->

INDIANANGLER

India fishing forum for all the information you require on angling, equipment, locations and trip reports.
It is currently Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm

All times are UTC+05:30




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Grass Carp
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:45 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:26 am
Posts: 1479
A quiet weekend at Wasi lakes, for two, turned out to be a foursome with Riaz and Prakash joining Bobee and myself on the second day.
On the way, we stopped off at New York to recharge our batteries and laugh our heads off.
Image


The first morning Bobee and i fished the small lake and i had a couple of 4-5Kg Rohu's that put in a spirited fight. We had nothing else in the second session, only a surprise call from Riaz, that he and Prakash were coming to join us. They very considerately landed up at 12 pm that night, loaded with Biriyani. We slept very little that night, as we planned to tackle the grass carp the next day.

We had been talking about this for a long time, and the following morning we took one last look to see what the carp were feeding on, and Bobee had a go trying several rigs and baits, which included berries, banana stems, weeds etc.

The grass carp were very choosy, and extremely shy. It seemed the the best bet was to use the weeds growing in the lake as bait.
After lunch, Riaz and i watched the carp cruising the channel, and Riaz decided he would use braid with a bottle cork as a float about a foot from a size 4 hook.

He took some fresh green long stemmed weeds from the lake that Bobee called "Valaneria", we called it Bobbee's googly.

The hook was placed in the middle of a sheaf of weeds, and kept in place with braid wound around it. No weight was used.
He floated the bait down the channel, and it must have been on his third cast, that the monster rose from the depths, and took a couple of munches. On the 3rd munch, Riaz struck into the fish that took off down the channel.

Although i was fishing just 10 feet from Riaz, he did not tell me that he was into a grass carp, until he was really sure.
To tell the truth, there were grass carp, big rohu and even Tilapia feeding on weeds that afternoon, which was a shock to us.

The carp wasn't a big fighter, but came into the landing net with great difficulty because of its size. We could not believe our eyes when we saw the fish.

It weighed in at 19Kgs (42 Lbs). We realized that he was an old fish because of the way the fins were frayed, and some even broken.

Tackle used, 30-100gm C.W 2.7 meter "Rowen" rod
50lb braid loaded on a 4000 "Salt striker"

Bobbee had a couple of Murral from Forbes, while I had 3 Rohu's, a Calabans and two Carnatic carp that evening, but Riaz's Carp took the cake!
Image
Image


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:59 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:40 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Mumbai
What a beauty ... and a Riaz looking as proud as a daddy holding his first newborn :-)


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:04 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:58 pm
Posts: 3013
Location: Hong Kong
New York looks like a real great place.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:17 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:55 pm
Posts: 2142
Location: Just outside New Delhi
what a fish! I have been trying to catch one of them at Bhakra for eons now. Will try the cork rig with a bit of weed for sure. Now only if I can find what they are feeding on.

Great going guys


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:07 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:29 pm
Posts: 2187
Location: Mumbai
Congrats Riaz .. That’s a superb fish [smilie=coolup.gif]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:43 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:08 am
Posts: 2102
Location: Assam
What a size. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to Riaz bhai for that catch.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:23 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:08 pm
Posts: 294
Location: Himachal & Mumbai
Riaz Bhai Gr8 going
Keep hooking
Cheers!!!
M


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:54 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:22 pm
Posts: 1658
Location: Kolkata,India
Fantastic Guys !! Great going :P


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:47 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:37 pm
Posts: 1932
Location: Bangalore
Congrats boys!


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:49 pm 
Offline
Enlightened

Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:30 pm
Posts: 64
Location: JALANDHAR PUNJAB
Good going guys,

well done. What a beauty and what a catch.

harryxs.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:54 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 252
Location: Hot Hot Hot!!
Congratulations :-)


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:33 pm
Posts: 48
Location: Secunderabad
Thats a great looking fish ... great catch!

8)


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:30 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:26 pm
Posts: 497
Location: Bangalore
Congrats Riaz Bhai :D ......

I Recall the day he had been to the lake & saw the Grass Carp :shock: there....he's been wanting to get one :? .....


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:50 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:00 pm
Posts: 270
congratulations on your catch and thanks for posting
regards


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:44 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:25 am
Posts: 791
Location: kolkata
Fantastic guys !!! OB good to see ya back in action

Regards,
Saiki


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:04 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:01 pm
Posts: 395
Location: Kuwait.
amazing fish
good going mate............
congrates


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:45 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:43 pm
Posts: 506
Location: 31°25'38.13"N, 76°26'17.69"E
good show!!! thats a good sized grass carp!!! Pray do let us know what bait you used!!! have located a lake up here which has huge grass carp, but they never seem to bite!!!


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 6:07 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:20 pm
Posts: 768
Location: Bangalore/Andman Islands, India
Wow!! That's a carp and a half!! Congratulations guys on landing that amazing fish. You all have taken the fishing at the WASI stretch to a new level.... Now all we need is a big mahseer form there :D

Mighty Marlin.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:32 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:22 pm
Posts: 202
Location: Thane
Well done guys, thats a lovely fish.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:45 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 355
Location: rawalpindi, pakistan
Thats a beauty and a monster of a Fish.

Owen/ Riaz,

We also just recently had a grass carp fiasco, but the grass we caught played hell into us. WHat do u think is the difference. Mobin can confirm this as he caught the big one on our trip, a meager 4kg +/- compared to this monster.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:02 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:26 am
Posts: 1479
The younger grass carp will probably fight pretty hard Shapan, and they will take worms as bait, but the adults are strictly herbivorous i understand.
Will try for an encore this weekend. Riaz Bhai ke Jai Ho!


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:08 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:55 pm
Posts: 2142
Location: Just outside New Delhi
Just heard or read (short term memory loss :) of a grass carp being caught on a lure at Bhakra. Not really sure is it was foul hooked or not.

But I have heard from HamDingra and others that the big ones take plugs and spoons. I think it is more a reaction than predatory feeding. Will try and find the pics.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:18 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:29 pm
Posts: 2187
Location: Mumbai
MKen, if I am not wrong HamDingra said that the grass carp gets foul hooked while giving the lure a tail splash,.. kind of territorial behavior.... :?:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:33 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:55 pm
Posts: 2142
Location: Just outside New Delhi
Yup! that is right. This one seems to have taken a rattlin rap in the night. Most probably territorial behavior.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 12:24 am
Posts: 30
Location: Poona
NEW YORk.............!!!!! main aa raha hoon. :wink:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:56 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:30 am
Posts: 206
Location: Pakistan
Shaphan is right, the grass carp I caught really gave me a good fight, I was impressed with its run. even the smaller one gave us an angling pleasure that we will never forget.
One thing I have noticed in Riaz's Grass carp is the caudal fin which is not big as it was that I caught which was just 4 kg.
Don’t know why?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:25 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:19 pm
Posts: 217
Location: Bangalore, India
Riaz ,

Thats an awesome catch.
I have only been able to wistfully see these monsters from the road adjoining the lake.
Your observances are right.Even the Tilapia seem to prefer the grass to worms. And they are huge, almost 1 kg each.

Jude


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:02 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:12 pm
Posts: 956
Jude, I 've been in the coracle in te cottage lake at 6 am and seen these monsters do the dance of the carp-awe inspiring.I just watch and refresh my self-dont even bother putting out a line...


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:39 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:29 pm
Posts: 438
Location: Islamabad Pakistan
awesome


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:43 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:32 am
Posts: 687
Location: Coonoor
A good catch, keep it up


Top
   
 Post subject: hi
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:22 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:33 am
Posts: 126
Great catch man, keep up the good work.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:15 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 9:38 pm
Posts: 1882
Location: Mumbai
Riaz - Owen,

congratulation guys. Its a hell of a fish. Wow- I too will be floating some weed covered hooks very soon in powai. :lol: .


Regards,

Ali.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:22 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:39 am
Posts: 1601
Location: Mumbai / India
angler_ali wrote:
Riaz - Owen,

congratulation guys. Its a hell of a fish. Wow- I too will be floating some weed covered hooks very soon in powai. :lol: .


Regards,

Ali.


Alibhai ... make sure its the right "weed" .... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:18 pm
Posts: 5
Location: pakistan
what is grees moss bait


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ] 

All times are UTC+05:30


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited