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 Post subject: Kerala fishing info?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:44 am 
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Hi, Does any one have angling info on kumarakom near cochin ?
What fish/lures?
I plan to be there next weekend and thought I'd take my gear for those off conference days!
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Kurrymeen days coming up for you mate.
Tiny hooks, small rod, light line, and use whatever the locals are using as bait. Don't forget the barbie :lol:


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Hi,

I'm in Cochin for a couple of days.... will ask around and see if I can up with something for you.

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Mighty Marlin.


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Hi MM,

Would be much obliged if you could inquire about the saltwater angling prospects as well...


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Thanks guys,
Owen-Thats all I have! probably no.8 hooks and 10lb line on a shakespeare med light 7ft rod
Best
Axx


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Thanks guys,
Owen-Thats all I have! probably no.8 hooks and 10lb line on a shakespeare med light 7ft rod
Best
Axx


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Thats all you will need matey!
Ahh i can taste that currymeen fry right now! :roll:


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Owen ... u should cut down on dreaming of all that food all the time .... its showing on you


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Freddy boy, it's OK for you to talk matey. Sitting there surrounded by all those fresh Pomfret and Bombay Duck! :wink:


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 Post subject: KUmarakom Fishing
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Hi Pals,

The back waters there are great for good game like Barramundi , Red snappers and Indian Tarpon. If you are getting hold of a boat. Troll a 3" silver rapalla ( peferabally a floating or shallow diver) at about 4 to 5 Knots. The waters may be a little too chocked with water hyacinths this time of the year . If this is the case forget trolling and drift fish with a free floating prawn with no weight. Use 20Lb line . You can buy the prawns ( live ones ) from the chinese nets peppering the coast or ask the hotel guys to organise some.

Good luck and tight lines,

Jeen


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Hi Jeen,

Very interesting post. I have been waiting for someone to make a post on the Indian Tarpon. I presume you mean "Ox-eye herring" from the Megalops family correct or localy called Seer?

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What about Ravas/Bamin/Threadfin?


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 Post subject: Indian Tarpon
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Yep, Yhats it bobby! Have caught a few of them in the back waters of cochin. They start running into the rivers from Nov onwards and you find them 20 Km into the Periyar river during dec to feb as the salinity in the river increases and that,s about the limit of the tidal reach.
Great fish on light tackle, strong and highly acobatic ariel display.

Tight lines
jeen


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What about the other one, Bamin?

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Hey Owen ..good time to visit Mumbai again is when Bobby is in town ... u saw the pic with the whopper he caught of carter road ...


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Would be a good idea Fred, heard that fish has grown now :lol:

Freddy, you should consider going to Cochin to fish for Tarpon, I have caught a few ladyfish (from the same family) and they really hit the lure hard and are airborne most of the time.


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Yeah Fred,
May have to visit Mumbai again sometime this month or early next month, but from the middle of November to the middle of December its Kodai time and then down to the river.
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Owen


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Guy's

The Plan is to come to Bombay on the 28 - 29th return 6th - 7th Nov.

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Bobby


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Mmmmmm! just might be able to catch you in Mumbai Bobby.
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Yes, we can go Chilwa fishing then :lol:


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Hi Guys,

Just got back.... didn't get too much info on fishing as no one I met had much of an idea what I was talking about :cry:

I however did see guys fishing off bridges with hand line using prawn. Tried stopping and talking to them but my malayalam is really bad. Just caused a bit of a traffic jam on a bridge.

Hopefully a couple of guys will come up with something substantial, since they've promised to find out for me.

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Mighty Marlin.


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So it's back to kurrymeen fishing then ? or last resort "JEEN"
Please help out our snake man "eljefe"
Regards
Owen


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Bobby wrote:
Hi Jeen,

Very interesting post. I have been waiting for someone to make a post on the Indian Tarpon. I presume you mean "Ox-eye herring" from the Megalops family correct or localy called Seer?

Image

What about Ravas/Bamin/Threadfin?


Hey Bobby/Jeen,

Hi Guys.... any idea how big these tarpon get? I remember a friend of mine who used to work at the Croc Bank in Chennai talking about these fish. The ones he saw were about 3-4lbs.

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.


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I hear about 20lb tops and that would be a fish of a lifetime for that species.

Jeen will be able to tell you more, since he has actually caught them...


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20lbs is a good size! Even 10lbs will be a blast on light line.

Regards,
Mighty M.


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 Post subject: indian tarpon.
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HI guys,

The tarpons I have caught maxed at 6 to 7 pounds. I have seen local fisher men on small canoes using palm stick rods and live prawns catch up to a meter long ( say 10 to 12 lbs?).

Took my boat out yeterday. Landed a couple of Queen fish 10 pounders using sardines. My friend Armand had more fun Fly fishing landed many similar sized queenies and a beauty of a Golden TRevally around 8 LBS.
Owen you from Bangalore? You know Mani of Kodai Cheese Factory ?
Iam better knwn as Giri from cochin and my cousin " JAkes used to work in Manis Cheese Factory. Ring any bells??

Will be in Maldives Nov 20th to 27th trying a hand at GT popping. Any of you guys land up in the UAE let me Know . Will take you out fishing .

Tight lines
Jeen


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Hi Jeen,
Yes i do know Mani pretty well, but have not met him for some time now. Will be in Kodai next month (around the same time that you will be in the Maldives), and will try and look him up.
Knew Jakes too. I meet up with Vijay Johnson of "Nature Walks" when in Kodai, and do some nice treks.
Good to hear from you.
Have a blast
Regards
Owen


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 Post subject: Re: indian tarpon.
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jeen wrote:
HI guys,

Will be in Maldives Nov 20th to 27th trying a hand at GT popping. Any of you guys land up in the UAE let me Know . Will take you out fishing .

Tight lines
Jeen


Jeen, I may be in Dubai in December or Jan, will take you up on that offer. I was in Dubai about 2/3 months ago and was talking to my bro-in-law about organizing a trip for me when i am there next.

Queenfish in Dubai? If it is this type, man I would love to go after them:

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Hi Bobby,

Thats the fish. You are welcome to come fish with us . check out www.sportsfishinguae.piczo.com to see some fish caught by my pals

Regards,

Jeen


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bobby,

sorry the adress is www.sportfishinguae.piczo.com


Tight lines,

Jeen


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 Post subject: Re: KUmarakom Fishing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:36 pm 
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HI Jeen
Nice to read your post.Iam relatively new to Cochin and live in Thevara along the waterfront.
Interesting to note that there is some good fishing here.All I see are locals fishing from the bridge using handlines and sardine and prawns as bait.They often get some big eels.
I was looking to fish for snapper and Barramundi,Iam told the area near Vypen island holds some promises.I have a Shakespeare Ugly Stik Big Water rod and a Daiwa big water saltwater spinning reel.Now please advise me on the tacke.I have some big spinners only,and some small plugs.
I eagerly look foward to hearing from you.
Cheers


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jeen wrote:
Hi Pals,

The back waters there are great for good game like Barramundi , Red snappers and Indian Tarpon. If you are getting hold of a boat. Troll a 3" silver rapalla ( peferabally a floating or shallow diver) at about 4 to 5 Knots. The waters may be a little too chocked with water hyacinths this time of the year . If this is the case forget trolling and drift fish with a free floating prawn with no weight. Use 20Lb line . You can buy the prawns ( live ones ) from the chinese nets peppering the coast or ask the hotel guys to organise some.

Good luck and tight lines,

Jeen


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