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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:45 am 
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Went to the fish market last evening and saw something amazing.

Very big murrel!!

I got the guy to weight them and it went like this:

1 3kgs
1 7 kgs
1 9kgs

Yup that is right. 9 kgs on an electronic scale.

Man was it big. i did not carry my phone (talk about Murphy's laws) so I could not take a shot but i can describe the fish.

It had a giant head. The top was a dull green with a white belly. There were four to five dark spots on the sides with flecks of orange. The fish were in great condition.

i have asked the guy to call me the next time he gets a big one again. And am also going there to take a pix.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:16 am 
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If one of them was ninteen Kgs then that would be a record according to what I have read on this forum, provided they were taken with rod and reel.

You need to find out where those fish were taken and go there to catch a few yourself :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:50 am 
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Thats great. Snake Heads weighing in around 9 Kgs.

Do take some pix next time.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:07 am 
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Bobby, 9 kilos beats the world record. It's channa marulius he's talking about.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:24 pm 
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Found out where the giant murrel are coming from. There are a few fisheries in Rajasthan that specialize in them.

The fishmonger with the giants is called David and Co. Says he gets them even bigger at times. His numbers are 0124 4105929, 4054362 and 09810002686.

He has promised to cal me the next time he gets a 8kg plus fish. Told him 9kgs is a world record and he did not believe me. Just laughed and said then see a 10 kg one soon.


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Ken,
Is this the same bloke who has a shop in the Shopping Mall on Arjun Marg.
Sanjay


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Yup! that's him.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:24 pm 
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Hi MK,

Waiting for some pictures of the 9 kg + murrel. Don't forget to get one while it is on the weighing scale.

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i met the 3kilo guys cousin at the pump house!!! :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:21 pm 
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If we could have such fisheries for sport fishing!!!


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hang in ther Ashok... you'll soon see one of these "sport fisheries"!!! :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:29 am 
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Location: Ashok Vashisht, Panchkula, Haryana, India.
If they come up they should be some big lakes designed on line of carp fishing lakes in the UK. But our kids would always miss the big, wild Mahseer rivers!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:15 am 
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Hi Mahaseerken

I am a little confused after reading all this. If we are talking about channa marulius which we call 'soul' in Punjab than 9 kg is too less a world record. I have myself seen a commercial fisherman netting a 23 kg soul once and a 12 kg another time from Chenab River. I understand that we are talking about fish caught with rod but hasn't any one in the world been able get one more than 9 Kg. Murrels in our area are dark green at the top, light green with spots at the centre and whitle cum orange lower portion with a distinct black, white and orange eye on the tail. Those in most of the pics on this site are more towards black side. Murrels from stagnant ponds with dark/muddy water tend to get black in our area also but most from the rivers/clear water are towards the light green/orange side. Please clarify if we are talking about the same fish. I am attaching a pic. Soul is 2nd from the rt.

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By sualeh, shot with E5000 at 2007-08-12


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:35 am 
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now thats a good catch.... the fish M Ken is reffering to is the one next to the large mully.... whats the small one on the extreme left, next to the singhada???


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Hi indiangypsy

Thanks. So if Channa Marulius is 'Soul" than i have seen a 23 Kg soul netted by a commercial fisherman. I fear the 9 kg world record is in great danger. The left most fish is a Mozambique Talapia.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:29 am 
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Wow.. :shock: ... a 23 Kg soul ...Man its must have :lol: been Impressive....

The next time u see any of such Big Fish ...juss take a snap & post it for rest of us to see :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:32 pm 
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Yah! mate,

That's what the fish shop told me. He regularly gets fish in double figures. I think the world record is of another kind of murrel. Nobody seems to be interested in breaking this one. You give it a shot. If not the world record you'll be the IA record holder. And that's pretty special.

Hey Bops!

Why don't you start a "Bests" thread on the site. Except you'll have to trust us anglers, the biggest fibbers in the world.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:51 pm 
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Bests is good but pictures speak louder than words :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:56 pm 
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Well Bops, it looks like Punjab is on your touring list for next year. Bet you'll be looking to take IGFA approved line and scales allong with ya ! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:58 pm 
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Yes it has to be with pictures. And no photoshop touch up job. But it could be a great bragging point. hahahaaha Yeh! I can see it... T shirts with "Unofficial IA Mahaseer/Mulley/etc record holder.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:03 pm 
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Yes, Punjab sounds like a good idea.

However i'm very sure that Karnataka itself has so many unexplored reservoirs which have the potential to hold huge Murral. I have heard of murral upto 12 kilos being caught in the backwaters of the KRS using frogs and handlines by the locals.

Will be making trips now that I have the inflatable canoe. The water levels have to go down though.

Bops


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:05 pm 
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Did you catch the mulleys, sowl, singhara and tilapia on lures?

I'm gonna have to come down to Sialkot and join you for a day of spinning!


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Mulley??? I guess its called Bual or Great White Sheat fish....
Please check out the following links.

http://www.fistenet.gov.vn/details_e.as ... ID=5369445

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... n%26sa%3DN

Hey bops please tell me if i can paste links on the forum


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yes you can...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:53 pm 
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Non-Commercial links can be posted.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:50 pm 
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Cool!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:56 pm 
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came across this article..

" This species is a large snakehead with adults commonly reaching lengths of 120-122 cm (Talwar and Jhingran, 1992). In Maharashtra State,
India, it can reach a length of 1.8 m and a weight of 30 kg, and was observed to reach a length of 30 cm in 1 year (Talwar and Jhingran, 1992). "

http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/Snakehead_circ_ ... inued.html

30 kg. Murrel??? :shock:
I have heard reports of Murrel up to 6 to 7 ft in a place called malkapur (near Kolhapur)


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 Post subject: Bual or Murrel
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:53 pm 
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Tathagata,

The Murrel is known to some Bengalis as 'shol'. This is a praticular delicasy.

The murrel can survive out of water for a while. I Caught one in sunderban around 4Kgs in a very shallow pond. ( photo some where will have to search). The locals actually skin the fisn like a snake. No wonder its also called a snakehead. Beautful fish. With round markings on the sides and green to yellow gradients on the body.

The Bual on the other hand is the great white sheath. It was very common once in the Hoogly. There were rumors that some of these could swallow an infant.

The dams on Hoogly and the pollution has taken its toll and its very rare to find one of these now a days. The bual has barbels if I am not mistaken.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:56 pm 
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Hi,

Today i went to near by river called GAUR(Jabalpur MP), there had words with Local fisherman who was putting line of Hooks loaded with Worms, tied on 1 thin nylon rope.

He told me that river hv up to 9 Kgs Murrel, Rohu 25 kgs and Katla 25kgs and the one which is lying besides right hand side to Murrel in Pic (localguys call it Pahadan)is 8 Kgs.

So i belive 9kg can exist.

As at last he told me that his last biggest Saur(Murrel) catch was 8 Kg.

I m going to put my rod there sooner.

Anoop


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Sounds like a Channa Micropeltes also known as ''The Giant Snakehead'', thats the largest snakehead you will be able to find in this world ^^ !
Well anyway, they can be found in India (You caught one) but not everywhere in India ^^ .


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Aircut what makes you think that's a Micropeltes that Anoop is referring to? I am yet to see a picture of a Micropeltes in India. The big ones we get here are Channa Marulius or the Great Snakehead.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:13 am 
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Well Bops

Here is an article which states that Micropeltes is found in India :http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/Snakehead_circ_1251/html/channa_micropeltes.html


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One more reason not to believe a US gov site :-)


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:oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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