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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Hi Anglers,

Went for my first lure fishing trip to Pancheshwar at the confluence of the beautiful Saryu and the mighty Mahakali.
As luck would have it, it rained badly and the water turned muddy. Caught a few- however. Some pics from the trip

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Beautiful Saryu

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Mighty Mahakali

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My first fish on a lure. Small one but it warmed my heart. Rattling Rapala lure. Silver with blue top.

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This was on a Storm swimshad- silver color.

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This was on the same lure about 15 mins later.

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Pancheshwar temple at the confluence. Saryu in the foreground joining the Kali coming in from the background.

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Circle of life. Burning ghat on the bank opposite to the Temple. The hill folk travel miles up and down the hills carrying the departed and the firewood to the ghat for the last rites. We city folks have it real easy!

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This one gave a good fight. Same Rapala rattling lure.

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This was on a Rapala countdown lure. Gold and silver. Note the thicker lips on the fish.

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Talking to the locals. Very good people. Every one greets you as you walk along to your spot.

About the ones that got away- one snapped a 20 lb line and took the Rapala countdown- trout color lure with it. Another broke the rod tip below the second guide from top, snapped the 33 lb line and took the Storm silver swimshad along with it.

October trip beckons.

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Nice trip Sailendra. Some of us just wish for such scenic beauty along with a great fishing trip.

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Well done Sailendra.
Good catch and good pictures. Congrats
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Fantastic location and great fishing what else one can ask for cheers mate keep them coming [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Hey Sailendera,

Lucky you, seeing the number of fishes and the smile on your face makes it clear, that you had a good time. Congrats once again [smilie=superkewl.gif]
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Hi Sailendra,

My dream location too. How do you travel to Pancheshwar? The time taken & the route ?


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Keyur, Ravi, Sarvanan, Rajatda and Ashok,

Thanks very much for your messages. If any of the friends in the Indian Angler community are interested in going to this spot following is the info on the route/permits/local arrangements etc.
Moderator- pls note that there is no commerce involved here. Idea is to make the trip at lowest possible costs instead of paying a bomb to the regular operators.

1. Reach Delhi.
2. Delhi to Kathgodam by train. 8 hrs journey. 2nd AC- Rs 500.
3. Kathgodam to Pancheshwar by Taxi. Rate to be negotiated.
4. Alternately one can travel from Delhi to Lohaghat by bus. 12 hr journey.
5. Lohaghat to Pancheshwar by taxi. 35 kms.
6. Permits are available at Champavat. Rs. 750/rod/day.
7. Gudes available locally. Head guide will cost you about Rs. 800/day and otther boys will cost much less.
8. Tents for camping can be arranged.
9. Food - dal/roti/sabji/rice can be arranged locally.

If any one's interested, send PM. Will give the local contact details.

Best season for fishing is March/April and Oct/Nov. This is when the waters are low and clear. You can fish the Mahakali and Saryu. Best fishing is lure fishing. These rivers have the biggest Mahseer in India. Biggest catches have been reported from here.

Go to Pancheshwar. Hook a big one. Fight the fight of your life. If you win, Angling Nirvana!

Tight lines.


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Hi Sailendra

Thanks for the info, you got a PM.

Saravanan


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Sarvanan Sir,

Replied to the PM. Confirm reciept as the message is going to my out box and not the sent box.

Regards,


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Beautiful place and beautiful fishes.


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Simply great and heartiest congratulations.

The place/ scenery is really breath taking.

Keep it up.

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Ali, when..???


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You Decide .. :wink:

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You 've been having fun sailendra! Enjoy


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Sanju, Ali and Eljefe,

Thanks very much for the messages.

Santosh: The best time for fishing next is about 15th of Oct. The fish retun back after running upsteam for breeding during the months of July/Aug and return in Sept. The fish are hungry as they donot eat when on their breeding run and will be feeding like crazy on return. How ever the river is in spate in Sept and fishing is virtually impossible. Choose the dates a week before full moon near to Oct15th so that you can indulge in night fishing in moonlight! Fishing will be good till Nov 15th though.

Tight lines.


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nice catch keep up :shock: :shock: :shock: :D


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Congratulations Sailender,

Beautiful location and wonderful fish!!!


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Wow to both location and your success.


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Congrats for the catches and thanks for sharing the pics.


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Apoo, MM, Sam & Vishnu- Thanks for the messages.

Tight lines.


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Location: Ashok Vashisht, Panchkula, Haryana, India.
A good camping ground with a perimeter fence supported by a hall having a lounge, toilets and cafe would have helped anglers a lot. Write to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests on this need.


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marvellous!!


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Hearty congrats shailendra good size fish + nice report

keep it up mate [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Bobby & Lionheart- thanks very much for your messages.

Ashok: feasiblity of having facilities would be the question. Some concrete huts have been built along the river. Cannot expect more from our govt.

Satellite image of the spot:

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Tight lines!


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Simply Beautiful
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I echo your words, Lionheart.

Sare Jahan se Achcha....

Jai Hind.


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sailendra
great report, great photographs. Yes a angling Nirvana :lol: :lol:


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Thanks Sanjay. Check out the pic below. If you catch one like this, true Nirvana!
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Planning to go there in October. Even half the size would be very very welcome!!!!!
Tight lines.


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:49 pm 
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Hello Sailendra,

Congratulations for Nice catches and thanks for sharing the beautiful snaps.

Way back in 1970 I had gone to Kumaon for Treking to Pindari Glacier and carried with me a small DAM Rod and a small reel with small spoons. We had camped at a small village 'Kapkot' where a tributory of Saryu was just in front of the PWD Dak bunglow. I caught smaller size Mahaseer there. I was a novice that time, but enjoyed the fantastic sport on light tackle. That was in month of May.

Thanks for sharing your trip report and details. waiting for October 2010. I would make a trip certainly Come October!

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Before they dam the Mahakali river I think it would be great if IA members organise a Mahseer camp at Pancheshwar once a year for 10 - 20 anglers ?


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Nice report Sailendra.

Sounds like a good idea Ashok. I will most likely be fishing at pancheshwar this October.

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superb catches sailendra, you have been very lucky indeed to catch fish in such coloured water. most anglers would not even wet their lines in such water. best of luck and keep on doing it.


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Hi Bops

Thats a Monster you caught there mate congrats :D

Equally happy to know that you released it :D

TRUE LEADER, YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US [smilie=upyeah.gif]


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Arun, Bops & Dr Bhavnagri, Thank you.

Ashok must be echoing the thoughts of many of the the IA members.

Bops, what say? A trip down the Kali and up the Saryu will be great! Camps can be set up at the confluence.

Dr Bhavnagri- the fish caught very modest sized. I had put in some good time casting despite the muddy water. I saw some monsters in the waters. Want to go back and try my luck.
I have seen the fishes you and your team had landed. Big ones. Congratulations. How much did the biggest weigh? Plan to go back?


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Thanks lionheart....that was my best fish of the season, a 50 plus pounder landed on lure. I say 50 plus cause my scale only weighs upto 50 lb....lol

Sailender, please Pm me your phone number since I seem to have misplaced your number. I'm game for a trip up north before the season starts here.

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Big and Beautiful fish, Bops. What was the lure used?

Check PM.


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Sailendra wrote:
Arun, Bops & Dr Bhavnagri, Thank you.

Ashok must be echoing the thoughts of many of the the IA members.

Bops, what say? A trip down the Kali and up the Saryu will be great! Camps can be set up at the confluence.

Dr Bhavnagri- the fish caught very modest sized. I had put in some good time casting despite the muddy water. I saw some monsters in the waters. Want to go back and try my luck.
I have seen the fishes you and your team had landed. Big ones. Congratulations. How much did the biggest weigh? Plan to go back?



hi sailendra, the biggest one got away :lol: :lol: . i go there every year and early oct seems to be the best bet just after the rivers have cleared. the temple pool can hold 6-7 anglers max at a time.

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Hi Sailendra, Nice catch, U hit a very old sweet spot thank god u did not hook up a lure on the wire,thats the common experence some one has while fishing from opposite bank of the temple, Most of you fishing seems to be on the head of theconfluence and between pool 1 on saryu, Its heaven out there even for the living. next time u there try the bends near the bridge and and km up on Saryu where the rock feature with deep pools. even the beach after the confluence where u genrally have a small Island till late afternoon is a gr8 spot.
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Dr B, ideal group should be about 5-6 people in total. Too many people is no fun. The fish scatter and stop feeding. One person per pool is ideal.
I was talking to a local guide yesterday. Says- Water(saryu) is crystal clear and the fish are feeding like crazy! The fellow caught a supposedly 20kg one from the Kali at the confluence. Even a 15 kg fish is a great catch in the present conditions.

Mayursud, I did try out the pools you mentioned. The first fish hooked was from the pool a little downstream of the bridge- broke the 15 lb line. Another one which broke the rod was in the pool down steram of this one. Muddy waters tripped my fishing!


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