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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:36 pm 
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Hi guys
heres a recent catch barramundi and another fish i need to identify, anybody has any leads ? caught both fish up the Mandovi river.
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cheers
Dean


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Hi Dean,

Nice catch. Is that you in the pic? Where do you stay in Goa?

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:54 pm 
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hi Apoo thats me in the pic and I stay at Dona pula .. thou originally from BBay




apoo wrote:
Hi Dean,

Nice catch. Is that you in the pic? Where do you stay in Goa?

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:02 pm 
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Hi Dean,

Nice Barra there. As for the other fish I think its an ox eye Herring ( Indian Tarpon}


Tight Lines,


Jeen


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:04 pm 
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Hi,

Great catch !

The fish on the right is the oxeye herring/tarpon.

http://www.thaifishingguide.com/fishtec ... arpon.html


tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:50 pm 
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Hey Dean...

Thats a nice barra.. and a good pic of three angry guys.. :wink: :lol:

Where was this caught..??? 1000 bite OR the MJ Spot..?? :wink:

Santosh


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Thanks Makarand for the ID of the fish. here are few more details on my first hand experience with the fish. I caught the Tarpon on a morning session (receding) tide on live bait - prawns. The fish were taken much further up the river than I would normal fish. While I caught snapper and treville at a spot closer the sea - there were no tarpons, drove 7-8kms further and caught a 2 tarpons, 2 barras, I lost one tarpon as it slip of the hook and thou I was using heavy tackle i could judge that the fish could put a good fight on light tackle, the only problem is when u fishing with live prawns of a jetty near rocks u don't know whats going to hit, it could be a one kilo tarpon or 25 kilo grouper. Thou I hope to try lures, spinners - meps ? with some light gear - I wonder how the tarpon would react to that.

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Dean


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Hi,

Great catch !

The fish on the right is the oxeye herring/tarpon.

http://www.thaifishingguide.com/fishtec ... arpon.html


tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:54 pm 
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hello deano mate...

nice catches....

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:19 pm 
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hey santosh caught the fish further up the river stopping at jettys etc and fishing of them, the tarpon have just started their run and i intent in catch the bigger ones once the monsoons gets into some vigor, will try the meps u use on the river this weekend on some light gear
Dean







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Hey Dean...

Thats a nice barra.. and a good pic of three angry guys.. :wink: :lol:

Where was this caught..??? 1000 bite OR the MJ Spot..?? :wink:

Santosh


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:10 pm 
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Hi Dean,

Dont know much about tarpons.. but Mepps do work for Mackerel's..

Good luck & catch a big one.. :-)

Santosh


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:20 pm 
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hi,
nice fish. keeep it comming.
cheers
m


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:27 pm 
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hey dean...
glad to see ur hookin them..


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Hi Dean,


The tarpon would literally go air borne on a mepps No 5 Silver or a silver rapalla ( floating) . One two hours into the incoming tide. 12 to 15lb line would give you good casting distance and the fight would be great on the line

Tight lines

Jeen


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Hi Dean,

Nice fish, r u still in Goa i thought you would be back in mumbai for the monsoons.

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Cornel
P.S-Will be going to canada in july for 15 days


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Hi Dean,

I've seen the same fish.... oxe eye herring/tarpon at the fish market in Port Blair. I don't think they get very big but. They're known to take fly. I guess they'll be found in the extensive mangroves here.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:46 pm 
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Thanks for the info, yes the one caught here was Megalops cyprinoides and they don't get very big as compared to their cousins the Atlantic Tarpon which record catch weight is 270lbs. The Megalops cyprinoides record is mere 3 kilos I believe caught in Australia... the local have been catch the oxeye tarpons here weighing about 7 - 8 kilos so I have a good chance in a hope of landing one bigger. The fish come in around the monsoons from the sea and make their way up the river... more info once I get down to catching some more this weekend
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Dean


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:46 pm 
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I was going to say that although they're great fun to catch on light tackle, they're full of bones and not worth eating, but as your fish is obviously very dead, I guess you know that already.


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Hi Dean,

Got those pictures from Glen who wanted an ID, Jeen and MM got it spot on.

Been between BKK and Singapore at the moment so not looking up the site

Regards,

Bobby


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Nice catches, Dean.

Hope to make it to Goa sometime

Jude


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