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 Post subject: my 5 weeks in india
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:32 pm 
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the last few weeks have changed my life , first time in india,to many photos to put on forum, computers aint my strong point check out the following link if your interested.tightlines, dave . http://picasaweb.google.com/david.tightlines


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:04 am 
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Looks like you gone and caught all the fish! Nice pics, Dave.

Could you ID the fish in photo no 35 in your album? It looks like a Tilapia but i've never seen that colour before.

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all i know is it is a tilapia, no experience of other species. they were stunning looking fish but also a big nusiance, could strip a orange sized ball of ragi down to nothing in under 10 mins. the guides insisted we removed all we caught as apparently they are becoming a problem! large numbers of them in yhe river. all get eaten by the locals though.


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Hi Dave,

Looks like you had a good time. Trust your salt water fishing was in Goa.

The fish in pic 33 is a Rosy Barb. Very popular in the aquarium trade, however the ones available in the aquarium trade now tend to be more red/gold in colour after selective breeding.

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Bobby


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Hi Dave,


Great Fishing! The fish on picture 35 loks like a pearl spot ( cichlid family)
We too caught a few on the cauvery when we were there last.Took a close look.


Tight lines,


Jeen


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It does look like a Pearl Spot. Here's the pic in question.

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Hi Dave,

It seems you really had a great time in India. Nice pics. Each one of them.

Cheers,
Apoo


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hi dave great fishing hope to go there with glen one of these days kel


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Nice photo's.

Glad to see that Sam put you onto the guys at Arambol.
Did you get up to Maharashtra ?
I'll be looking into renting one of the little outrigger canoes on the river soon. If I can find someone with sensible prices, I'll let you know how to contact them.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:05 pm 
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Hi Dave,
Nice pix, looks like you guys had a blast.
The fish in picture 34 is called the soslu which is the best chilwa to use at Kengal.
35 is a Tilapia for sure.
66 is a nice looking Rohu - probably from croc rocks.
68 is a Kurral - some call it pink carp, but the locals call it the kurral.
75 is the Tengra.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:10 pm 
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IndianAngler wrote:
It does look like a Pearl Spot. Here's the pic in question.

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A Tilapia for sure. Check out this one from croc rocks.
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Hello Dave,

I had a look at your album and thought it was fantastic. What caught my eye was that you have a wide variety of species and that made me really happy. Many people get bitten by the 'Mahseer Bug' and fish for nothing else. A pity because the Cauvery has so much to offer in all shapes and sizes. I recognised a couple of pictures taken on a paticular cold jan night 8)

Wishing you all the best and hope to see you out on the Cauvery in the future. I'll be there.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:11 pm 
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Nice range of fish .... I agree with Akshay on the mahseer bug ... thats why im an out an out salty ... never know what you have at the end of the line ... and sometimes never will ..


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Fredfish wrote:
All out Salty ...never know what you have at the end of the line ... and sometimes never will ..


Could not say it better...


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Hey Guys
whats the bait to catch pearl spot


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Worm...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:27 pm 
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hey everybody, thanks for all your comments and input on the photos.i have already booked for next year and am hopefully going to make it a 3 month trip this time with more time spent sea fishing. cant wait!
as for the pearl spot i never tried worms but im sure they are deadly if you can get them,bobby...do you dig them from the banks? i found that they would eat almost anything and caught all mine on tiny pieces of ragi on a size 10 hook.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:36 pm 
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viper wrote:
whats the bait to catch pearl spot

on the cauvery,
especially at croc rocks...u can see the tilapis ur catching..
a small bit of ragi on no. 10 hooks works perfectly..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:26 am 
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Congrats on getting such a varied catch,as a matter of interest how did you catch the small species of fish?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:39 am 
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Sit in the coracle at croc rocks take the smallest hook you got put a small bead of ragi and you will catch a dozen of them in no time. Good eating I understand, just remove the guts wash, two slits on oth sides apply turemic, salt and lime or vinegar. Smear with MDH fish paste and deep fry after an hour. Yum, is what I hear. 8)


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