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 Post subject: Bhakra March 2011
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:42 pm 
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The catching was so-so, the fishing great and to top it all I caught my first Mahaseer. Its been three years in the making but i'm not complaining. Still not convinced about the great indian rope trick for release but i'll figure it out sooner than later.

Went with MM and Indiangypsy [thanks guys!]. We talked fish from sunup to sundown, and then some...its was great..fishing "camp" they call it.

Here's the catch:

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congrates buddy, what a fine mahseer there....

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Haha the great indian rope trick.... hahahaha...


glad that you enjoyed your trip... I'll be making a trip up first week April... will keep you posted!!!


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Bobbychyma,

Congrats on your mahseer.
The rope looks too thick and you have got the rope tied the wrong way.
The rope must be on the lower lip of the fish and not over the head.
Congrats again.

Check out this picture below. I have used a jute rope tied it in the lower lip thus the chances of reviving the fish is much higher.

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@Indiangypsy, ha ha ha the great indian rope trick!!!!!!!
:D :D :D

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hey nice catch there :D

happyfishing

eat... sleep... gofishing

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I am curious, Does the rope harm the fish in any way ? It looks like pulling the rope out of the gill flap with kill the fish even if its done carefully.

People who catch Ma-sheer and have handled them may know better, but its really looks harmful.

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kashaif wrote:
Does the rope harm the fish in any way ?


Will someone answer this please? :?


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:) This was a nice catch Bobby. Next trip will get us our target fish - the one which is waiting for ant eggs :D


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Adolph wrote:
kashaif wrote:
Does the rope harm the fish in any way ?


Will someone answer this please? :?


Hi Adolph,

A few things one should keep in mind:

1) After a tough fight, no fish should be simply plopped back into the water. Understand that the fish is fatigued and needs time to recover. If recovery is not done, the fish will float belly up and asphyxiate. Recovery methods vary from species to species. Some such as sharks have to be 'swum' in the water, fish such as carps and catfish (depending on their size) can be kept in a keep net and released. Most mahseer caught are however are so called 'gill strung' simply because their sizes do not allow them to be put in a regular keep net.

2) Gill Stringing: Gill stringing is tricky and is as much a science as it is an art form. Like pointed out earlier, only certain kinds of cords should be used. Jute, cotton threads are fine, nylon cloths line is a big no no. The thickness of the cord is dependent on the strength of the cord. Jute and cotton have a tendency to loosen up the ply when soaked therefore, you should use an adequately strong cord. You don't want a fish taking off with a knot around its gills.

Furthermore, while tying up the fish, one should be careful not to pinch the gills. the threading is done through the mouth and then the operculum. If th gill is damaged in any way, the fish will not survive. Its similar to a lung wound.

3) If a fish is to be released back into the waters, one should also handle the fish properly in terms of the fish scales, body etc. All fish are covered by a protective coat of mucous. Damage to the mucous layer can lead to complications such as velvet (fungal) or bacterial infections. Some anglers does their fish with iodine before releasing, however I'm skeptical about this practice. Iodine does as much harm as good.


I hope this answers your query. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask.

Cheers,


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MM wrote:
:) This was a nice catch Bobby. Next trip will get us our target fish - the one which is waiting for ant eggs :D


You forget the head hunter bit!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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This is good information IG. Thanks and hope this will help me when I start catching fish :)


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:twisted: Just wait for it...I am going to experiment on this as well...and when I catch a monster baam on this, you will go :shock: :D :D :D


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IG, Bobby - here is what I found:
http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.p ... ht=ant+egg

http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.p ... ht=ant+egg

http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.p ... ht=ant+egg

http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.p ... ht=ant+egg


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indiangypsy wrote:
Will someone answer this please? :?
I hope this answers your query. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask.


Thanks IG. That was a good read. Sorry, but I would like to see it being done before trying it. Somehow I remain unconvinced that a fighting fish will sit quitely with a chord in its mouth right next to its gill without trying to fight! It may damage its own gills, just a thought. :roll:


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Adolph wrote:
indiangypsy wrote:
Will someone answer this please? :?
I hope this answers your query. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask.


Thanks IG. That was a good read. Sorry, but I would like to see it being done before trying it. Somehow I remain unconvinced that a fighting fish will sit quitely with a chord in its mouth right next to its gill without trying to fight! It may damage its own gills, just a thought. :roll:


Give it a shot... see if it works for you... you won't know until you try it...

Cheers,


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Hahahahahaha!!!! a fish is worth a zillion words!!! hahahahahaha

@ Bobby: Its a camp, not the Ritz... yes it does beat the Hilton hands down though!!! hahahahaha!!!!


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indiangypsy wrote:
MM wrote:
:) This was a nice catch Bobby. Next trip will get us our target fish - the one which is waiting for ant eggs :D


You forget the head hunter bit!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol::lol::lol:

MM and IG: Ant eggs, Chicken heads, cod liver....too much for a flyfisher ....still laughing thinking about it!! 20+1 kg awaits!!

thank you Dr prasad,ravin...
the vote is still out about the rope on my end. will see how well it works with more fish caught. a steel/bamboo rollcage coming up next :)


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MM: :) :) :) i pity the ant hills in your neighbourhood now!
IG: some camp! surely beats the hilton and then some.


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kryptoz wrote:
This is good information IG. Thanks and hope this will help me when I start catching fish :)


Hmmmmm..... Just for you! all the pun intended!
www.trophyfishingonline.com
enjoy till you do.

Well! bobbychyma! 3 years scares me, I wanna get mine sooner. My dream fish! The golden mahseer. What a beauty! You got her mate! Really nice golden beauty! awesome!
Cheers!


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Omesh.Moorjani wrote:

Hmmmmm..... Just for you! all the pun intended!
www.trophyfishingonline.com
enjoy till you do.

Cheers!


I like playing "fishin' 2 go" in my mobile. But thanks for the link.


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kryptoz wrote:
Omesh.Moorjani wrote:

Hmmmmm..... Just for you! all the pun intended!
www.trophyfishingonline.com
enjoy till you do.

Cheers!


I like playing "fishin' 2 go" in my mobile. But thanks for the link.


Nothing serious mate, was trying to encourage you to goout there and start fishing, you posted another game link.... aaaaaah, god bless technology!

Regards,....


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Omesh.Moorjani wrote:
kryptoz wrote:
This is good information IG. Thanks and hope this will help me when I start catching fish :)


Hmmmmm..... Just for you! all the pun intended!
www.trophyfishingonline.com
enjoy till you do.

Well! bobbychyma! 3 years scares me, I wanna get mine sooner. My dream fish! The golden mahseer. What a beauty! You got her mate! Really nice golden beauty! awesome!
Cheers!


thanks omesh, to be fair it also took 3 years coz i only went mahaseer fishing once a year. i primarily fish for trout. im sure a more concerted effort will be rewarded sooner!!

all the best.


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Nice catch Bobby. Congrats


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thanks apoo


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