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 Post subject: mahseers of maharashtra
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:47 pm 
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hi guys,
this is a 18 pounder deccan mahseer caught at the bucket of the vaitarna dam in the morning at 8 o'clock. i caught him on a copper spoon. i was using a 0.30 sufix mono. it was an amazing fight. indeed the fish is really loveable.

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By spoonangler at 2007-08-16


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 Post subject: mahseers from the ulhas
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:07 am 
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these two mahseers were caught by me in the ulhas river. they weighed 14 pounds and 12 pounds. it was a fascinating fight bcoz they could use the entire stretch of the river. i am sorry bcoz the snaps were not clicked properly.

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By spoonangler at 2007-08-16


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:10 am 
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Hi spoonangler

Great Catch mate!!! Keep it up. [smilie=coolup.gif] Which was the rod and reel you used and how much was the playing time? Good luck.

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Sualeh


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 Post subject: another mahseer
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:11 am 
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this is a 6 pounder deccan mahseer caught at barvi dam. surprisingly it struck my brass spoon on the very first cast. i was lucky. i had purposely kept my drag a bit loose bcoz i wanted to enjoy the fight.

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By spoonangler at 2007-08-16


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:20 am 
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i caught a 4 pounder deccan mahseer on a silver spoon in a dam named " Tinglewadi" located at Igatpuri. i was casting when suddenly i saw some small fish jumping. immediately i cast there and he struck my spoon as if he was waiting for it. then two catfish were caught in another dam named "Asoli" near Igatpuri. these were caught on copper spoons.sorry for the images clearity coz they are pretty old.

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By spoonangler at 2007-08-16

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 Post subject: catfish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:23 am 
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these were caught by me in a river named "Bhatsa". all of them were caught on copper spoon.

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By spoonangler at 2007-08-16


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 Post subject: thailand mangoor
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:26 am 
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this is a thailand mangoor caught at a lake near my house on a handline. it is a 14 pounder mangoor. the reason why the name is bcoz they were imported from thailand and later bred here in large quantities. the snaps are very old. the bait used was wheat flour.

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By spoonangler at 2007-08-16


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:41 am 
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hey buddy!!!!!! You are uploading amazing pics at a very high speed. Great catches. Congrats and keep it up. Enjoyed watching. [smilie=coolup.gif] May like to see some of mine under the hdg Brown Trout.

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Sualeh


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:06 pm 
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Amazing pics mate! You been one busy angler :D
Regards,
Yaj.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:54 pm 
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[quote="spoonangler"]hi guys,
this is a 18 pounder deccan mahseer caught at the bucket of the vaitarna dam in the morning at 8 o'clock. i caught him on a copper spoon. i was using a 0.30 sufix mono. it was an amazing fight. indeed the fish is really loveable.

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Hi Spoony!
Interesting pictures, some look pretty old.
The mahseer are very different in colouration, and shape from the deccan mahseer of the south.
Tight Lines
Owen


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 Post subject: one more mahseer
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:24 am 
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this is a 6 pounder deccan mahseer caught at the intake tower of the vaitarna dam. i caught him at 9 o'clock in the morning on a copper spoon. i was using a light action rod, penn 6500ss reel and 0.30mm sufix mono. it was a very good fight bcoz he had a lot of area to swim and moreover i had purposely kept the drag loose to enjoy the fight.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:38 pm 
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Hi Spoony!
Deccan / Kudhree all right, minus the blue fins we see in their southern cousins. Whats the biggest that you have seen them grow in your part fo the country ? Are the fingelings from Tata Power Lonaval introduced into these waters ?
I love spinning in fast water for mahseer with large 3" to 5" silver spoons. Most of the spoons i use are made in Bengal with the fish scale pattern etched in on one side. I see that you prefer copper coloured spoons, are they home made ?
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Owen


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:38 pm 
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guess i already know who used up most of the bandwidth @IA :P

spoonangler....keep the momentum
congratulations for all and each of them :-)

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saiki


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:19 am 
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great going mate!

seems fish just love you....

awsome pics


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:08 am 
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hi owen,
the biggest mahseer according to my knowledge in the rivers or the dams located here would be in the range of 60 to 80 Pounds. specially the dams would surely have that size. the rivers would have a size of 30 to 50 pounds. the mahseers here are not from the tata power lonavla. the rivers here have mahseers since decades. hooking a mahseer in the rapids is one of my fantasies. i have caught a few of them in the rapids but not a big size. they all were in the range of 5 to 8 pounds. i also use home made spoons with fish scales etched on the outer side. i use copper, silver and brass spoons. but copper has always been successful.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:56 am 
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The mahseer in posts 1,2 and 4 appear to be very dead.
India rapidly changing and more and more people now have the sort of disposable incomes that allow them to fish for sport.
There's a certain irony that a country that is sudenly seeing a lot of new anglers is simultaneously going to see them wipe out their quarry.
What then ?


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