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 Post subject: Estimating Fish Weights
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:47 pm 
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I had come across this web page sometime back and thought it was pretty interesting. All we have to do now is to see if it works. It would be ideal if it did.

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Mighty Marlin.

http://www.csgnetwork.com/fishfreshwtcalc.html

P.S. Bops I was wondering where to post this one.... hmm would it be possible to open a folder in the General section where threads like this one can go? Think Rustam had mentioned it as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:13 pm 
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First time I am seeing this site, MM.

Rustam


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Hi MM,

This would go under Bait, tackle and tactics

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:14 am 
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Guys where can one pick up a decent scales locally without paying out an arm, a leg and your wallet also :wink:
Also what about weighing bags, maybe we could get some made if there are enough of us that need new and good ones [smilie=ebil-thumbup.gif]


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:43 am 
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Owen...I did see analog weighing scales in the by lanes of SP road. They looked pretty handy .....I dont remember the price..was b/w 500~800Rs , but its bargainable to nearly 70% of the cost ...the one I saw coulod handle upto 20kgs....only problem was that they were made in China
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:07 am 
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I now have the list of a few shops on Avenue road that sell new scales that can handle >50 Kgs and cost ~ 450.00 Must check them out. The are dial type scales. Will check them out and post the results.
Wonder about the accuracy of the footpath scales.
"Catch a tiddler, and claim a whopper" 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:14 am 
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I have a Berkley digital scale...dont trust them..


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:30 am 
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Bobby, I have one too. You mean that murral i caught wasnt 10 kilos?
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Wolf a 22lb Murral is got to be a record for this country mate !
IGFA application made ?? :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:44 am 
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Bobby now i understand how the fish get bigger when they come out of the water. :lol:


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Wolf wrote:
Bobby, I have one too. You mean that murral i caught wasnt 10 kilos?


I looked like 12 to me, that's why, dont trust that scale :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:31 pm 
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Well since we're talking about weighing fish, I know of a friend who caught a really big catfish and proudly took it home. Realised he had no weighing scale/spring balance so the guy got on his bathroom scales weighed himself, then got on again fish in arms and subtracted the difference in weights.
[smilie=boggl3y3dummy-ani.gif]

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:39 pm 
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Hi MM
Well atleast he had a scales in the bogs, i know of a guy who took his fish to the kaka shop to weigh it, and was allowed to, provided he left behind half the fish as payment for dirtying up his scales :twisted:


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Mighty Marlin wrote:
Well since we're talking about weighing fish, I know of a friend who caught a really big catfish and proudly took it home. Realised he had no weighing scale/spring balance so the guy got on his bathroom scales weighed himself, then got on again fish in arms and subtracted the difference in weights.
[smilie=boggl3y3dummy-ani.gif]

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I do that with my luggage sometimes when travelling


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That's about the only time I use the bathroom scales, when I have to weigh suitcases. Somehow the idea of weighing a fish in a loo is something I find hard to comprehend.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:24 pm 
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Since we are all talking about fish weight I have got a couple.

I was once getting to spot from where a friend of mine was returning, he had his bag which was full of stuff and rod and reel in had, mind you the bag was barely a foot long and deep by the same length.

"Got anything?" I asked, "Yes a 6lb Ravas" he replies, I asked him where's the fish, "in the bag" he says, I asked him if I could see it and out comes a fish of just about 8" - 10", I don’t know where this guy got his estimates from.

Another one was like what Owen said "growing fish" where another guy after finishing his night shift at a hotel just about where we used to fish, walked down to us, he borrowed his friend's rod(who was resting after some continuous casting). Using one of those Japanese feathered tuna trolling lures (that was already on the Rod) he somehow managed to hook into a Barramundi. After a brief fight managed bring the very lively fish close in. I was just about to gaff the fish when in his excitement yanked so hard that the Lure tore out of the fish’s mouth and flew past us like a bullet. How it missed us was a miracle.

Anyway this was the first decent fish this guy was into, his legs turned to rubber, after he lost it and he just flopped onto the rock. We estimated the fish to be about 13 – 15 lbs and even he agreed, just before he left the fish in his estimation had “grown” to 20lbs and when I met him that evening, it was a whopping 35 – 40lbs.

I wonder how large it must be now.. :lol:

So much for the one that got away


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:15 pm 
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I took the weigh sling (bag) that I use for pike with me on my last trip to India.
I popped into a shop selling hammocks and had a chat with one of the guy's.
A couple of days later, I had a scaled up copy of my weigh sling in green with a rather nice camo bag to put it in for a couple of hundred Rs.
Once it's damped down, it's just the job for weighing even big fish and is satisfyingly light to carry once it's dry.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:49 pm 
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We have a similar bag/stretcher :lol: that we use to weigh our fish. Its decent once its wet, but am on the look out for a better alternative.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:49 pm 
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Hi Ken,
Any chances of a picture of the bag ?
Regards
Owen


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:35 pm 
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....only problem was that they were made in China
Belli
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Sorry that I've to inform you about that: Nearly all scales sold for fishermen are made in China. Recently I got a scale sample of famous UK brand Waymaster from China. They've been my favourite scales for many years and I thought them to be still made in England. Things are changing... of course this is the same for many many fishing tackle items.
dibu


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