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 Post subject: Fishing in chennai
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:30 am 
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Hi All, im in chennai and have planned to go fishing in the fishing harbour but being european and atracting more atention than i like, do anybody have another more piecefull spot to drop a line tommorrow sunday.

Soren k Andersen


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:12 pm 
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There's a few islands out east. You might want to try there :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Tarpon in Chennai?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:05 pm 
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Do you guys have tarpon in India? I understand that the smaller tarpon we have in asia in quite common in the indo-pacific. I caught them all the up in Taiwan and understand they are also in Sri Lanka.

Any in Chennai?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:03 pm 
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Hello AW,

I am not sure if you could cath a tarpon from shore in chennai but you may try. The local names are South Indians call the fish "Morankendai" or Morua Mahrashtrians call it :Chari, Badas

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:44 am 
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Hellow AW,

Here's a photo of oxeye herring caught in Goa, by Dean Gonsalves.

http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.p ... ght=tarpon


From,

http://www.tarbone.org/historical_archives.cfm

One evidence of early tarpon angling comes from Henry Thomas in his book “The Rod in India.” In 1873 he talks about catching oxeye tarpon with white flies in the following account:

Megalops Cyprinoides ... also takes a bait well at times. I have come across them coming up an estuary in a shoal, and it was like hauling in Mackerel; they run about the same size. There was a fish on as fast as ever you could get your line in the water. But the fun was very short-lived. It was in mid stream and they were all past the boat in very little time. I am told they, as well as Elops Saurus, have been caught in Madras Fort ditch with a white fly. My fishing for them was with a small dead-bait.

Don't know if they are still available in Chennai (Madras).

So, the oxeye tarpon is surely found in India. :D


tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:42 pm 
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flyfisher wrote:
I am told they, as well as Elops Saurus, have been caught in Madras Fort ditch with a white fly.


Yup, I'm talking about the same oxe-eye like this one:
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Now you're saying that you also have giant herring/ladyfish there too?
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Got to go to Chennai someday!


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 Post subject: any good spots
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:37 am 
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Location: chennai
looking in chennai and tuticorin for sea bass and tarpon
anyone know any good hotspots and what level of gear to carry
:?: :P


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