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 Post subject: River Periyar
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:21 pm 
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Ages ago, during my child hood days, we used to live on the banks of river periyar in Kerala. I spent about 4 years in this place, till my dad moved our family to distant haunts. The best memories of my child hood pertain to this time ,when we used to paddle around in a rubber dingy, fishing a lot ,catching Mulleys, occasional Murrells, lots of pearl spots, ,oxeye herrings , eels and stuff.
Later when ever I am in kerala for our vacation, I used to stop on the bridge over this river, and look down at this most beautiful river flowing gently ,thinking I wanted to live here on her banks.
Ages passed, and here at last ,We are nearing completion of our house on the river. Incidentally before the house is finished we bought a porta boat with a 5 Hp yammy and took a ride on the river….


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Happy New Year

Jeen


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Jeen,

I am really happy for you. Getting your dream house, beside a beautiful river is all one can ask for. Still I dream about my childhood haunts, holding hand of my father, sitting under the bridge, catching lot of fishes using home made rods. How I wish that somehow I can turn the time and go back to my childhood again. :cry:

I know this is wishful thinking and the best way ahead is that we give our next generation what we have received from our father. I to want to give my children the same found memory of their childhood. I congratulate you for doing what you are doing for your children. [smilie=ebil-thumbup.gif]

Keep it up and best of luck in your new house..

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Hi Mr. Jeen,

Your posts are some of the best, i never miss them - all - out and out action...

This one really touched me..

my son is 1 1/2 years old now.. i want to teach him all i learn about angling.. hope i can provide him the most and the best..

thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience..

regards,
pranav..


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Jeen,
Your sons are very fortunate to have you as their father.
May your dreams and their dreams all come true !!
Syd.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Hi Jeen
Cool pics.
Nice fish
Ravi


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 Post subject: amazing!
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Congrats. you did what every angler dreams of.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:16 am 
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Very nice.
Are you using a stinger treble on the soft plastic from ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:24 am 
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Congrats Jeen,

Nostalgic stuff, got a lump in my throat. Took me back to my bamboo cane and peacock quill days.

All the best.

Bobby


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:23 pm 
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Ken,

We have not used a stinger on the frog. Though I get your drift, and think its a good idea to turn the short swipes into a hook up.


Syd, It works both ways I believe I am really luck to have these blokes as sons . Imagine other wise ,kids to day know no other world than cyberspace!

Bobby And the rest. The house should be ready in early Feb this year,and trust me, this house can be tthe base camp for all of you, if you need to fish cochin and the surroundings .


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Jeen


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Ah right. With the relativly low rsolution of forum photo's, I thought I was seeing a secondary hook in the very last picture.
As a method, it definatly works and it has helped me land a few extra fish from time to time but it can make the lure a bit prone to tangling with the line on the cast.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:56 pm 
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nice catches mate.... can you post details on the lure used, i am relatively new to angling :0


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:33 pm 
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Congratulation Jeen the location looks exotic I hope you will soon have your dream house ready . [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:38 am 
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My hearty wishes to your dream home Jeen.

You are the inspiration and many a times your name is frequent when we talk about fishing and sporting.

if your time permits, do visit chennai for fishing and share your experience.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:55 pm 
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Beauty as always.

Spoonangler.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:30 pm 
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Nice catches jeen! :D
The river looks great too!

I'll show you my river catches soon too :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:37 pm 
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Hi Jeen Chettan

I have adopted Kerala as my home state by way of marriage. I am totally captivated by the place, the people,the food and of course the fish.
Is your house near the first bridge which traverses the Periyar after the airport or further down.You must show the way for some offshore fishing in Cochin for all of us here, we need your superior skills and experience.
My wife's ancestral place is an island called Perumbalam in the Wembanad lake, we must meet up in Cochin the next time you are there.
Could give some details of the porta boat and cost, would like to get one for some idyllic meanderings in the backwater.

cheers
jeebak

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Hi Mr. Jeen
A house by a butiful rever, and a boat to sail & fish ..... wonderful wonderful.. what else one can ask for! Thanks for the sincer big hearted offer of the base camp.


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Hi phish,
Yes the house is near the first bridge from the air port. The boat link is http://www.porta-bote.com/. costs around 80 k they ship direct to india.

jeen


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 Post subject: porta bote
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Hi Jeen

Does that 80 K include shipping and customs etc

Vincent


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Vincent,

The boat cost around 1800 $ and i paid 5% duty here in the Uae and shipped it home from here by DHL ( which was a mistake) I ended up paying an other 30 k by way of air freight and some border taxes from chennai to cochin. Alternatievly you could ask Porta bote to ship it directly to you. It comes in as a surf board or leisure item or something and dosent attract much duty. If you send an enquiery to them through their site they will give you an all inclusive quote.

Jeen


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 Post subject: PORTA
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:39 pm 
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HI JEEN

THANKS FOR THE INFO

VINCENT


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:35 pm 
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jeen wrote:
Vincent,

The boat cost around 1800 $ and i paid 5% duty here in the Uae
Jeen


Hi Jeen,

if you are importing stuff to the UAE & going to resend it elsewhere, it would be good if you inform the customs about it. They will mark it 'item for re-export' & you will get a refund of the 5% duty, once it is re-exported.

We used to do this in my previous firm where we use to get in parts for ship repair.

regards,
Keyur


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 Post subject: Beauty
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:57 am 
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Hi Jeen,

Nice place. I was at the Bolgatty Palace, Ernakulam, from the 26th to the 29th Dec. How far is that from your place.

Adolph.


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