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 Post subject: Trip to Forbes Sagar
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:54 am 
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My Cousin Bro has was always teasing me for My angling & been to troubling me from the past 1 week & as its he had his vacation & the TV was Broken & sent to repair ,
so Finally agreed to take him to WASI lakes, on Wed morning left for WASI at 6am on My Pulser & reached there By 8,(thanks to the No traffic),
Went to the WASI cottage & showed him the Grass Carps feeding, “man, he was out of words ,then after having our breakfast, proceeded towards Forbes sagar,
Saw some Big Fins near the channel so casted My line towards it, ”Bang” the line struck & the reel screamed ,was using 20Lb power Pro with shimano symetere 4000FI reel with Rowen Rod, felt the line loose so tried to tighten the drag without seeing the fish size, Another Bang the Rod Broke into 2 pieces & the line cut & saw My silver Shad flying from the fish’s Mouth, The guard who was running towards me had clearly seen the fish ,informed that it should be at least 8-10Kgs,
Disappointed :cry: got a small baby rod that I carried for my Bro, used that for spinning, Another strike :D . Took 20 Min to land this 5Kg Mahseer, broke My friend’s landing net while trying to land it, then we started spinning for Murrals, caught close to 12 murrals there of them of them were from 4.5-5.5 Kg, after Lunch seem like the lake got deactivated :( , few strikes that couldn’t be converted to “Kills” 8) , No jumps ,has a very close encounter with a croc of 12+ feet :shock: ,Man it was scary,guard sd its its one of the largest in the lake,& is gradually losing fear of Humans, :? ,
end of the day caught couple of Black mahseers from 1-2 Kg, sharing few snaps of the trip of which my Bro has Not stopped talking abt,I guess have earned his respect at last.

Reeling in the Mighty Mahseer
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Biggest Croc I Hve seen In Forbes
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My Biggest Murral So Far
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Hi Viper

Good show. Always keep in mind that one should never try to tighten a drag on a running fish.

If you really need to slow the fish ( thats if you are running short of line ) you may thumb the reel,

but very gently,you need to practice thumbing! or else you may end up with a broken rod again.

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Hi Viper,

Very nice catch. Thanks for posting the pics.

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Rod broke???? Which of the Rowen rods was it?


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Rowens? are they the ones made by Owen?

Like the picture of the Mahseer..


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Good show Binu.Bad scene, the rod breaking.Looks like you'll have do re sit 'drag 101' class again ! :(
Good day's work. Wish i was there...
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Nice pics Viper..
We fished in Forbes in Jan '08 and was waist deep in the water and casting at the mouth of the channel that enters the Sagar, when we heard the someone shout out "Croc".. There was Owen, Jude and myself in the waters and we were out in a jiffy..
Realised the croc was about 20 meters away from us and facing our direction.. With the commotion, the croc moved away but remained in Forbes and was seen cruising around the Sagar the entire day.. The dude was huge and we estimated him to be between 12-15 feet, tip to tip..
We were shit scared to go back into the water for that day, but gathered enough courage to get in the next day. 'Twas an amazing experience though..

Bobby - Rowen are the rods made by the man himself, OWEN !! Great rods..


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very nice. good sized murrel there.
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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Forbes Sagar
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viper wrote:
.. Took 20 Min to land this 5Kg Mahseer, broke My friend’s landing net while trying to land it, then we started spinning for Murrals, caught close to 12 murrals there of them of them were from 4.5-5.5 Kg, ...

end of the day caught couple of Black mahseers from 1-2 Kg, ...


Dude thats some seriously good fishing over there!!
Very nice looking murrels and good sizes too 8) 8)


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has a very close encounter with a croc of 12+ feet :shock: ,Man it was scary,gaurd sd its its one of the largest in the lake,& is gradually losing fear of Humans, :? ,

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:shock: :shock: :shock: ... that is a big ass croc.


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The first pic is a beauty..... bad luck regarding the rod man. At least you broke it fighting a fish....


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viper could you pleae give some details regarding the lures used - for the murrel especially.
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Thanks for the Comments Guys....will keep ur tip in mind Sydney,but i wasn't expecting a Bite in My very first cast.

Yes its ROWEN Rod was given By Owen,Really well balanced rod :D
,it already has a small crack from My previous fall on rocks in Doddamakali & hit it real severe :( ,.....& tops the power of the Mighty :shock: Fish was too much for the wounded rod to Take,
Should have got it repaired it before going for this trip...But its just me who is really clumsy when it comes these,seen people taking care of their rods like a baby, :?
The lures used were Bluefox #4 Spinners & scumforgs(that I lost in the weeds) if any one finds My Missing Frog,pls return it as it might be scard :D to be admist huge Murrals :?


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Well taken pictures of a good catch.keep it up.


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Graphite rods and rocks don't go too well :-)

Always carry your rods in a hard PVC case when transporting and watch the rocks while fishing. I love that picture of the mahseer underwater. Simply superb.

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Thanks Bops :D
Have a PVC Rod case that i don't use,..& By the way was not transporting the Rod,..
was casting from the rocks in Doddamakali ,had a bad combination of Wet rocks & My non Grip shoes,for every cast ,used to slip atleast twice,My friends are still calling me,"Gira hua Insaan", :?


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Very nice catch.
Thanks for sharing the pictures
nice size of snakehead


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Really awesome.

The underwater picture is really crazy. Great going VIPER. The PICS are cool.

What spinners were u using for the Murrel?????? Any special Lure of Prefrence for the Masheer...... :lol:


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nice pics..... !!!
i m sure that croc must have made ur trip even more exciting.... atleast these extra bit wildlife always keep u alert ....lol


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Great Catch and a Great Day for you, Viper. Your snaps are very good.

Sorry for the broken Rod though.

Congrats!

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looks like the mahseer in these parts have grown to decent sized fish for us amateur anglers!!


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 Post subject: Gr8 Show viper
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Hey Dude!!!
Damn neat show.
Must have been a real fun, Gr8 game.
Keep posting
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Some of the Old snaps of My Wasi Trip which i managed to tranfer at last 8)
The Rohu was massive, :shock: the Biggest one hve seen so far.,took us for a ride of the Forbes lake :shock: ...fought it for 2 hrs on a 10lb Line,then after 1hr 15 min...the fight was handed over to Raju (Wasi Guard) who was losing his patience & then tried to pull the Big fish In & lost it :( seconds after the pic was taken........the other smaller rohu was from WASI cottage lake,

Mahseer from Cottage lake
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Rohu From Cottage lake
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Mahseer from Forbes On Spinner
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Smally Mulley Fom Forbes.....Caught close to 6 one after another :D
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Big Rohu
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Pic taken seconds before the hook broke
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Small Murral
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great pics again mate. good rohu that is - lets just say that you landed it!! :lol:


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Good show!

Looks like you had tons of fun.

Do you intentionally spin for mahseer or do you get them on lures while fishing for mahseer. I thought the Southern varieties of mahseer dont take the lure as readily as our yellow fins.


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The Tor Khudree or bluefins take lures quite readily.


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Viper,
STOP! at being gira hua insaan, before you get the label of toota hua insaan!
Tongue firmly in cheek, great show and I guess thats how you'll learn
You seem to have caught every variety of fish in Forbes and more.keep on doin it
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good show binu beautiful pic
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Nice pictures.... thanks for sharing.


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Hi Viper,

Nice post! Brings back memories of when I used to fish there. Will do so quite soon actually, once I return to Bangalore....
Hope to see more posts about Forbes' in the near future.

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Mighty Marlin.


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Great going Viper,

Thats great going. The Rahu pic is a mean one. :cry: Falling to land a one of speciemen is Bad.

The Masheer are also awesome.


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viper ... Nice post!

nice size of Rahu (better luck next time bro)


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Yo !!! Awesome show mate...

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Excellent Pictures and amazing trip. I sure love the photographs.

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Good catch! nice mahseer. A bit unfortunate with the hook... but you'll get him some other time..Cheers,
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Good show Viper! Great pics!
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Venomous pictures...the Masheer looks beautiful..


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Really nice pics


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[quote="Gavin Ridge Cooke"]Nice pics Viper..
We fished in Forbes in Jan '08 and was waist deep in the water and casting at the mouth of the channel that enters the Sagar, when we heard the someone shout out "Croc".. There was Owen, Jude and myself in the waters and we were out in a jiffy..
Realised the croc was about 20 meters away from us and facing our direction.. With the commotion, the croc moved away but remained in Forbes and was seen cruising around the Sagar the entire day.. The dude was huge and we estimated him to be between 12-15 feet, tip to tip..
We were shit scared to go back into the water for that day, but gathered enough courage to get in the next day. 'Twas an amazing experience though..

Man you guys are really brave no one could have made me go back in water after i see a croc no way
[smilie=superkewl.gif] [smilie=superkewl.gif]

viper a really great show sorry about your rod mate but as we all learn our lesson "never try and tighten your drag when the fish is on the run" I had to learn it too was lucky only the line and lure went not the rod


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do these crocs harm people?
the muggers in the river atleast arent aggro..
quite timid..


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According to the Guards there is no Incident of any Croc from the lake threatening any humans
But the size & the numbers of these crocs are increasing...& according to the survery there are close to 55 crocs :shock: in that lake..
personally speaking have never found more thatn 3 at a time,the momt u launch the coracle in the water the crocs just Disappear :D ..I guess they are very shy :lol:


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According to the Guards there is no Incident of any Croc from the lake threatening any humans
But the size & the numbers of these crocs are increasing...& according to the survery there are close to 55 crocs :shock: in that lake..
personally speaking have never found more thatn 3 at a time,the momt u launch the coracle in the water the crocs just Disappear :D ..I guess they are very shy :lol:


Partner you may say what ever I am not going any near to that water :roll:
jokes apart you are absolutely right about them being very shy . I saw a discovery show about it also that we are the one who is encroaching their play ground so even if they are little agro its actually our fault (not us only in particular) the growing population of human being i mean


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Looks like you had lots of fun.
Lets do the cauvery sometime, before the season runs out.
Lovely pics, Binu. What camera do you use ?

Jude


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Fishing in Cauvary ..... :D Anytime Jude

All Pic's Taken using Canon S3IS


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Bring the rod over mate, i may have a spare tip for you!


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Thanks Owen :D ...will do that ASAP


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Well done Viper.Very good fishing and good report. Keep it up.

[quote="rajatmukherje
Man you guys are really brave no one could have made me go back in water after i see a croc no way
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Rajat,

Now I know how you were feeling when the Monstor of the croc. came invertigating a big meal near my machan last satureday. :twisted: :twisted:

Guys, it was more than 15 feet long monstor and he was somehow intrested in Rajat :wink: . It came as close as 5 feet from my boat and then stayed with ur for more than one houre, close to the spot we were fishing.

Ali..


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Rajat = Big Happy Meal... Sure the Croc was "Loving It" :twisted: :twisted:


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YEAH AWSOME PICS MAN :D !
I screamed yeah to myself when i saw them ^^ !

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