Yep . And where's the point in getting locations just like that .
the fun of fishing lies in even finding locations
I agree and disagree with this somehow. Obviously there is no comparing between doing your own exploration and finding your own stretch or spot along the coast, and getting it from an experienced angler. Both have their pros and cons. Reason being the world is not what it was earlier and the greed of mankind knows no bounds today. Fish stocks are being depleted and fishes are reducing in numbers and have reduced a lot over the years. To find a spot could also mean making many trips to many locations and still not finding nothing worthwhile. The biggest thing that has changed with angling according to me over the years is the sharing of places and anglers really cant be blamed for it. If a senior angler shows me a spot to fish on and that spot is shown to someone else there is a possibility after sometime many people visit the place the fish are shy of everything from bait to lure. Plus the person who originally found the spot instead of finding fish there ends up finding many more anglers with many more lines in the sea, which definitely will be disappointing considering the person had done lots of scouting to find the place. On the other hand when a senior angler guides you to a place they have been to before it turns out that the place is productive compared to many other random places you might have tried to scout yourself. Unfortunately for me I find it risky to go fishing alone and try scouting for places alone so I only go when my friend goes, however I would also like to find and scout other places.
Some places I can suggest are Ratnagiri and divegar, heard a lot about gokarna but never done any fishing there so can't be sure. Ratnagiri has some real good spots and some places that are not visited frequently but have good angling. Divegar again I've not been to but know from some good sources it has a sand bar and does offer good fishing.
I appeal to anglers on the forum in proximity to pune to please get in touch with me if they would be willing to do a 2-3 day trip along the konkan coast, and maybe find spots like a riding trip on bikes(I don't own a car) with tent and food something on the lines of what worldfisher does.
Nice to see a young angling enthusiast like you Nick. Do pm me if your game to go fishing sometime.