Few weeks back I went to South Konkan for finalising a land deal and for some fishing, The place is magical and I dream to settle down at this place one day.
The first two sessions was hard work, trolled over 6 hrs / session for two groupers. Lot of sea weed made trolling difficult and going out in open sea in the evening was impossible due to windy conditions.
Although, the first two sessions produced 2 fish, it was pure pleasure to be on the boat early morning in misty conditions, producing some priceless memories.
The second day after a disappointing morning session, I decided to try my luck up river. With couple of local friends I went to fish from a centre pillar of a bridge with bait and lures. From 7 PM till 3 AM, I only managed to bring in two MJ’s and couple of cats and lost few good lures to snags. However spending the night on that pillar was an amazing expiring.
Day three, was too tired & disappointed to go fishing in the morning and thought of returning back as I was supposed to meet my father the next day at a place called sagameshwar which is 250 KM from Mumbai.
Siddharth, a new member on our forum was on his way to Malvan and thinking how excited he must be on his first angling experience, I decided to stay back.
That evening I went almost 10 KM up river at a place which the locals said had big barra’s, fishing was very nice at this place and i landed 7 nice size MJ’s and lost two fish that managed to open 4 x VMC hooks.
Later in the evening I met a very eager Siddharth, and his enthusiasm to learn angling and catching is first fish forced me to stay for one more day.
Day 4, I took siddharth on a small boat to a new location that has a big island just at the mouth of an estuary, both of us got hits the same time and Siddharth landed his first fish, a nice2 kg grouper.
In that session we landed 4 groupers(2 each) and I lost two more.
In the evening, I took him up river where he got his first MJ, we landed 4 of them and lost one.
I left malvan the next morning and on my way back got a call from Siddharth that he caught a MJ on spinning .. the man is hooked for life and I am sure his wife must be cursing me for that..
Had a great time, as I have never before worked so hard to catch fish..thanks Siddharth.
Some pictures of magical land..
Take me home
Best way to school..
The done deal... find me here when I retire
was fishing whole night on this pillar .. what an experience
Siddharth with my upriver Jack..
Our small boat..