Hello everyone, Im so delighted to announce the news of my first catch after a year n half into angling
Last sunday was my Lucky day where in I have hooked and successfully landed my first fish, believe me this fish gave me a very nice fight almost dragging the line for a minute the moment it got hooked and is a very lovely fish.
The plan all started on a day before sunday, I got msg from Shadab bhai informing me that he is going fishing with Basharath and if im also coming let him know. I was clueless on whether I can join them or not since my mom was demanding lots of work from me
. After completing all her demands and finally asked for her permission to go fishing, she said she will give me permission by 7am in morning
. So I msged both Shadab bhai and Basharath that I will confirm by 7am. But to my surprise mom again given me lots of works that took me almost 2am in night to complete the tasks
. Finally she has given me permission to go fishing at 2am
By tirelessly completing all her demands I fell fast asleep and could not even sense the alarm on my mobile
. When the sun rays were striking on my face from window I suddenly woke up and could not realize that I had to go fishing. When I woke up, I was contemplating on what I was planning for
Immediatly I realized that I had to go fishing
, then grabbed my mobile to check time and to my horror it is 8:30am and I have a message from Basharath sent at 7:05 am that he is leaving for Shadab bhai home in 10mins...
Holy shit it almost 1 and half hours ago that he had already gone to shadab bhai's place.I fell sad thinking that they already are on their way to fishing. I just messaged Basharath about where are you and apologizing for not replying back on time because I woke up late
And to my pleasant surprise
Basharath replied he is still at Shadab bhai's place and that they have 45mins more to start the journey. I replied to him promising him that i'll be there on time
(the distance between my home and shadab bhai home is almost 15km-16km)
Suddenly I jumped off my bed ran straight to brush the teeth then get ready and finally take out my rod and tackle box grabbed the appropriate hooks, sinkers and lures etc. Bidded bye bye to mom and thanked her for giving me permission
Went to the lift pushed the button and to my surprise lift was not working at that time and I have to run down 6 stories
After taking out my wheeler from parking, I realized I forgot to take the rice husk for bait fishing
I looked up at my window on the 6th story
, knowing it will take time to go up 6stories and again run down, then looked for local kirana store to see whether it is open or not and yes of course it was opened on time that sunday
drove straight to the shop and bought 250gm wheat floor and two packs of biscuits for breakfast
Thus began my first 15km journey towards Shadab bhai's home alone
(this being my second time visit to him, my first visit to his home was on last week with basharath and another friend) and it took me 55mins instead of 45 mins to reach Shadab bhai's place. When I reached at Shadab bhai's place, Basharath was stocking up ground bait recipe in the drawing room which Shadab bhai specially prepared(it was the toned down version of Shadab bhai's dad's original recipe).
Basharath come out to receive me, I asked where is Shadab bhai? He told Shadab bhai is bathing
(why bathing before the trip when we will sweat it out the whole day fishing under the sun)
We sat together on the sofa, discussing some fishy talks, ranging from my experience at nagarjunasagar trips to basharath's trip with masab tank gangs and his experience with Salim bhai to singh ka shikar to rod n reels etc.
Then Shadab bhai comes down from the upstair, we greeted each other and started packing up tackles and water bottles. I having bought my own rod and was taking one of the reel of shadab bhai but shadab bhai is insisting me to leave my rod and take his extra rod and reel. He is always open hearted towards his close friends, not to go back on his promises. Then he was doing some stuffs and I arranged the rods and reels on the sofa, took a shot of it
Fully loaded and ready to go
the left most rod n reel is used by shadab bhai, the middle one is used by Basharath this is a very sophisticated high quality light weight graphite rod(it is weightless that it look like a plastic pipe), and the right most is the extra rod n reel of shadab bhai which he lended to me
Having loaded all the stuffs onto the car we drove towards Manjira River on the outskirt of Hyderabad. Before reaching Manjira River we had a breakfast at south Indian tiffin stall also took some parcel for lunch
Reached Manjira river by 11:40, parked the car unloaded the tackles and started walking and trekking towards the shore of Manjira River. The atmosphere and the climate is same as last week and we were doubtful of hooking at least one fish.
Took the place in front of dam. First thing to start is to do pre baiting the speciall prepared ground bait recipe of Shadab Bhai then unload the hook and lines.
the view of Manjira Dam
Another view of Manjira Dam
A view of Manjira River
Basharath did the most simplest set up of using a 2mg sinker and a hook covered with simple atta bait
Shadab bhai did little different set up of 10mg sinker attached half feet before the hook. He covered his hook with simple atta bait.
I did a float style set up of a very tiny hook which is just 1cm in length, a 2mg sinker is attached about 1-2 inches before the the hook. And for the bait I mixed the specially prepared bait of shadab bhai with 50% atta dough and covered it in the tiny hook. A spherical float is attached at about 1meter length from the hook.
This is the hook I used.
To Be Continued.... Stay tuned