Hi Guys, I've just returned from a trip to Bhavanisagar, which I've been looking froward to for quite a while now. However as luck would have it.... It didn't quite go as planned
I reached Metupallyam early on Saturday after a terrible bus ride which left me feeling really sick. Think I'd managed to catch some strange kind of viral/flu while on the bus. Anyways rested at a friends place for the rest of the day.
Drove to Bhavanisagar to scout the water I was to spend Sunday and Monday fishing. Still feeling zonked I went for a long walk and chuked a spinner about with much difficulty. The area seemed awesome and the prospects of big fish were very real. There was a breeze and a light green algae which had been stirred up by the wind. After about half an hour I had to stop and take a break. This was when I saw the biggest murral of my life slowly rise up out of the depths, take a long breath on the surface and sink slowly with a slight twitch of his table tennis racquet sized pectoral fins. I sat for a while waiting to see if he'd come up again, but didn't manage to spot him.
I had to spend Sunday in bed cursing the fever I had and Monday recovering before it was time for me to take the dreaded bus ride back to Bangalore.
However my buddies headed down and returned with 4 fish, none big, all under 2 kilos and tales of bigger fish they'd seen coming up but refusing to take a spinner. I can well imagine. The highlight of their day was a pair of panther they saw crossing the road while on their way to Bhavani.
I also saw a couple of stretches of the Bhavani river that have big murral and Carnatic that will readily take spinner...... So lots of promising water to fish... only have no idea when I will get a chance to next.