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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:39 pm 
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The PHG lives.

We have been making regular trips to the Pumps and beyond. Sam has led some exploratory missions to the Ganga. A few others have looked deep into the mine pools between Gurgaon and Faridabad. And we have seen a lot.

Here are some interesting photos from along the way.

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The first is a frog. I think it is a bullfrog but only because it was enormous. The hand in the frame is my daughter's. It's not a giant hand but then it's not little.

A few days later I was at the canal with Vickram Bora and we saw a larger frog. That one was about double the size, I would put that at over 1.5kgs.


And then I got this Sol.
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It was caught on a scumfrog. (he took the frog on the first twitch) The ghilli swore it was over 4.5kgs but the dam scales at home lied and said 3.6kgs. the wonderful thing about this fish were the colours. the head had a deep pinkish orange. The sides were a fantastic orange. The deep green was enhanced by the pearl white spots. One of the most beautiful fish I have ever seen.


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 3:56 pm 
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Lovely fish Ken, Congratulations.

The frog in question is Rana tigrina. The yellow line on dorsal side is a characteristic marking. they do grow big.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:20 pm 
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thats a beautiful snakehead......
coloring is beautiful
and i should say you have got your daughter into fishing completely.....


angler_ali wrote:
they do grow big.

Ali. :P



Also they jump very high and they can scream loud.....
encountered a couple of them when their hiding den was uncovered.............


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Hi Ken,

Beautiful Murrel. The pink/ Orange on the gill plate and body most of the time is mostly not captured on the film.

The frog is a Rana as Ali said.

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Thanks Guys. I did a quick google and found out a bit more about the Rana. Now I won't sound so stupid in front of my daughter.


Jeen! You are right. None of the colours seem to be caught on film. I have tried three different cameras till now and still no luck.

I don't know if you guys have had the pleasure of looking at a sol when he is all dressed up to go party with a female. You can then see him flash all his colours. Including a bright electric blue that seems to run along the edge of each fin.


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:43 pm 
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Hozefaishaqali!

Yeah she's hooked. Fortunately for me she is into anything that moves, crawls, swims, creeps or slithers. I made the mistake of saying that she would get SLIME on her hands if she touched the frog. She was very upset and corrected me. "It's not slime guys, it's mucus!"


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:59 pm 
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That is one beautiful fish Ken,

Congrats

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:02 pm 
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What a lovely Murrel Ken! Looks hand crafted :)

Appreciate you sharing your experience.

Cheers - DeZZ


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Wow..........
What a murrel.
Congrats

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Great catch there......
Congratss.


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what a Beauty ..... :D

Just Awesome Colors :D


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angler_ali wrote:
Lovely fish Ken, Congratulations.

The frog in question is Rana tigrina. The yellow line on dorsal side is a characteristic marking. they do grow big.

Regards,

Ali. :P

Ali bhai,
is not every frog called rana tigrana? we learnt in school that scientific name for frogs are RANA TIGRANA . :shock:
Please elobrate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:51 pm 
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Congrats Ken, nice and beautifull catch


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congrats Ken,

thats a lovely sol that u've caught.


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Congrats M'Ken,

Beautiful fish, the best Snakehead pic on the forum.

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prakash wrote:
angler_ali wrote:
Lovely fish Ken, Congratulations.

The frog in question is Rana tigrina. The yellow line on dorsal side is a characteristic marking. they do grow big.

Regards,

Ali. :P

Ali bhai,
is not every frog called rana tigrana? we learnt in school that scientific name for frogs are RANA TIGRANA . :shock:
Please elobrate.


No mate, only this frog is known as rana tigrina.

Regards,

Ali.


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What a pretty fish, Ken. Fantastic colors.
Congrats.


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Awesome fish Ken...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:30 am 
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Mahaseerken wrote:
The ghilli swore it was over 4.5kgs but the dam scales at home lied and said 3.6kgs.


I would go with the ghilli, the scales can be wrong if not callibrated properly :D . Also the fish could have been dehydrated till it reached the scales :wink: .

Nice fish Ken, I know the feeling. 8)

It is illegal to catch frogs in Goa. :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:33 am 
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Adolph wrote:
It is illegal to catch frogs in Goa. :cry:


Adolph,

Are you serious about this? You mean only the BAEBO or the rest as well?

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:40 am 
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teritex wrote:
Adolph wrote:
It is illegal to catch frogs in Goa. :cry:


Adolph,

Are you serious about this? You mean only the BAEBO or the rest as well?

DeZZ


It is illegal to catch a Rana in Goa, any other frog I wouldn't want to catch. Next time you are in Goa go out in the evening of the first rainy day and see the cops patrolling the hills. They never do that otherwise. They will nab you if you have a frog anywhere near you. I have trained my Kiddo's to catch rana's and then let them go (Apparently the little froggie's mother is looking for them :lol: ).


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:00 am 
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Adolph wrote:
It is illegal to catch a Rana in Goa, any other frog I wouldn't want to catch. Next time you are in Goa go out in the evening of the first rainy day and see the cops patrolling the hills. They never do that otherwise. They will nab you if you have a frog anywhere near you. I have trained my Kiddo's to catch rana's and then let them go (Apparently the little froggie's mother is looking for them :lol: ).


WOW Good piece of info there Adolph. Wasn't aware of this one. What about the fish? Any such rules? Don't want to end up behind bars :shock:

DeZZ


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teritex wrote:
Adolph wrote:
It is illegal to catch a Rana in Goa, any other frog I wouldn't want to catch.

WOW Good piece of info there Adolph. Wasn't aware of this one. What about the fish? Any such rules? Don't want to end up behind bars :shock: DeZZ


Sorry Ken, I think we should start another thread about Laws of fishing.
In Goa mechanized fishing is illegal in the months of June, July and August. You can fish with a rod from shore, but using a boat to fish is not allowed. Specially the fishing trawlers or canoes with outboard motors and Nets. Its basically the fish breeding season, we support making love there.... :twisted: The sea around here is already depleted by commercial fishing. Im sure most of the Konkan follows these Laws.


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Congrats, its a beautiful fish.


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Congrats.


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Beautiful fish! Looks like it borrowed its colour from the sand!!!


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Congrats MK, What a beautiful fish!


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Congrats Ken,
Nice murrel.

Cheers

S..........


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Hi Ken, Just saw your post. What a fantastic specimen. Really awesome looking murral.

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.


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Its one of the most beautiful fish I ever saw.. Just imagining holding it myself :P


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Fantastic pics ken your daughter is a sweetheart nothing less :D :D


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Great going ken,

Lovely pic mate.... do post pics of the habitat as well would be helpful in coming to terms in local angling here :)


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nice pic


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