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 Post subject: My Lucky Day at Powai
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:07 pm 
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Well, it was a Saturday and a holiday. After getting up late from bed and having a heavy breakfast, I gave a call to Rajatda. I wanted to show him the new rod and reel that I got recently, with his advice. (Thanks Rajatda for the brotherly advice). Rajatda called me over to Powai at Alibhai's Machan where he was fishing. Wow, I said. I thought it was going to be a no fishing day today, but to my delight I was going to get to test my new gear at Powai. A place where I had always wanted to fish.
I reached Alibhai's machan and was happy to find Bablubhai there as well. I got positive responses on my rod and the reel and I was happy. Rajatda and Bablubhai set my rod up and I was ready for fishing. This was my first fresh water fishing experience.
Some time later Alibhai and Santosh joined in too. Wow, the gang was here. Alibhai reset my rod and said "I am going to get you to catch fish today." Several times I got bites but could not synchronize my strike with the bite. Damn, it happens so fast. I asked Alibhai if I could strike when he tells me to. Alibhai said that it would be too late by the time I react to his words and asked me to follow my instincts. The float started to rise and I struck. There........ the rod was bent and I was getting pulls and jerks. I was excited. Alibhai calmed me down and tought me to control and play with the fish. Soon the fish was exhausted and at the surface and Alibhai scooped it out of the water with a landing net. It was a Mrigal of around 1.75 kg. I can't tell for sure how long I played the fish.............. time just flew by (to my estimate it was 2 mins). The fish was released as Alibhai said that I should release my first fish. The fish swam off happily leaving a big smile on my face. Although I did take home a fish. The one caught by Santosh, an equal size Mrigal.
I know it is not as great an achievement but it was a day I enjoyed very much and was truely my luck day.

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8296/dsc00272ha2.jpg

Sanjay


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:36 am 
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Congrats on your first freshwater fish on rod and line. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:14 am 
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Congrats! That is one nice fish to loose your cherry to. heheehehheehe


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:13 am 
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sanju
congrates for the first fish........

Ali bhai
one advice....
why dont you give classes to the needy.....
you should organise a workshop where you can share your experience and techniques....
i hope you will think about this.....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:15 am 
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Congrats, Sanjay!

You got a rod, got the company of Ali Bhai, Rajat-da, Santosh & Bablubhai, got to fish from Ali bhai's machan ...and got a fish too!
What more can you ask in life ;-)

Best of luck for your next trip
Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:28 am 
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Congrats on your first catch
wish you best of luck in future


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:09 pm 
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Congrats on your first catch. With anglers like Ali Bhai, Santosh, Rajat and so many from Mumbai, you are definitely going to catch a lot of fishes in the coming days

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Sanju Bhaiii!

Congrats!

Realy you are lucky first its your first catch and 2nd you got company of best performers!

Rgds
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:13 pm 
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Sanju I saw the fight and your excitement it was worth every penny isn't it ? you will remember it for some time now to come. cheers on your first fresh water fish bro keep hooking them :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:44 am 
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It surely was worth every penny Rajatda. But my greed is bigger. I want to catch a 10kg Barramundi or Ravas in saltwater now. Target before the end of March.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:45 am 
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sanju_freeworld wrote:
I want to catch a 10kg Barramundi or Ravas in saltwater now. Target before the end of March.


:oops: :oops: Don't we all :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:24 am 
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:)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:54 am 
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Barramundi and GT's were my target for past 9 months. Yet to land one.

Hope to update soon with a picture of barramudi


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sanju_freeworld wrote:
I want to catch a 10kg Barramundi or Ravas in saltwater now. Target before the end of March.


Btw, dont pinch yourself, you just might wake up :lol:



Congratulations on a fine start.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:40 pm 
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No harm in dreaming guys. Who knows, it may come true......


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:49 pm 
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sanju_freeworld wrote:
No harm in dreaming guys. Who knows, it may come true......

absolutely bro just keep trying and you will get what you want at the end BTW that's my dream too as bobby rightly mentioned :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:15 pm 
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This is called fishing....and
HOPE to catch that BIG ONE one day is the what we are HOOKED to.
so there is no harm in dreaming and i wish that our dream becomes a reality......
and after that we dream for even bigger and better catch.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Hi,
You may have to change your gear for salt water fishing in order to catch the salties.
Regards


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:42 pm 
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Great going mate.

Great way to open your account with a 1.75 Kg Mirgal.


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 Post subject: Hi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:05 pm 
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As of for ravas some more time to wait. But barras are not a problem. They are always there. Have to be there at the right place and the right time. Congrats for your first catch Sanju and best widhes for future. Happy fishing.


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 Post subject: lucky day at powai
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:25 am 
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Well done Sanju, no surprise as you were with the gurus of Powai. May you catch many more.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:31 pm 
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Congrats Sanju on your first fresh water catch.

I am sure you enjoyed the catch and the overall luxury of Powai. We are all so fortunate to have Powai lake so near to us.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:09 pm 
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Congratulation for the first catch Sanju and best widhes for future. Happy fishing and tight lines.

Regards,

Ali.


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