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 Post subject: Angling in India - Book
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:48 pm 
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It's been a few decades since a decent book on Angling in India was written. What say we put one together?

Members from different parts of India can submit their articles which will then be reviewed for quality.

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great idea. I have always wanted to put the place, people, the fish (not just mahseer) and all the little things that are encountered along the river

let's start.

we need a name


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How about, "Angling in India - A modern day perspective" ?

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brilliant bops...
lets do it...
i hav very little idea, so can't give much feedback
definitly this is a project to be appreciated
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Angling in India- IA guide
Not too top heavy on the technicalities guys-
More than the oldsters buying it to read about their exploits, we want the newbies like me to buy it as a 'field guide' and 'general lonely planet of fishing in India guide' ;) serious
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Foreword----Should be written by a person of some prominence, possibly from the forum and to most if not some of the members----Dr Eljeffe perhaps?
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Count me in .... printing /// processing on me


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As usual Fred proves to be of immense help again! Thanks buddy.

Dunno why Bobster hasn't said anything yet :roll:

I guess we could first start of with a table of contents and then take it from there.

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Count me in too ... to buy the first copy [smilie=superkewl.gif]


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[smilie=hiya.gif] Me too !!!


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Hi Bops,

This might sound bad on others ears but can we start a IA celender for the current year even though 3 months had already passed? Just my thought.

The idea of the book is superb.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:23 pm 
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An "IA Illustrated" ??? :twisted:


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Uncle Owen no response. :roll: [smilie=smack.gif] [smilie=upyeah.gif]


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Already working on one. Believe me it is a slow process, but with so many experienced fingers in the pie, it is a brilliant idea.
Owen


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Piss off Bobbee :lol:


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nice.. bops...

just call it "Indian Angler" with the watergod on the cover page.. :D

pls keep a section for newbie anglers, under title BAD CAST THEORY.. :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:21 pm 
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Just thinking..... The Book can have the following contents:

1) Regional fishing trends and the tackle used. This can also include tips on how to study the waters, the surrounding areas and the environment
2) What the locals catch ? How ?
3) Best practices

Each region to provide pics of the major types of fish caught there.. Photographs would be really great..

We can also highlight the best places to fish adn how to go about it.. If there is no objection, we can also provide readers with the contact #s of the local IA members, so that we can meet up and guide them...
Also we can provide points and tips on how to protect the environment and the ecological balance through angling.. (point in case, Lalbagh Tank, Bangalore, Lal Dighi (Dalhousie Tank), Kolkata, Powai Lake, etc. )

There are lot of topics that we can cover... Through all the banter and the the 3-pronged attacks happening here ( sorry Bops, couldn't resist :lol: ) , there is a huge pool of angling information and ideas that we have and we do share on this forum and am sure that if we can compile this into a Book, that would be really a very good step taken in the right direction..

Wat say amigos :wink:


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Nice illustrations, locations and practical techniques will make a good book. I'm thinking a big book not just a paperback.

Each of the pro's can contribute one chapter each, in the area they are most experienced in.


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waiting for the book to get published... :roll:


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i think it should be from a fish's point of view. that would make it a bit different form all the other angling books. We could have a chapter on each of the game fish around. and then things like 'habitat', 'best practises', records, etc would have an unusual spin on it.


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Nice Idea, Bops :D :D

some suggestions from my end

Also need to include all the fishes found in India ,ie freshwater & saltwater,

should also include instructions "How to handle various fishes in Catch & Release “

also needs to include the effects of introduced species on the local marine life"


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GREAT idea guys and we can include old pictures of really big catches,i can contribute on home made lure making.


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Very nice of fred to take up printing & processing .. but if we give a thought on the possibility of advertising in the book, it should cover the cost of printing & circulation.. i guess resorts at angling locations would surely be interested to advertise considering the book would be circulated not just in India, but elsewhere too..


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You're too kind Todd,
I can only write about -"How to catch socks, gunny sacks and assorted sundries" -thats the truth.
Have lately graduated 'to making spoons and burning fingers'
But, keep the ideas coming people, we can appoint a resident editor (definitely NOT a committee -hate that word :twisted: to do a prelim read over)

Toss your ideas.
With a decent no of sponsors , we can make it happen.
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im sure getting the pictures wont be difficult..we can all pool in our pics...


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Wow!!! a book for Anglers ...like a shikar book of Kenneth Anderson, Jim Corbett,Kipling Plus Salim Alis - Birds ...all rolled up in one...

Bops, could you also look at something like - National Geographic..Indian

I mean books are good and I love books ...

But illustrated monthly's are what brings the money in from Ads etc...
Periodicals have folks looking forward to the next issue and we have some 300 plus experts who can submit articles.

Bops can be chief editor, Fred - publisher, Owen/Bobbee - senior editors,
Gavin- collector(bouncer), me - researcher (???).

Jude


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bet gav would be happier of heading the censorship commitee...dont want any obscenity in print now do we gav? :lol:


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Aaron wrote:
bet gav would be happier of heading the censorship commitee...dont want any obscenity in print now do we gav? :lol:


yeah lol too... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Hi Jude

Putting together a monthly magazine is a time consuming affair and an expensive exercise. I think a well illustrated book on Indian fishing is more of a priority than a magazine right now given that it's over fifty years since a good book on Indian angling was written.

Bops


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First one I `edit` will be Gav`s.


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Sure ,Bops.
makes sense.

When do we start.... Would be glad to be any help.

Do U have that researcher job open ????

Jude


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i can contribute upon groundbaits for freshwater fishing...with some tackle baits as well, i mean from kolkata chapter(bong chapter)...


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Gav is the `bestman` for Baong fishing. He has some real sweet smelling stuff and some real lousy smelling stuff, that can bomb you out cold. :roll: And all you can say is[smilie=holyshit.gif] .


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Excellent idea Bops. I'm sure a little more brainstorming on this will rake out fantastic ideas for the book. Chucking in a bunch of bananas to get more sparks flying...

1. what are the USPs of the book ?

2. who is the book for ? pros ? amateurs ? both ? the target audience must be definitive. the language/tone/terms used will thus be defined... eg. if we are including a glossary will it be inclusive enough for the uninitiated - i can visualize one entry per kind favor Gavin - COREX - cough syrup brand available at local pharmacies, used as an attractant in catla bait, especially in Bengal.

3. will it be for sale or not for sale ? how much will it cost ? pricing strategy ?

4. where will it be made available ? oxford vs wheelers...

5. what does the book look like ? here’s where we judge it by its cover.
how is it different from any other book on a shelf ? is it made entirely for the library shelf - jostling for space with the bible and the encylopedia brittanicas? or is it durable enough to carry around ? and will its content ensure that it is ?

I think Mahaseer Ken's idea on it being from a fish's point of view, rocks. But then it's upto the way the book will be ultimately positioned.

Also believe that Vijay Mallya would lap this up hook, line and sinker. How could he not fall for - The Kingfisher Guide to Indian Angling !!

Cheers,

Terry


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Good questions, Yak! It's got me thinking again. I'll need some time to come up with all the answers to your rather well thought out questions.

Bopanna


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Bops ... step one .. define the goal ... then the steps ... concentrate on the steps ... the goal will come ... the goal has to come .... Swami Vivekananda ... works for me all the time :idea: :idea: :idea:


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Fredfish wrote:
Bops ... step one .. define the goal ... then the steps ... concentrate on the steps ... the goal will come ... the goal has to come .... Swami Vivekananda ... works for me all the time :idea: :idea: :idea:

i completely agree with ya buddy


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Fred :shock: :shock:

Quoting on Swami Vivekananda ???

You're deep man !!!! :roll:

But you are right.... Once you take that first step :arrow: ...the momentum gets you going... That first step :x

Bops, I am with you in spirit .... My fishing skills will not fill an A4 sheet.
But my spirit is by the gallons


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What kind of spirit are we talking about Jude? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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lol...jude can u share some of that spirit on sunday?


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THE WEEKEND IS HERE !!! [smilie=sillyjester.gif] (one step at a time )


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the holy spirit guys ...the holy spirit....
The one that dwells in the heart...not the pitcher... :evil:

Bops surely doesn't need help to irrigate the tonsils :twisted: :twisted:

I knew I shoudn't have said "gallons " :wink:

St Jude - for hopeless cases


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 Post subject: Aaaaaron...
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U really should have not missed the GTG..

I was in Peenya all day with a dead mobile....and then you weren't picking up calls in the evening...so could not tell u earlier

U may want to bite me on the leg or something :evil: ........but a couple of us guys have fixed up to go to Forbes Sagar on Sunday.

So mosenbanhalli would miss us :cry:

judas


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The non-violent sects of Bangalore will crucify Mallaya as a cruel person, indulging in a cruel sport. :oops:


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 Post subject: angling book
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Whats happened People of the Forum? From march 29th to April 14th there were 43 posts all for the writing of a book on Indian Angling and then for 2 and a 1/2 weeks ----nothing?? Has the enthusiasm died and the flame with it? C'mon "once more unto the breach dear friends, once more!!"Please don't let it die. It is a brilliant idea!
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I think everyone is thinking about what to write... :lol:


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The think tank is rolling, Glenn. It's not going to happen in a hurry. Lots of things to be looked into like publishing costs and book style....

Bops


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 Post subject: fishing book
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Good to know Bops. I have an Australian fishing book here which I am happy to contribute, no charge, to act as a template/yardstick. It might give you a format as a starting point. Please email your postal address at your convenience.
Regards,
Glenn


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Love your quote from King Richard , Todd,...I use it once a day;)


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 Post subject: KIng Richard
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Thanks Eljefe, I had that as part of an English text in the 8th standard at Lawrence School, Lovedale. I can recite at anytime that whole paragraph word for word. Had nightmares about it!!! Also the poem "the Donkey"
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