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 Post subject: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:57 pm 
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Hello,

Caught my first few fishies a few days ago at Gokarna... So i though that earns me the right to register out here....It was absolutely an amazing experience....Gokarna Rocks in the offseason...


Introductions...??
I am from Bangalore, a techie (what else??).I love the outdoors and equally hate my cubicle.
Anyway, I've been lurking about this forum for quite a while... I've met a couple of you guys at the Bangalore Fish Feeding Party at Machinbele :-)
That was absolutely super... especially seeing those Tortoises...

Here are some pics,

First Catch - What is it called?
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Catch on the Last day
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Besides a Cat Fish, I am not sure what the other fish are called...anyone?

\m/ Dark Druid \m/


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:18 pm 
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The first pic looks like a baby barra though I could be wrong.

Druid, please use the imageshack toolbar provided in the new post screen for posting images. Your images are not showing up.

If you are having problems please ask brother dearest :-)

Cheers
Bopanna


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:19 pm 
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DarkDruid wrote:
Hello,

Caught my first few fishies a few days ago at Gokarna... So i though that earns me the right to register out here....It was absolutely an amazing experience....Gokarna Rocks in the offseason...


Introductions...??
I am from Bangalore, a techie (what else??).I love the outdoors and equally hate my cubicle.
Anyway, I've been lurking about this forum for quite a while... I've met a couple of you guys at the Bangalore Fish Feeding Party at Machinbele :-)
That was absolutely super... especially seeing those Tortoises...

Here are some pics,

First Catch - What is it called?
Image

Catch on the Last day
Image

Besides a Cat Fish, I am not sure what the other fish are called...anyone?

\m/ Dark Druid \m/
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Hey DarkDruid, firstly welcome 2 the forum.
Nice catch u got there, i am not sure abt. the name of the fish, but seems pretty good, just hang in there, and u will get the answer.

BTW what tackle did u use, hook size and weight.

Good luck fishing.

Bye & TC [smilie=coolup.gif]
Vinayak


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:20 pm 
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Vinayak, please do not quote old posts from the same thread. It just clutters up things.

Cheers
Bops


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 Post subject: Hey Bopanna
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Ok Bops, sorry for that, i wont do it next time.

BTW, i found out the english names for a few fish which i quoted the other day, Tamaso = Mangrove Jack & Chanak = Barramundi

Bye & TC
Vinayak


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:29 pm 
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Chanak - Chanakya - Clever fish - Barramundi

Makes sense, see if you can catch some Chanak, good fight.

Bops


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Hi DD & Vinayak,

Welcome to the forum . DD if you use image shack we can have your fish Ided.


Jeen


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Welcome to the forum. :D


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Hello and welcome!

No offence but are all you guys computer geeks!

Makes me wish I did something useful when I was younger.
I spent all my time trying to be a good trumpet player.
Fat load of good it did me!

All the best, YB.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:55 pm 
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The fish that's being held up is a Lutjanid but the colour is wrong for a mangrove jack. I'd go for a golden snapper if I had to make the call.
The black spot isn't always obvious and they often look like this http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/Pictures ... at=species

The middle two fish in the group photo are croakers of some sort. Some of these like the Aussie "Black Jewfish" grow to a very respectable size.

This fish on the right is a catfish. God I hate catfish. No matter how big the bait, it's tap, tap, tap, tap

I've had GT's off the rocks at Gokana but I'm tempted to fish bait next time I visit after seeing the pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:58 am 
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Hello and welcome to the forum..

Nice place to share your fishing experiences with other fellow anglers.

BTW, I could not see your catch.The pics not showing up..

Anyway, where is this place, Gokarna? Can you give more info and directions to that place?

Have a great time on IA.


Regards,
Arokiaraj


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 Post subject: Hi
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:25 pm 
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Hi Bops,
finally figured out the image thingy.. thanks

Ken,
Thanks for your response. Yeah, it looks pretty similar to the one in the picture, but had a mild-yellow hue on the dorsal and pectorals. The other two were definetly croakers, now that you mention it. The first chap i landed one, it started croaking and completely freaked me out... i didn't know they could be so loud. The catfish was a pain, i was wary of the spine(s), especially after what my brother tells me about them.

YB,
True...Way too many techies :-). I wish I did something soulfully-constructive as trumpet playing.... heck, nevermind, we have fishing and the outdoors for now :-D

Beemorein, Jeen,
Thanks, proud to be a part of this forum (finally)

Vinayak,
Not sure about the technical details...still a newbie you see... I used decent sized hooks...and a good Tiger Rod. Perhaps Derek can give you those details (I bummed off his equipment :-))
For bait, I used Prawn which where dredged by the local fishermen. They are called Satlu in local parlance and the fisherfolk are excellent people and will give it to you for nothing.... you might have to compete with the local fisherboys though :-). Alternatively you can use rock crabs or barnacle meat to fish... but Praws work the best....
You can spin of the rocks too...but the resident fisherman, Muhammed, says that its not a very good idea, this season, as the waves are really rough and the water is muddy with all the water running off the ghats due to the monsoon. Theres no sunlight too. And he is right, hours of spinning and achy arms, did not even generate a single splash...

Arokiaraj,
Gokarna is a small pilgrim town close to Karwar/Kumta. Its a beautiful place with pristine (atleast used to be that way) beaches. Its a great place for some peace-time. Good place to take a few books, a good bottle, a few good smokes ;-) and now your rods n reels...
Look it up on the internet...
If you are going there somtime soon, stay over at Namaste German Bakery. They charge about 400 bucks for a simple room and have decent food... contact me if you want their tele-nos.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:07 pm 
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Yep, I stayed at Namaste on Om Beach as well. Had my GT's off the rocks to the north of the beach where you walk down from the cliff.

Lots of really good looking spots amongst the rosks further up but really hard to get to safely.

Has anyone fished the river for Barra ?


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 Post subject: Gokarn
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:29 pm 
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Ken,
Yeah, the path..we call it the Viper Trail...its paved and cemented these days...
The rocks that you fished on are out of bounds now...apparently the death toll is 8 this year alone on those rocks....
Owing to the monsoon...the rocks had monster waves lashing at them.... it was ruled out for us...
We fished at the 3rd large rock from Namaste...
\m/ \m/
Dark Druid


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 Post subject: Thanx for the Info
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:43 pm 
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Hey DarkDruid thanx for the info.

Bye & TC
Vinayak :D


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 Post subject: Welcome
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:26 pm 
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Welcome to the forum. The pic no:2 those fishes are crockers, found in abundance around Mumbai, Goa coasts.


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