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Im liking this thread plenty, slick Mack you got there Dezz.
Good luck on your next trip.

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Same spot, same duo and same lure. Perfect weather but a extreme low tide exposing the slippery rocks. One of the known anglers decide to fish that spot at 0300 early morning and as planned I wake up at 0545 only to receive a call from this gentleman telling me he was leaving as the tide was too low and the rocks were slippery. He had lost a good deal of lures that morning. He leaves that spot even before we could reach there. We started casting with great difficulty because of the low tide we had to be extremely careful as there was a great risk of losing lures to the rocks. The tide was as low as 4 meters from the normal place where we cast from. Every cast was measured and retrieved with extra effort and using the waves to carry bring the lure back over the rocks. We were expecting a old lad to join us but had difficulty in getting the directions. Quite some time and we could see some bait fish around. Keyur changed places and I continued to use the same spot as I was too scared to move around with my plastic bottom Adidas shoes. What a wrong pair it was for these conditions. A few minutes got a strike from a rather small Spaniard mack. Was hooked in the gills and had fair chances of being lost. To add to it he got stuck in the rocks with my braid taking a beating and the place where he decided to make his hideout was definitely not the one ?i expected to be in. The fish was out of reach. Keyur helped me with the rod and I decided to sit and drag my butt off the rocks and slide down gathering all the moss on my back. Somehow got hold of his tail and struggled to put him on to the net. And then slowly made my way back. The later part the old lad made it to the breakwaters and we spent more time chatting and less of fishing. I even missed hitting a kayak guy when I cast my lure in the wrong direction. I can still recollect his face trying to duck and my lure missing him by a few feet ;p. Tried various other lures but with not so serious mood to catch anything. We called it a day sooner than expected.

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Good write up and that known angler was me. Dezz i lost only one lure. To say the rocks were slippery would be an understatement. The mistake i made was going there in the night. It was my first time there and the rocks were unknown. Should have checked it during day time. I live pretty close by in Discovery.

Had a nasty fall there and thought if i stay here i will surely injure myself. Time to invest in Korkers cleats.


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Hassan,

Just did not wanted to mention your name here :) The rocks were pretty bad when I can as well. To retrieve the fish I had to literally lie down and slide on the rocks gathering all the moss :) But you did not mention your catch anywhere in this report :p

Cheers mate - DeZZ

BTW where are you planning your coming weekend??


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Im liking this thread plenty, slick Mack you got there Dezz.
Good luck on your next trip.

-Jehangir


Thanks Jehangir. Next weekend is a trail and testing period for a new lure and a new live bait technique. If it is successful I will post it here. If not take it as a fai-lure :)

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After the pan ... with a chilled one :twisted:

Congrats Dezz nice fish mate.

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Lent season mate. Have to wait for the chilled one :)

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Mate this is an angling Forum no birdie stories. But sill what the hell, heres the youtube link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 595aR8AluU

This weekend planning to hit UAQ. New spot there, looks great. The filipino brigade is catching nice 7-8 kg cudas there.

Congrats on the king though. the size you got is much better to eat.


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Congrats Dezz.. :))


Surmai everytime. That too less than 2 kgs :( Barras are anytime better mate and so are the MJ :p

How have you been? Even the DOC does not seem to go fishing these days :) Any plans to be here sometime soon?

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Surmai everytime. That too less than 2 kgs :( Barras are anytime better mate and so are the MJ :p

How have you been? Even the DOC does not seem to go fishing these days :) Any plans to be here sometime soon?

Cheers - DeZZ


Common Dezz, Surmai for us Mumbai anglers would be a prize catch. I have gone long distance to hook one and still it remains a dream.

I have been very busy since December and even more now with march ending..I was in konkan last week, bad weather mate. :cry: .. however, I managed few good fishes, will post the pics in a day or 2.

Our Dr. Love is busy making money.. :lol: :lol: .. for him fishing is only half day activity on Sundays :twisted:

No immediate plans to come to Dubai as Saket was in Dubai recently (the one who was with me on the last trip).. maybe later this year.

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Congrats Dezz thats a nice fish.


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congrats on the spanish bhangdaa dezz... :wink:

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Common Dezz, Surmai for us Mumbai anglers would be a prize catch. I have gone long distance to hook one and still it remains a dream.

I think Marcus has caught one spanish mack but I guess it was somewhere in malvan. They prefer clear waters and feed only during the early dawn for a few hours. Now thats what happens atleast over here. Surprisingly this season all the kings have been hitting on fire tiger I mean for us atleast we did try other lures as well but there major strikes on this one


I have been very busy since December and even more now with march ending..I was in konkan last week, bad weather mate. :cry: .. however, I managed few good fishes, will post the pics in a day or 2.
Now thats a teaser. Do it sooner please :)

Our Dr. Love is busy making money.. :lol: :lol: .. for him fishing is only half day activity on Sundays :twisted: Just to make him more frustrated we should send him printed reports of the catches listed here :) that too during his clinic hours ;)

No immediate plans to come to Dubai as Saket was in Dubai recently (the one who was with me on the last trip).. maybe later this year.

Yes I remember Sanket.

Cheers... Santosh


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Thanks Mario bab.

@ Raka: Have you given up fishing already? Or is it that you are not catching anything? If you are not catching anything its ok will happen it sooner or later.


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No dezz I wont give up fishing, not even if I become handicapped and or become old or anything...fishing is the thing that gives me a peace of mind and no matter what, I wont let it go...
Fishing is a bit dry this season bro, but am still trying my luck :-)

Mackerel = bhangdaa in hindi
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Mackerel = bhangdaa in hindi
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Thanks for letting me know. How did you know I was french :) (Pun intended)


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Common Dezz, Surmai for us Mumbai anglers would be a prize catch. I have gone long distance to hook one and still it remains a dream.
Cheers... Santosh


Santosh, it is the most common fish you can catch offshore anywhere around the Konkan even off Mumbai and they really become pesky after a bit.

Nice Fish Dezz


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Hey Bobby.

Where have you been these days??

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santosh wrote:

Common Dezz, Surmai for us Mumbai anglers would be a prize catch. I have gone long distance to hook one and still it remains a dream.
Cheers... Santosh


Santosh, it is the most common fish you can catch offshore anywhere around the Konkan even off Mumbai and they really become pesky after a bit.

Nice Fish Dezz


With all the security concerns and identity cards and a billion rules, offshore fishing in Maharashtra is not easy anymore.

Great going Dezz, good fishes and good narration.

Congratulations..

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Been around Dezz, just a tad busy.

I know Ali, I know that :D , it is a real pain now. But I will say this, where there is a will, there is a way.


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Hey Ali.

How have you been? how are your kids? Wont be surprised if they are on the verge of some salty records :)

@ bobby: When I was in konkan there was a political unrest and i was on the way to fishing I was called back with an escort. You see even we anglers have some influence LOL

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Last week was one memorable one for us.

As usual we head out before the first ray of light. ksahif (Hassan) was at the spot the earlier night @ 1100 and when I call him @ 0530 I am told that he was shooed off by the security (what a spoil sport) ignoring the warning we start to fish some lines released with sardine cut bait and accompanied by 2 rookies. Was kinda difficult to explain them what not to do. Looks like they thought we were fooling around :) A few cast and Keyur lands a small barracuda. so I change places and now we have 4 guys casting in one place. The rookies did not mind casting over our head (we did) :oops: Was kinda difficult to cast confidently when someone is at your back waiting to cast you never know you might get their jewels on your trebles :p
Whilst trying to convince the rookie and reeling in at the same time. I picked a strike a king surfaced but spat the hook sooner as I did not strike. The same mistake second time (I shouldn't be talking whilst spinning) but this time I had someone else to blame, the lad at the back :) I mean I had to because some had to take the blame right so be it the rookie :) A few moments later keyur's ire tiger invites a strike with some awesome splashes. A good BIG pickhandle barracuda measuring some 96 cms weighing 3 kgs is landed and then there is a another strike on his bottom rig line a grouper gets hold of his bait this time and make a run into the rocks never to come back. The rod is placed in the holder and we start spinning again Keyur lands a similar sized cuda. They were big i mean big as I have ever seen myself landed from shore. Their tail portion could not fit my palm. Soon to come were some chases by cudas and grouper on my lures and no takes. By now the grouper decided to make a run off its hide and there as expected the braid gives in and the fish is lost. After an hour odd we change places to original and there is another take on a sardine. Grouper once again, i need not repeat the above story as it was the same thing again just that this time before the grouper could make its second run the security made the first move and told us to get lost we tried to ask them a few questions just to buy some time as the fish was still there on the line and just wont come out. Finally we unwillingly apologized to the security and started packing our tackle. The grouper till the end would not give us so have to break and line and leave. In all 3 cudas landed by Keyur his PB. This season has been the best for as we have had quite a few PB listed in our books.

We plan to go to the same place next friday and wont be willing to land our sorry AR** behind bars playing mobile games :) This time my GM plans to join us So I guess we will have company. Wish us luck if you dont hear from us next we are busy counting day or waiting for smeone to bail us out :)

Tight lines - DeZZ

Pics will be uploaded if keyur wants them to be uploaded. For those who are on his FB have already had the glimpse of it.


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Best of the luck with the Security. That place is really rocking. But the security is playing spoil sport. We tried to convince them to let us fish for some time, but they wont listen. One of my Paki friend who speaks fluent arabic tried his best to the point of starting an argument.

Because of this the security will never forget our faces. Better i avoid going there.

Tight Lines.


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cuda - 99 cms.


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Congratulation guys...

Both of them are smiling Cuda and Keyur :))

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nice cuda congrats on the catch

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Congrats Mr. K :)


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Congrats Guys.


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As expected got busted the security played a spoil sport. Others got their tackle confiscated but the african security saw our tackle and said your rods looks costly can you please give me some thing that is cheaper to confiscate :) So had to give him a landing net. Had some hot arguments in their office but to no go. Wind was terrible as well so fishing was messed up today. But we did fish for an hour at the nearest beach and landed a small cuda and a sting ray.

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As expected got busted the security played a spoil sport. Others got their tackle confiscated but the african security saw our tackle and said your rods looks costly can you please give me some thing that is cheaper to confiscate :) So had to give him a landing net.

DeZZ


ha ha ha ha had a good laugh on April 1st.

99 cm.........!!!!!! wish you a ton.

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Congrats - it's a good catch..

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We had a scheduled Friday boat trip which I had to call off of due to bad throat.
My hands were itching in the evening so decide to spin some lures in the close vicinity and the moment I reached there I found everyone leaving. To my surprise there was one Brit still fishing. i was told that the authorities were there and were asking for fishing license, those who did not have had to leave. I reached barely a couple minutes later. Though i have a license I was not carrying it. We were sharing our experiences and the Brit told me he had never heard of a MJ and I raised my eyebrows. Whilst I was spinning lures the guys calls out to me and i could see his light tackle taking a swing in all directions, he pulls out the fish and guess what?? A small MJ, I was happy and sad at the same time. I spin for a while and then made a move home as I had a scheduled trip the nest morning.
Saturday, morning along with my wife and one of my friends head out to the black palace. Extreme low tide, perfect water temperature. I cast one line with cut sardine and another with squid head. I come across with other Filipino friends who I knew of. the were casting jigs and slice. I stick to rapala perch. A few moments and one of these guy lands a small king mack. I get a strike on the sardine cut bait, but I did not realize the fish was still on and nibbling the bait, failed strike and the fish steals my bait and runs off. I and back to spinning and pick up a strike the fish is hooked but I trip on a crab or something in the water "those creepy crawlies" and in those moments the fish is off the hooks. Third strike on the sardine rod and a missed strike again. Damn!!! That place is known for some big breams and spangled emperors. Back to spinning and this time I make no mistake a barracuda takes my lure. Gives a good fight and some awesome display of splashes. Comes close to the shore and takes a few mighty strides but is finally owned. Could have weighed around 800 grams to a kilo and a length of 2 feet approx. A good half an hour and some missed strike by the Filipinos and the sardine rods is at ti again. The ROD yes the rod it was taking some serious pulls and my oh my what joy within, thought I am going to land some 20 pounder. I get hold of the rod and a mighty strike and a confirmed hook up a couple strides and it feels as if the catch was a kamikaze pilot. It headed straight in my direction and a good size spangled emperor was landed weighed approx 1 kg. The fish had enough strength to bend my rod to a good 30+ degrees. Not much happened later, though we witnessed a lot of feeding frenzy. We called it a day @ 0815.

Apologies but no photos for the shaari and the cuda, below is the amateur photo of a MJ.

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A Low tide morning and we decided to fish the black palace as so far it has been giving us some awesome results. Needless to say we have had our PB from that very beach and that very corner. We reach there by 0530 hrs just in time but could see others already there just before time occupying the best spots but casting in wrong direction. Since I had my rods all set up I made the first cast deep into the channel. For this I had to enter the restricted area cast a mile and run back for life. A couple of them were taking risks under the cover of darkness, but never had any takes. I then stared spinning a yozuri look alike but no takes through out the day. Meanwhile Keyur had two of his lines released in the very direction. While I was changing lures, Keyur had a take and a cuda as expected showed up. A few moments my 9' takes a bow. By the amount of bend I am always surprised when I land the fish and I am concerned if it were twice the size. "GOD Bless my 9' rod". By the fight of it it was known it was a spangled emperor. The fish was a decent size could have been 1.5 kg odd did not weigh it though. Second cast in the same place and a nibble and the bait is shredded. Don't really know how the fish missed 2 hooks on a quarter of a sardine. Next cast and I was quite close to the rod wasnt much of a bend but this was a typical pull definitely not identical to that or a shaari or a catfish. A pull and a stop. I got the rod in my hands and could feel someone stealing my bait smoothly. A tender jerk and the hooks had done their job. But this time I was in for a surprise. The fish made a run towards me and I had a clue what it could be from this behavior but then as reconfirmed by Keyur it had to be a "Silver Grunter". How couldn't have guessed it any better.. Yes! It was a Nagroor (Silver Grunter) and a good size. These was caught almost a year ago never had any takes thereafter. Then started a series of landings by Keyur. He got one Shaari and 3 more silver grunters all came in with a quick succession while he was reeling in we were mute spectators. We had a company of one Mr Lendly, who managed a couple of tripods and finally managed a sand bream. @ 0900 hrs we called it a day.

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Congrats nice fish
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Dezz, wonderful catches and gripping narratives.. loved them all :) good going and way to go, pal..
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PS: Was wondering reg the big fish or rock snag theory! Once I discovered after much efforts on the rocky seaface that it was a whole bloody coconut leaf/ branch taking my happiness! :) and out here on bbay shores, filled up plastic bags, clothes... you get them all when you reel in :)


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b e a uuutiful (as jim carrey says) :D nice and beautiful fishes dezz... Congrats and thanks for sharing...


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Congrats mate !!!! Those are realy some beautiful looking fishes.


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Thanks Mayur, Shyam, Raka, Apoo and Mario.

I still believe that barra's are anytime better :) More better if you haven't caught them before.

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PS: Was wondering reg the big fish or rock snag theory! Once I discovered after much efforts on the rocky seaface that it was a whole bloody coconut leaf/ branch taking my happiness! :) and out here on bbay shores, filled up plastic bags, clothes... you get them all when you reel in :)


Surprises mate surprises. if life is full of surprises so are the seas :) I was once fishing in konkan and I was reeling in sea weed big time, expecting to be weed again I did not realize it could be fish this time and was lousily reeling and as expected the lead got snagged. Now I was in 2 minds whether to yank it out or to wait for the fish to free the lead for me. I decided to wait. But I guess the fish had a different plan. It was constantly rubbing the line on the barnacles and after a few minutes the fish was free and my line was still snagged. So now you see I had to lose both the fish as well as the lead. Had I yanked it out I would have had either of it :) I guess the pully rig works better in places like BBY. Just that you have to have a weaker line for the lead link.

PS: You've got coconut palm but you couldn't beat me. I hooked into a boat that striped 80% of my braid.


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Congrats Dezz, some very nice fish there.. :-) :-)

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Even I hooked a boat in Goa when I started fishing.. :wink:


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nice fish there dezz. congrats.

lent period is over, so i guess you did what you had to do with the fish :twisted:

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nice fish there dezz. congrats.

lent period is over, so i guess you did what you had to do with the fish :twisted:

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Yes they were all for plate but were shared amongst 3. Lent really did not matter :)

Thanks Samit.


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Yet another good day of fishing!!

Friday, expected low tides and easy access to the restricted area under the cover of darkness. We reached the spot at 0430 hrs rods were all set up as we got off the car and as soon as we reached the spot were ready in minutes to cast. I have my rod ready with sardine as cut bait on a running rig. I get into the restricted area and run as far as I could covering a lot of ground almost a 70 meters and cast out right into the channel and run back that makes it a 140 meters run. (Wow! All for the love of fish) The moment I stopped I have a small tug and then another one and then a strike and yippee fish on. The fish took strides and some couple line stripping runs. Fought well..it wasn't a spangled emperor this time neither a nagroor. What could it be that was fighting till the last. To my awful surprise and dismay, it was a CATFISH. A CATFISH....The whole year they disappeared and this one showed up when we were about the close the season.
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Whilst I was fighting Keyur had already cast his line and was getting ready to cast another one. Just before he could he had a strike on the first one. The fish have him some epic runs and never expected to be a spangled emperor and that too his PB a a matter of fact it was the biggest of all the spangled emperors we have caught from shore and those of which are posted on this forum. It measure 58 cms and weight @ 2.8 KGS. (Weighed way too less for its size)
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Within a span of an 45 minutes to an hour or so we bagged 8 fishes.
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Keyur A/C:
Spangled Emperors - 3
Silver Bream - 1 (Was one big bream and a good fish for the plate)
Bartail Flathead - 1

DeZZ
Catfish - 1 :(
Silver Grunter - 1
Spangled Emperor - 1

Fair chances that I might go there next weekend. Perhaps a COBIA might show up :)

Cheers - DeZZ


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hummm nice catch enjoy and best of luck for future..


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Good fishes dezz... thanks for sharing ! :D


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hey dezz.. good session ..congrats.. nice fairbarn- sykes dagger.. ww2 commando stuff... was in church with an uncle while you chaps were fishing..


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Darryl,

It does look like a sykes dagger but its some spanish shark knife. Was lying in my dads cupboard and was gathering dust. I thought of putting it to use :)

Thanks @ Raka and Irfan.


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Congrats ON your catches.


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Nice catch Desmond..


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Thanks Mario.

Antonio bab.. khui re?? Goronk wochpak nah haalin???


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PS: You've got coconut palm but you couldn't beat me. I hooked into a boat that striped 80% of my braid
ROFL!! Tum purush hi nahin ho, mahapurush ho Dezz!:)))

Santosh- et tu brut..? :))) So even experts were once amateurs, i can see! I still have hope at the end of my line I guess!
Been having some miserable days on the seaside getting tanned to a shade more than my hair and not doing anything more than 'feeding MJs and Cats loads of sardine heads' as my wife says!!LOL
Some day.... kahin door jab din dhal jaaye... shyam.. bada machchi pakdegaa :)
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