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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:08 am 
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Taken last year, around the same time. had to run and get a camera from a friend who happened to be staying at one of the camps. hence the stringer. that was the last time i used one.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:02 pm 
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Nice looking fish M..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:02 pm 
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Hey Mken - Nice shades...... By the way, the fish is cool too :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:02 pm 
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Ooh.

Now I just gotta get me one of those nothern beauties.
I have to say that their markings are impressive.

Ken


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:28 pm 
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Yup Ken!
They look like real tigers with there orange to gold to silver and that dark lateral line. No photo can realy do justice to what they actually are.

The saddest thing to see is when one dies. It slowly loses colour as its life fades away. And then it is just a stiff slivery fish that you see being cut up. Did a lot of that once. Will never do it again.

Catch and release. Or if you get one like this or even biggher (I hope) Catch, kiss and release.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:10 am 
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Stunning fish, absolutley beautiful. I can`t wait to have a go for `em


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:45 am 
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Hi MKen,
Beauty! That's a tor putitora right ? From which area ?
Do you have any pix of a tor tor ? Which waters in the north hold tor tor ?
Do both these species co-exist in the same rivers ?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:46 am 
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Hey Owen

please educate me about the tor tor and the tor putitora.

Out here in the jungle we call them red fin, yellow fin and it goes on like this. If that's what you mean then they do live together. Though the yellow likes cold fast water and the red is more common in the lakes and resovoirs.

I have caught both in the Bhakra reservoir but only in the dry spell. so I guess the yellows are coming down when the rivers are low.

In the hills above rishikesh you see more of the yellow fins. But around ramganga which is also fast water there seem to be more of red fin, i think.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:49 am 
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Hi Ken,
Need your help with a picture of the orange tail. I think the difference does not stop with just the colour of the tail and fins.

Check out JJ's web page, i am on the right track for tor putitora, tor mussullah and tor kudhree, all that is left in the puzzle is a positive id of tor tor.
You would have been following the thread with Don on the mussullah and kudhree and where the bluefin fits in.
Well Steve and Mark were on the trail of the river carp tor douronensis.
A picture of the river carp is also posted on the same web page, but there are clear differences between the head, anal fins (pointed), back (hump less pronounced) and dorsal fin of the river carp that stands straight up in comparison to the kudhree that has a laid back dorsal fin.
http://www.jjphoto.dk/fish_archive/a_intro204.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:20 pm 
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Oh yes there are a lot of other differences between the two apart form colouring. The reds have a deeper body while the yellows are very streamlined. which I guess is because of their habitat. The reds feed readily on atta, etc. Yellows are more pedatory I think.

Am making a trip this coming Easter weekend, I hope. will try and get a good pix of atleast one of them. I don't promise as they are not very co-operative and kind of keep away from the limelight.

ounce for ounce the yellows fight better too. And even jump sometimes.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:56 pm 
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Definatly not on this trip but I' going to have to try to intercept my mat Scott (Worldfiher) as he come through north India and try to get a few of the ellow babies.


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