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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:25 pm 
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These are the Pix of Two Big Goonch caught today at Jhelum River. Thought would share the pix.

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Damn they look ugly, i might wanna targewt them on my next trip, just for the uglynes


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sk andersen wrote:
Damn they look ugly, i might wanna targewt them on my next trip, just for the uglynes


And they might turn out to be man eater, so take care Pal.

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angler_ali wrote:
sk andersen wrote:
Damn they look ugly, i might wanna targewt them on my next trip, just for the uglynes


And they might turn out to be man eater, so take care Pal.

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:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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Thanks for sharing Pix.

Looking like Mosnters of fresh water.



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hey bhagwan!!!! :shock:
those two are really KHATARNAK looking fishes.... :shock:


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Ugly as hell outside water. But really beautiful when swimming. I remember diving into a pool outside Corbett park on a hot day when the fishing was dead, and stumbling into one of these monsters. It must have been a good three feet long. You can imagine the fright I got. After getting out of the water we all watched it glide smoothly between the rocks and head upstream.


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Jokes apart, If you observe this fish in its habitate, it is a very beautyfull fish.

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i have read about them in jim corbett's books, do they give good fight? considering the size and imagining the power they must be having; i thik they must be very good fighters...


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Prasad,

they are one run fish and then they will lodge themselfs in rocks from where it is almost impossible to take them out.

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alibhai,
then how you take them out? same tricks used 2 take out a grouper from rocks?


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dr. prasad wrote:
alibhai,
then how you take them out? same tricks used 2 take out a grouper from rocks?


Yes, you can say that.

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ugly


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I somehow find them very attractive :-) For their size atleast


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I somehow find them very attractive :-) For their size atleast


We all have our kinks. hahahahahahaahah


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Thanks for sharing Shaphan


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Thats the fish that can the siamese giant cat fsih a complex!


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Looks Lt General Fauji Khaga, huge and Grt catch.

Fakhir sab, be ready for big khagas ;-)


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great pics....


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huge fish
thanks for sharing these amazing pictures...
any idea related to its length and weight...
i cant remember where exactly but somewhere in this site there is a post of man eater goonch.....
and that was a big fish...
but i guess this looks to be even bigger...


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The big one was 38 Kgs and the small one 26kgs. Couldn't get the length on the fish. But my guess is that the large one was close to 4 ft.


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Interesting to see them but they're worth a lot more as a living resourse than they are on the fishmonger's slab.


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Ken L wrote:
Interesting to see them but they're worth a lot more as a living resourse than they are on the fishmonger's slab.


Ur spot on Ken. The worst part that ripped my heart out was that my friend informed me that this year the contractor managed to catch an estimated 400-500 kgs of Golden Mahasheer as well (the biggest around 8 Kgs and the smallest around 200g). :cry:

With the changing climate each year the water level drops to dead levels more frequently.


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That's sad. If the locals could protect the river and the fish in it along a decent length they would have a resourse that would generate domestic and lforign income on a scale that they could barely dream of. Jungle Lodges and others have made it work on the Cauvery and if the politcal situation were to calm down a bit in Pakistan, I'm sure people would love to come - I certanly would, I've been told tales of the mountains and rivers of Pakistan and Afghanistan by old hippies who visited in less troubled times.


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Yes Ken,

Pakistan is a beautiful place. Not that its my country but people who have visited Pakistan also admire the place. We are trying to work out something in a manner where we can work with the local government and people to protect certain stretches of the rivers across Pakistan.

Lets keep our fingers xsd.


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WOW what an ugly looking monster fish this is. And you talk about swimming with them??? No ways.. Firstly because of their looks and secondly because I can't swim :lol: On first look as if it had some excess hair grown on his forehead :)


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Man!!!!! :shock: :shock: thats some ugly fish....


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lets put it this way - its beautiful, BUT in a very prehistoric way!


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Oh boy,

100% Mean monsters. But , neverthe less, thanks for sharing pics

shapan.

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One of the few remaining glimpse of prehistorically era.

Ali.


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Is the Goonch a well regarded table fish?


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Bobby wrote:
Is the Goonch a well regarded table fish?


I believe not.


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Up in the north it is quite a sort after fish. The flesh is compared to mutton, firm and full of flavour. That is part of the poor guys problem. First you look like that and then you taste good.


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Goonch/ Khaggas,

Are not the best fish to eat. There flesh is red and coarse.

But in the rivers here there is a smaller species called the desi Khagga and Sulemani Khagga Hardly seen one over a Kg. They taste good in curry.


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Up in the north it is quite a sort after fish. The flesh is compared to mutton, firm and full of flavour. That is part of the poor guys problem. First you look like that and then you taste good.


I think one can try and make it like spicy mutton. The problem with most of the tough meat fish is when people do try to make them with fish recipe i don't know but i would like to give it a try and make it like mutton . What you say mken :?: :idea:


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Sounds yummy! That's probably the best way to cook them.
You know I'll eat anything but I'll give that one a miss mate. Those ugly fluffers are best left where they are.


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Sounds yummy! That's probably the best way to cook them.
You know I'll eat anything but I'll give that one a miss mate. Those ugly fluffers are best left where they are.

I guess you are right mate lets just pass this one up :D :D


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From eating Goonch to Stingrays...what a bunch of gluttons we are :oops: ...at least this one passes by...Whose Next :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Bobby wrote:
From eating Goonch to Stingrays...what a bunch of gluttons we are :oops: ...at least this one passes by...Whose Next :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Any thing and every thing. :lol: :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol:

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Ain't they endangered???


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Man thats one fish with mean teeth.


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