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 Post subject: Fish Id Pls!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Hi,

while fishing to new very good location on Narmada River in MP.

Got 4 fish like them of same size. Heard they grow max to 750 gms.

Caught them on Spinner 5 Agila amazing what size they grabbed. then on Kolkata made Spoon, eve 04:30-5:30pm, both lures were silver color.

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it looks like having tooth like crock.

Rgds
Anoop


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:33 pm 
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looks like a gar fish to me.. :?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:29 pm 
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I d say Garfish too. but a freshwater garfish? ... anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:41 pm 
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Needle nose gar I think.We had caught a similar specimen on the Kundalika too.
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Yaj.


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 Post subject: FIsh ID
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:38 am 
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Hi,

You are right. This is Gar fish and it is very common in sea.

In Tamil we called it as Uusi Koola ( needle koola). Local fishermen used to catch this with snap hooks. ( i mean line with plenty of hooks tied in different place and a heavy lead at the end). They used to pull the line hard in the place where this fishes are.

This taste really good.

Mani


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:53 am 
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Gar fish for sure. Crazy buggers will hit anything when they are feeding. I don't know how they taste but they smell real strange.

Has anyone tried them as bait?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:04 am 
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Have you sorted out what works the best and made copies...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:09 pm 
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Hi,

Locals Call it "Sooja" (as thy have nose like big swing Needle!!).

Its true it smell strange and they are not slipery at all. like other fishes.

Also it taste fine.

Anoop


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:27 pm 
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Hi,

Tatha.

i am still trying to figure out which ones works best , at diffrent locations. As you have usggested.

will get back to you, with my craftmanship.

Rgds


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:07 pm 
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I have also caught them near Paonta Saheb, himanchal on spoon. In my part of U.P. they are called Kawwa.

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Ali.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:17 pm 
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yes it is Garfish


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:04 pm 
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well for me its one more for my small knowledge of species of fish thanks guys :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:02 pm 
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With nothing much else in the frame, I'm forced to agree that it must be a freshwater garfish (Xenentodon cancila) but those spots have me concerned.
The spots are present on all of the specemins in your photo's but don't appear in any of the photo's of Xenentodon cancila that I can find on-line.
Maybe a question for a proper icthyologist.
Who knows, if it's a previously undescribed species, Bops might be able to authenticate his first IGFA world record.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:45 am 
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Ken L wrote:
With nothing much else in the frame, I'm forced to agree that it must be a freshwater garfish (Xenentodon cancila) but those spots have me concerned.
The spots are present on all of the specemins in your photo's but don't appear in any of the photo's of Xenentodon cancila that I can find on-line.

The lateral stripe when not fully formed may appear as spots? There are two pics on this page with what looks like spots?
http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball ... %20Gar.htm

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Yaj.


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daaaaamn nice ! It's a gar :D woho ! Congratulations ! :)


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