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 Post subject: Much delayed Sign-Up
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:50 pm 
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Hi,
This is Sydney from Mumbai (Bandra).

An avid angler who once fished at Powai and the rivers outside Bombay back in the 60s and 70s, but gave it up due to work and river pollution. Came back to fishing, this time the saltwater kind, in the early 90s. Have been fishing the coastlines of Bombay ever since. Although I've been quite hooked on to indianangler.com for quite a while, I didn't get down to signing up. My son, Carl, finally registered me and here I am today! This is a great forum for the angling community, much awaited must say.

Cheers to all and tight lines,
Sydney

P.S.: I've posted below, some of my catch. All hooked at Bandra.

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Hi Sydney,

welcome to the forum. Thanks for the fantastic pictures. I'm sure that you will feel quite comfortable here after a short time.
Looking forward to some posts & meeting up with you sometime when ever possible.

Warm regards,
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Welcome to IA Sydney! Those are some fish! Would love to hear from you about your fishing exploits around Mumbai.
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Hi Sydney,

Fantastic pictures! Welcome aboard. Those barras look good.


Jeen


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Welcome Sid,
Wonderful to have you with us....
WW...Hamdhingra


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Nice Pic's.....Sid :D

Welcome to the Club....good to have u amongst us. :D


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Welcome Aboard Sydney,

I see you put up quite a fight. But better late then never


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Welcome Sydney, great to have you with us.
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Hey Guys,
Keyur,Yaj, Jeen, Hamdhingra,Viper, Mahaseerken and Owen, thanks a ton for your very warm welcome.
You guys make me feel as one of a great big angling family.
Cheers & tight lines
Sydney


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Welcome Sydeny, we are one big family. :)

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Hi Sydney,

Welcome aboard, even though you've been here for a while now...
do tell me... is that kind of angling still to be had around Bandra??? or has it become cat-fish country now?


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Welcome to IA Sydney

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Welcome aboard! Those are some nice fish, give us an account of how and where you caught those Barra.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:02 pm 
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Hi Guys,
Thanks a ton Rulerofsun, Indiangypsy,Danish and Bops for your warm welcome.

Rulerofsun,any good fishing spots around Thane? What about the creek and if I may ask, aside from your caller ID what is your real name?

I.G. Bandra still offers some good fishing,though the fishermen net the entire coastline. One has to find gaps where one can cast out,
or you might loose your lure in their nets.Till date I have not caught any catfish!!.Just Barras,Tams,( Mangrove Jacks ) Rock Cod, and if lucky sometime a small
Trevally(2 -3 lbs). IG are you familiar with Bandra? I have a very good friend at Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, visit him often. The next time I'm there,
will try and catchup with the PHG!!!.

Bops,I'm sorry,we salties do not practice catch & release.!! You'll notice from their postings that they are a diff breed.
When you are out at sea ,one does not think of conservation. After reading your various threads, hats off to you,and the guys for your concerned effort.
The Barras put up quite a fight, have to tire them out, before pumping them in.
Bops its a great fight and fun,you just have to experience it.

Cheers and tight lines.
Syd.


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Welcome to the forum........ Bombay?????? Where where????? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:21 am 
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Hi Tathagata,
Thanks for your welcome.You ask ,"Where B'bay"?.All of B'bay has a costline , one has to find new spots. When driving along Palmbeach Road , the coastline looks promising. Would love to give it a shot someday. What say you?.The waters on the east coast of B'bay should be good.
The pics you see are Bandra, and north of Bandra upto Manori.
.Regards,
Syd


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GAME ON!! any weekend i will PM Abhi (Spoon Angler) too...


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Hi Sydney,

Welcome to the forum. Nice pics too.

Cheers,
Apoo


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Hi Sydney,
Welcome back. Nice to know that you're back to fishing. Nice pictures.
Hope to see you, whenever i am in Bombay.
Good Luck. Enjoy your fishing.
Regards,

Ronald.


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Welcome aboard Sydney

Nice pics, was it near Sea Rock Hotel?
Also there is another salty out there by the name of Freddie

he stays on the beach, when he puts his feet out he can touch the water :D :D :D ,
catch up with him and he will put you on the right track :D
as far as locations go

cheers mate

Lenny


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Welcome home sydney.....:)


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 Post subject: Welcome Sydney!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:16 pm 
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Welcome Sydney to IA. Those are fantastic catches! Is Bandra Bandstand still promising? I used to do spinning there in 70's.

As suggested by you, The coast line along Palm Beach Road in New Bombay should be tried.

If you are planning an outing there please let me know. I stay at Mahim and you may call me on 9820029917.

Warm Regards,


Arun


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:32 pm 
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Hi Guys!

Apoo, Ranny, Lenny, Saikibryan and Arun,thank you for your warm welcome.

APOO.. As you are from Assam, have you come across or met a guy by the name of Shankar Hazarikar.Great fisherman, you should meet him.I think he has joined this forum,thats if he is the same Shankar.He has his own Adv. setup.

RANNY.. We could meet when next you are in B'bay.



Kenny.. Yes, I know Freddy, one of the best salties on the West Coast!!.


Arun.. Yes, Bandra still produces, though not as before.Last week I pulled out two Mangrove Jacks..2kg, 1 1/2kg and one laasha 1 1/2 kg. But the next day the fishermen netted the whole area and that was the end of fishing !!.Next fishing is Amavasya time.We'll catch up.

Regards,
Syd.


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 Post subject: Bandra Fishing.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:08 pm 
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Thanks Sydney for your reply to my queri. Looking forward to meet you at Bandra site. Please let me know when you would be there on Amavasya.

Regards,


Arun


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:49 pm 
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HI Sydney and Welcome aboard

Am in Goa end of the year and am living in Reis Margos - the Mandovi meets the bay close by. The fish are there - caught a small green one some years back on a spinner! and then impaled the hook on my middle finger - that was interesting - walked a few Kms and woke up the local Doc - that's another story.

What could I use in terms of bait in Goa? Am planning on using an Alvey, which can take a lot of line of a small poundage, say 6-8 pounds. The Alvey casts well so should be ideal for casting bait and weight - what bait should I be using? This is practically my first attempt at shore fishing and my extended family will be standing next to me - better get some good or my extended trips to faroff streams/rivers will be ridiculed :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:04 am 
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Hi Sydney,

You are right. This is the same Shankar Hazarika from Assam. In fact, today I came from Nameri with him only. We had a great time. I will post his photo soon.

Cheers,
Apoo


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Hi Apoo,
Please tell that sweet SOB to write!!.I sent him a PM some time back,but no reply.
How was your trip,what did you'll catch?.Tell him I 'm still waiting for that pic he was to mail me!.
Regards,
Syd


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hello Sydney,

Welcome to the forum :)

santosh


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Hi,
A warm welcome to the IA from the Hills of Tamil Nadu. Didnot know the size of the catch from shore fishing of Bandra. Congrats


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Hi Santosh & Michaelaga.
Thank you for your warm welcome.
SANTOSH: I've been reading your contributions for quite some time, interesting & humourous!!.

Michaelaga: Yes, big fish from shore, but sadly, those days are dying out.
Regards,
Syd


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Sydney wrote:
Arun.. Yes, Bandra still produces, though not as before.Last week I pulled out two Mangrove Jacks..2kg, 1 1/2kg and one laasha 1 1/2 kg. But the next day the fishermen netted the whole area and that was the end of fishing !!.Next fishing is Amavasya time.We'll catch up.

Regards,
Syd.


Hi Sydney,

So did I the last time I was down with MJ's at Lands end, I have seen Barra feed near Lilawati, that place they call lovers walk or something, you can get over the wall and fish from the breakers, wanted to do that but time just did not permit. This was a few months ago.


Did you take the Laasha (Fingermark Bream) on Lure? I have taken a couple on Lure in Bandra but very small ones.

Bobby


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Hi Bob,
The Bara come upto the Bandra-Worli link road jetty,I guess upto that point the waters are clean at high tide.Beyond that maybe some strayones chasing mullet.The Bara seem to have disappeared,too much of netting,or they maybe coming at night.
With the Linkway up,the water conditions have changed at Outer Rock.Becauseof the bridge pylons,there is a very strong current and huge waves at outer rock.The Kaji's do not hang around as before.Not a single touch since Sept!.
I got the Laasha on a jointed Rapala.A very slow retrive.They hit from behind,tail to head.MJ's go for the head and get hooked on the front hook.Laashas like blue water.
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Syd


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"Beyond that maybe some strayones chasing mullet.The Bara seem to have disappeared,too much of netting,or they maybe coming at night."

I have seen amazing feeding take place from old vashi bridge at about 8.00 pm.. That evening me & yaj went to check the spot...


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Welcome aboard. Always good to see another West Coast Barramundi nut on the site.


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Sydney wrote:
Hi Bob,
I got the Laasha on a jointed Rapala.A very slow retrive.They hit from behind,tail to head.MJ's go for the head and get hooked on the front hook.Laashas like blue water.
Regards,
Syd


Hi Sydey,

The Laasha I caught were on Pinns Minnow more out of fluke while spinning for MJ's. It was in clear water.

Bobby


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Hi Guys,

SANTOSH : you could be right,because Bara are night feeders,and there are some really big ones at the Vashi creek.Between the bridge and Trombay a lot of baby bara can be found in the saltpans in the monsoons.They say the fish at Trombay may not be safe to eat, because of the reactor?Any take on that.

KEN L : Thanks for the welcome.With the excessive netting, I hope the West Coast will be able to mntain its Baras'.

Bobby : This season seems to be the season for Laashas!! 1kg.plus.

Regards,
Syd


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Hi Sydney,

Fishing boats are not allowed to go near to the mangroves (closer to the mountain) but that is for security reasons.. from what I know, water is pumped in to cool the reactors and is possible that it could carry back some radioactive traces.. rocks at the start of the old bridge has some groupers and I have seen guys catch them on live shrimp..


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