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 Post subject: Quantum of Sol
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:56 pm 
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It was a terrible Friday as I had to cancel on the Mumbai meet. I slept like a baby that night. That is I woke up crying every hour. Finally my better by miles half took pity on me and said the magic words 'go on Sunday'.

I left for this new place I had heard of near by. I can't reveal its location as I have been sworn to secrecy. The deal here is simple. After a long time the Yamuna flooded the farms and filled all the nalas. Now that the water has gone down lots of fish fill these pools and ponds.

Driving out much before dawn I reached the place at around 6.30 and caught up with one of the locals. We hit the water and I went about setting lines baited with wonderful stuff made with Ali's recipe. And the wait began.

Ten minutes later I saw an enormous splash at the edge of the Hyacinth. I knew who that monster was. Fortunately I was carrying a few Scum Frog with me, so I set up another rod fast.

The first cast landed on top of the leaves. Perfect! a few twitches on top of the leaves, then a gentle plop into the water and WHAM! Big sol.

This same thing continued for the rest of the afternoon. Till the group of onlookers became so big that I people had started setting up food carts.

The score by the end of the afternoon was 24 murrel. A lot released, a few taken home and shared with the neighbours. Not a single Rahu though they are there and they are big.

Ah! yes the one that got away. I had a hit on a long cast way to the other end of the pool. The frog landed right at the edge of the weeds. As the ripples died down I took the time to get a long drink of water. And then twitched the little green froggie ever so gently. WHAMMO!!!! The biggest sol I have ever seen, it jumped right out of the water, hit my frog and ran making my reels scream even though the drag was screwed tight. A minute later hit turned and headed back for the weeds. But before I could do anything the 30lbs line snapped like string. the only thing I could do was let out all the abuses i knew in english, hindi, punjabi, bengali, marathi, garwali and nepali. And then settle with a final "I'll be back".

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The birds have arrived. Thousands of them landed in a farm near the Yamuna just outside delhi

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The first of many.

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Another beauty!

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For a sense of size look at the Kingfisher bottle. Also note that there are two types of Sol. The 'other' one was called Gobra by the locals. they do not get bigger than 5 kgs.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:17 pm 
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Location : Super !

Catch : Super !


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:59 pm 
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Hi Ken,

Great stuff. The Murrel pics are too good. I like those big blotches on the body and those beautiful pearl spots all along the fins.


Jeen


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Great Stuff M'ken,

from what I have now read, you won the fishing competition with the largest catch, most no of fish caught & the max cumulative weight of fish caught ! :lol:

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Dont forget to thank your better half. [smilie=kiss_it.gif] [smilie=huggles.gif]


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Hi Ken,

Some quality murral there. [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

Mighty Marlin


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Ohhh :shock: ...Those are some serious Murral action u got... :D

The 1st Pic looks really good place for These stealthy Predators :D
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Good to see a Fellow Sol angler in Action :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:37 am 
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Hi Sol Ken,

Great catch.

Cheers,
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Beauty Ken....lovely colours.


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A little Haiku to commemorate this

Welcome, MURREL KEN
Goodbye, TOITLE KEN


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Congratulations ken,

Seen him in action - undoubtedly fantastic just to watch him spin.

I vote him the winner of North India Competition.

Anyone to second?


Cheers!!


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Wow nice murrels Mken :-)

cheers,
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samsondhi wrote:
undoubtedly fantastic just to watch him spin.


Cheers!!



Spin a few tales too, eh? hahahahahahahaha


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Well

Spinning tales - Profession
Spinning fish - Passion


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damn nice ! This reminds me of my first snakie catch ;) The location looks awsome !


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great going Mahaseerken


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I hereby dub thee Sir SOL... great show ken, did the KF and ciggie help? ;)
How was action with ol man river? all fingers intact?
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wonderful.... [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]


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great going. thanks for sharing... eveything but the location :lol:
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Wow! Thats's a terrific murrel haul! Thanks for sharing M'ken.
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Great action Ken. :roll:

I know you will be back for the one which got away. :twisted:

regards.

ali. :P


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Fantastic Murrels Mr. Bond... 8)


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missed you like crazy mate in the comp but great show is this the same place :?: :?: :?: awesome is the words hope i have a better luck the next time yaar and i know as Ali says you will be back for the big one that got away so luck to you too [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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samsondhi wrote:
Congratulations ken,

Seen him in action - undoubtedly fantastic just to watch him spin.

I vote him the winner of North India Competition.

Anyone to second?


Cheers!!

would second that any day although i don't know whether it would count or not :twisted: :twisted: Seriously guys please organize for the fresh water competition at least why not we organize it on the same day in at least three places in India come on we should do it what you say :idea: :idea:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:54 am 
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G8 fishing Mk.

May be we should make a movie "Quantum of Sol" and u can play the role of Solken. :lol: and I can play the role of sullken :lol:



U must have had a ball of a time.


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damn neat show.


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The snakehead you call ''Gobra''
Can anyone help me to find out its latin name :o ? I've searched for it for a pretty long time nog ^^'!


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Hi there Aircut,

I will try and take a better picture of a 'Gobra' the next time I and one (hopefully). I am sure you'll be able to identify it then.


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Hi there Aircut,

I will try and take a better picture of a 'Gobra' the next time I and one (hopefully). I am sure you'll be able to identify it then.



Thank You :D !


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Ken,
The bottle of beer with the fishes is a marker for size or an indication for the evening treat. :?: :twisted: :lol:

Regards.

Ali.


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Ken,
The bottle of beer with the fishes is a marker for size or an indication for the evening treat. :?: :twisted: :lol:

Regards.

Ali.
:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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Ali Bhai!

That Kingfishers friends were swimming in my belly when this pic was taken.


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Very nice spot.
Seem like the murrels thought so too.
I will be heading out this coming weekend.
Hopefully the weather will be decent.

Scott


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:wink: Seems to be nice place to hook some KFs too. :wink: :wink:


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Hi Ken,

nice haul.

You sure you not been spilling the beer in the waters... :twisted:

Those fish look plastered.

Jude


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Jude wrote:
Hi Ken,

nice haul.

You sure you not been spilling the beer in the waters... :twisted:

Those fish look plastered.

Jude


haha :D well if he spill some beer over the water the snakeheads will probably start their on party or something :lol:


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