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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:59 pm 
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Hi friends

Went fishing yesterday in Hamriya and caught 4 Cudas and a 10 Kg King Fish.

All fish were caught on rigged Ballyhoo on a conventional reel. I luckily saw dead ballys in Ajman fish market and bought about 10 Nos.

Reached the spot at 9 Pm and tried my luck with cut bait, but no bites at all. The tide was low and there was no action whatsoever. At around 2am i gave up and slept in the car till 5. At dawn i rigged the ballys and started a slow retrieve. Immediately there was a hit and got a nice cuda. Changed bait and again on a medium retrieve the King hit. It gave 3 short runs and was gaffed.

What a feeling, my first King. Caught 2 more cudas all small to medium size.

I was expecting a very hard fight with the king but it turned out to be a dud, three short runs and then it gave up. May be this particular fish had a death wish.

Anyways guys, Happy New year, Tight LInes to all.

Kashif

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:08 pm 
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Hi Kashif,

Congrats on your King.

Please re-size your image.

Regards.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:41 pm 
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thats a beautiful king and king sized too...

congrates for your catch and i wish u many more in the comming year..

regards,

Dr. Prasad


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Congrats on your first king.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:46 pm 
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Amazing king caught. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:33 pm 
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I would rather call it a parting gift from the bygone year. :P

And a lovely gift it is. Congratulations and a very very Happy New Year 2011. May you catch many more of them.

Regards,

Ali. :P


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Nice fish. Wish you many more :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:32 pm 
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This is really a New Year Gift..


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:40 am 
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I am confused, the kingfish you mention looks very much like a spanish mackerel
whereas the kingfish here is an entirely different species (very hard fighting).
I will post a picture later on.

I presume this is the name used in your waters?

By the way, a Happy New Year to all.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:32 am 
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Nice catch. Thanks for sharing the pic.


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Lovely fish!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:41 pm 
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@ KingFish

From What i found on the internet this particular fish seems to be a King mackerel not Spanish mackerel, i am no expert may be some experienced anglers can shed some light.

Spanish mackerel has small orange / yellow dots which this fish didn't have. It was all greyish silver.

Anyways who cares a big fish is a big fish, its the excitement and fight which counts.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Kingfish,

It is a spanish mackeral
in this part of the world it is aka king fish

Ravi


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:32 am 
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Ravi and Kashaif,

Thank you for the clarification.

I will attempt to put up a picture of the kingfish of Australian & New Zealand
waters shortly.

I just wonder if this Aus. kingfish is found in Indian waters, as we seem to share so many other species with them (barramundi,MJs,mackerel, trevally, flathead etc.)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:48 am 
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Further to my above post...

I cannot easily put up a picture of the kingfish to which I refer.

My Google search shows that the fish is known as the
Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) and is found in the Indian Ocean!

There is a mention of the Asian Yellowtail Kingfish but there is no further information on it.

I will request some member to kindly Google"Kingfish" and the very first entry has images for kingfish.

It is the second photo from the left .

This is a tremendous sportfish (good eating as well) and it would be nice to know if these are around in our waters.


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kingfish wrote:
Ravi and Kashaif,

Thank you for the clarification.

I will attempt to put up a picture of the kingfish of Australian & New Zealand
waters shortly.

I just wonder if this Aus. kingfish is found in Indian waters, as we seem to share so many other species with them (barramundi,MJs,mackerel, trevally, flathead etc.)

Regards,
Kingfish


Hi Kingfish,

Yes this is the same fish Scomberomorus Commersome we also get spotted mackerel Scomberomorus Munroi. I do not believe we get the Scomberomorous Cavalla and I do not think you guys get this fish in Australia as well.

obbby


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:31 am 
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@ravinp58 I dont believe this is a Spanish mackerel. They are much smaller in size and have big anatomical difference compared to King mackerel

http://reelfishin.com/fish%20information.htm

The King Mackerel has a similar body to other members of the family, and is often confused for the smaller Spanish Mackerel by anglers. Young King Mackerel will exhibit light yellow spots, approximately 1 cm in diameter, on their sides. This is very similar to the Spanish Mackerel, which keeps its spots throughout its life, and what leads to most of the confusion. King Mackerel are silver to gray in color with purple and green iridescence on live fish immediately after being pulled from the water. They also have a distinct lateral line which is a sense organ used to detect movement in the surrounding water. Lateral lines are usually visible as faint lines running lengthwise down each side, from the vicinity of the gill covers to the base of the tail. The receptors in the line, known as neuromasts, each consist of a group of hair cells, whose hairs are surrounded by a protruding jelly-like cupula, typically 1/10 to 1/5 mm long running the length of their body. This line makes a sharp drop from the dorsal and is the side in which the backbone is located. This is usually the top of an animal, although in humans it refers to the back. In fishes, it refers to the top, front fin (see Dorsal fin). It is the anatomical opposite of ventral (referring to the front or underside of an animal). side toward the ventral side of the fish, approximately 3/5 of the way down the fish. This drop in the lateral line is considered to be distinctive and characteristic of the King Mackerel, and can be used to distinguish it from other similar mackerel species.
King Mackerels are common up to 1 meter and 15 kg, but have been reported up to 184 cm in length and 45 kg weight.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Bobby,

Thank you for the information - this seems to have crossed with my thread on the " Seriola lalandi " yellowtail kingfish.

Further googling seems to show that above fish does not inhabit Indian waters.

I would love to be proven wrong though.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:01 pm 
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We took 2 more kings this Thursday. One was as big as my last , around 9-10 Kgs taken on dead ballyhoo by a friend.

I landed a second much smaller may be around 2.5 to 3 kgs, this one was hooked on a live ballyhoo hooked through the tail.

We caught the Ballyhoos from the same spot, catching ballyhoos wastes lot of time but Dubai anglers dont have any other options. We dont get live bait here.


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