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 Post subject: Bait for Magur ??
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:39 pm 
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Hi Guy's,

Hi every buddy. Want your help again. On 1st july, me & my friend Subhankar went to a place call Rani about 40 km from Guwahati. We had some work out there. Near the place of our work there is a fishery. After finishing our work, we ask the owner for permission to fish in the fishery which we got easily. It was 2 pm in the evening.

As we were not prepered for fishing we had only 2 indian fiber glass rod with 15 lbs mono line. We did not have ground bait or any other thing. So we brought Bread & a bottle of rum from the market. Mixed both of them. Within 10 min i got the first bite but it was a small magur of bout 0.5 kg. And after that we had to wait for almost an hour for the next bite. This time it was me again......but this time i could not hold on to it. It was a huge fish, i had to fight with it for almost 2 hour then it broke the hook. What the strange thing is that i didnot get a glimps of the fish at all. It was running from one end to another end of the pond the entire time. If i take in 5 yds of line the next sec. it took out 15 yds of line. When the hook brook it has almost taken out 200yds of line from the reel. I had about 250yds of line in my reel & that's why i have to give more pressure on the line & the hook. But it was not my day. I had 3/0 size master hook.

Later on the local people told us that the fishery is not been used for almost 7 to 8 years. It has very few Rohu & Catla but Magur & Bowal r the main fish. It is said that some of the old fish are 15+ kg out here.

Now i want to know from all you Guru's out there, what should i use as ground bait & bait in this case.

I had some 20lbs mono line with me i think that will do. wat do you people say. I also have some 4/0 & 5/0 hooks with me will that work.

Please let me know wat you people think, I am going back in there on 8 July again & this time i want to go prepare for big 1's.

Bye
Take care

Dev


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Hey Dev hard luck Dude.....I can only suggest u to use chicken lever the rotten 1 as the ground bait, with the hook size of about 8/0 with a good 15 or 20 lbs of mono line this I can say because I have been fishing Mangur for the past 3-4 weeks & this whole bunch of stuff really works very well & ma biggest catch with it is 5.72 Kg on the weighing machine.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:04 pm 
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Hi Prashant,

Thanx buddy i will try it out....& let u know.

Bye

Dev


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:14 pm 
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a 2 hour fight?
ur kidding me mate..
tats' a magur or a marlin?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:35 pm 
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i would say 'stick with the bread and rum'. It seems to be working.

Or move to anything rotten - meat, fish, chicken guts & liver, worms, etc. And as the doc has proved ragi too. (sher ghass bhi khata hai)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:52 pm 
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go meaty..
loads of meat , chicken gut..carp fillets...luncheon meat..
great bait..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:40 pm 
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Hi Dev!

Man, I've seen Mangur eat a lot of different stuff, and all I can say is that they will eat anything slightly edible...

I've seen'em take everything from chicken gut to earth worm to atta and (in N. India) raggi past of all things!!!

the big one that got away, is, i guess a rohu, cause they take decently to rum and bread cocktails...

but then again, in a old stocked & abandoned pond, anything will eat anything!!! :arrow: [smilie=boggl3y3dummy-ani.gif]

Let us know when you catch that big one...

Cheers,

IG


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:04 pm 
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Hi guy's

Yeah that's right i did fishing quite a lot but i never had to fight for such a long time. Actually i don't know wat fish it was, but it can't be Rahu coz when hooked rahu generally jump above water. this didn't hapen in this case.
It had to be a fish coz it was moving very fast. Really speaking i don't have any idea regarding the fish but it gave 1 hell of a fight. It was his day but i will v my day soon.
Thanx to all of you guys for your suggesation. I will try it out & let you know.

Bye

Dev


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:44 pm 
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Mken .... Turtle ?????????


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:56 pm 
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Hi Dev,
We have rohu here that don't jump at all, they just fight like hell.
I think it's the mirgal that is more acrobatic.
So what you had could probably be a big rohu or a catla.
I think a bowal (mulley) or a mangur would probably have cut your line.
You sure that was a 2 hour fight there??? :lol:
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Owen


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:10 pm 
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Hi Owen,

Yeah it was around 2 hours....it was taking out line like hell....I had only bout 250yrd in my reel, when the hook break it has taken out almost 200yrd of line. that's why i have to give more pressure on the line & hook other wise i will have held on to it. you were right it might v been a Catla " the big 1".
But dont worrty i m going out there this sunday. let's see what happnes this time.

Bye
Take care

Dev


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:21 am 
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Hello Dev,

Katlas have very soft mouth, they hardly breaks/straighten hook
mrigals and rohus are (in)famous for this
never heard of mrigals going airborne, they are bottom feeders
when they run after a hook-up, they run like crazy again but through the bottom, it's easy to pull them closer about 10-15 metres, after that mrigals would give ya a helluva fight...
rohus do become airborne, but upto 2-3kgms size
they are also good fighter

but these are my personal experiences...
for mrigals try rotten things as groundbait/hookbait
like rotten ants eggs...tie them in your hook with a thread...

regards
saiki


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:37 am 
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Thanx Saiki....,
I will try it out. Let's hope this time i get the big 1 like Ali.
Wish me luck guys.

Bye
Take care

Dev


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:24 pm 
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Dev_01 wrote:
Thanx Saiki....,
I will try it out. Let's hope this time i get the big 1 like Ali.
Wish me luck guys.

Bye
Take care

Dev


Hi Dev,
I wish you get the fish of your dream(Amen).... :lol:
sure your best wishes have come to my rescue and i pray from my heart that you get the biggi this time...

Just one thing.. :idea: .. you get the bite of your dreams once in your life time and then if your tackle is not appropriate and you loose the fish due to that, god bless you. So whenever you go fishing go prepared and may god bless you.

Regards..

Ali.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:32 pm 
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Thanx Ali for the wishes
It feels great when some one catches a big one like your's. Hope some day will come when i get a fish as big as your........Yeah you are right it really sucks when you loose a fish becouse of the tackle, it really feel bad. You know i couldn't sleep on sunday night becouse of that.
but this time i will be fully prepared.

Thanx bro.
Thake care

Dev


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:39 pm 
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You sure there's no scuba diving school near where you fish? 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:04 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:09 pm 
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Scuba diving school or maybe even a submarine base.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:16 am 
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No Scuba diving school or Submarine base..........But a huge lake with lots of crocodile in it.................


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:22 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Groundbait for Magur
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:58 pm 
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I was reading up on African Magur and apparently they are farmed in Africa as a source of cheap protien. Now the fodder used is a mix of wheat bran+Rice bran+ Mollusc's flesh ie snails.

Where exactly can i get hold of snails, anybody ever make this kind of bait


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:06 pm 
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Moved here in order to avoid multiple threads about the same topic.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:30 pm 
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On the subject of Mahseerken and turtles, just came across an old picture him and the prehistoric monster turtle he caught once.Scared the living daylights out of us.We quietly cut the line from a distance and let go of this venerable old dude.

Image

Image

Ken took the liberty of posting this


cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:48 am 
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That was a crazy day. That turtle must have been at least 15 kgs. And Was brought in on 8lbs line. Took a good 30 mins. And then it started snapping at us.

Sad thing is that a few days later it was caught by a few local who took it into the forest at the side and butchered it. Fortunately someone informed the cops and they arrested the blokes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:13 pm 
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Ken has this 'thing' for turtles! Last time , we had to do field surgery to unhook a turtle...so much so, when he's around, turtles hook them selves onto MY hooks too 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:12 pm 
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eljefe wrote:
Ken has this 'thing' for turtles! Last time , we had to do field surgery to unhook a turtle...so much so, when he's around, turtles hook them selves onto MY hooks too 8)



i second that... i've had that bit of 'ken luck' rubbed off on me!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:52 am 
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Perhaps a change to TKen is in order :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:59 am 
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As long as you don't put the T on the other end.

what I am trying to still figure out how them dam turtles catch up with me.


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