I am posting one of my memorable trip report (hope not the last) here. I am not too good in that but somehow managed to do this.
Angling at Mawa Resort (rebuilding confidence):
After two successive fishing trips without fish in pass lakes, heart of my angling mates (i.e. Hizol vhi, Shahin Vhi and Salehin) were broken very badly. As they were quite new in angling, a good fishing trip with some catches was highly required to keep their sprit of angling alive. Then I was trying to find out any location or spot where angling pressure is not so high as amateur anglers like us will have good chance in that case. After gathering information about such spots around or nearby Dhaka city we decided to go to the Mawa Resort situated near Padma River which is only 60 minute drive. On 06-06-2014 we reached the spot at 9.00am. We all were cheered up after seeing this beautiful Resort with lot of trees, beautiful cottages and 10 acre pond with fishes feeding on surface. After refreshing ourselves, having a nice breakfast there and finishing formalities for fishing we unpacked our gears and straight gone to the fishing spot. Everyone was very much exited and wanted to cast their rods as early as possible. While preparing our ground baits I noticed that activity of fishes on surface had decreased and one big clown knife fish was showing his face after every five minutes just 50 feet away. So, we ground baited at a distance of 70 feet. At 11.00am we casted our rods. For next 45 minutes we only observed the activity of fishes in our ground baited area but our floats didn’t detect any bite. In this period frustration started to develop again, why fishes are not taking our hook baits!! I assured them it will take a while for fishes to consume the ground bait and then in search for further food they will take our hook baits (if acceptable to them). After another 15 minutes our floats started dipping slightly. Hizol Vhi was first to land a Mirgal of ½ kg. Onward we started getting one after another Mirgals varying from 1kg to 2 kg size. Salehin as a smart guy stared casting slightly far away from the ground baited area to avoid these Mirgals and landed two Rohu of 2kg mark. Mean while rest of the team caught some Rohu, one Ghonia and one Kalibans along with some Mirgals (as a common). At afternoon we caught 2 catlas one weighted 1.8 kg and another 3.6kg. It was very much enjoyable to land these catlas as first time we came to experience the brutal power of this fish. This trip really helped us to building confidence among us and inspired us for experiment to success in pass lakes. Afterward we also have some good success in pass lakes too but Mawa Resort trip will always be especial one for the natural environment, beautiful pond, good catch, very nice food and the fun we have.
The Resort Pond
Part of the Resort Cottages