when i introduced myself on this forum i asked you anglers for helping hand... many hands reached me!
this is how things can happen;
santosh was so kind to help me getting my gear sorted. he was also the one to connect me to angler_ali (happy newyear to you to mate!). ali was so kind to take me fishing in mumbai's top location; powai. great fun we had! i was again suprised with the hospitality that makes india so special to me; although both never met me, they put in great efforts to help me out. call me a sentimental, but i'll never forget these things.
anyways, before becoming to much of a sissy...
on powai ali introduced me to javed. a guy who continued the fairytale of indian's hospitality. never have a meet a guy so hooked on fishing and so open to share this wealth. he invited me and my girlfriend to come fishing in banglore; after newyear we went fishing in the jungle for masheer...
newyear holidays was spend in goa were i went went night fishing with alex (better know as perkeo over here). casting lures from the coast. no fish that night but again; great fun. alex, if you read this; thanks to you to! russians look like indians when it comes down to hospitality
the second and third of jan we spend 25 hours in total to get into the jungle.
but it was worth it...
the fishing camp was a beautiful place and the prospects looked good. javed already landed several fish between 40 and 70 lbs! absolute amazing was the 103 lbs golden masheer... almost world record and the biggest of the last 11 years in that place. talking about fishermans expertise! unfortunatley the water level dropped that night and fishing became silent; no fish at all. after 3 sessions in 2 days with no fish i concluded that a fish in a place as beautifull as this could only be seen as a bonus. i already accepted going home empty handed, but still with a smile on my face.
i didn't go empty handed...
the knowledge and expertise of javed and our guide thoma made a dream come through; on the last day we caught 4 masheer between 20 and 35 lbs.
what a river, what a spot, what a bites, what a fights and what a fish...
(nope. no futher words for this; it's just undescripable)
again; many thanks for all you guys who helped me out. especially ali, what a warm hart a man can have. and of course especially especially to javed; for me from the cold europe it is hard to understand how people can be so open, generous and friendly. i would like to cut out his hart, clone it, and replace some cold harts in europe
this story will be tolled to my grand children till they run away from me!
now i'll pack my back pack again and leave for the backwaters of kerela. i promissed my girl to leave the rod at home... but of course there are some hook and lines hidden somewhere.
i will try to place a picture!