t was my first trip to India during the rains. Myself and friends were lucky enough to catch a good range of fish from the beach and rocks along the Maharashtra coast both bait fishing and lure fishing. i look forward to fishing the monsoon again as the rough water definately brings various fish closer to the shore line. lure fishing may be limited but bait fishing can work most effectively if some time is put in using fresh bait.
Unfortunately the last fish of the trip isn't pictured. I went out with a lure and managed to hook a lovely dark red MJ of at least 4kg casting from the rocks into the estuary. After a hard fight and nearly getting cut on the rocks the hook popped just when i was reaching for the fish. I was heartbroken as it was such a beauty. luckily for me 5 or six casts later a lovely barramundi of 4 or 5kg nailed the lure. After a great fight with some huge jumps i was able to land this one much to my relief! with no torch i had to leave just then when baitfish started jumping all around me! double damn but i can't complain!
Malabar rockcod (Epinephelus malabaricus
Tigerfish (Terapon jarbua) from the beach on sardine
Mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus
) from the beach on sardine
Santosh and sandshark (Rhinobatus Spp
.) from the beach on sardine
Santosh and Mangrove jack from the beach on sardine
Ali and sandshark/guitarfish caught from the beach on sardine
Buisness end of Malarbar rockcod (Epinephelus malabaricus
) from the rocks on Mackeral
Common stingray (Dasyatis Spp
.)from the beach.
Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis
) on lure from rocks
Local kid with a fine specimen of Russells's snapper/spotted snapper ( Lutjanus russelli
Yellowtail trevally (Caranx sem
) on lure from the rocks
Abbey and Yellowtail trevally
Tiger toothed croaker (Otolithes ruber
) from the rocks on prawn.
Tiger toothed croaker
Picnic seabream (Acanthopagrus berda
) from the estuary on prawn
Glen and Ali's White spotted puffer!
Blubberlip snapper/speckled snapper (Lutjanus rivulatus
Ali and Giant trevally
Ali Casting lures from the rocks.
Juvenile Russell's snapper
Juvenile Malabar rockcod