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 Post subject: Bhavanisagar Sep 2009
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:24 pm 
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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 :evil:

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. :?


Mighty Marlin.


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Hi Mighty Marlin!,

Nice write up. I can only imagine how big that murrel would have been! .. Sorry about your flu, its just plays a real spoil sport. Its awesome that your buddies managed to spot the panther pair!! .. these kind of sightings are so rare. All the very best for your future trips!.


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