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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:50 am 
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320-kg giant fish found in the Ganga

Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A giant Bhetki fish weighing 320 kg has been found floating in the Ganga. The fish, eight feet long and three feet wide, was first spotted Sunday at the riverbank in north Kolkata's Kumartoli area by a group of young men who were bathing in the river.

'Initially we thought that a big sea animal was coming to devour us. Initially we were scared but later found that it was a dead fish which was floating in the water,' an eyewitness said.

According to locals, the fish had a ribbon in its mouth and a cut mark on its stomach.

Last month, around 200 fish were found dead in the area. Locals said contaminated water led to the death of a large number of fish in the river.


©Indo-Asian News Service


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320 kgs ? probably a fresh water dolphin . local yarn is hard to believe


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:25 pm 
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There is a pic in today's time of INDIA of a Gobra weighing 180Kgs


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:11 am 
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FYI....

Pic from Todays Times of India (Bangalore Edition)

Looks like Goliath grouper..... :?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:27 am 
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That is one big fish! There are some interesting videos on youtube about hooking onto these blokes. Reels with 100lb drags, 200lb leaders and rods that are actually little cranes. Fortunately that is all catch and release.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:20 am 
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Why it is called GOBRA fish? is it anything to do with its taste similar to GOBAR ? :shock: :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:18 am 
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what a waste :(


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anyone who has time can check out 'Chew On this' on youtube.


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