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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:58 am 
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Why did it take me so long to find this site? I've spent hours learning bits and pieces from various sites but it's all here, all under one roof so to speak!!

Anyway, a bit about me:

My first visit to India was in October 05. Fished for 2 weeks on the Ganges/ Yammuna with Misty Dhillon's 'Himalayan Outback' outfit. The fishing was difficult but we all caught decent fish, and Misty's hospitality was truly second to none.

My next visit to India will be for rather longer. I'm going to pack my job in shortly and take a year out to travel around Asia. The first 6 months will be in India; followed by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Anyway back to India, and Fishing! I'll be jetting into Delhi but travelling north immediately, to avoid the heat. I'm planning on travelling via Chandigarh to Shimla, Manali and eventually Leh.

I'm hoping to fly fish for Trout mainly, but may take up any Mahseer opportunities, should any come along.

I'll then travel south mainly by train. No specific plans just yet; but I'll aim for Kerala at some stage, before hopping over to Chennai for my flight out.

Fishing can most certainly disrupt any travel plans I form, at any time!

So, that's a rough outline of my plans. Not sure when I'll arrive, depends on when I rent my house. With any luck; it will be within 6 weeks.

Cheers
Ric


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:32 am 
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Welcome to the Forum Ricco, there's more than fishing on this site..


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:45 am 
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Hey Ricco, Welcome to the Nuthouse and as Polly the Parrot has already said, there is more to this forum than just fishing...

Tight lines mate !!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:03 am 
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Hi Ric,
Welcome to the forum, and have a great stay in India.
A year off, i must be dreaming.
Owen


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:18 am 
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Hi Ricco ... welcome to the site that we call the nuthouse .... I second Owen ... a year off .... Fluff


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:37 pm 
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Hi Ric
Welcome abroad.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:20 pm 
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Welcome to the forum.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:14 am 
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Fishing can most certainly disrupt any travel plans I form, at any time

GOD DID NOT INCLUDE THE TIME SPENT ON FISHIN WHEN HE ALLOTTED TIME TO MAN,MORE U FISH MORE U LIVE.WELCOME TO INDIA.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:25 am 
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Thanks for all the warm greetings!

I've quite a few questions on my mind; I'll be posting then over the days and weeks ahead.

I'd like to reciprocate. If any of you have any interest in fishing in the U.K.; styles/ methods etc, or any cultural curiosity please feel free to throw it my way; I'd be delighted to give you my view!

Ric


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:16 pm 
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Welcome Ricco! Hope you have a great time!
Yaj.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:12 pm 
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Welcome aboard.
Feel free to fire questions 'cause there are plenty of UK visitors on here who can help out with all things travelling and fishing.


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Welcome aboard, Ricco. Hope you find what you're looking for here.

Tight lines!
Bopanna


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:42 pm 
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welcome to the forum mate...
regards :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:48 am 
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howdy ricco!

put up your right hand and repeat after me " i will release all the fish i catch and even those i don't so help me Oh Great Big Angler in the sky".

cheers mate. Have a great time here and spread the word.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:06 am 
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[smilie=hiya.gif] ,Ricco , we at the forum welcome you,(Bops another one from a-broad). At Manali try the Lakadi ka pull (means Wooden Bridge), for trout fishing. Visit the trout farm run by the Govt. of HP. Dont forget to get a fishing licence wherever you fish. Its valid for a month.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:04 pm 
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Cheers guys

Any Mahseer that I'm lucky enough to land will be treated with kid gloves I can assure you!!

I'm a 99% catch and release man. The 1% is the occasional badly hooked fish, one that I judge would not survive if released.

Most freshwater anglers in the U.K. follow this practice, although you do get the occasional 'fishmonger' :(


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:39 pm 
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Hi Ricco,

Seems like you have started a thread at Indiamike .com too. I am also a member there. I am there as bhaktijananda

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:55 pm 
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Hi Apoo

Yes that's me! Indiamike is another really interesting site. This one is certainly tops for fishing though!

Cheers
Ric


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:30 pm 
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i agree with apoo n ricco both...
indiamike is a gr8 site for travelling infos
i'm there also with this ID itself


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Hi Ricco,

Nice to say hello to another UK angler on the Forum. :D

Best wishes


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:15 am 
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And hi to you Ecclerigg!

I'm in Stockport, so I guess you are within a hundred or so miles of me. Quite bizarre really, considering this website is based, what, 4000 miles away?

I've just let my house, i'll be jetting out around 30 May for 6 months in India, followed by 6 months in south east Asia. Fishing will be the main priority, of course!

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Ric


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:08 pm 
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Hi Rick,

You will be living the dream of thousands of UK anglers - Have a fantastic time. Family commitments and finance restrict me to a couple of trips away a year - 12 months would be brilliant.

I live between Windermere & Ambleside so you've probably passed by on several occasions if you've fished the Lakes.

My India trips have been restricted to the Cauvery River and I'm back there in February. If you need any info on that area send me a message.

Regards


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:31 am 
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welcome and wishing you tight lines & screaming reels.
maverick-phil


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 12:49 pm 
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Hi Ricco,

have a great great trip in India. Hope we meet you in your travels.

One year all to yourself :shock: :shock: . No work :D

What did you do ..rob a bank :lol:

Pls don't take offence, mate... I'm planning to do something along those lines and thought I'd get some advice :twisted:

Getting a day off is like getting a tooth pulled here :roll:

Jude


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:31 pm 
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i completely agree with ya jude...buddy
i can manage only about 30 days of fishing... :cry: :cry: :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:42 pm 
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man :shock: ......

30 days of Fishing & still U r complaining....be happy ur not in my shoes....

need to beg for getting a day OFF :? :?


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:18 am 
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Jude as you might guess, there are some sacrifices I need to make to do what I'm doing!

My job isn't being held for me; I'll be unemployed when I get back to the U.K. That's OK, I can certainly find at least temporary work. Not as well paid of course, but I've realised that money isn't everything!

I'll be leaving my family and friends behind. This is tough, but I'm looking forward to making new friends during my travels. Hopefully this will include some of you guys off this site, I'm sure we can learn so much from each other!

It's also slightly scary flying out to a foreign land on your own! I have been to India once before so I have an idea what to expect, but those 2 weeks barely scratched the surface. I've more anticipation than fear though, by a factor of at least 10:1.

I'm fortunate in that I don't have a large mortgage; and that rents are high in the U.K. So by letting my house I can live at a fairly basic standard in India, without the need to work. This will not be the case for much longer; your country's economic growth will see to that. So, now is the time!

Oh, and I don't have any dependants, a crucial factor.

I'd be mad not to, don't you think?


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 9:48 am 
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Ricco,

I didn't mean to get you all melancholy with my note ... :oops:

There is some IA guy in every corner of this planet
(Thanks to Bops :wink: )

So I guess you'll hardly be lonely ...

It takes great strength and courage to just up and off :shock:

Hats off to you !

I'm working on that strength and courage part 8)

I'm around 3% there :lol:

Jude


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:50 am 
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Hi, How was your fishing on your trip ? hope it was worht the partinh with your family.
Regards


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:26 am 
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Hi Ric,

For travellers like you I suggest you check out www.globalfreeloaders.com Will send you a PM too.

Welcome to the forum and happy fishing.

Outrigorsandeep


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Hi Sandeep I've replied to your p.m. but not certain it went. Could you let me know if you haven't received it, in which case I'll send it again.

Thanks
Ric


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 6:00 pm 
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Welcome Buddy to India & IA the nuthouse. V a pleasent stay in india. hope u catch lot's of fish.
ok
Take care
Dev


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