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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:58 pm 
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Went to Forbes sagar on sunday morning with my younger bro & mum, arrived there at 8:30am. Had no luck spinning from the bundh. Took a break and had breakfast, then got into the coracle.

1 Blue Fin Mahseer - about 200gms - caught on No. Mepps Agilia Long
5 Murrel - range between 1-2kgs - caught on Storm "Wildeye" swimbaits 3".

All the murrel were caught after 12 noon. after the first one was caught, there was a gap of 1 hr until we decided to head back. On our way back we spotted some crocs going after murrel, then moved ahead and came across a school of 8-9 murrel feeding at the surface. Cast out a little past them, and 4 murrel were caught in a span of 10 mins. could only manage to take a few snaps with my mobile as the batteries in the camera went dead. will post those later.

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Alexis


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:52 pm 
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The Pics..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:45 am 
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Well done Alexis.
There have been some good size Rohu landed at Forbes recently, we need to check out where. The pictures of them at the WASI AGM show them to be shorter and stouter than the ones in WASI lake.


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Yes, I was told about that.. a 16kg and 14kg caught 2 weeks ago.


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I was told the same, but the pics did not look like that size to me, looked more like 10Kg and 6Kg to me. I was more excited by the fact that the rohu were behaving more like mahseer and living in fast water at the headworks.


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Hi Alexis,
Are these the cell phone snaps? good show!
What phone was this?
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Axx


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all except the first 2 were taken with the mobile - Sony Ericsson W550i
first 2 were taken with my camera after which the batteries went dead.

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Hi Alexis,

Some nice murral there. Looks like you all had a great time there.

Mighty M.


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Been hearing good things about the sony cell-the incorporated camera is now a cybershot with 3.2 MP ?
Great catch and pics
Keep on doin it Alexis :wink:
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Hi MM, we had a great time.. Eljefe, the camera is 1.3 mp n not the Cybershot 3.2mp.

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Alexis,
To paraphrase an old Ciggie add, they've come a long way baby...From the early 1.44 FD loading digital to the cellcams,1.3MP seems perfectly sufficient for immediate usage.I snapped off a couple of my pal Dev's cat in toxic greens and they were perfectly postable! :oops:
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btw... of the 6 caught, My bro caught 2 murrel, my mum caught one and lost a pretty big fish (it took the double blade spinner and dashed off, the line sanpped after 3-4 secs) and caught 3 of which 2 murrel & 1 little mahseer)...

what was amazing was the school of murrel feeding on dead dynamitted fish...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:36 am 
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what was amazing was the school of murrel feeding on dead dynamitted fish...


Alexis, did you get any pictures of this? WASI would be interested in pictures of the dynamited fish.

I don't know if you saw the fish but Prathap has lost two to three mahseer at Forbes in the past on lighter line whilst spinning. These fish were between 1 and 2 kgs. max. and the line was cut in a matter of seconds.

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No Rustam, the batteries in my camera went dead.. the pics i took were with my phone... The dead fish were very small carnatic carp.. As per Puttaswamy the dynamitting is happening up river where they are also blasting rhe rocks for a hydro electricuty project.. If you drive upto Sathygal you can see this..

I couldnt see the fish as I was unhooking my catch.. Mum says it was was a Mahseer n not a murrel...

Alexis


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:13 pm 
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Thanks, Alexis.

How far is Sathygal from Forbes or Headworks?

Yes, chances are it was a mahseer that cut the line. There seem to be rocks in the part where the canal opens into Forbes Sagar. Was that the place for your mum as well?

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Sathyagal is just 3-4 km from Headworks.. its the town after the bridge..

Mum's fish was more towards the stillwater on the left after the water enters forbes.. spinner was taken just before she took it out of the water..


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Dear Rustam,
My un successful catch (the one that got away) was Mahseer. Marcus and I were on one side of the Coracle and saw it coming up and going down running with the line,and Alex was opposite with his back to us. It put up a good fight, and my rod being light weight was doubly bent over but I made the mistake of turning around to tell Alexis just as I reeled it in to the Coracle and that when it really just took off and broke the Line. Actually I was bothered more about losing the twin Blade Spinner or the Rod breaking as once happened Donkey's Years ago in Upper Bhavani when Alexis fell in the Dam as a youngster !! The nice Mahseer I caught which is pictured on the Site was caught with Ragi Bait so I was quite disappointed when this one got away with Spinner and Line. In fact I was grumbling about the Rod before I cast. I told Gordon that the Swim Bait he gave us ( which we were using AFTER Alexis got his first Murrel)really seemed to get the Fish going Gaga.As Cauvery Cowboy says, sometimes we get lucky and sometimes our luck runs out ! But Exhilirating and Relaxing at the same time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:37 pm 
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Sometimes we have to teach peiple to '"turn on a Computer" Not Switch one on. Sometimes we learn a lot more from those who are not acquainted with Computers but have Experience, like Clive for Instance. He was the Ace. He never used Computers, or bothered to Learn.But when it came to knowledge in India, Angling/ Hunting there is no one who can surpass him.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:48 pm 
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Your pictures is a proof that swim baits are darn effective on murrel species. :!: I think that salted thing is also the reason of them being so effective, SO any particular technique you used or it was plain cast and retrieve .... I am planning to use em once weather warms up here in north :P


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:50 pm 
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Hasham,

It was cast and retrieve with a twitch now and then..

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Alexis


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hI Alexis, spoke with Henry earlier today (been trying his cell for many days now!)you guys seemed to have maxed out, great fun all round!!
Please post pics
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:49 am 
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Hi Alexis,
Do post some pix of the trip.
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