I'm from Bangalore, a newbie to fishing and would love to fish, but don't know the basics.
The only time I caught a fish was in Mysore (Balmuri Falls) when I was a kid about 18 years ago. It was a doke fish which I caught Desi Style with a line, a hook, lead weights and a float (something I don't remember what I used). I caught the fish (yeah right!) with the line and hook and was pulling it out of the water from above a dam like structure when the fish slipped out and fell back into the water. It was a little less than a feet long and only about 5 feet away from my hand when it slipped back.
Not even that much luck since then and have'nt had that many chances to fish either, but never the less would love to start all over again.
I came to know about this forum through another forum which I am guessing eljefe is a part of too. Hope to meet some of you to learn more..