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 Post subject: fresh water eels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:00 am 
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Hi ,

Last saturday we had planned a trip to Bhavani sagar dam to see the murrel action as last 6 trips were not successful.

We hit the dam by 6.15 am in the morning and started fishing.For the continuous 2 1/2 hour there is not even a single strike or any murrel action.

We are bit surprised where all the fish had gone.It was decided that this time we can't leave without fish.

We had shifted from dam to river where the power plant is and there was plenty of rocks.

We had kept our gears and just took 1 1/2 metre lines with small hooks.One of the gilli dig the earth and got some earth worms.

With in half an hours time we had caught 8 of the eels and landed 5 of them.

See the hole, put the baited hook and just twist is. If there is a fish, it will be attracted and take the bait. wait for 20 seconds and pull the fish out.Hit on the head and remove the hook.

Additionally we caught 2 more tilapias also.

Next time we had planned only for the eel fishing whish is very interesting and the fish also very tasty when you make curry.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:48 pm 
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Hey mate,

I know this eel (freshwater). It locally known as "Kaadi" in my native place. Very very tasty fish. Clean them is a pain but you need to use ash to clean this fish as they are very slippery. Theres a better way of catching these fish. use a 10 hook with a 4 lb line. Use fresh shrimps from that very place, the small shrimps hide in rocks or murk waters. You may use either a landing net with fine holes or perhaps a sack bag. Use these tiny shrimps on the hook from rear end and the most important is find a long grass straw of perhaps a meter long. push the hook on te top end of the straw along with the shrimp on it whilst holding the line. Then find the possible holes and shove the straw right in there. It theres an eel out there it is sure to bite the bait. Stike and pull out else you are sure to get snagged as these burgers run under the rocks and cut your line off.

EDITED: This one is tire track eel
http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Mastace ... favus.html

Cheers

DeZZ


Last edited by teritex on Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:12 am 
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Teritex your reply brought a smile to my face because what you suggest is very simmilar to the "Sniggling" discussed by Isaak Walton in his book "The complete angler" - first published in 1653.....

"I shall therefore conclude this direction for taking the Eel, by telling
you, that in a warm day in summer, I have taken many a good Eel by
Snigling, and have been much pleased with that sport.

And because you, that are but a young angler, know not what Snigling
is I will now teach it to you. You remember I told you that Eels do not
usually stir in the daytime; for then they hide themselves under some
covert; or under boards or planks about flood-gates, or weirs, or mills:
or in holes on the river banks: so that you, observing your time in a
warm day, when the water is lowest, may take a strong small hook, tied
to a strong line, or to a string about a yard long; and then into one of
these holes, or between any boards about a mill, or under any great
stone or plank, or any place where you think an Eel may hide or shelter
herself, you may, with the help of a short stick, put in y our bait, but
leisurely, and as far as you may conveniently; and it is scarce to be
doubted, but if there be an Eel within the sight of it, the Eel will bite
instantly, and as certainly gorge it; and you need not doubt to have him
if you pull him not out of the hole too quickly, but pull him out by
degrees; for he, lying folded double in his hole, will, with the help of
his tail, break all, unless you give him time to be wearied with pulling,
and so get him out by degrees, not pulling too hard."

"


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:14 am 
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Hello Ken,

Thanks very much indeed for reproducing a paragraph from Walton's book. His unique style of writing takes one back in 17th Century. Very interesting reading. Is this book available nowadays?

I have not seen your reports on I.A. for a long time. Are you hibernating?

Warm Regards,

Arun :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:39 am 
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Nice catch.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:16 pm 
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very nice...
its more than fishing.....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:02 pm 
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Hi Arun.

Not hibernating but as I last managed to get over to India more than 18 months ago, I've not had a lot to say other than making the very occasional contribution on threads related to gear.

I'm currently tring to arrange a trip out in January/February and hopefully I'll be able to do a spot of fishing, meet up with some freinds and make a few relevant contributions on here.

I'm off to Thailand in the meantime so I might even pop up in bragging mode before then........


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Hi Ken,

Thanks for your quick feed back. Looking forward to your report from Thailand.

Tight Lines,

Arun


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 Post subject: so it s been copied.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Ken L wrote:
Teritex your reply brought a smile to my face because what you suggest is very simmilar to the "Sniggling" discussed by Isaak Walton in his book "The complete angler" - first published in 1653.....

"I shall therefore conclude this direction for taking the Eel, by telling
you, that in a warm day in summer, I have taken many a good Eel by
Snigling, and have been much pleased with that sport.

And because you, that are but a young angler, know not what Snigling
is I will now teach it to you. You remember I told you that Eels do not
usually stir in the daytime; for then they hide themselves under some
covert; or under boards or planks about flood-gates, or weirs, or mills:
or in holes on the river banks: so that you, observing your time in a
warm day, when the water is lowest, may take a strong small hook, tied
to a strong line, or to a string about a yard long; and then into one of
these holes, or between any boards about a mill, or under any great
stone or plank, or any place where you think an Eel may hide or shelter
herself, you may, with the help of a short stick, put in y our bait, but
leisurely, and as far as you may conveniently; and it is scarce to be
doubted, but if there be an Eel within the sight of it, the Eel will bite
instantly, and as certainly gorge it; and you need not doubt to have him
if you pull him not out of the hole too quickly, but pull him out by
degrees; for he, lying folded double in his hole, will, with the help of
his tail, break all, unless you give him time to be wearied with pulling,
and so get him out by degrees, not pulling too hard."

"


Hi Ken,

I am still a rookie at this I got my first rod a couple of seasons back. Prior to that i used to go fishing with the elders in our vicinity and was not too sure what works the best whilst angling. for me the biggest rod with strong lines were the best (perception). but then I started freqently joining them and there are this gentlemen who take pleasure in fishing (They are out out every second day through out the season. They are either fishing the fresh or the saline waters. Last year I gave them a rod a reel and a couple of lures. They say they did land some mangrove jacks but lost a lure as the leader was rusted. The things is they dont get the tackle out there. they usually use hand lines or bamboo stick. I learnt this trick of catching eels from them, though I have not tried my self. But this duo are sure to get nothing less than 10 fish a day. Their idea is to go fishing catch a few, cook a meal in the afternoon in the woods and have a couple of pegs (Royal stag) and call it a day. Man that,s life for me. no worries and no worldly pleasures. About the book "the complete angler" never heard of it but will make sure i get a copy of it. I however have a ebook called "A boys book for hunting and fishing" by warren miller. I had plans to come down to india for vacations in december and do some good fishing there but now I have lost my job and searching for another one. Future of vacations is bleak. If its January or February i will see you in GOA as I will be in Sawantwadi which is approx 60 kms north of GOA.

Cheers mate,

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:24 pm 
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Dezz, you sound very emotional in your reply.

Chill dude, we will catch some fish here. Will definatley hit the waters this coming weekend. Sorry for giving you taang last weekend.

regards
Keyur


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:49 pm 
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As ever, it will be a pleasure to meet up with a fellow IA member.
Best of luck with the job hunt.


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