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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:49 am 
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These pictures were forwarded to me by my friend who knows I am crazy about fishing. The fish was caught by a local expert (in picture) using hand line! :shock: Don't know how much time it took for him to land this biggie. As per the info the fish weighed close to 18kgs. I am sure going to meet this guy during my vacation which is coming up soon.

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Can the experts identify the exact species for me?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:59 am 
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Its a ROHU Retish.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Thanks Dezz!

Thats what they told me, just wanted to confirm :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:11 pm 
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teritex wrote:
Its a ROHU Retish.


Will guess it as a hybrid. (F1 Rohu and Catla).

They do grow big and 18 Kg. is a really big one.

It is easy to catch type of fish but the fight is tremendous. The basic difference in the fight of Catla & Rohu is that Catla dives down and runs touching the bottom while Rohu is a top water fighter, often doing lot of flying by jumping clear out of water when hooked. Our hybrid inherent both fighting characteristic and often it is difficult to control a big fish. The first run, like Rohu, is electric.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:02 am 
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Wow its big!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:10 am 
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angler_ali wrote:

Will guess it as a hybrid. (F1 Rohu and Catla).

They do grow big and 18 Kg. is a really big one.

It is easy to catch type of fish but the fight is tremendous. The basic difference in the fight of Catla & Rohu is that Catla dives down and runs touching the bottom while Rohu is a top water fighter, often doing lot of flying by jumping clear out of water when hooked. Our hybrid inherent both fighting characteristic and often it is difficult to control a big fish. The first run, like Rohu, is electric.

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Ali.


Thanks for the clarification Ali Bhai!

I am planning to use your feeder rig design while on vacation, will try to get a feel of the monster fight they put up. what would you suggest for these biggies, bottom feeder or the float feeder?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:04 pm 
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Bottom feeder.. :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:47 am 
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wow,,,thats a big Rohu...

btw which part of kerala was it caught...?


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The place is near Thrissur.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:02 pm 
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I have been roaming around thrissur last time I went home, tried few times bait fishing in the rivers (Near dhanya bar and other one near the beach). Local guys there said there were no big fishes in the rivers there. Looks like I did not try enough or I was trying at the wrong places !! :) Not least, that's a mighty good catch :)


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