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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:33 pm 
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Took about 45 minutes to land this beauty.... Place - Kolkata Suburbs..

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:00 am 
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45 minutes!? She must have been on steroids...how heavy was she?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:49 am 
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6.3 KGs. Not too sure of the steroids though :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:57 pm 
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thats a fine catch.....where exactly is the location and what was the bait?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:20 am 
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Thanks. The location is Mirpur (reachable from RISHRA Railway Station. Takes about 25 minutes in local train from Howrah.)
For ground baiting, I used Raggi ('chatu' in Bengali) dipped in 'Ghee' (added with a little sugar syrup, as Catla generally likes sweet smelling stuff) and applied red ant's eggs over it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:06 pm 
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beautiful catch


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:46 pm 
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Location: Hot Hot Hot!!
AND the hook size?
Great catch. Congratulations


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:47 am 
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Hook Size - 14
Reel - 8 lb


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:34 am 
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Nice man!

I caught a few in Kolkata too :D !


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:27 am 
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I envy you subha :oops: . A Catla on size 14 hook! :!: . Very well done man. My congratulation to you. Keep it up. What were you using for ground bait.
Regards, :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:21 pm 
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Alibhai don't wonder about size 14 hooks...coz people out there in bengal classify hooks by some different means.
I'm sure that is not size 14 we /you know.
However congratulations Subha...well done.
Place that ya mentioned, was it a competition kinda stuff?
Saiki


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:19 am 
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what kind of bait you use ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:41 pm 
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I used Raggi ('chatu' in Bengali) dipped in 'Ghee' (added with a little sugar syrup, as Catla generally likes sweet smelling stuff) and applied red ant's eggs over it.

Caught another 7.6 KG Catla the day before. This was a competition site and I was ranked second :( ... the FIRST being 10.2 KGs Catla...
Will upload the pic shortly.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:22 pm 
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well done champion angler....catching 7.6kg katla itself is a big achievement....it seems you are KATLA specialist..... :)....hey tell us about ground bait ....!!!

regards
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:53 am 
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2 types of Ground bait that is a sure success for Catlas:

1. Bread based:

Take a 1 lb bread (as white and as fresh as possible), soak it in water, compress it in your hands so that most of the water is drained out, knead it with 50 gms of white butter (without salt) till it is soft yet consistent, so that it does not slip from the hook. Take some honey in hand (make sure the honey is not crystallized) and roll the bread prepared earlier and knead it one more time. make round balls of the bread, slip them onto the hook and apply some coconut oil before casting it.

2. Raggi based:

Take about 250 gms of raggi, apply sugar syrup (small quantity so that the raggi does NOT turn into soft balls) and keep on rubbing the raggi in your hands so that the sugar syrup is equally distributed. Add 50 gms of Ghee (as pure as possible) and repeat the same steps mentioned earlier. Add some read ant eggs (easily available in bait shops in Kolkata), prepare soft balls of raggi, hook and cast it. (Note: Please make sure not to tug the line too hard after casting as the bait would unhook).

Let me know which one works for you....


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:38 pm 
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The first one has worked very well for me, ken and sanjay,Thank you!The guys were hauling out komal like a conveyer belt!I also adda few drops of vanilla to the bread mix


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:13 am 
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Great to know. How many did you guys catch ? What was the location ? Any pics to share please ?
I will be in Bangalore by the 1st week of September. Was wondering if anyone can share information about some shops in Bangalore that sell live bait kind of things. Also, if anyone can let me know of any good carp fishing areas in Bangalore.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:46 am 
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Hello Subha,

You got a PM dude...check messages

Saiki


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:36 am 
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Snap of the 7.6 KGs Katla... got me a second prize...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:08 am 
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Saiki, Saturday Adventure is ON. Please come prepared with strong bait and a nice camera. Who knows, you might end up landing a 20 KG+... : :?

Gavin is also going to join us.. Logistics to be worked out...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:12 pm 
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Subha, Any luck this time please do post some pictures.

Saravanan


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:05 am 
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The magic of red ant eggs is amazing...do you bangla anglers go searching and digging for ant eggs or what?


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:25 pm 
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No Doc.. Its available in most tackle shops across Bongland... Prices fluctuate from anything between 100 bucks a kg to 1000 bucks a kg.. With the monsoons coming in, we start getting the grubs/larvae.. These are perfect for rohu and mrigals...

Tight Lines,
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 2:55 pm 
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It is very sad for the Nagpur anglers that we do not have red ant's eggs in tackle shops
:(

I will try to find it on my own someday


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Hey how difficult can it be to get a colony of ants? get yourself an aquarium with a good sealed top and let some ants in...
I guess these are the the same?
http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/ant012a.JPG


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 5:14 pm 
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Has anyone tried out the berkley power bait eggs (flouroscent) soaked in fish attractant flavor. Someone told me it would be a good substitute for ant eggs...


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Doc - Ants in question here are the Weaver Ants (genus Oecophylla)...

Regards,
GRC


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Gav-
my pics or your bait?


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:02 pm 
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my bait, doco...


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:28 pm 
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subhanandi wrote:
Hook Size - 14
Reel - 8 lb
Hey bobby i think this explains the 45 min and it must have been a dream fight with this light a tackle cheers suba great fishing there mate [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:03 am 
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Could be...the No 14 hook..nothing wrong with that but 45 minutes is a hell of a long time, they say time flies when you are having fun! Fun I am sure this was, lots of it.


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