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 Post subject: Mrigal Mistress
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:08 pm 
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After the last trip to FW and catching that wonderful (and tasty) rohu.. My missus insisted that she would accompany me on the next trip.. Despite me trying to put her off by telling her about the smelly groundbait and the ants eggs and the heat, there was no escaping her... "I AM GOING"... and as most married men know, well that is that :D

Details of groundbait and bait prep can be found in the thread "The Missus and the Fish"

My duties for the day was only groundbaiting, putting the bait on the hook and casting.. Rest was to be done by HRH Mrs GRC (as per her strict orders)

Steph took up the seat in front of the rods and was very attentive to the dip on the floats, eager to strike.. I had to keep on telling her to be patient.. To my surprise, it was not what i expected to be.. She was very quiet and listened to what I had to say (i think this may have been the few times where I could get my point across without the fear of a rolling pin being thrown at me :lol: ) Now and then she got excited when a fish turned over or splashed in front of us and she would ask me what fish it was and what was the weight.. My guesstimates kept her satisfied..

Anyways, back to the exciting moments.... She had a field day at strikes and missed a few as the hook did not set right, however she was having her fun... We did catch (or rather SHE CAUGHT) a mrigal of about 800gms which was released back to the water, much to her disappointment..
It was getting dark and we had about an hour of fishing left.. Absolutely intent on catching something, I groundbaited close to the bank in hope for some tilapias.. And the move paid off... Within a few minutes, we had had caught three of them, however with all the excitement of the missus on catching her first fish for the pot, she scared the rest away, I think...

By now it had gotten dark and was time to pack up.. She handed me the first rod as I had dismantled the set up and put it way.. As she was about to pick the second rod, the reel screamed and I knew she was onto something.. I suggested that I play the fish but she was having none of it and after 30 minutes of playing the fish on a loose drag (precautionary measure on my part) she landed a 1.6kg mrigal.. A bloody fantastic catch by the missus...

I am trying (as usual) to upload the pics of FW and my missus and the mrigal.. Hope you guys like it...

Guys - I have fished with some of the best anglers and I have fished alone but I can safely say that fishing with my best friend, Steph, was the best experience ever...
We planning on going again soon...

Tight Lines,
GRC


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My lovely wife...


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Steph and the mrigal...


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mrigal and the 3 tilapias...


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WOW Gavin, great catch !!!!!
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Well Gav, wish the Missus on my behalf...


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Hey GRC .. Wish the Missus on my behalf .... looks like your rods a goner mate :)


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Congrats to the two of you!

Have you thought about the fact that a rod has a longer reach than a rolling pin.


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Congrats


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Congratulations to both of you. Good mirgal.

Keep it up.

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Congrats...just keep a check on your gear now :D


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Congrats [smilie=superkewl.gif]


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Have you thought about the fact that a rod has a longer reach than a rolling pin.


Ha ha ha ha ha :lol: True, very true. All my fishing gear is stored above the 7 feet cabinets. Need a ladder to get up there and it gives plenty of time to run away. :lol:

Nice catch there. :-) Wishing you both tight lines on the next trip.


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I took my wife of 5 months on her first fishing trip last week, she managed two small one, a cat and a rohu! she was so happy and I knew it was the begining of many a happy trips together with her!

Congrats to you and Steph!


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Gice Mrigal, GRC!! Congrats both of you.. :lol: :lol:


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GRC Congratulations on the catch and bliss for the rest of your life!!

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Thanks Guys... I think :shock: :shock:

BTW, the fishing rods are left back in FW and far from the reach of the missus... Sort of a self-preservation measure in case a life-threatening incident arises at home :lol: :lol:

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Another trip to FW today and the missus came up with a PB mrigal of 2kgs... Photos to be uploaded soon...

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Here's the link:

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Great going GRC, looks like misses is having all the fun fishing. Very nice and keep it up. Congratulations.

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Great going Gavin.

You were baiting her (to ensure that you can keep on fishing) & now she is hooked. Looks like you will still be baiting for a long long time, but the difference being that you will be baiting her line. She might even top your PB & your fishing trips may become extinct. Keep praying so that you can keep on fishing.


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Gavin Ridge Cooke wrote:


Hmm Taming the Beast huh??? Good you managed to do that. But now you better learn how to cook and to do vessels :)

Good going. Cheers,

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Congrats for the catch.


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thanks guys... she's hooked onto it, so much so that each time we go fishing, i become man friday.. she just sits on the machan and in front of the rods...
I get to sit beside her and ensure that the rods are not pulled into the waters..

But me thinks the Beast has been tamed... finally :lol:


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Great going Gavin,

Congrats on the taming of the beast :D

Rgds to the Family


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Congratualtions on being so tamed!!!


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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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shaphan wrote:
Great going Gavin,

Congrats on the taming of the beast :D

Rgds to the Family


If there was a cryptic comment this is one of them :lol:


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Bobby :D

we need to support Gavin on this we can't write everything in plain txt :P


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:twisted: :twisted:


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:D


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Hi Gavin,
Nice catch!!!!
Congrats


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Thanks Mayur - But it was the missus who caught the fish :lol: :lol: BTW, where have you been ? Been a long time since you popped up :roll:

Tight Lines,
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Hey Daniel,

they tipped the scales at about 1.6kgs and 2kgs ..

Tight Lines,
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Hi GRC,
Nice Catch,
Congrats Ustaad....


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Here you are Gavin. Can't seem to get the others.
Bob


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Thanks Bob... FW is definitely one of the best places to relax... Fishing is a bonus..

@ Himanshu - The ustad is the missus :lol: :lol:

Tight Lines,
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