Well... I used to fish at lal baugh lake with hand-lines in Bangalore long ago when I was approaching my teens. I came back to this sport recently... In a way it is a kind of virtue more than a sport or anything else. I prefer fishing to praying. Its a time I can indulge in something I really like and enjoy. I believe and god-willing I will go everywhere possible and my dream catches will not be dreams.... Having said this.... I came back to this sport of hooking up the fish. More advanced today where tackle can be more expensive but it delivers the rush too.... It was maybe my 6th or 7th time I went fishing, once again on a weekend, this time some trusted members from IA, Wonderful time I had.... We met, had some nice chaas, and then left for the place equipped with aata and I managed 4 worms after digging 3 spots so.... lucky me.... haha... We reached the spot.... made the aaata started casting, I then tried the worm after sometime, I saw the tip of my puny rod go shaky like an electricity jolt... I was more than happy... My friend said,"Wait, Next time you strike, I saw it go again and real nice this time and just lifted my rod and pulled it and reeled in at the same time, I experience a hookup. After many many years since I was a 13 year old teenager, It was nostalgic and super beatiful as then I had a handline this time I had something that had things like drag on it. Not that the one I have is great either. LOL! but I got her, she swam a bit here ther, I tightened the drag and she surface like a baby, I caught it. I fluttered a bit and then I just said in my mind, I dont mean to harm you at all, I promise I will let you go free. The FISH stopped fluttering, posed for a few pics and when I left it in the water. It stood there even after getting comfortable and swam away real slowly.... It was a very nice moment. The size of the fish is irrelevant I feel, I know I will catch bigger, But to come back and begin, this was beautiful....
I hope you guys don't laugh at the size of the catch!
the happy one
the one which makes me look like a father of the fish! lol!