->

INDIANANGLER

India fishing forum for all the information you require on angling, equipment, locations and trip reports.
It is currently Mon May 29, 2017 3:48 am

All times are UTC+05:30




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:45 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:37 pm
Posts: 1927
Location: Bangalore
In case you folks have been wondering why MysticMaral's been missing here's an update from the field..

Fish caught last Friday. 6ft7inches, 170lbs. We're starting to get to thebigger ones as we understand these monsters more and more. Very little information to go on so experience is the only teacher. Best part is the secret place is only two hours from home.

Greg, my fellow gar hunter, and self had a tough time carrying it. The weight given above is a conservative estimate as Greg puts it between 160-200lbs. It certainly was heavier than me (I weigh 175lbs).

Image

Unfortunately, I had the proverbial "one that got away" this day. I set the hook into something big, immediately got into the boat with Greg as helmsman and proceeded to follow this brute. In the exitement of preventing it from entering cover, the boat was thrown in reverse, line got wrapped around the bail, and while I was turning back and shouting at Greg, it surfaced briefly and broke the 100lb PowerPro line. I didn't see it but Greg swears it was "8ft long". I've seen such fish jumping so it's not too much of a stretch.

Jeff


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:21 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:20 pm
Posts: 768
Location: Bangalore/Andman Islands, India
:shock: Whoa :shock:

Just imagine a murral that size!


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:43 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:26 am
Posts: 1479
Jeez. :shock: which planet are you guy's from :shock:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:50 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:43 am
Posts: 708
Location: Bangalore, India.
Owen Bosen wrote:
Jeez. :shock: which planet are you guy's from :shock:


Texas.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:55 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:20 pm
Posts: 768
Location: Bangalore/Andman Islands, India
Rustam Bana wrote:
Owen Bosen wrote:
Jeez. :shock: which planet are you guy's from :shock:


Texas.


:badgrin: :badgrin:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:45 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:17 pm
Posts: 776
I presume it wasn't eaten so is there any reason why it wasn't returned alive ?
Presumably you like catching big Gar so why not return them to the water ?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:05 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:12 am
Posts: 124
Location: The Great State of Texas
I was away in California/Mexico downing endless Caipirinhas resting up for the strenuous job of hunting these fish and have just checked this forum after a long while to find a picture of my latest catch.....hmmmm.

Quote:
I presume it wasn't eaten so is there any reason why it wasn't returned alive ?
Presumably you like catching big Gar so why not return them to the water ?


Pray tell, how did you conclude it wasn't? Every single gar caught is released safely. These fish are tougher than a witches' teat and will survive for hours out of water. This one swam away none the worse as they all do. Even the cord used to string it up is airline industry soft nylon tape. It looks worse than it is. Further, in keeping with Bantu tradition, all fish released are first apologised to. Feel better?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:04 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:58 pm
Posts: 3007
Location: Hong Kong
Glad to have you back MM

In Ken's deffence, can't blame him for thinking the fish was killed..

At least he said "presume it wasn't eaten" :D

Nice fish mate, how do these Gars fight?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:26 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:12 am
Posts: 124
Location: The Great State of Texas
Quote:
how do these Gars fight?


Imagine a young Mike Tyson on acid.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:59 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:26 am
Posts: 1479
Strange planet this "Texas". :?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:30 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:17 pm
Posts: 776
Quote:
Every single gar caught is released safely.


Nice to hear that you return the fish but irrespective of how soft the rope might be, the compression of the structures behind the head and gills, the stretching of the spinal cord and hoisting the fish into the air with no support for it's internal organs will kill most fish even if they do appear to swim away strongly on release.
Maybe gar are as tough as you suggest, never having caught one I wouldn't know. Do you get many repeat captures of known fish? - there can't be many fish of that size in a stretch of water.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:04 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:43 am
Posts: 708
Location: Bangalore, India.
Bobby wrote:
Nice fish mate, how do these Gars fight?


Bobby, you could try it without going all the way to the U.S.

http://www.thaifishingguide.com/fishtec ... r_gar.html

Rustam


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:20 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:58 pm
Posts: 3007
Location: Hong Kong
Hi Rustam,

Thanks for the link, seen it before...thing is I would like to hear about how they fight from someone who has caught them before I go there..after all I would not like to go all the way to another country just to haul in a dead weight.

Considering, I have never caught a Mahseer, I think you can guess where my priorities would be right now if I were to fish in fresh water :-)


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:06 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:43 am
Posts: 708
Location: Bangalore, India.
Bobby wrote:
Considering, I have never caught a Mahseer, I think you can guess where my priorities would be right now if I were to fish in fresh water :-)


I wouldn't be surprised if you get one before I do.... :roll:

Just a guess but you being a salty, you may wonder what all the fuss is about.

Rustam


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:41 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:12 am
Posts: 124
Location: The Great State of Texas
Quote:
Strange planet this "Texas".


A New Yorker visiting Texas decides to impress his Texan friend: "Why, in New York we have a special telephone connected to heaven and for $50 you can talk to God". The laconic Texan is not impressed and revelas that there is also such a phone in Texas but it only costs 25 cents to chat with the Big Guy. The New Yorker is puzzled and asks why it is only 25 cents....the reply: "because here, pardner, it's a local call'.

Where else but Dallas would you find a Cabelas, two Bass Pros, and a Gander Mountain, besides countless smaller outdoor stores?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:18 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:58 pm
Posts: 3007
Location: Hong Kong
Rustam Bana wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if you get one before I do.... :roll:
Just a guess but you being a salty, you may wonder what all the fuss is about.
Rustam


I doubt it mate, I have been wanting to make a Mahseer trip for the last 14+ years and never done it.

Sure you will get one before me, unless all these new friends of mine somehow just drag me down to the Rapids.

The fuss is mystical, its poetic, I am sure when I get one I will understand


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:31 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:43 am
Posts: 708
Location: Bangalore, India.
Bobby wrote:
I doubt it mate, I have been wanting to make a Mahseer trip for the last 14+ years and never done it.


Considering all your Bangalore contacts it should be easier now.

BTW, if you decide to fish from any of the JLR camps, book through WASI as they get a small percentage and every little bit helps.

Rustam


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:55 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:12 am
Posts: 124
Location: The Great State of Texas
Quote:
Do you get many repeat captures of known fish? -


Not so far.

Quote:
there can't be many fish of that size in a stretch of water
.

Many are bigger. I've seen them rolling. I would say more than 95% of gar are shot (with recurve bows and heavy fiberglass arrows). Mortality rate by this method is 100%. No, none of these guys belong to Greenpeace.

Mm


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC+05:30


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited