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 Post subject: kerala fishing trip
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:03 am 
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had gone to kerala for 10 days. it was raining as the monsoon had already set in over there. Waited for the rains to stop. Once the rain stopped, went fishing in the chalakudy river beside the house. Used earth worms on the first day and got only one fish, the next day tried using chicken intestine as bait and got five fishes.

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They were beautiful but dangerous. They gave a nasty sting when not properly handled. Could anybody tell me they english name the locals call them mainja curi. It is said that they used to grow bigger (upto around 3 kg) but now their size seems to have reduced due to dynamite blasting.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:29 am 
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Real beauties mate, congrats.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:39 am 
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Iam from bihar and it is called " SINGHI " there. I think it is the same fish who's sting gives you light fever.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:32 am 
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Very beautiful Cats.

Prakash, these are not Singhi's.


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Hi, Awesome looking cats, I've never seen them before. Anybody have an idea what they're called?

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:55 pm 
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santosh singhis are also catfish variety called Heteropneustes fossilis.
please google, however this seems to be suncatfish with the trademark dark round patch near the neck.


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Common Name(s) Bullseye Catfish, Golden Red Tail Catfish, Solar Catfish, Sun Catfish, grows upto 450mm. Distribution Kerala State, Southern India.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:49 am 
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Nice catch mate.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Nice Catch :-)
Horabagrus brachysoma - Called in our region, ManjKoori.
Chicken intestine is a good bait. Also you can use shrimp, prawns, clams, mussels etc. Frog is also good.
I believe, the season starts after rains- In periyar, you start to get a lot these days. Find rocky parts to start casting...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:13 pm 
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Any members from Trivandrum (Kerala) ?
are there any good locations in or around Trivandrum?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Good Catch :D
.....I remembers catching them from Pumba River (Kerala). in Loads
..they will go for anything that stinks.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:42 pm 
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Good catch !!. These fishes are quite common in the aquarium trade. Years back we used to see them regularly at our local fish markets ( Chanda) for sale in Kerala. They survive for a long time outside water.
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