I had done some coarse fishing (2 pounder is my record
), always wanted to know how would it be to catch something on a artificial bait (spinner, lure etc). I had been to some places where murrel action was good but i didn't have the know how or tricks of the trade. I used to cast, retrieve for abt 4 times and if there is no action remove the spinner and cast for carps (that's just a reason to have a beer, smoke and relax). I always used to bug viper (my guru in spinning) to teach me how to spin for murrels.
So finally i got a call yesterday evening from viper saying that he was planning to go to Manchanbele dam, Immediately took a day's off, Started today morning (30-04-2010) at abt 6.00am and reached the place by 7.15am and started spinning. Half an hour no action then viper (binu) got a couple of hits and landed a 1.5 kg murrel. i was pissed of as i was not even getting any hits.
Half an hour more and i was retrieving then i felt a light jerk and when the spinner came to the bank there was a small murrel (1 pound) at the end of the line. i was happy as at least i opened my account on murrel territory.
There has to be a sad part in any good story right? I was using a small rod and probably there was a damage in one of the guides i guess as the line was damaged a little bit. i ignored that
and cast the spinner there was a hit and the same instant the line broke.
The i changed to another rod and started spinning and got a huge hit
. My reel started screaming.Played the murrel for 5 mins and then it surfaced
It was one hell of a murrel. I was ecstatic on landing such a beauty.It weighed 11.4 pounds. I think its pretty good for a first time at spinning for murrels.
Daiwa tele king 8' rod
Shimano hyper loop 6000 reel
Mepps agilia size 4 spinner
20 pound Storm mono
Place: Manchanbele Dam (50kms from Bangalore)
.... Murrels here i come