The Silund were available in large numbers and in almost every Indian river. I hear the record is from the Yamuna, but i could be wrong.
Good discriptions are available in Thomas's "Rod in India", and many other books of that period.
The fish is an excellent fighter and can be caught on live/ dead bait, large spoons. You will need masheer gear and 40lb mono because of the kind of habitat that he lives in. The masheer survives in the Kaveri in both sandy and rocky bottoms, but i have seen the silund here, only in rocky bottom areas (the gorge), and they are usually found in deep holes, where the water is slightly slack.
Ken L wrote:
Thanks guys. I saw the thread about the Silund but havent been able to find much about them.
The Goonch are going to be targeted on the next India trip and I might just start fishing a second rod with a cut bait on it to see what turns up.