Its been a week I returned to Doha from my wonderful vacation back Home.
Almost every other day I wanted to go fishing but was afraid of my mom and wife
... although I had less chance but I could manage to have some real good fishing time.
This is the pond where I fished most of the time in Hyderabad, located near Hakeempet Kunta of Tolichowki. You can see Ducks getting ready for a fight with water snake.
Duck chasing snake away from its home
One Big Tilapia I caught using treble hooks and flour as bait
Its not that clean due to duck weed and waste thrown by locals but it has plenty of Gold Fish(Carp), Tilapia and few Giant Catla
Siraj(guy on left) is an expert at catching Carp and its the first time I saw this big carp being caught in that pond(I heard that there are 9 KG carps too) ... guy on right is my cousin.
Then I went to Visakhapatnam to visit my grand parents, took out time to visit Meghadri Gadda Dam(angling paradise) ... its full of Huge Catla, Rohu, Murrel and Carp ... I had very less time so could not fish for big one but caught a Rohu using earthworm as bait(which is rare)
Next day I went to the same spot and this time targeting only Rohu with Treble hook and Flour mixed with Vanilla essence as bait and caught this one ...
Returned back to Hyderabad and after a week I decided to catch some carp in our same old pond and got lucky with this small one, took a snap and released it back
While waiting for carps to bite my bait I had my floater missing so when I pulled my line up I found this Turtle which was hooked on.
One more, smaller and beautiful turtle caught on the same spot ... completely un-intended ... both of them were kept as pets by my friend.
By the time I was fishing my friend siraj caught one Indian Shag using fishing line.
There was one big Catla splashing water ever couple of hours so Siraj decided to catch it any way and casted his nets ... After few hours a huge one got caught in net and was dragging the net to bottom of pond(18ft deep) ... with all difficultly it was almost brought to the shore but it just slipped away tearing the net
Next day Siraj castes his nets as well as borrowed some nets from local fishermen and castes them too ... waited for two days with no fish caught and on the third day morning I got a call from Siraj that a Big Catla is caught ... when I went there it was a Giant Catla Catla ... weighing about 15 KG ... here is the pic of that fish
My brother posing with the Giant Catla in Siraj's house
Thats all folks, my vacation had a happy ending :)