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 Post subject: Valvan Lake, Lonavala
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:00 pm 
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Hi, is fishing permitted at Valvan Lake, Lonavala? What about the other lakes around there, has anyone tried'em out?


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hi carl,

i think fishing is not permitted in valvan as there is some mahseer breeding program going on there.


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 Post subject: Bhandardara
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For the first time I tried my hand at sweet water fishing at Bhandardara (a lil before Nashik), but sadly no fish. I used atta mixed with wrotten banana as ground/hook bait.
The lake is full of Rohu/Catla apparently, but not a single bite. Wanted to know if anyone has tried there before and knows of any particular spot. I heard too late that the spot near the Power plant (downstream) is hot, anyone to second that?


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There are some good bait concutions on the site courtsey Gavin that have proven to be very successful on Rohu and her cousins..


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:27 am 
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Hey Carl - Do u drink ?? If yes, suggest that you brace yourself for my recipes :twisted:


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Haha, right on Gavin.


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Yeah Carl .....really brace yourself .. according to Gavs recipe for fishing you dont need no rod .... just throw in the ground bait and then wait for the fish to float belly up ..... sozzled


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:lol: :lol: :lol: Now that's a good angler !!


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See, the last I heard, Kripa was filled to its brim. Besides, I doubt they'd entertain AA Rohu and Catla. So let's get the fish going bottoms up on anything besides al Qahol!


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Gavin Ridge Cooke wrote:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Now that's a good angler !!


That's a bloody poisoner... :badgrin:


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And what good poison too !! [smilie=sillyjester.gif]


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All of a sudden you are a lot more chirpy that usual, wonder why? :P :twisted:


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Birdseed for breakfast


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Weekend around the corner, mateys !! :twisted:


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I think its something else matey :twisted:


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Equation is simple .... get married u fluff .... everydays a weekend thereon... and the washing gets done including the undies :roll: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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[smilie=huh-ani.gif]


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Marriage and me :shock: :shock: :shock:

:lol: :lol: Good one Freddie !!!


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It actually is sour grapes...

Fred you know the Valvan Dam, perhaps you can help get this thread back on track.


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No mate... Just happy that I dont have a wife that is trigger happy :twisted:


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Yeah soory my mistake ...... got to get them used to your Rasputin looks first .....and then the jughead physique .... and then the undies .. and then the idiocy o fthrowing in rum to catch fish ... sorry my mistake mate ... should have known better :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:17 pm 
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Actually back to valwan ... used to fish there some years ago with a friends dad called Peter Cardoz who used to live in Lonavla .. Caught a couple of Rohu there ... Contrary to belief the Mahseer are being bred in the Shirota lakes and not at valwan .. After the anti-social elements issues they have stopped even walking across the dam now which they used to previously allow picnickers to do ... Will try to see if I can sneak in some influence to get some of the Freshys to go and fish a day there


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:03 am 
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Hi carl
I have been camping to a lake off lonvala called Shirota - climbed over the hill and camped at a corner near an old duct. In the evening I have seen some amazing action and some huge .. I mean huge leap out of the water well beyond casting range, i did try some casting with a small light borrowed rod but didn’t hit anything. I believe there’s a good potential there, thou one has to spend some time and figure out how to hook up with those monsters.
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Dean



carlmichael wrote:
Hi, is fishing permitted at Valvan Lake, Lonavala? What about the other lakes around there, has anyone tried'em out?


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Oh wow, that sounds damn exciting. With Lonavala just a coupla hours away, it would be great if we could figure that place out. Is there an easier way to reach there, without climbing hills etc.?


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Yeah Carl there is an easier way .... Gautam Singhania's chopper ... cmon man .. fishing the hard way is all the fun ... Deans got his marbles aligned ... Dean same lake im talking about and yes the Breeding stock of Mahseer is at Shirota thats why those big mama's keep jumping around ... but the lake is of limits so be careful when your there without permission .. Tight lines


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Come on Carl, Fred is correct, it is more fun when you rough it out.

Fred remember Manori in May?


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Oh the 'off limits' part doesn't sound good. Anyway, will give it a try the next time I'm there.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:39 pm 
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Yeah Manori in May

The heat and the Frgging Blue Bottle Flies ... Thats the only time I learnt to eat my sandwiches with my head IN A PLASTIC BAG ---


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 Post subject: lakes of Lonvala
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:20 pm 
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hahah Fred ... I got my dad laughing away about that Aunraday andt he plastic bag story -

carl - I had to quite a climb over 2 ridges and down the next to reach lake .. but the place is beautiful and worth the walk, also spot a herd of spotted deer on my way one night.

Fred try and pull some strings and get permission to fish off the lake. I had been there with a fellow (let me look up see if I can get his name / no) who use to run a camp on the lake (of course with permission)

Now there is another lake a huge one Called Mulshi - access via Lonvala - Ambway Valley - or via Pune or kolhad - Tahamni Ghat. The lake has some good forest cover in a few parts and local seem to have caught huge fish, they also have caught on the bad habit of blasting the fish with explosives on the quite. I friend of mine got a plot of land opposite the lake and we often go camping there thou I yet have to catch a fish in the lake. So next time am in BBay ... lets head out for a camping fishing trip to Tahamni Ghat !!
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Dean

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Yeah Manori in May

The heat and the Frgging Blue Bottle Flies ... Thats the only time I learnt to eat my sandwiches with my head IN A PLASTIC BAG ---


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Sounds good Dean.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:49 pm 
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Yeah Manori in May

The heat and the Frgging Blue Bottle Flies ... Thats the only time I learnt to eat my sandwiches with my head IN A PLASTIC BAG ---


The Damn Blue Bottle flies, gosh I cant understand how they got the wind of any food in the godforsaken place. It was like a scene from "Omen"

Manori is where I learnt the importance of keeping the line taught at all times, landed a nice Ravas on the main rock walked down to pick it up thinking job done, next thing I know, freak wave comes in and takes my fish back :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I never slacken my line after that.


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