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 Post subject: Murrel at The Pump House
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:46 pm 
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Hello Hello Everyone,

I thought must share some of the pictures of the fishing trips to the fabled Pump House with the equally fabled Pump House" Gang" !!! hehehe... now that i have met most of them... i cant help but laugh at the awesome "GANG"... (shrudder) ... lol..

So, on Saturday, last weekend, the PHG (as they are now known) decided to hit Tilyar lake with abysmal results... i think between the 6 of us we totaled 12 bites and 2 small fish.....
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Anyway, so the following Sunday... Ken, Gavin and myself decided to hit the Pump house for some Murrel Action... and what action it was. Ken got 3 above the 3kg mark and Gavin got a nice one of about 3+ kg too.

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Gavin's Murrel

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Still Gavin's Murrel.... Note.. How he has not yet touched it !!




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I unfortunately did not get any fish that day, though, some strikes did happen for me too.

Than last night at 11.30 p.m, Sam Sondhi called to ask if i wanted to join him to go back to the Pump House at 5.30 a.m.... to which, contrary to all sensible and career oriented plans, i happily agreed. And then it was a great day of fishing, which involved a 4kg Murrel, a Turtle and a fish the name of which i don't know. Pls help with the ID if anyone has a clue

4kg Murrel

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The Mystery Fish


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:14 pm 
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Hi Vikram,

Great stuff, looks like you guys have been having a whale of a time :D some very good looking fish there! congratulations

I wish you lots more success on future trips,

all the best, Scott


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Hey Vikram,

Welcome to the PHG... You've been hooked bad, dude :twisted: :twisted:

Regards to the murral that I caught, I had to get into my chaddis to get the fluffer out from the weeds, but it was worth it... Thanks for the help in getting the hook, and I hope you now know why I dont touch them murrels.. :wink: :wink:

PHG over the weekend ??? Wat say ??


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[quote="Gavin Ridge Cooke"]Hey Vikram,


Regards to the murral that I caught, I had to get into my chaddis to get the fluffer out from the weeds, but it was worth it... ??[/quote


Hey Gavster ,, great to know that youre doing well in Delhi and with the PHG ....the amount of times those chaddis of yours have been in the water in sure the elastic has a Nada woven into it Plus a couple of safety pins to keep the personal murrel in check :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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haha... i dont know about that nada... but i definitely did see, what i thought was a hole in them... to much wear and tear Gavin???!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:20 am 
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vikrambora wrote:
haha... i dont know about that nada... but i definitely did see, what i thought was a hole in them... to much wear and tear Gavin???!!!!


The hole is a safety mechanism. Earlier every time he hooked onto a murrel he filled up his shorts fast.

Great fish there Vickram. And it was a good trip.

That fish is a Razorback, probably a Bronze razorback. In Marathi they are called Chalat and locally Patti as in leaf.

Here is a link http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/Species ... hp?id=7990.

You know when?


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Welcome to the PHG!!! Damn I missed the action!!!


The fish you have is the Notopetrus Notopetrus, known by a lot of local names; its bigger cuz is the Cheetul found in the rivers of N and C India. Good fighters!!!


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There you are. Call when you are on this side of the bank. And we'll drown some frogs,


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:34 am 
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good fighters for sure... the bugger was leaping out of the water... i can imagine hooking its bigger cousin would be quite a joy


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PHB Gang !

Nice murrel . The time to catch murrel they feed like crazy before the rains arrive.


Jeen


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Jeen,

After the rain, a reservoir fills up here with more murrel than anyone can imagine from a near by river. I have moved on a boat and at every 3-5 feet, had a murrel doing its number along the weeds.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:50 pm 
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Hi Vikram,

Nice writeup.


The Mystery fish is called Kanduli in Assamese. It is the smaller version of the Sital. It doesnot have those spots in the body like the sital.

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Thanks Ken, Indiangypsy and Apoo... Apoo, i did know it was kanduli in Assamese, but had no clue about the english name... also i am wondering if the chital and the featherback inhabit the same waters in north india... if so.. i must say i would definitely be hoping for a big chital next time round


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Ah!! the famed cheetol. minus the spots that is. Nice write up. I wish you catch a big one next time.


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Don't worry Vickram! Wait till after the rains and then we'll visit a place I know where the Chital live.


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Don't worry Vickram! Wait till after the rains and then we'll visit a place I know where the Chital live.


Nuclear cheetul!!! BOOM DE YADA!!!

here is my lil sol, caught in my backyard... weighed in at a shade over 2.5 kgs. Goes well with the evening drinks...

[img=http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/9062/photog.th.jpg]


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Where? Where?


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that fish is a total vermin...like weeds in yr garden...Chital not shital..named after chital deer..stripes .is an assamese delight.. got ot loads of them in Damdama. real chital was in Jumna riv old days. spotted them in Ucchi bassi last time me there with Dada (r i p). akin to what Papda is to mulley. Hey where have the papdas disappeared from delhi..caught loads of them..fine fish


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:44 am 
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IG! Sweet. that's a nice looking sol. how big are they growing up there. And are they top feeding on frogs?

Billoo Sir,

there were Silund in the Ganga near Narora a few years back. i got a nice 4 kg one but the person with me got spooled (300mtrs minimum) by a monster.

About Delhi! There are no fishing spots withing the NCR any more. Unless you want to get into a scientific experiment on the toxicity tolerance levels of the human body. 10 years is all it took to destroy the Yamuna, I caught my last fish and Okhla Thokar No 9 in 1999! Even then I did not try and eat it.


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[quote="indiangypsy"] Goes well with the evening drinks...

Catch and release in the pan for this one..?? :lol: :lol: just kidding mate..

Gavin mate, looks like you lost some weight.. is it late night shifts or is it the chaddi effect "The hole & safety mechanism" :lol: :lol:

Santosh


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indiangypsy wrote:
Mahaseerken wrote:
Don't worry Vickram! Wait till after the rains and then we'll visit a place I know where the Chital live.


Nuclear cheetul!!! BOOM DE YADA!!!

here is my lil sol, caught in my backyard... weighed in at a shade over 2.5 kgs. Goes well with the evening drinks...

[img=http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/9062/photog.th.jpg]

Dhruv,

Blessed are those with such a back yard.

Cheers


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MK....plz don "embarass me cut the SIR bit.. lol.. fellow anglers..rite


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Right!


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PHB gang..... chaddi's..... Murrel .., well what all else :twisted: :twisted: nice catch guys cheers :D :D


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rajatmukherje wrote:
PHB gang..... chaddi's..... Murrel .., well what all else :twisted: :twisted: nice catch guys cheers :D :D



What do you mean "What else?" Rajat, you forgot the booze mate! :lol: :lol:


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IG , do i see Kaalu in the background ? wait till subhash see's this pix ;)


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Nice fishes you guys!
Keep it up with the snakehead angling! :D

btw, what kind of lures did you guys use for the snakeheads :) ?


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Here is another sol from the PH. Nice way to start the season.

They seem to be a bit smarter about the frogs at first but then started hitting them like no tomorrow. This one came from the first trip, I believe Sam, Vickram and Gavin have picked a fight with a few more.


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Here's a better looks. It's belly was a brilliant orange. Sad but digital cams never allow you to get their brilliance.

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wow :shock: ....thats a beauty.... :D

Keep it up Buddy...?


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congrats matey it looks you should be changing your call sign to solken now :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Nice fish Ken...got to come to Delhi some time and meet up with you guys..


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Anytime after the end of the rains Bobby! Then the mahseer, sol and carp really bite.


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good fishing PHG.......... and great pictures.... :D


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Now now,

The Murrel feaver is catching up in delhi faster than the H1N1flue :evil: :lol: :lol: .
Last I talked to you guys, I saw a bong converted to spinning,.. :P :!:
Gavin, what about your ground bait and chatni mate..
Give those poor Murrel a break man.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:56 am 
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Hi Ken, nice sol you have there. Tell me, is Gavin still wearing that chatpat pair of chaddies with the big hole in the back of it. The one he washed and hung out to dry the day we fished the pump house? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Henry!

Those are his lucky chaddis. Unfortunately they do not work on fish but other things. Gavin is not complaining, he actually has a smile on his face most of the time.


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Hi Ken, that is a nice murrel :)


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Henry!

Those are his lucky chaddis. Unfortunately they do not work on fish but other things. Gavin is not complaining, he actually has a smile on his face most of the time.


Aah-ha akin to the Happy Fisherman?


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He he he A very Happy backdoor Fisherman!


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Steady on, Ken. Gavin is my mate.


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 Post subject: Re: pump house
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Henry Gonsalves wrote:
Steady on, Ken. Gavin is my mate.


Mine too! and a pretty good one. But I'm not buying into the lucky chaddies club. hahahahahahahahaha


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Henry Gonsalves wrote:
Steady on, Ken. Gavin is my mate.


Mine too! and a pretty good one. But I'm not buying into the lucky chaddies club. hahahahahahahahaha


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: come on Gav defend those lucky undies...


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Hi Guys,

On sunday we got 7 sol - David, Gevin, Viram & I. All caught on scum frogs/live frogs except one on spinner by Vikram.

Lost 2 scum frogs, and 2 spinners and all live frogs to SOL :-) .

Too exhausted to take any worthwhile photos, and we sort of broke the world record or created one of drinking 34 liters of - Water and Slice/Maaza.

.............. ok really really no beer at all!!

Found one with Victor Vikram with a decent sol:
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and laxman trying to get a Sol out of the weeds!!

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and me with a 1.5 kg Sol on a scum frog!!
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that's the way to go mate keep it up.... [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Hey you guys are rocking keep it up PHG [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

them buggers are jealous of my chaddis, is all i can say... you need to be careful when you are out in the wilderness these guys.. If i can recall correctly , the time i was getting into the water to get the sol out, I believe Toitle Bora (yes, that is HIS name) :wink: was checking out the holes in my chaddis (the Angling Gods only know which hole he was checking :shock: )...

BTW did Toitle Bora tell you guys about the reason for his change in fortunes in catching sol ?? :twisted: :twisted:
(hint: it involves a morning trip to a very special place :roll: )

Sir Henry - How is the knee treating you ?? Looking forward to fishing with you again.. Great time.. And I believe the only one who could get MurralKen to stop for some cha :D (every week I try but fail miserably)

all in all, the PHG is the place to be [smilie=thatworks.gif]


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gavin... i wasn't checking your chaddis.. rather your chaddis looked like they had these big wide eyes to check out the beautiful view behind your ass !!!

As for going to the special places, lets just say that while i did hear your advise, i didn't necessarily take it.. sorry to dissapoint mate.

Anyway, on our next trip, we should really try to get that monster bugger who refused to be hooked... you guys planning anything this coming weekend?


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PHG Rocks. The location looks great. Nice catch mates.


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