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 Post subject: Murrel from Hyderabad
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:09 am 
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Hey All,

First off : I'm Varun from Hyderabad. I have to confess that i've been on Indian Angler for about a year now ..:-) and I must say that I have learnt a "lot" about Angling from here and my pops (who also is a very keen angler). I've been a silent observer to every conversation and also keenly taking into mind all the tricks of this trade. I also want to thank Bops for this wonderful forum and also for the gear! :-)..its a real help for amature fisherman like me!.

The main story : I'm a die hard fan of Murrel Fishing and am on the hunt to catch me a real Big one :-). During one such recent trip away from hyderabad, My dad, couple of our friends and myself started off early morning at 04:00 and reached the spot around 08:00 AM.. The road leading to the lake was a very rocky terrian..which only a 4x4 can handel, Offcourse the terrain was not a hassle for the Tata Safari. After negotiating a tough uphill climb we parked our car and started assembling our tackle. Post that, We had to trek down a steep hill which finally got us to the lake.

We all spread out and started casting without wasting much time.. we casted n casted n casted.. but not a single bite!.. by now the time was nearing the 11:30 mark and we were all exhasuted because the sun was beating down on us crazy..We decided to take some rest .. we camped near a big tree and had some snacks and slept for a while..I could not manage to get sleep as I was all the time thinking what went wrong and why there was not a single bite!.

Now, the time was around the 12:45 and I knew that if it gets any later I wouldnt stand a chance of getting anything. Dad and I picked up our gear and decided to check out a new spot in the same lake, It was about 1 1/2 Km trek. I reached the spot and I could see that the water was very deep.. I casted out on my left and stared reeling in.. as my spinner was nearing the bank .. I felt a hit, at first I thought I hit a rock. I was wrong, I felt a pull and next thing you know I landed a descent 2Kg Murrel. I was very excited now!! .. leaving that spot, I moved on a bit futher and casted again to my far left, this time I reeled in very very slow ..I could feel the spinners vibes on my hand while I was spinning. Druing my retrive , I felt a sound it was a very rapid hit..next thing you know my reel started screaming....I called out to my dad to bring the landing net and told hime that I feel it was a big one..I started reeling in slowly .. as I bought it closer to the bank what a sight!, it was a Huge murrel, it was just sawying like a Snake! . It started perfoming some crazy Acrobats to de-hook itself.. i Just kept the line tight and I could see that it was well hooked. After about 7minutes I was able to bring into the landing net .. We then Weighed and it recorded "5.6 KG". I was thrilled!..it was my first bigge!.. and I know the fact that there are many in this forum who caught way bigger one than this. But, as an amature to start off with this size!,its truly a thrilling experince!.. We then packed up and started off home, we had lot to speake about on our way back!.;-)


My search for the real big one still continues. Till I get my next big one, my thanks to all and wish you all Tight lines. ;-)


Tackle Used :

Rod : Jarvis Walker Scorpion 6' Spin. (2-6kg)
Reel : Shimano 4000FB (Purchased from IA Shoppe - Bopanna)
Line : Storm Thunder mono 15lb 30mm ( Purchased from IA Shoppe).
Bait : Dressed Spinner,locally made in hyd-bad, Size 5, yellow in colour wth black spots.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:25 am 
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Congrats for your Big Murrel Buddy.....
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Welcome to the Murrel Fishing..... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:49 am 
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WOW! that is a nice sol. very cool report too. thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:15 am 
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Congrats !

Excellent murral.

Cheers
Salim


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:28 am 
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Hi Varun,

Welcome to IA. That was a great catch. All the best for the big one. You will definitely hook one someday.

Cheers,
Apoo


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Congrats, nice fish..


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:35 pm 
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Thanks Everyone! :D [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]


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congrats dude


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:56 am 
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Good job dude


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 Post subject: My Compliments.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Hi Varun,
That was great, the Murrel is a biggey, I can relete to you more as I too am located in Hyderabad, my compliments to you for having netted a big one. Can you tell me the lake where you got this, it seems to be Nizam Sagar??? Pls let me know.

Happy fishing.

Strive.


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the color of your snakehead where ACHA ACHA! heheeh


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Nice fish mate :-)

Cheers,
Binu


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:02 pm 
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awesome... keep it coming..


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Great report and very nice fishes.

Keep it up..

congratulations and Regards,

Ali.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:29 am 
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hi varun in which lake did u catch this im also from hyd if interested will go together next time.


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Good Job Varun
keep on doin it!
Axx


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:16 pm 
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Good one varun! A Biggie sure raises the bar....


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Hi Varun, that's a quality murral there. Congrats!

Regards,
Mighty Marlin.


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Thanks Guys!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:03 am 
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hi varun congrats nice fish the lake is kouldli or is it birnalli kindly confirm
junaid


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:38 pm 
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That's an excellent catch.

I am sure Varun wants to keep the location a secret :P

Use Google Earth to find Fishing Locations. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:49 am 
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Nice fish, nice story, nice lake. Guys like Junaid and myself know every nook and cranny of that lake, having fished there for 7+ years. I'm sure Varun is a nice guy and was taken there uninformed, but it is a privately leased lake, and those that fish there without permission are poaching.

Furthermore, I can guess who showed Varun that lake. Suggestion: if you want to keep the lake or your trip a secret, never take a picture with the lake in the background.


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