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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:56 pm 
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hi guys, we here in ahmedabad have been blessed with hundreds of kms of canal networkwhich is full of monsters waiting to be caught. here are some of themurrel that i caught in the last few months. some were caught on mepps aglia, little cleo spoons and most of them on scum frogs. i had ordered the shimano alivio mh 9 ft rod from bops which works wonderfully well specially with frogs as it casts very far and properly sets the large hooks from a distance.


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all three were caught on mepps aglia. in this part of the canal the current is very swift and ther are hardly any weeds. the murrel give a very good fight in such waters

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this guy took a cleo spoon(nickel)late in the evening just as it was getting dark.

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this fishcame on a black scum frog. the problem with frogs is that after taking it the fish dives straight for the bottom of the weeds and a pull devil pull baker act ensues. but the adrenaline rush of the explosive top water strike mor than compensates for it.
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this 8 pounder took ablack scum frog yesterday. just got the fish holder from cabelas which is a wonderful gadget for landing fish and good for people who hate getting slime on thier hands.

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Seems Like u had some serious Murrall Action Over there..... :D

Congrats Bro & Keeps the Pics Coming.... :D


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Nice catches.
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Fantastic action. Great going mate.

I'm on my way. Just finishing packing.


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Fantastic action. Great going mate.

I'm on my way. Just finishing packing.



thanks guys, hey mken you and all IA members are most welcome here. give me three days and i promise to give you a trophy fish and some incredible murrel action.

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Excellent catch. Thanks for sharing the pics.


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Good catch Dr. Aamir.

The color of these murrels looks kinda difference from the others which are dark. Is this a different species or something? But this look big though :)

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Hi Doc,

Some big mothers there. That place has got murrel like no other. Will try a trip mid may.


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hey AAMIR congrats on your catch :-) I hope you too perform the autopsy on your catch like Ace doc :lol: . looks like all the docs in the country are busy chasing the murrels :wink: carry on doctors


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Monster Murrel mate awsome stuff.


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hi ! great catch . i also got two murrels last night. one of them is rethinking about frogs as prey while the other on is at the pearly gates (if murrel have them). i am yet to get a murrel like yours though.
watch out!


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looks like all the docs in the country are busy chasing the murrels :wink: carry on doctors


DOC: Do you use needle or hooks for stitches :) Use the long shank O'Shaugnessy for better grip ;)


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Congrats doc,


great stuff !

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super murrels caught. Congrats and hope to see some more monsters.


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Good catch Dr. Aamir.

The color of these murrels looks kinda difference from the others which are dark. Is this a different species or something? But this look big though :)

Cheers - DeZZ


hi teritex, sure the colours diffrent cause the first fish is dead while the last one is alive. i had once caught a murrel that was almost white. i read somewhere that in alkaline waters the fish are paler while in acidic waters they are brightly coloured.

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hey AAMIR congrats on your catch :-) I hope you too perform the autopsy on your catch like Ace doc :lol: . looks like all the docs in the country are busy chasing the murrels :wink: carry on doctors


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Good fishes Amir,

It is heartening to know that some places are still thriving with fishes despite all the adverse condition.

Congratulations and keep on posting.

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angler_ali wrote:
Good fishes Amir,

It is heartening to know that some places are still thriving with fishes despite all the adverse condition.

Congratulations and keep on posting.

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Ali. :P


thankyou alibhai, the canal system is not polluted at all and there is absolutely no commercial fishing there. the places that i have explored is only the tip of the iceberg and hundreds of kms are still unexplored.

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dr Amir, First of all my compliments for a wonderful story and equally good snaps of your great catch. Fishing for Murrels have always been a dream for any angler in the Fresh Waters of the sub continent, those connoisseur of fish will vouch for the delicacy this fish offers, we in Hyderabad keep looking for spots where we can get these beauties, but let me tell you its never been easy though, having gone through your post it seems your waters are teeming with murrels, wish I can join you for a trip some time in future, meanwhile keep fishing & keep posting to ignite the passion in guys like me...

strive2003...


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Very Nice Murrels Amir, congrats.


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Nice snakeheads! Keep on doing it.

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STRIVE2003 wrote:
dr Amir, First of all my compliments for a wonderful story and equally good snaps of your great catch. Fishing for Murrels have always been a dream for any angler in the Fresh Waters of the sub continent, those connoisseur of fish will vouch for the delicacy this fish offers, we in Hyderabad keep looking for spots where we can get these beauties, but let me tell you its never been easy though, having gone through your post it seems your waters are teeming with murrels, wish I can join you for a trip some time in future, meanwhile keep fishing & keep posting to ignite the passion in guys like me...

strive2003...



hey strive, you are most welcome here. not only are the fish plentiful but they are enormous. i have seen a murrel here that could easily break the igfa world record . currently i am stalking it and i know it visits a particular patch of weeds occasionally. right now i am just keeping tabs on it and will throw a lure at it when the time is right.


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Good to see some serious Murral action Amir, and good to be back after a break.Those are AWESOME fish, yup, you may get the record breaker here.Keep on doin it... ;)


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Good to see some serious Murral action Amir, and good to be back after a break.Those are AWESOME fish, yup, you may get the record breaker here.Keep on doin it... ;)


hi asif, welcome back :D remember me asking you guys how to fish for murrel? if it wasnt for your guidence i would still be watching a float for hours together ,waiting for carps to take my bait.


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full circle now Aamir, now I'm teaching another Amir- my son-he caught his first whiting when he was a few days short of his 3rd b'day using a sabiki lure.yesterday he bought me a 2m plug ;) he's a little more than 4 now.

Now change tactics and try spoons-simple homemade stuff, I can give you some designs for brass spoons, or the deeper spoons from the cutlery cabinet? 8)
leave a few mm(5-10) of the handle and cut off the rest, split ring and hook on 'Lip' end and split ring and swivel on the 'handle' end.You can reverse this order on a couple and see the action and Voila.SS is best and run for cover if the wife spots her best cutlery missing.
Murral will eat ANYTHING :twisted:


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cutlery spoons :?: :?: :?: are you serious? just kidding :-) i know murrel attack movement. i have seen an old man catching murrel on handline with a red deflated balloon over a treble.


your spoons are a legend now. i would love to try some of your designs. what should be the size of the spoon and depth of the concavity? any particular make ? show me some pics if you can. fish caught on home made lures must be very satisfying.

lots of love to little amir.

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For starters, what ever you are doing must be right!The pics prove it 8)
the only reason to suggest spoons is as an experimental/fun bit.Hey, all my spoons are home made (actually, in the loo-when i first started-only place with a good 'anvil'!!) sure can do, PM your email and I'll send the drawing across.Yup, as described above, plain old cutlery spoon.Another member posted pics here of his design.absolutely KISS principle...Little Amir is a proper terror, ask his elder sister :) keeps casting with a 6/0 hook(point and barb filed off) or a plug with no hooks, tied onto his mainline.His major kick in life is to hear the 'click click' of my OH rod/reel combo-it means unspoolong 50-80m of line for him...


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Hearty Congrats, Dr. Aamir for those nice Murels.

I visit every month to Baroda on work and I see a Canal there as well. My only doubt is whether Baroda Canal would be having Murrels, as I do not know from which river the water comes in this Canal.

May be I can extend my stay for one day and join you at Ahmedabad at Canal. Please PM me.

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@ asif- pmed you my email id.


@arun-you are most welcome here, pmed you my contact no. if its the narmada canal you are talking about then it must hold murrel.


yesterday, went to my fav fishing spot and caught three murrels and lost two. all of them were released. the most intresting part of this trip was that i was catching carps ranging from 200 gms to 500gms on mepps no 4 spinners hooked through the mouth :shock: :shock: will post the pics tonight.


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Hi Dr. Aamir,

Wow! catching carps on Mepps is something unusual to hear. I thought Carps could only be hooked on Atta and worms.

Thanks for your invitation. I have sent you my e-mail on PM.

Tight Lines,

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here are the pics. the carps had a black spot on its tailImage

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Nice pictures. And what a beautiful place. Great going Doc!


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Hi Doc,
That's a silver Karnatic (or Carnatic) Carp. They readily take the spinners. And fight fanatically.
6 lb line, #3 mepps Spinner and a 500 to 750 gr Karnatic carp on the end is really a worthy fight.
Nice Murrel.
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Nice location. Thanks for sharing the pics


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thanks m ken and apoo.


That's a silver Karnatic (or Carnatic) Carp.


i thought so ravin. when the 500gm carnatic carp took the spinner, i thought i had a murrel on the other end. i have caught them before on atta but this is the first time on spinner . i read somewhere they can be caught on a fly.


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Hi, Dr. Aamir,

Thanks for sharing those nice pics. Congrats.


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Carry on Doctor :lol: :lol:


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how do a scum frog look like??

where can i get it

please help me guys


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http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... hasJS=true

scum frogs look like this. you can order scum frogs from www.cabelas.com. i usually get the shipment within two weeks. i have used many different kinds of frogs but scum frogs have given the best results and they are durable. just bend the hooks little outwards with pliers and the hookup percentage will increase a lot. hope this helps.


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Carry on Doctor :lol: :lol:



i want to carry on in murud janjira, sayedbhai :D :D


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
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Carry on Doctor :lol: :lol:



i want to carry on in murud janjira, sayedbhai :D :D


You are Welcome YA DACTOOR :wink: {that's how they call a Doctor in Arabic}

:lol: all the time your patients are waiting for you and Now its your turn to wait patiently :wink: :badgrin: :lol: :lol: Cause the sea is starting to get rough we ussually clean and pack most of our stuff by may end and start again by sept-oct
Till then you can sharpen your needles, put on your gloves and CARRY ON chasing the Muriels oops make it Murrels :lol:

After the monsoon we both will perform OPERATION BARRA together :wink:


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thankyou sayed bhai, getting ready for operation barra :D :D


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Syed,

I think monsoon is one of the best time to target your elusive barra in estuaries. Aamir I will be totally free in Monsoon and if you are really as impatient to land your barra as you sound then come to mumbai and we will chase our coveted prize fish. :P :lol:

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angler_ali wrote:
Syed,

I think monsoon is one of the best time to target your elusive barra in estuaries. Aamir I will be totally free in Monsoon and if you are really as impatient to land your barra as you sound then come to mumbai and we will chase our coveted prize fish. :P :lol:

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OK Alibhai as you say, lets lure the doc to mumbai this monsoon and perform OPERATION BARRA on him :wink: OOPS sorry :badgrin: With him :lol: :lol:


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Aamir, some really nice action here....keep up the good stuff.

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thanks a million for the offer alibhai and sayed bhai. will keep in touch with you. can you pm me your contact no. long live IA :D


thanks bops. whats the story behind the monster your holding? this got to be intresting. :D


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Hey Doc,
Congrats, I would love to join u on my next trip to Ahemdabad.
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you are most welcome mayur, pmed you my cell no.


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
thanks a million for the offer alibhai and sayed bhai. will keep in touch with you. can you pm me your contact no. long live IA :D


thanks bops. whats the story behind the monster your holding? this got to be intresting. :D


Come fishing with me and I will tell you the complete story :-)

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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
thanks a million for the offer alibhai and sayed bhai. will keep in touch with you. can you pm me your contact no. long live IA :D


thanks bops. whats the story behind the monster your holding? this got to be intresting. :D


Come fishing with me and I will tell you the complete story :-)

Bops


thanks bops, that would be an honour sir. :D


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