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My entry into the world of fresh water fishing
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Author:  h_venkatesan [ Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:40 am ]
Post subject:  My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

So far I have fished only in saltwater, except for a couple of times I have accompanied in fresh water fishing trips, mostly to enjoy nature.
One of my colleague was nagging me for quite some time to do fresh water fishing. A quick plan was made and we went to fishing in the outskirts of Bangalore.
More than fresh water fishing I was more interested in going out and testing my newly acquired hobby, plinking targets with slingshot.
It was a nice drive in the morning and it brought me back the memories of this place I had visited some 6 years back.
As soon as we hit the water I could see murrels bubbling air hear and there. My friend started fishing and I was simply standing behind and watching him fishing.
After a few cast, a Murrel leaped to attack his frog lure, but he reeled in too quickly before it could bite. I watched him for sometime, nothing happened and we both went in our own ways.
He continued fishing and I wandered with the slingshot. Here is the pic of the slingshot I handmade.

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Slingshot5.jpg


For the next few hours there was no action and I was nagging him to retreat and head back to Bangalore. He has promised his son to get a fish and he has no intention of coming back with out a fish. He was very reluctant to come out of the water and he said he saw few murrels there. I told him, I would cast for another 10 minutes there and if noting bites we are packing up. I started casting and on the third cast I got a bite but it did not hook up. Now I got interested, again in the next cast a fish followed but did not take the lure.. It is getting more and more interesting. A couple of cast later I got the strike and after a brief fight I landed this Murrel, my first freshwater catch... I never expected murrel to run this fast. Here is the pic of my first murrel... I am sure, form here onwards I will post more in fresh water section too.... :D

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Murrel.jpg


Regards,
Venkatesan.

Author:  kingfish [ Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

Hello Venkat,

You are now truly hooked.

You must now buy a new reel, new rod, braid line and especially new lures to indulge in freshwater
angling!

What fun!

Kingfish

P.S. What ammunition do you use for your slingshot ?

Author:  h_venkatesan [ Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

Hi Kingfish, yes I am hooked now and I have already started analyzing my fresh water setup.

For the slingshot I am using 9mm lead balls, I use a backdrop to catch the balls so that I can reuse them...

Author:  Arefin [ Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

Dear Venkatesan,
Congratulation for your first and nice Murrel. Pls let us know if you are interested in carps also :D .

Author:  h_venkatesan [ Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:20 pm ]
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Arefin wrote:
Pls let us know if you are interested in carps also :D .


Yes..I will be fishing for carp as well.
My friend told if there are murrels, the chances of other fishes around it will be very unlikely. Is it true??

Author:  lure_fisherman [ Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

Congrats Venkat!

Hope to see many more from you....

Maruthu

Author:  Ulygun [ Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

Nicely done sir. Can't wait to travel back to India and get my rod wet and lure in some Murrel and carp.

Cheers.....

Author:  binu [ Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:23 pm ]
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Wow that's a good first murrel !!
The slingshot looks great. Maruthu was telling me about it. That looks fantastic.

Author:  IndianAngler [ Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:07 pm ]
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Awesome Venkatesan. Nice to see you and Maruthu both making inroads into freshwater fishing.

Author:  h_venkatesan [ Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

IndianAngler wrote:
Awesome Venkatesan. Nice to see you and Maruthu both making inroads into freshwater fishing.


Thanks Bops..

Author:  Bobby [ Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My entry into the world of fresh water fishing

Nice Murrel Venky, I yet have to catch one on lure

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