once the fish ate this it would not die but would loose conciousness and surface to the water......althought these methods are banned.......but it still is practised in many areas. There would be more places to fish if illegal fishing is banned.





Have you folks heard of any old techniques please do write.............as far as the above technique is concerned It would be practical only for medium sized fish not for the giants....please dont forget they did not have the drag system... :lol:


Tim


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:37 pm 
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The worst of old fashioned illegal fishing is the one you forgot-using geletine to blast and stun and this too continues and causes more damage than just killing the fish.
It must be stopped.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:50 pm 
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Dont go for Old fashioned,Easy ways of fishing. this could leave us with fish being seen only in Aquariums in the future.

lets fish, let our future anglers to do the same.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:57 pm 
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I have seen a few Local fishermen catching some really huge Mahseers :shock: in Cauvary just by using a normal Bamboo with rings & hand lines thru it,
Bait was Chilwa caught using gill nets,

We stayed with them fising for a while with our fancy rods & reels with No Luck :? ,

Got a snap of one of them fishing near the Sivasumudaram Power Plant where the rapids were really scary. :shock:

Couple of days ago this same guy had caught a 35 KG Mahseer...

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Check their fancy rods that have caught some Gaints :shock:

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One of the many Mahseers caught By Locals using Handlines....

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:25 pm 
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Nice pics Viper, the first one does look scary tho, looking at the angle he is sitting.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:50 am 
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Were you able to convince the local fishermen to release the dish?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:49 pm 
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Michael...
its Quiet difficut for me to convince them to release the fish as its their livilihood & according to them a Kilo of mahseer will fetch anywhere between Rs 50-80,
so a 35Kg Fish is a Kind of small fortune :D to them,when enquired sd that they don;t fish often,will do only when theres a demand & they kw the places where the river stretch is not protected, & they juss imagine hooking into a monster fish from a plc like above wih no life jacket & boat.(chk Pic 1)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:01 pm 
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thank for sharing that pics ... viper


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:28 am 
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Nice pics Viper :wink:

Viper where is this place on Cavery anyway :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:54 am 
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Hi Viper
just a thought, but cannot a fund be started to buy back larger masheer for release from the fishermen who sell them for livelyhood.
Regards
Michael


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Michael, thats really good to hear, but Practically it might not be possible to do that :wink:

CHEERS :wink:


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Michaelaga...Thats a Good idea...But don't u think its goona increase Poaching :?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:41 pm 
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Michael, no its not a good idea at all.
they will take the money, go have a nice stiffy, buy more sticks and dynamite the whole river, you and me will be staying down river counting the dead ones floating


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:47 pm 
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Michael, there is a better idea :idea:
ex DFO, Ooty (..................) , post him in the cauvery stretch.
lol lol
Ravi


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