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My name is Alistair i'm originally from India presently located in the middleast. I will be in Goa, India from End Dec 07 to End Jan 08, during this period i look forward to meet like minded brothers and have a good time fishing.
A little bit about me:
Fishing full time since : 2 years (i fish atleast 2 full days a week, all public holidays and atleast 1 weekday after work sometimes 2 to 3 days after work, Sometimes i go fishing twice a day to catch the two high tides i can get in a day !)
Type of fishing: Saltwater mostly
Rods presently using :
Daiwa Surf Summer 4503 - 4.5mts,
Master turbo surf 2150-3002 - 2 pcs - 1.55mts,
Poleco - telescopic - 3mts
One old rod
Reels presently using : Viking vi 5000 and one old reel
Reels waiting delivery :
Daiwa - 2 pcs
Gold - 1pc
Okuma - 2pcs
Knots i know to tie: Bloodknot, Snell Knot.
Knots i am presently practising : Uni Knot, Improved Clinch, Offshore swivel knot, Palomar knot
Bait i regularly use:
Shrimp, Squid, Mackerel, Small fish (Live bait and dead bait).
Fishes caught: Goatfish, one spotted sea bream, Two banded sea bream, Needlefish, pompano, Mullet, emperor, catfish
Max fish caught on one angling trip : 16
Max fish caught on net on one trip : 3 buckets full plus
Max Crab caught on one trip : 9
Note : I'm happy when i go fishing it dosen't matter if i catch or don't catch, the most important thing is to go there and 'just do it', you know what i mean ? Also i compliment people who catch more and encourage people who catch less.
Hooks used : 2/0, 1/0, 2, 4, 6, 8 (Master & Octopus)
Line used :
Arctic Strong - .40mm / 9.07Kg;
Sea Wolf - .30mm / 5kg;
Berkley Big Game - .018"dia / 20lb;
Assorted Local line - 40 / 50 / 60 mm
Fishes i want to catch:
Sharks especially MAKO
Future interests and aspirations:
Go Boating & Fishing with local fishermen
Learn local boating and fishing techniques
Fish at as many spots (known and unknown)
Charter fishing to the top destinations of the world
Hopefully in 2008 - To own a boat (one of these - Cuddy cabin, deck boat, center console, bowrider; if i can't afford them i'll settle with a inflatable dinghy
God willing - To travel and fish on the seven seas
If fate permits - To catch Mako shark and other sharks, Blue Marlin, Yellow fin Tuna, Giant Catfish, Giant Perch, Lake trout, Tarpon, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Snook
Fishing spots to go to (if i win a lottery):
Isla Vieques - Puerto Rico,
Courantyne River in Suriname,
Columbia River - North America,
Mary River, Shady Camp Reserve, Northern Territory of Australia,
East Cape of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula,
Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
I like to teach what i know and am eager to learn and perfect techniques related to fishing and boating. Newbies are most welcome to contact me and i'll be around asking for advice and seeking knowledge from the 'Gurus'