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 Post subject: Maldives in March
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:54 pm 
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Hi Fishos,

Back from a few days in Maldives with my sons.

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Very nice pics. Since I am not a saltwater angler, I can hardly identify those fishes. It would be nice to know them.

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Amazing pics Jeen!Thanks for sharing.
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damn neat pics.
great going.
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Hi Guys,

The first Fish Is a dorado a very acrobatic game fish, caught trolling a home made "daisy chain" ( A string of 4 or 5 artifical squids tied in sequence).
THe Long Mackerel my son is fighting and holding is a Wahoo

THe tuna I am holding is a Dog Tooth Tuna

The Blue finned fish are all Blue fin Trevally caught tossing plugs mostly Rapalas into the reef from the beaches ( colours were silver , Red & silver & Green.
THe green Fish My elderson Rahul is holding is a JOb fish caught on cut tuna.
The Big red is a lyre tailed grouper I pumped up from the deep.
Most fish were released . WE were using a huge landing net to minimise damage.
Maldives is easy. I can set up a trip for any body who is interested. If you are going with your families then it could be a bit expensieve . If it is an angling trip then it works out cheaper as you can stay with my friend on his home Island paying next to nothing.

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Hi Jeen,

I think that Red Fish is a Coronation Trout - Variola Louti, its a real prize fish mate, the larger ones tend to loose those white spots.

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Dear Bopanna, Thank you. Today one of my friend is coming to India. I am sending a CD containing the details of Fish in Maldives with her. She is going to post it in Hyderabad. please accknowledge the receipt of the CD once you receive.

Yesterday was a rainy day and it was a nice day for me interms of fishing. I got 2 nice fish... both are same type... one fish is abt 1.5 kg another one is small one. Became addicted!!!!! I caught them from the shore.

Another thing... Today I found new arrivals in our library on fishing in Maldives (international authors). good onces to comprehend Fish in Maldives.

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Hi Guys, if any of you are planning to come to Maldives. I can help you!!! I am living in Maldives.

Btb.. Mr. Bopanna is going to have good info on Fish in Maldives. He will be the resource person for any technical info on Fish in Maldives.

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Hi Bops,

Thought I would attach a coup[le of pictures showing the plugs we used for shore casting.






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Hi Bobby,


The red fish is comonly known as Yellow edged Lyretail / variola louti ( Fish Base).
WE commonly call them lyre tailed grouper as they belong to the grouper/perch family and we get quite a few variations of this fish in the reef the only common feature being the lyre tail.


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Hi Jeen,

Very impressive stuff. Could you let me know what gloves you guys are using when handling the fish?

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Hey Jeen ... real nice spread of fish .... tight lines ... Fred


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Great going Jeen,
Keep on doin it and tight lines
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Hi Bops,

The Gloves we were using was mainly to protect the index finger from the braid line while tossing heavy plugs into the reefs and to hold the line while boating heavy fish. However these gloves are made of soft synthetic material very comfortable to wear and go easy on the fish when you handle them for pictures. Costs here around 8 USD a pair.


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Hi Makarand,

Jan is agreat time to go there. For popping we were using carpenter rods ( 7.8') and the reels were one Daiwa Dogfight Saltiga Z6500 and two Shimano 10000 FA. I found both the reels good and the rods are a seperate thing altogether. The best for GT. THe poppers and stick baits were japanese weighing 150 gms to 200 gms. All that tackle and no fish to show**!! looks like Ill have to land up in Andamands and fish with Akshay and Darren. and yes line was braid 65 lbs ( power pro)

The Lyretail was caught on cut bait ( Tuna). We did pull up a few fish mostly Job fish, Emperor snappers and such while jigging 100 Gms Butterfly jigs and other lighter jigs 40 to 70Gms. Maldives is great for jigging at drop offs . Our boat was not equiped with a depth finder and for my friend everything we did was alien stuff. He is learning and soon well have a good Captian there. We did see Bone fish and Permit there on the flats. Were not carrying fly ishing Equip. Going in Nov with some Fly fishing Maniacs for a complete survey and research. will have more info for you befoe your Jan Trip.

Tight lines

Jeen


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