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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:16 pm 
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Hi, My job brought me to Mumbai last year after postings in Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan. As luck would have it Powai turned out to be a convenient for the office - and even more convenient for Powai Lake. Stumbled upon this excellent forum and recently met up with the friendly bunch at the MSAA. I'm hooked already and looking forward to learning the tricks and tips for landing a big Catla.

Keen flyfisherman when there's trout on the menu but I love any sort of freshwater fishing. Used to fish lures for Bass in the HK dams and heave out grapefruit size balls of paste for those huge Giant Mekong Cats and Siamese Carp in Thailand. All my gear now appears to be too light or too heavy now so planning a shopping trip.

Calcutta Chutney and Swallow Me already ordered and in the post but I've no idea what to do with it when it arrives - Any advice appreciated :-).

Al


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:45 pm 
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Welcome Al,

you are in the right place, I am sure you will find loads of advice on this forum and I am sure you will find that speaking to Ali Bhai ( Guruji of Powai Fishing) will be excellent. By the way the calcutta chutney and Swallow me seems to be a good idea.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:21 pm 
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Hi Granta,
Welcme to IA. I think I went through your application for membership Of MSAA. You are welcome mate. Join me for one day of fishing in Powai. I think you will love Powai once you know it.
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Ali..


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Hi Al,

I am in Hong Kong, moved from Bombay...more into salt water.

Have fished a bit in Salt water here for Sea Bass, GT's, Ladyfish and Redfish which you can catch on fly here :lol:

However where did you go for Bass in Hong Kong?

Down to ol LKF for a cold now.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Ali,
I'd love to chat about techniques Ali. I tried my hand a couple of weeks back and didn't get anything other than some line bites. I was groundbaiting with a mixture of Hing, coconut milk and Atta and using bread and cheese as hook bait. Not the right approach but that was all I had to hand. I also persevered with a feeder setup like a bolt rig - until the VP kindly gave me a quill float. Thai carp seem to go for feeders rigs but not these shy catla (it was pretty cold that day so maybe I'll try that technique again when it warms up).

Bobby
I was 8 years in HK and I did a little sea fishing mostly off Tap Mun but I never really got into it. I heard stories about US Servicemen introducing largemouth bass fingerlings in some of the dams during the Vietnam War. I managed to find a shop in Wanchai that sold a baitcasting rod and reel and some Yazuri lures and I went off scouting with my buddy Noel. We fished everywhere but the best place for bass was undoubtedly Tai Lam Chung where our best was 6lb. There are some monster silver carp in there too - but they don't go for lures. We even caught small bass in Tai Tam reservoir on HK Island - on the quiet side so you need to push through the undergrowth. My weirdest catch was a Piranha in the middle dam at Tai Tam when I was experimenting with pole fishing - presumably an abandoned pet. If you decide to try lure fishing for bass in HK you will surely run into Noel sometime - say Hi from me.

Al


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Welcome aboard, Al. Hope you have a fun time here and find what you are looking for. If you ever travel to Bangalore let me know.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:05 pm 
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Welcome aboard matey.

Hope you catch them big.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:55 pm 
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Hi Al,

Welcome to the forum.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Welcome to the forum... Your masalas from kolkata will work at powai however Ali bhai is the right person for your queries...


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welcome here [smilie=hiya.gif]


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HI Al,

welcome to IA.


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welcome to the forum Al,


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Welcome to the forum .. Tight lines and may our lines never cross with a fish on :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:42 am 
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Hi Al,

Will give bass a shot, I was aware that you could catch bass somewhere in Tai Po but never really got down to it. More of a Salty :lol:

Noel, is he Chinese?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:41 pm 
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Welcome,
Enjoy your stay and fishing.You got to master the finer language for missed catches, and your choice is large given the languages and dialects we have here.


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welcome to IA mate...

BTW liked your profile pic...hihi
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WELCOME TO THE I A,


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:25 am 
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Hi Alan, welcome to I/A. I was interested to read that you experimented with a pole. Do you still have the pole with you, have you tried it at Powai? I do a lot of my fishing with a pole and would to use one at Powai but it is carting it over and back. I will be in Bombay around the mid of Nov. maybe we could meet up there for a spot of fishing. Waiting to hear from you.
Henry


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