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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:26 pm 
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Hi Folks- finally hooked onto something on a recent trip to Siliser near Alwar.
Bait-atta -locally bought and mixed.
rods were Ugly stik and Abu
Hooks-Mustad no.4
Line- 'minty green' 15 lb-er Mustad I think...
Fishing is a family business folks!
Best
Axx

Atta being loaded, me on left, Sunny Jind Mentoring...
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Siliser lake, near Alwar
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The first…
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The Second
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Do we have a bite?
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Grandstand view
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:05 am 
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Hey dude... Good catch and fantastic pics :P ... For want of a better angle, I would say that the catch was a catla..


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:00 am 
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Hi eljefe,
A nice fish mate and a lovely location.
The mouth of the fish is a bit bigger that the Rohu's and Gavins assesment is probably right it could be a Catla. Try holding the fish supported by the pectoral and anal fins, and face the camera square, this will ensure a full veiw of the fish for easier identification.
It would be a good idea to check some of the pictures posted by other members, it will give you a good idea on how to take better pix for the future.
Well done on your first good fish.
Did you catch it on a single hook on deadline ? In the mouth ? Rather difficult with a Catla.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:25 am 
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Thanks OB and Gavin,
Hokay, will learn piscine photography tips also while I'm at it...Havent the faintest idea -am still searching and taking notes on Fish ID. :oops: I'd go with your ID's-you guys being the pros 8)
Yes, single line-'deadline'??, single hook and thats that.3 more were caught in the same manner.
OB, have posted the rod /reel pics on the other section for your advice please.
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Axx


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:45 am 
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Check the pix posted from our recent trip, and you will find the mouth of the rohu is small and has a little frill around it.
Where as the catla mouth is big, the best specimine picture available was posted by Vishal Gonsalves, check it out and you should be able to see the similarity.
I had a look at the rod and reel, and though i could not see the top section fully, i think you could make do with it for fishing slightly heavier waters, and for slightly bigger species.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:11 pm 
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Hi Asif,

Nice pics and very beautiful location.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:03 pm 
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Hi Asif,

Some really nice Catla there. It's one of those fish I've been trying to catch for ages and haven't really managed to. I've caught one the size of my palm in a lake outside bangalore ages ago. Looks like you had a good day out fishing. Looking forward to seeing more fish from you!!

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:08 pm 
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HI Asif...good going....this is one type of fish that eludes me....have been trying in the lakes around here but never been able to hook one till date.....
Belli


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:46 pm 
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All you Bangers who want to catch a catla of a lifetime, head to the WASI lakes..
There are 2 monsters of a catla there.. Dont think they would weigh anything less than 70lbs.. Regular groundbaiting at that particular spot will surely get the pair..


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