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 Post subject: Forbes Sagar
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:03 am 
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Took my children for their first fishing weekend to the WASI cottage www.wasiindia.com and caught a 4.25 kgs murrel at Forbes Sagar yesterday.

Pic was taken later at the lake adjoining the WASI cottage.

Rod: Shimano Beastmaster SBM210M.

Reel: Shimano Symetre 4000RI.

Line: Berkley Trilene Big Game 12 lbs. mono.

Lure: Prathap special. :wink:

Rustam

[img][img]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/IndianAngler/DSCN2156.jpg[/img][/img]


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:40 am 
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Nice one mate!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Hey Rustam,

Nice fish!! Did you catch it in the lake?

BTW, pardon my ignorance but how do you attach a photograph??

Cheers,

Marc


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:06 pm 
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Hi Marc,

It wasn't caught in the lake you see in the background but at Forbes Sagar lake - between Headworks and the WASI cottage lake. See map below.

To attach a pic, do the following:

1) Register on Photobucket www.photobucket.com or any other image hosting site.

2) Upload pic from your computer to image hosting site.

3) Once pic has been uploaded you have the option to either use the link or the image (picture). Assuming you want to post a pic and not an image, highlight the image link under the uploaded pic, right click and select COPY.

4) Now assuming you want to post a new pic on this thread, select Post Reply, then select Img from the options given above the box in which you type your post.

5) Right click and select PASTE and then click Img again.

Image


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:04 am 
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Hello from England Rustam :)

That's a good fish.

How big do they grow to?

Not seen or heard of them kind before.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:08 am 
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Hi Chris,

The largest murrel that has been pulled out of the lake you see in the background is 6 kgs. and change or 13 + lbs. in old money. This was about a couple of months back. There may have been bigger catches but since I have been fishing for less than a year, I haven't heard of any.

The local ghillies say there are bigger ones at Forbes Sagar and I tend to believe them.

Information on the stretch I normally fish can be found at www.wasiindia.com

I am told there are larger ones (17 to 18 lbs.) to be found in Hyderabad.

In Thailand there are a couple of murrel sub-species that are truly enormous. Have a look at http://www.anglingthailand.com/index.htm

Rustam


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 Post subject: murral from Forbes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:04 am 
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Dear Rustam,

Lovely fish. heres another one from Forbes Pool taken on spinner (it looks bigger than it actually is) :wink:

Ryan

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:15 am 
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Hi Ryan,

You could have fooled me. Wouldn't that be at least 3 kilos in weight?

Rustam


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 Post subject: 2.5
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:09 pm 
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About 2.5 kgs Rustam. Note the size of Puttas hands as he holds the fish closer to the wide lens.


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 Post subject: Re: 2.5
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Wolf wrote:
Note the size of Puttas hands as he holds the fish closer to the wide lens.


Ah-so! Still, it's a pretty decent size.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:41 pm 
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Here is a google earth map of the WASI stretch. Click on the image to see a bigger version.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:24 pm 
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sorry, double post!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:27 pm 
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Those are great pics guys-excuse me while i gnash my teeth to stubs and bang my head against the nearest wall for not being there...
Wolf:
What was the terminal tackle?
Check your e mail...

Rustam, as an architect, you will appreciate it better-The term used is FORCED PERSPECTIVE- very popular in fishing and herpetology, to enhance the size of the catch-most of us might do it by accident and discover a pleasantly enlarged trophy, while others are past masters at this forced perspective framing and shooting-Here's wolf trying to correlate the size of the fish with the holder's hands to give us a true idea-dont see this degree of realism on many other places where the forced perspective is obvious. :lol:

All enjoy-May you get a 10kg murrel!
best
Axx


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:12 pm 
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IndianAngler wrote:
Here is a google earth map of the WASI stretch. Click on the image to see a bigger version.

Image


Damn good show! Any chance of a higher resolution picture which I could get printed to atleast 18"x12"?

Rustam


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:08 pm 
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Hi Rustam,

I'm working on one. It should be up by tomorrow.

Bops


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:20 pm 
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Hi All,

Heres a picture of me holding the same murral. It looks smaller than the previous picture due to the way it was shot.

The rod was a 12 usd ugly stick 6 foot spinning rod, the reel a shimano aerelux 2500, line 12 lb (I think), the terminal tackle was a home made spinner (size 3 blade) that I borrowed from Prathap, a friend who was fishing with me.

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On another note, Since Forbes is a lake more or less I think it good sense to follow a catch and release policy when it comes to large murral. It makes more ecological sense to keep a small murral if neccessary than a larger one so that anglers can enjoy the few each lake has to offer and that a breeding population of large adults is maintained as well.

There are some very large murral at Forbes, I saw one with a torch at night that could have been 5-6 kgs, lost a couple of fish possibly in the 3-4 kg range and one "jumper" that 'looked" much larger. Prathap caught many smaller murral (1-3 kg) and one large 5 kg fish as well. Spinners were used.

The tragedy is that many people keep large murral and contained places like Forbes can easily be fished out. A catch and release policy of larger fish should be followed even though keeping everything "legal" or basically everything that isint a mahseer, for the pot, is a policy that seems to be followed by many anglers.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:11 am 
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Hi Ryan,
don't even think of eating the murral from Forbes Sagar. After i saw a bloated dead body being tugged around by fish in the lake, it put me off murral !
Regards
Owen


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:22 am 
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Owen Bosen wrote:
Hi Ryan,
don't even think of eating the murral from Forbes Sagar. After i saw a bloated dead body being tugged around by fish in the lake, it put me off murral !
Regards
Owen


All part and parcel of Indian waterways. I for one am looking forward to tucking into one this weekend.

Yours faithfully,

H. Lecter :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:06 pm 
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Gawd ! You cannibal!
Owen
Rustam Bana wrote:
Owen Bosen wrote:
Hi Ryan,
don't even think of eating the murral from Forbes Sagar. After i saw a bloated dead body being tugged around by fish in the lake, it put me off murral !
Regards
Owen


All part and parcel of Indian waterways. I for one am looking forward to tucking into one this weekend.

Yours faithfully,

H. Lecter :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:47 pm 
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I lurve pork and that's what we taste like.....allegedly. :wink: :mrgreen:

Rustam


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 Post subject: yummy
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:55 pm 
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Bon appetit boys,

forbes is where all our drinking water in blore comes from btw so now I know why Bangalore water tastes like dead Kannadiga..

that sounds like a nice way to start a catch and release policy...

"Murral known to be dead body eaters!"

Spread the word...more for us!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:04 am 
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Spent the 4th afternoon at Forbes Sagar trying my hand with a make shift rod, spinning for murral. The clouds came out and laughed like hell, then it poured and we were drenched in the middle of the lake. The only murral i saw was one that came up to examine the frog that i had dangling over the side while it was raining (belonged to Bobee Kapoor), well the frog came back with the single hook bent out of shape.
Saw more crocs than murral this trip, and spent a lot of time trying to keep my camera dry. :evil:
Regards
Owen


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 Post subject: Re: yummy
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Wolf wrote:
Bon appetit boys,

forbes is where all our drinking water in blore comes from btw so now I know why Bangalore water tastes like dead Kannadiga..

that sounds like a nice way to start a catch and release policy...

"Murral known to be dead body eaters!"

Spread the word...more for us!


MM from an earlier post-

Quote:
''There is one snakehead website that shows a flat fish (tilapia?) bitten clean in half allegedly by a snakehead. This, I presume, is intended to give the viewer the impression that snakeheads (maral) are vicious attackers with an array of incisor teeth capable of shearing flesh... Maral have caniniform teeth designed for gripping (like crocs) slippery prey....''


Sharks make some of the best eating!!
For the less squeamish amongst us-Hannibal, how you doing :wink:
Catch and release all you want guys, some of the last posts in IA sure set the saliva going-bonito etc-
Best
Axx


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:51 pm 
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eljefe wrote:
For the less squeamish amongst us-Hannibal, how you doing :wink:


Grumpy mood. Some will tell you that's normal but don't believe them.

Read about your first foray with Dev. Since you are IA's first newbie, don't you think it calls for a seperate post - descriptive but minus the rudddy text-speak.

Rustam


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:46 am 
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How does "Asif casts his cast and gets his first sock" sound? :oops: Have asked Dev to join too, can cut and paste newbie's travails!
Best
Axx


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:54 am 
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That "sock " sound is more likely to come from a spinner hitting a tree :wink:


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Owen, I forgot to post the pics here.Lunar landscape, no trees...I would have snagged a passerby-there were so many watching our antics!
Best
Axx


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