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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:31 pm 
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Herewith a few pics from the weekend just gone. The target was rohu and mahseer.

Small mahseer caught on Friday night at Headworks.



A school of murral fingerlings.



Prathap fighting a rohu on Saturday.



Bringing it to the bank.



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Our rudimentary bank sticks.



Small mahseer caught at WASI cottage lake.





A little less than an hour before we packed up, Prathap hooked into another. Since the guard wasn't around, I got to paddle the coracle.



A lovely sunset to see us on our way...





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Geez you guys are having all the fun :( lovely fish

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Hey Bops I heard you were shopping for umbrellas in Goa .. wellcome back


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Hi Guys,

A visit to the WASI lake is certainly in order!

Goa was good fun. I met up with Dean but the weather wasn't good enough for fishing. I did check out a nice place in south goa and it seems excellent for shore fishing. I've attached a pic of the place.



The same place, view from the beach



I will go back to goa in Nov-Dec and try my luck again.

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Great Pictures Rustam.

Bops, that place looks smashing, definately worth walking close to that tip and searching with your lure.


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Hi Rustam,

Looks like you guys have had a fantastic weekend!! Pity I was tied up with work. Prathap and you have sorted out the Rohu puzzle and thanks for that! I'll be looking forward to some hints and tips from you guys the next time I head to the WASI Lake.

This is probably the best post yet and thanks again for that. Superb pictures make all the difference!

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Mighty Marlin.


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Hi Akshay,

There's buggerall that I sorted out but you are right about missing a good trip. This one was a smasher (for me) despite the rains on Sunday.

Sahadev joined us from Saturday evening to Sunday morning.

Actually there was a third rohu as well. One of those the fish that got away types. Prathap hooked it around 5 p.m. and gave me the rod. At first I thought it was a small one because it was coming in nice and easy but about 20 yards from me it must have twigged what's happening and turned around with after-burners on. It's the first time I have had a reel sing in my hands.

We followed it up in the coracle and played it for about five minutes but then the line snapped back, hook and all. A pretty wretched moment but all part of my learning curve. I only got a partial glance at the fish but Prathap who was standing, says it's the longest one he has seen yet.

There's another big one around which Prathap is unsure about. Could be a mahseer, grass carp or catla. Prathap estimates the weight to be between 15 to 20 kgs (not lbs.) from the glimpses he has had of it.

On an average, the fights have lasted from seven to eleven minutes but that is with the use of a coracle. If you were fighting it from the bank it would take longer and most probably be a lot more fun. But you need a bigger reel and longer rod for this. So far Prathap has been catching them on a seven foot spinning rod and tiny little reel - Shimano 1500 to 2000 size.

I am thinking of spooling up the Shimano 6500 with 10 lb mono and using it as a rohu/carp reel but probably not before I find an appropriate rod.

So far all these rohu have made a run for one part of the lake (about 25 to 30 yards) from the opposite bank and about 15 to 20 yards to the left of the electric tower. If you had a carp rod that could cast between 75 and 100 yards, that could be another possibility. Once the rohu get there, they keep circling the coracle and then you tow them back to where you started if you don't have a net.

Rustam


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Another nice couple of fish for my tank .... im lovin this .... i just gotta get a mahseer for my tank


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The proverbial one that got away ha Rusty…? :lol:


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Hey man tell me about it ....the rains were a real pain in that week just got about 5 hrs of foshing in 4 days and was looking forward to the trip for 2 months ....but had a good 3 outing on the boat ... one run got me a school of treveally ( yellow tails ) and we landed 32 in a matter of an hour with 4 roads casting with Halco Rosta poppers .. they way they were whacking the lures was something else ... good sizes in the 12-14 lb range ... fast action


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