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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:48 pm 
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Hi every one!

Have been reading this forum for a while now, thought it would be only fair to say hello, as seeing i have learnt allot already from it all.

Being an uber keen fisherman from holland, i grew up in Oman. Being a very keen lurefisherman, i used to catch allot of pike/zander/perch in holland before moving to Oman at the age of 14.

A local dude, called Faisal, took me under his wing. Teaching me every thing from spearfishing to blue water hunting. Spending every day after shool and at the weekend fishing. Trusting me to treat all of his fishing gear and boat as my own.

Over the years i spend there, I gathered a vast knowlage of this wonderfull ocean. Hunting tuna with live bait, spinning for huge GT's and free diving for record groupers. Teachign people as i go allong, and taking tourists out fishing for free, as some times i was out allone and wanted to give people the same experiance i had!

Some memorable times have come from going allong the beach and just shouting... 'any body want to come fishing with me?' always getting some suprised looks from the sunbathers i had woken up, but always tempting and angler or 2.

We caught some serious fish over the years. My personal best (elclosed pic)

Yellow fin Tuna (54kg) Oman 1998

I took a few friends out to the reefs some 10 miles off shore, where we trolled large baits between schools of dolphins and tuna's in a feeding frenzy. Already having landed 3 smaller (20kg) fish, i was reeling in my lure, so it wouldn't get tangled with the other fish that had been hooked, it then smashed the bait right next to the boat. It was like a huge black submarine just shot out of the deep blue water and then tore 100's of meters of line of my reel.

It took over 2 1/2 hours to land. I held on every second of the way.

Not being strong enough to lift the fish, we needed 3 of us to pull on the rope for this pic, even then we still couldn't get it of the ground...


The when i was 18 i was sent to boarding school, this ovbiously being the biggest shock of my live, having to go to the UK...cold wet and grey. BUT most importently NO fish...or not the extreeme conditions i was used to.

Speding every second of the day dreaming of heading back to this wonderfull ocean.

I have now been giving the chance by a great guy to head back, this time to the opposite side of the ocean, GOA.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as i enjoyed writing it.

Michael de Min

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Hi Michael,
Welcome to the Forum.

Like most of us you seem to have started fishing at the early age of 14, Interestingly youve caught a 54 kg yellow fin Tuna; a dream fish (size) to most of us and whats most interesting is you describe a 20 kg fish SMALL :roll:

Looking forward to read a little more of your fishing experience... I am sure u like to share it with us.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:28 pm 
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Hi there!

Welcome to the madness. I see you are well and truly hooked. Hope to catch up with you in Goa sometime.

And 20kg small fish!!! that means I have been catching minnows all my life. hahahahaahah But as they all say - size does not matter.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Thank you for your kind words.

I have enough stories to fill a couple of books, but where to start?

Here is a larger version of the fish, and some more....

I'll post some more info on my adventure in the tacke and tactics section

Mike

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:22 pm 
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Its been a long time since we got to read such an introduction. Welcome to the forum.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:41 pm 
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Hi Michael,

Welcome to IA.. Hope you have a good time in Goa.

Cheers,
Madhur.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:48 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Psymin,

Nice yellow fin there, fish like that really pull hard :D

Tight lines,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:27 pm 
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welcome buddy! hope you have a good time in GOA!
regards


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:44 am 
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Hi Michael,
Welcome to the IA, great introduction and look forward to more of your informative topics.
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michael


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Awesome... :shock:

Welcome to the club...

I wish i could catch a small fish of 20KGs :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:17 pm 
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Thanks every one for your kind welcomes... i look forward to exploring these waters aroudn goa!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:39 pm 
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welcome to IA matey and hope you have a wonderfull time in Goa by the way when are you exactly reaching there I might be in Goa mid October would like to catch up with you if you are around
cheers and tight lines :D :D


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welcome to the forum


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:21 pm 
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Very nice introduction Psymin. Welcome to the Forum.

Are you based at Oman? Have nice time at Goa.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:53 pm 
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Welcome to IA Michael!
Regards,
Yaj.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:48 pm 
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Hi Michael,

welcome to IA.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:58 pm 
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hi mike, welcome to indian angler,

i'll be going to india in november so will definately see you there. and you can have a look at my blog at http://. where there is a bit on the konkan and barra. maybe email me and i'll drop you my no. and we can have a chat.

its going to be a very fishy christmas mate,

tight lines, scott


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:52 pm 
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Welcome to IA

Cheers,
Apoo


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:wink: hey Mate, Welcome to the forum, :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:18 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, im living in North Goa and seeing we share the same passion for fishing anytime you want to go fishing around north goa give me the shout. Ill come!!

Enjoy your stay here, im loving it!!


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