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 Post subject: Uttaranchal trip
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:41 pm 
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Well guys i'm back from my trip to Uttaranchal.Spent two weeks in the most amazing places, covered almost 4000 km,encountered 7 rivers and am dog tired but happy as hell :-).
Fishing wise not too much luck but it was a pilgrimage to some great fishing locales!
The catch was an Indian trout at Beas Ghat and two small mahseer (estimated by the ghillie at 1.5 kg and 300-400 gm respectively) at Marchula.
I'm thankful to the great support i received on phone from Ali,Dhruv,Ken and Asif during my journey.

To do real justice to these spots i probably should have given 3-4 days to each and not the few hours i could manage but then thats always a good excuse to go back ;-)

Got to meet up with Asif at Delhi and was treated to some cold ones and a sumptuous meal at a gourmet joint called Ploof at Lodhi market..Really needed the dose of red meat after 12 days of mostly veg food and i really
tucked in! Thanks Asif!
Would like to share some of the pics from the trip with you guys.
So here goes!

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Yamuna at Dadupur

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The river Giri on the way to Renukaji


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Murrel at Renukaji


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Mahseer at Renukaji

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Ghat at Rishikesh


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The Ganga at Shivpuri

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Crab from the Ganga at Shivpuri


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View from above at Beas Ghat


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Confluence of Nayyar and Ganga at Beas Ghat


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Barilus at Beas ghat

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Indian trout at Beas ghat

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Small mahseer at Marchula

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Small mahseer at Ramganga

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Smaller mahseer at Marchula

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Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi at Devprayag.Notice the difference in colour between the two rivers.

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View ahead of Devprayag.

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The Alaknanda near Chamoli

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Snow clad peaks from Joshimath.


Regards,
Yaj.


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man those pictures are worth a million words over the phone!!! try to come up in apirl for a few days... we'll head to some serious mahseer waters and get you the big mamas!!! :lol:


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This was obviously a grand trip - must have been a big break from daily humdrum of life
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aaarrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhh!!! you can't imagine how my fingers itch when i go to Renuka Lake or the ghats at Rishikesh... especially at Rishikesh... the mahseer there are besharam enough to 'bump' you expecting handouts... its quite a site to see a 20 pounder bump your legs for some free prasad!!!

i wonder if i can cast a line there and get away with it on grounds of insanity!!! :D :D :D


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indiangypsy wrote:

i wonder if i can cast a line there and get away with it on grounds of insanity!!! :D :D :D


Haha! Tell me how it goes :wink: .Will follow suit.
Yaj.


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Hey great pics man!!! will be happy to know about ur route and places of stay so that i can also plan my trip.
i think you drove down?
Any 1 else insane enough to go in dec (except 4 me)


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Amazing pictures
and looks like u had a great time...............
a break like this from routine work is only one can imagine of.
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Great Pics Yaj,

thanks for sharing them.


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What a trip Yaj!! Very telling pictures mate, smashing...

Did you see any rare ferral dogs on this trip?


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hey pal
some amazing pictures, looks like you had great time and given the small time you spend on each location it really great that you caught some fish. I am a hill freak too was in Delhi for almost ten years and seeing your pictures made me remember my own trips to the hills great going Pal. It must be feeling wonder full to have a holiday and catch some fish . Keep doing it nothing like great out door.
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Hey Yaj,

Great trip mate. Glad you got in touch with the fish.

Now start planning another getaway in march. hehehehehe


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Thanks for the kind words guys! Got an excuse to go there again in June ;-)
Yaj.


Bobby wrote:
Did you see any rare ferral dogs on this trip?


Saw some good Bhotiyas, not as many as i wanted though.
They were owned working dogs though not feral.


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yaj wrote:
Got an excuse to go there again in June ;-)


june will be a bad time... the mountains are busy getting washed away to the sea... try to do april/may and Himachal this time!!!

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Actually the June trip is to match the shepherds return to the mountains.I was told the rains start in July?
By the way did you get my e-mail address Dhruv?
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Ya!

June is good. The rains do start in July in UA. But I think the shepherds would have got high up to the bugyals (meadows) by then.


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Stunning pics. It makes me want to go.........


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Good going yaj, I bet you are lucky to catch some in the time frame. Best of luck on july. I am going on two month (Vodoo) jinx on fishing. I was happy to see you in such terrain to fish. i hope you released the baby mahseer......


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Ya!

June is good. The rains do start in July in UA. But I think the shepherds would have got high up to the bugyals (meadows) by then.


Ken, got some locals who are in contact with them.They said they reach the area I i intend to go to by the first of June.So I'm going to be in contact with him to keep me updated on their progress.He is the local butcher :wink: so you can bet he keeps tabs on them LOL.

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Good going yaj, I bet you are lucky to catch some in the time frame. Best of luck on july. I am going on two month (Vodoo) jinx on fishing. I was happy to see you in such terrain to fish. i hope you released the baby mahseer......


Thanks Tats. All fish caught including the indian trout were released.

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Stunning pics. It makes me want to go.........

Thanks Ken,you should, they are amazing places!
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Yaj,
I hope the chef has recovered from the order of boiled eggs to go with the steaks :shock: ...sure looked like it offended a lot of gourmet sensibilities! 8)


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Yaj,
I hope the chef has recovered from the order of boiled eggs to go with the steaks :shock: ...sure looked like it offended a lot of gourmet sensibilities! 8)


Asif, he is probably having nightmares about it,especially since we went in for seconds ..:lol:
Yaj.


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Yaj, the pictures are amazing.

The picture of Ganga at Shivpuri & the water colour at Marchula is just divine :-)


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Yaj, the pictures are amazing.

The picture of Ganga at Shivpuri & the water colour at Marchula is just divine :-)


Thanks Santosh. Yes, when the sunlight hits the Ramganga at Marchula it turns a distinct shade of emerald! I'm already missing it :cry:


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Little mahseer is so cute :shock:

Thanks for sharing that wonderful pictures with us


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Really nice pics yaj. Miss those hills very much.


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hmmm !!!
So having all the alone :-<
Next time you comeover do let me know.
Damn neat Show keep posting
Cheers !!!
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rookie wrote:
Hey great pics man!!! will be happy to know about ur route and places of stay so that i can also plan my trip.
i think you drove down?
Any 1 else insane enough to go in dec (except 4 me)


Hey mine was not exclusively a fishing trip so the route would not be ideal.PM your rough idea of places,duration etc so I can help you out with the specifics. One suggestion though ,give each spot at least 2-3 days.
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Doc Yajneesh....send me the trip details by PM ASAP...
Can't wait to go there mate....
Congratulations on that trip...

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Great adventure and fabulous trip report. You know we walked almost the same trail this season. Whereas you went towards Marchula after Paonta Saheb , I went to Chandigarh and then to Ropar. Though I am just back from the extraordinary land, sort of pilgrimage to us anglers, the photographs of yours are again exhorting me to go back and once again feel the joy of blending with nature. Keep it up.

Ali.
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Thanks Saiki, thanks Ali.
Lets plan one together next time ;-)


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wonderful pics yaj. congratulations for the trip. ur blessed bcoz of which u can visit these places. i wont say anythng else. cheers and all the best in future.
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Hi Yej,
Where are you. Just want to ask you one thing. I was lazy enough not to post the pictures of my trip of the same area as you visited. can I post the same with your trip report.

Regards,

Ali.. :wink:


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 Post subject: nice pics
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nice pics sir, you are very lucky,
mahseer is realy graceful like alway.


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beautiful pics yaj. happy for you.
brings back memories of 10 great years spent in the doon valley travelling to all these places.
is there still that little zoo at renukaji where the animals are treated like hell?
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Great Pics Yaj, I am sure you enjoyed fishing in such pictursque locales. I hope you go back and enjoy and also cathc a lot more fish.


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Closer to heaven I must say! :P --- Refreshing


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hey,
i will spend the next two months in the north for fishing. i will be on the 13th in dehli.
if samebody wanne meet up let me know.

greets and just the best
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I was there from 3rd to 7th of March but could not get the chance to wet the lines. The rivers look promising now.

Cheers,
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Great pictures, beautiful scene ! Thanks, keep going.

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hey guys, i take the night train to haritwar. over there i will rent motorbike and make the turn of the rivers. my fist station will be rishikesh.
huuu, the picture of yar are just amazing. it will be so good to fish over there.... i can not what no more:)

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Thanks for your responses guys! Sorry for the late reply, been plagued with comp problems again! Just finally managed to resolve it!
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v.singh wrote:
beautiful pics yaj. happy for you.

is there still that little zoo at renukaji where the animals are treated like hell?
regards
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Yes Vikram it is still there and they are still treated the same way.It was sickening. There was a jerk teasing the lions with a stick, he really got a piece of my mind and the joker beat a hasty retreat.
Yaj.


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thats sad to hear.


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yaj wrote:
he really got a piece of my mind and the joker beat a hasty retreat. Yaj.


Angry Yaj :evil: ... that must have been some sight... :wink:


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