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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,
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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.

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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.


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Welcome Sid,
Wonderful to have you with us....
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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
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Welcome Sydeny, we are one big family. :)

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Welcome to IA Sydney

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Ronald.


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Welcome home sydney.....:)


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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,


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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.

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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.

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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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hello Sydney,

Welcome to the forum :)

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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 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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"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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