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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

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Nice one mate!


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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??

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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.



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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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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
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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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Here is a google earth map of the WASI stretch. Click on the image to see a bigger version.



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sorry, double post!


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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!
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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.



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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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!
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