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 Post subject: New Guy
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:25 am 
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Hi, this is Skunker. I"m originally from Kerala and now live in New York. Over here, I surfcast for Striped Bass and Blue fish and take a boat out for Fluke. I do a day or two per year worth of fresh water fishing also. When I visit Kerala, I try throwing some lures (so far unsuccesful there) in the streams around my town. I have fond childhood memories of monsoon season there. We'd use worms and little frogs to catch catfish and other river fish. Also tried som unorthodox methods.

Looking forward to surffishing in the Kovalam, Kollam, and Kochi areas next time I'm there but I have no clue about how to go about it. Things I'm trying to learn:
What type of fish are there accessible from the surf?
What are the open seasons for them?
What type of gear should I bring?
What type of lures?

Of course, I'll be using the search function, but if you want to chime in, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:27 am 
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Howdy Skunker! Hope you find what you are looking for.


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Hi,

Welcome to IA.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:42 pm 
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Welcome here, Skunker
Ravi


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hello Shunker,

I think you should get in touch with Jeen, he will be the best person to guide you.

All the best and keep us posted.


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Welcome mate.

Beach fishing is just taking a form in India and so there is a absolute dearth of expertise in this form of fishing. The most common form of shore fishing is from rocks and there is a misconception among many of us that Beach fishing will not produce good results.

Let me assure you, and I am sure Santosh will bear witness, that the thrill and charm of this form of fishing is much more than many conventional form of Indian fishing. If you can rightly identify some good holes and spots, and time your visit rightly, you are sure to catch some serious fishes.

Below is the list of some of the fishes you can land from the Indian beaches.

1- GT
2- Snapper
3- Thread Fin (Ravas)
4- Queen Fish
5- Baramundi
6- Sting Ray
7- sand Shark
8- Reef Shark
9- Blubber Lip Snapper
10- Reef Cod
11- Flat Head
12- cat Fish :twisted:

The list above is not exhaustive and there is no limit on size either. Unlike rock fishing, you can use light gears and enjoy your fight.

Hope this will help you in your quest.

Regards,

Ali.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Thank you all for the welcome and advices. I've seen pics on this forum of a GT caught from the surf on Chennai. I'm hoping fish like that exists on the opposite coast also. I was also interested in fishing Kanyakumari. All the rocks, and the rivers emptying in the ocean, sure looks like a great spot for some serious predators. I already have some freshwater gear stashed in my home in Kerala. I will be bringing some tropical gear next time I visit. Looking forward to learning a lot from this site and maybe update you on my spoils here. Thanks and tightlines to all!


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welcome aboard Mate


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