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 Post subject: The Biggest Catch
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:08 am 
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Let Us start the new topic where we all will post our biggest catches, fresh & salt water all are welcome....Image


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hey prashant
its a very good idea...........

what do u say indian angler!!!
there should be picture of everyone with its biggest catch.

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 Post subject: Biggest saltwater catch
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Here is mine .... Fluff I love the colors on the Mahseer .. gotta get me one for me tank.... Mken .... I need one mate ...
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any time any day just drop in Frede u r always welcome.....


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Superb fishes guys. keep em coming....


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come on guys send your pics...


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Cant forget that cobia pic.. Had inspired me to atempt lure fishing. Went to H'war with 8 ft Tele rod, small 2000 reel with 10 lb mono line and one rapala 7' fire tiger :oops: [smilie=sad.gif]

Here is mine.. not really big, but I love it :D
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Here is mine .... Fluff I love the colors on the Mahseer .. gotta get me one for me tank.... Mken .... I need one mate ...
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Freeddie!

That is some fish. Please add a bit on how, where, when, etc.

About the Mahseer. A long time ago I tried to get a few mahseer fingerling home from near Yamuna Bridge. I tried everything from getting a large pump and creating a water flow in a tank to making sure the water temp was low. But nothing worked. The fish would only survive for a few days.

Incidentally, the aquarium on Marine drive had mahseer some time ago. Are they still there? This was when they had just got in that big Sunfish.


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Here is mine. Taken a few years ago in a very nice river up north.


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And here is the biggest one I have seen come out from Bhakra. it tipped the scales at around 19kgs. Unfortunately it was never released so we will never see it again.

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Fredfish wrote:
Here is mine .... Fluff I love the colors on the Mahseer .. gotta get me one for me tank.... Mken .... I need one mate ...
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Freeddie!

That is some fish. Please add a bit on how, where, when, etc.

Mken Sending you the article that appeared in most websites and one by Pat Kerr ..

About the Mahseer. A long time ago I tried to get a few mahseer fingerling home from near Yamuna Bridge. I tried everything from getting a large pump and creating a water flow in a tank to making sure the water temp was low. But nothing worked. The fish would only survive for a few days.

I believe the key to the Golden mahseer surviving in a tank at home would be smooth gravel bed , and a daily water change ie 60% draining of the tank and refilling with cool fresh water ..


Incidentally, the aquarium on Marine drive had mahseer some time ago. Are they still there? This was when they had just got in that big Sunfish.


They still do Mken but they are all Deccan Mahseer and those species are dull black or Bluish .. nothing compared to the golden


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Hmm I can see that that I have yet to get any thing even half decent of the size you guys have posted so ..... The hunt is on [smilie=upyeah.gif]


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now that's the size man massive. Come on guys post the snaps come on....


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6ft 7in, 170lbs, Alligator Gar, attractosteus spatula, aka Texas Trout, caught on half a carp, 100lb Power Pro Braid, 8/0 trebles in the Trinity River, Texas. This river is about 20yards wide and about 12 ft deep.
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Another fish, a masheer this time, that you may find interesting.
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6ft 7in, 170lbs, Alligator Gar, attractosteus spatula, aka Texas Trout, caught on half a carp, 100lb Power Pro Braid, 8/0 trebles in the Trinity River, Texas. This river is about 20yards wide and about 12 ft deep.
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Heard and read about these guys. What kind of fight do they put up.

Got to get me one of those!


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Sorry its not as big as others but my biggest 4 kg caught on a 6lbs line corbett.


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Heard and read about these guys. What kind of fight do they put up

To illustrate the power of these fish I have attached a picture of a smaller fish (104lbs I think) and the wake it created when it came close to the bank and saw me. It is like the wake of an outboard motor. So you can imagine the pull of the larger 170lb fish.
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(stupid question)
do they bite?


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do they bite?

Only on the days that end in y

Actually, Aaron, they do have an array of sharp canine-like teeth but they don't "attack" you. They will bite if you happen to have an extremity near their mouth. However, you do have to be very careful as they will thrash about quite violently with their mouth open. A guy that was standing in the boat in shorts once had his calf opened up badly and required 61 stitches. You can imagine the bloody mess in the boat. Besides, their scales are very sharp too. That's why I had to wear a long sleeve shirt in order to pick it up.


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61 stitches?
how long was the cut?


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61 stitches?
how long was the cut?

Painfully long. If this is medical enquiry I can always get the hospital report for you.


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lol
was just curious about how much damage a fish that size could do mate!!


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Gosh almost looks like a croc buddy would love to catch one my self too :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: THE BLUE
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:57 pm 
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This 46 pounder Blue Mahseer was caught on the cauvery. Used a 30 lbs monofilament, Abu 7000 CL and Silstar Rod. Gave a good fight and just before landing dived into the rocks and the gilly had to fetch the coracle to land the fish.
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hellowa catch mate good show keep them coming :lol: :lol: :lol:


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That is a great looking fish there mate! Me myself and I went out alone this morninig to the mighty waikato here in NZ and i managed to get me a beautyfull Goldie Carp! 14lbs

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 Post subject: Re: THE BLUE
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This 46 pounder Blue Mahseer was caught at Kushal Nagar. Used a 30 lbs monofilament, Abu 7000 CL and Silstar Rod. Gave a good fight and just before landing dived into the rocks and the gilly had to fetch the coracle to land the fish.
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Hi Ravi,

That's a nice looking fish. Pity about the quality of the photograph. That sure is a big fish for that stretch of the river. I'm assuming you guys were fishing with plugs for the mahseer there.
Have you done any sea fishing lately?

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Dear zimbo
thought i would repost your Image so that people can see the beauty you caught keep them coming Image
By rajatmukherje [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:15 pm 
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Fredfish wrote:
Here is mine .... Fluff I love the colors on the Mahseer .. gotta get me one for me tank.... Mken .... I need one mate ...
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sorry frede could not help but do this the fish is too good to see in the small sizeURL=http://imageshack.us]Image[/URL]
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Hi MM
I have'nt been able to do any fishing in Benin.
Yet to find an angler here. I was told there are huge red snappers here.
Hope I come across an angler fast.
Ravi


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well this exactly not my catch but still i think every one should have a look at it its bablu bhai's catch at powai its surely a big one
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By rajatmukherje weight 50 pound[smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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here goes my big one



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Here goes the biggest I have caught. A 15kg common carp caught in Dec 06 from Mangla Dam Pakistan. Caught on 20lb mono.

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Long time no see Shaphan, welcome back. Can you describe your ground baiting technique and rig used to land this fish?

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Hi there BOPS been busy with my New Job assignment that’s why haven't been around very frequently. Besides that the fishing season is a bit sketchy here with the unpredictable weather this season and the changing water levels.

As for the ground bait we call it Chariaye (from the Hindi/Urdu word Chara or Feed for animals).

It’s a mixture of number of things. I will try post the entire recipe but the issue is most of the fragnant herbs all have local names but will try to get there English translations as well.

The main things are we boil about 250g of rice (not the very high quality ones) and add it to 1 Kg of Sarsoo Khal (Khal is the remains of sarsoo after the oil has been taken out). To this the chariaye powder is added. The chariaye powder contains sweet smelling herbs like

Jiafel, Mathrey, Sui, Muwa, virch, sweet soda (Metha Soda makes the fish hungry).

All this is mixed into a good tight mixture. We make small balls of the mixture and ground bait the area (Preferably where our hooks would land). We also use this mixture on our weights’ (weight chariyee).

The RIG used for this particular fish was a simple two hooks attached to a swivel and a free weight. The fish was landed with the help of my friend; we have a large porous mesh net with two poles on either side used to land the big ones :lol:


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Thanks for describing the technique, Shaphan. That's a really big common carp and a beauty.

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Sorry its not as big as others but my biggest 4 kg caught on a 6lbs line corbett.


now who said corbett was catch and release? me thinks its more catch and cook!!!


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hey Dhruv where the hell are u ? PHG is missing u a lot..


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hey Dhruv where the hell are u ? PHG is missing u a lot..


in the mountains, doing a survey on these 3 rivers to see the viability of declaring them breeding sanctuaries for the golden mahseer and a fish, locally known as the 'nsalonh' (pronounced SUL-OONH)... 8) can't seem to be able to figure out the zoological name for it :?: :?: :?: :? ... will post a pic soon.... lousy net connection and no scanner!!!

will call you guys when I'm back in delhi...

Cheers!


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caught in the koyna dam, dad cast the line, and gave it to me to hold :O and eventually after a couple of pulls, he yanked out this handsome fella..
clueless about the species or anything, just know that earthworm was used as bait.

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That looks like a saltwater Spanish Mackerel :shock:

Are you sure you caught it in Koyna dam?


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Well, cant really say i caught it per say, but yea.. twas in the koyna dam! :shock:


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Chris, Koyna dam is a freshwater dam in MH. It's impossible to have Seer fish there.


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Hi Chris
It is a salt water mackeral.
Just click on your refresh button.
Probably you wre too young to remember the place.
Welcome to the Forum
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well, you guys probably right, you know your fish better than i do mine! my bad..


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No worries Christopher "TheSandman" Keve


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 Post subject: A couple of good fish
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Blue Marlin
Mahi Mahi
Peacock

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I have quite a few other species as well.

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 Post subject: my big one
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hey some excellent catch there guys congrats [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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What great catches. Everyone... hats off :)


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