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 Post subject: soul fishing
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Fishing is not just catching fish. Angling in its true sense is not just meat hunting it’s a sport where the angler uses the sport of angling as an excuse to be with the nature, to be away from the rat race ,a sort of meditation where your mind does not wander, where your constant internal dialogue ceases and your whole being becomes one with the essence of mother nature .
For us, fishing for various species represents different aspects of our human mood, that way a gt trip is a test of endurance and eventual triumph over a strong adversary and finally when you release the fish you are rid of the aggression and the adrenaline abates. If you are broken off by a big fish or pass your rod to your partner you are humbled and your ego smoked.
Then again there are times when you would like to fish alone in a non competitive environment. Where you would like to wander about in the woods watching the bugs and the bees zipping around, doing their thing and when one loses its way and spirals down to land gently on the stream and while you stare at this “bug” a beautiful rainbow trout comes up and sips it down. You look around, nobody saw it but you.
Each year following all the fishing trips far and wide we make it a point to go for one of these special trips and we ended up thus on the hills of Munnar to fly fish for rainbow trout.



































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Nice report Jeen!

How about the license to fish for trout in Munnar?
Would love to fish for trout one of these days, but I'm not sure about the license.

Cheers, Maruthu


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Jeen,

Nice pictures and serene surroundings, good for the soul.

My happiest moments are fishing a long ,lonely stretch of a beach with
just a backpack and my fishing gear.

Kingfish


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awesome report and beautiful pictures jeen. you are right, solitary fishing has a charm of its own


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nice write-up, lovely location and amazing photos.. thanks for sharing..


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Jeen, fantastic as always. Thanks for sharing.

Do you need special permission to fish here?

Cheers
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Thanks guys. Well yes you need permission from the KDHP ( Kannan Devan ) who now manage the streams . You can book through their tourisim dept.

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Jeen


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 Post subject: Lovely writeup
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Jean,

I loved the way you have thought through your angling and feel the comradeship when I feel we think alike.
Have lots of fun in your many-more-to-come fishing trips and enjoy nature.

Nice catches there too. [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

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As always your reports are stunning


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really beautiful location! awesome report written! kudos! thanks for sharing about KDHP, hopefully booking through them might allow one access to such beautiful streams.

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Well said Jean.
Nice trout there.
thanks for sharing.

Ravi


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didn't know that Munnar had trout. wonderful write-up and pics. made me very jealous. as always, my fly tackle tackled is collecting dust in the closet. :cry: ....You guys are very fortunate.
Keep the stories coming.

P.S. the fish in the 2nd & 3rd pic looks like a steelhead, doesn't it?


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Jeen

Nice report and great pictures as always!
These should be close to a wild trout now, as they would have been released a long time back and might be also spawning.

I fish for brown and rainbow trouts here, but they are farm raised and stocked in the creeks a couple of weeks before the fishing season.
They would hit almost anything, micro jigs, flies, small spinners, crankbaits etc.

These look great !!


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Gringo, sure do look like steel head but these are rainbows. But yes with the hooked jaw and all ,these are now, like Binu said close to wild and have started breeding in the streams. There is still limited stoking of the streams thanks to a hatchery close by still managed by KDHP . There are many issues here like for example the fish don't grow big there. The best you can hope to hook there would be near 18" but then that is like a lottery !!. The reason for slow growth or rather stunted growth is due to limited space. the fish to compatible terrain ratio is very poor.
There were days around the 50s I hear when the streams all around Munnar were regularly stocked by the Brits and catches of Rainbows above 5 Lbs were recorded . There are a few handsome specimens preserved in the High range club in munnar which are monstrous.

Jeen


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Superb.. Loads to learn from you


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Given your introductory narration, I feel the below link would be in order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... R49YLcWQM#!

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