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 Post subject: Fishing in South India
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:17 pm 
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Greetings from Eastbourne UK.
Although I worked in S India during the period 1957 to 1973 I was only able to make my first return visit earlier this year. My fishing then was mainly freshwater, confined to the Munnar and Annamallai districts for Trout and the Challakudi river for Mahseer. I hope to visit again towards the end of 2008 or early 2009 with a small party anxious to do some Mahseer fishing.


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Welcome aboard, Piscator. Check your PM.

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HI Piscator,

welcome to IA


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Warm Welcome piscator
Tight lines here in India once again...Hamdhingra


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Warm Welcome Piscator
Tight Lines here in India once again....Hamdhingra


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hey welcome....


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Welcome to IA.


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Welcome to IA ...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:05 pm 
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Howdy matey,

Come see how things have remained the same even though they have changed so much,


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:24 pm 
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From your fishing areas , sounds like you worked in the plantations, presumable with Finlays!!. welcome back and good fishing


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 Post subject: Fishing in South India
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:36 pm 
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Thanks for all your good wishes. I was a boxwallah based in Cochin although spent much of my free time visiting the various adjacent plantation districts to fish and play rugger. Wishing you all the compliments of the season.
Regards ,
Piscator.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:27 pm 
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Hi Piscator
I am working for Kanan Devan hills Plantation Co. and am based in Munnar at Kanniamallay.Do feel free to contact me for any fishing related matters for your forthcoming trip.

Rgds and tight lines
Debojit


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:36 pm 
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Piscator & debojit-Welcome to the madness!
Debojit, you found your way here, good!
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Welcome Aboard, Piscator


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Please advise on what size spinners to use for trout, I am a novice to spinning and dont have very fancy equipment. Just 2 old telescopic rods and a couple of my dads Mepps no. 3 spinners. Also a Abercrombie & Fitch spinning reel (very worn out ) but servicable. Can I hope to land a fish with this rig??
ADVICE and SUGGESTIONS please
Rgds


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:18 pm 
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As long as the reel is serviced and is in working condition, its ok. If you want to enjoy trout fishing it is better use 4lb line and No.0 or 1 spinners. One bit of advise, keep checking your drag after every few casts, as it may get tighter and end up in snapped line.
Ravi


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 10:10 am 
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Hi Debojit22
Some 35 years ago when I last fished in the High Range Madupatty Creek was the only place were spinning for trout was permitted and I have caught fish to 7lbs on a Mepps No 1 or 2. In those days nothing much else was available. There used to be trout in the little streams on Rajamally and Silent Valley estates both were a bit overgrown with vegetation and Rajamally was a paradise for leeches but good sport could be had with a short fly rod. I don't know, however, if any of these waters are stocked now.
I wonder if you have any information on mahseer in the Challakudi river. the last person who I know fished there in recent years is a KDHP planter named Samar Singh although I am certain he must have retired by now and may no longer be in the district.
My next visit is planned for end January / early February next year and I look forward to meeting you


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:24 am 
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welcome to the forum mate
regards


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 Post subject: LOVELY MUNNAR
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:08 pm 
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Hi Piscator
Sorry for not replying earlier. All the places mentioned by you exist and have trout, though having only very recently come in to the area have not gone to the areas myself as yet.
However a friend of mine located at Rajamallay informs me that he regularly fishes there and the sizes are decent.I shall try to find out more and keep you posted.
Madupatty has been dammed and the resultant lake is full of speed boats taking tourists for spins allround the day so I dont think that would hold fish.
Do keep in touch through the forum and looking forward to meeting you.
Rgds
Debojit


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:51 pm 
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welcome to the forum pal and tight lines


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:wink: Welcome to the forum Mate. :wink:


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