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 Post subject: Where are they?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:44 pm 
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I'm starting to think that I fancy having a crack at a few murrel next year. Where else can I catch them, apart from the Kaveri?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:17 am 
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Any large water body in India will contain marulius of one species or the other. Most reservoirs have murrel, generally in the outflow.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:50 am 
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Steve,

Lakes/tanks and rivers. Preferably where the water isn't very fast flowing and closer to the banks. Very often to be found in the proximity of structures, weeds, liliypads, etc.

They seem to prefer the shade but don't always restrict themselves to it.

For example, locations such as these....

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Yes, even on land! You can do this where the waterbody has risen and has submerged the surrounding area in atleast 6" to 9" of water.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:34 pm 
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Thanks for that guys. I think I may spend some time getting to grips with them.
Very interesting about catching them in fields, Rusty. Did the anglers in the shots catch?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:59 pm 
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Steve Lockett wrote:
Very interesting about catching them in fields, Rusty. Did the anglers in the shots catch?


As it so happens, he did catch one the next day.

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I've seen it all now.

Well done that man!


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whats the technique of catching them in flooded fields? doesnt the hook get caught?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:01 am 
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Use a frog as bait, even a small fish will do. There is more water under that grass than you think.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:32 am 
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Hi Rustam,

If I remember right I was on this trip :?

We fished some very unusual areas for murral with great results. I remember pulling a murral from an area that looked like a lawn!! The water had flooded a meadow and the murral were hanging out in the grass.... quite awesome as you'd see the grass moving towards your lure before the strike.

That big murral that Prathap landed was where we spooked a croc. Remember this murral took his lure and sat..... just had to keep the line really tight and go upto the fish. While wading waist deep in grass and muck up to that murral we spooked a croc that must have been about 10 feet away from us. Extreme murral fishing I'm getting a bit too old for now :D

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:45 pm 
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While wading waist deep in grass and muck up to that murral we spooked a croc that must have been about 10 feet away from us.


Whoa. I bet you helped to fertilize the field about then. :shock:


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Hi MM and well remembered.

The croc was pretty close and ten minutes later it came back. Not sure if you were still there or had moved on. First and only time I have seen a croc come back.


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In Pakistan murrel fries are now aval from the hatcheries. :D I bought a few hundred this summer and got them stocked in few isolated ponds which were already full of small fish. :wink: With this abundance of Talapias in those ponds, hopefully murrel would be around a kg weight in coming summers 8) How does it sound :twisted:


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What is the depth of water in the flooded fields? Where does the murrel go to when the fields dry out?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:42 pm 
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These are premenant ponds. Minimum depth is during winters when it is about 1-3 feet. In summers it goes to 10-12 feet. All these ponds are full of weed and tall grass and therefore, netting would be extremely difficult. :twisted: That is how i feel they will be saved from the onslaught of meat collectors.
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