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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:59 pm 
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After a couple of months I managed to get a weeks leave and prepared in full hope of doing fishing for the entire week. But my hopes were dented when I reached Kanyakumari with high fever and the fever rose when I went to the beach and saw only sand waves till a few hundred meters. Even the river is diverted this time to construct a new bridge in place of the old bridge which was lifted and thrown away by tsunami. I was determined against all odds but put off by high fever and rains for the next couple of days. This is the first time I saw waves breaking every where in the sea till the eye can see towards the horizon, some thing strange.


After 2 days the water was far better with little suspended sands, still worse compared to normal. After a few initial cast I caught a small GT around 1Kg. I was accompanied my friend Ajith who lost his first fish as the fish dragged the line around the rock.

Next day we went to a new place, a very long jetty (should be around 2 kilometers long) and everyone tired their best only to get snagged in some rock. I withdrawn from fishing as every one bugged me to tie knots for them. Leason leant - It is better to teach atleast a couple of knots to the new guys before going to a interesting spot.

The next day me and my brother went to our favorite spot. This time I tried a Rapala lure, giving my trusted laserpro to my brother. This is the first time I tried any other brand than Halco, and I should say I am very much impressed by Rapala. The lure is an X-rap Magnum and it dives much deeper than Halco LaserPro in comparision. I a couple of cast I got the familiar pull and after a brief fight I landed a nice GT. My brother too had his luck and he landed a GT, first fish on a lure for him.

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Beautiful catch..... congrats...


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congrats Venkatesan, its always u with lovely GT,s guess there are lots of them in Kanyakumari..


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VENKATESAN. nice GT andexcellent wish you many more.


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Congratulation beautiful GT's

isn't kanyakumari a place where we can witness both rising and setting sun...

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congrats Venkatesan, its always u with lovely GT,s guess there are lots of them in Kanyakumari..

Yes, this place is full of GTs and nowadays everytime when I cast I wish I should catch something other than a GT.

arish wrote:
isn't kanyakumari a place where we can witness both rising and setting sun...

Yes one can see both sun rise and sun set. During summer we can see it clearly otherwise there may be clouds blocking the view.


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Once again you bagged some nice Trevally :D

Congrats Venkatesan akka Trevally specialist of kanyakumari :wink:

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Congrats on the gt. They look beautiful !! :)


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Congrats for the nice catch.


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h_venkatesan wrote:
whitesnapper wrote:
congrats Venkatesan, its always u with lovely GT,s guess there are lots of them in Kanyakumari..

Yes, this place is full of GTs and nowadays everytime when I cast I wish I should catch something other than a GT.

arish wrote:
isn't kanyakumari a place where we can witness both rising and setting sun...

Yes one can see both sun rise and sun set. During summer we can see it clearly otherwise there may be clouds blocking the view.


@Venkatesan: Consider your self lucky. We dream of Gts here in Dubai. Atleast the shore anglers do.


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Congrats Venkatesan akka Trevally specialist of kanyakumari :wink:

Thanks for your kind words!

@Kashaif : Infact I consider myself extremely lucky to have such a wonderful spot near to my home. The only worry is I am unable to go to my native so often as I like.


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congrats on the good catches! may god bless you with many more....

I liked the read brief and nice. You have highlighted some issues most of us face in a nice and subtle manner like new bridges being made and natural calamities like a tsunami..... Glad you got your fish and even more glad your safe, contemplating going to the sea as most of the weather predictions across most of the coastal areas say partial storms..... Hats off to you mate!

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Thanks Omesh. Infact there was a heated discussion in my house about me going for fishing during this time. The reason being for quite some time the sea is very rough and around 6 people have lost their lives in the past couple of weeks around our locaality. Two people have drowned in the very same place which i have discussed in my previous thread. Infact yesterday evening 3 persons were extremely lucky when there were washed into the sea while immersing Ganesh idol, they were saved by the local fisherman just in time. The roughness of the sea prevented me from going to my favorite spot and I had to select a safe spot in a near by jetty.


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h_venkatesan wrote:
Thanks Omesh. Infact there was a heated discussion in my house about me going for fishing during this time. The reason being for quite some time the sea is very rough and around 6 people have lost their lives in the past couple of weeks around our locaality. Two people have drowned in the very same place which i have discussed in my previous thread. Infact yesterday evening 3 persons were extremely lucky when there were washed into the sea while immersing Ganesh idol, they were saved by the local fisherman just in time. The roughness of the sea prevented me from going to my favorite spot and I had to select a safe spot in a near by jetty.


I wasn't wrong it is risky for now! Like I said mate glad you got your fish and more glad your safe! I can continue to look forward to read nice reports and look at beautiful fish that you catch!

Best Regards once again my friend, wish you many more!


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Hi Venkatesan thats a nice catch keep up the good work.


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Congrats Venkatesan some realy nice looking fish you all caught. Wish u many more.


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Very good report and some lovely fishes.

keep on doing it. Congratulations.. :D

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kashaif wrote:
h_venkatesan wrote:
whitesnapper wrote:
congrats Venkatesan, its always u with lovely GT,s guess there are lots of them in Kanyakumari..

Yes, this place is full of GTs and nowadays everytime when I cast I wish I should catch something other than a GT.

arish wrote:
isn't kanyakumari a place where we can witness both rising and setting sun...

Yes one can see both sun rise and sun set. During summer we can see it clearly otherwise there may be clouds blocking the view.


@Venkatesan: Consider your self lucky. We dream of Gts here in Dubai. Atleast the shore anglers do.


We do have GT's here in dubai as well its just that they are called golden trevally (GT) ;)

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h_venkatesan wrote:
Thanks Omesh. Infact there was a heated discussion in my house about me going for fishing during this time. The reason being for quite some time the sea is very rough and around 6 people have lost their lives in the past couple of weeks around our locaality. Two people have drowned in the very same place which i have discussed in my previous thread. Infact yesterday evening 3 persons were extremely lucky when there were washed into the sea while immersing Ganesh idol, they were saved by the local fisherman just in time. The roughness of the sea prevented me from going to my favorite spot and I had to select a safe spot in a near by jetty.


hmm looks like you water is infested with trevallies :) Good for you. Congrats on the catch and thankx for sharing.

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Venkatesan,

I am concerned at the risks you are taking fishing near rough seas.

Earlier, I have posted some safeguards that should be taken when venturing out in such conditions.

The least you should do is to get a lifejacket that is snug fitting (so that it does not impede your casting) when you go in conditions which cause concern.

Would hate to lose you, mate!

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teritex wrote:
kashaif wrote:
h_venkatesan wrote:
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congrats Venkatesan, its always u with lovely GT,s guess there are lots of them in Kanyakumari..

Yes, this place is full of GTs and nowadays everytime when I cast I wish I should catch something other than a GT.

arish wrote:
isn't kanyakumari a place where we can witness both rising and setting sun...

Yes one can see both sun rise and sun set. During summer we can see it clearly otherwise there may be clouds blocking the view.


@Venkatesan: Consider your self lucky. We dream of Gts here in Dubai. Atleast the shore anglers do.


We do have GT's here in dubai as well its just that they are called golden trevally (GT) ;)

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Yeah but have never caught one and never saw any one hooking as well. So still a dream..


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teritex wrote:
hmm looks like you water is infested with trevallies :) Good for you.

Yes our water has GT in plenty. Barramundi,Cod, mullet, snapper and other species are also available. Next time I should hook some thing other than a GT.
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I am concerned at the risks you are taking fishing near rough seas.
Would hate to lose you, mate!

Thanks a lot for your Concern. I assure you that I have never taken and will never take any sort of risk thak puts my life in danger (except for a few while riding bike and during trekking :roll: ). This time my friend casted one of my favorite lure into the rocks :( . I could have taken the risk to retrieve the lure, but I didn't and never will.


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Venkatesan,

Glad to hear that.

No fish (or lure for that matter) is worth your life.

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h_venkatesan wrote:
Yes our water has GT in plenty. Barramundi,Cod, mullet, snapper and other species are also available. Next time I should hook some thing other than a GT.


:twisted: :twisted: now thats a very Tempting Place Venkat :wink: I will raid it someday with your help ofcourse :lol: :lol:

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:twisted: :twisted: now thats a very Tempting Place Venkat :wink: I will raid it someday with your help ofcourse :lol: :lol:

you are always welcome!! [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Wow Venkat ... This is really Good. May you be blessed with many more and much bigger sizes!!!!


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h_venkatesan wrote:
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:twisted: :twisted: now thats a very Tempting Place Venkat :wink: I will raid it someday with your help ofcourse :lol: :lol:

you are always welcome!! [smilie=coolup.gif]


Thanks Brother :D

God Willing I will :-)

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Last weekend I was again at my favorite spot with a determination to land something other than a GT. But again I felt the familiar pull on the very first cast and after a few runs I landed a beautiful GT. Again on the third cast I got a hit and in no time we landed another GT. Seeing me landing GT one after another my brother wanted to try the same lure (Rapala x-rap magnum) instead of the laserpro that he was trying for quite some time with no stikes. On the very first cast he hooked into a monster GT and I let him to experiene the thrill. Being hooked into a monster for the first time he was quite excited and was in no mood to listen to my words. Finally the monster ran into the rocks and combined with my brothers less experience it was able to snap the line. Oops.. we lost a big GT and the Rapala. I then tried with the tilsan bara and a small GT took it. For its size it gave a very good fight. Again I tried with another rapala and again got a strike within a few cast and this time to another good GT. The GT completely swallowed the Lure and we were unable to remove the lure there itself and so we returend home. A few fisherman saw us taking the fish out of the water and what we thought happended for the next few days. There were nets every where around the jetty and literally no fishes were found inside of the nets. We ruturned empty handed for the sencond day, but on the third day after a heavy amount of casting we got a small GT.

I have to wait to catch something other than a GT for a couple of weeks. After 2 weeks I will be going again, wish me good luck!

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Good show Venkatesan.

Congrats [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Excellent fishing Venkatesan.

Please tell me if the GTs are edible and if so, how are they prepared?

Here, no one ever thinks of eating GTs ( except perhaps the aborigines)
and these are always returned to the water.

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great catch. Congrats


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Congrats Mr Venkates. Baged them Good matey!!!!! Keep on uploading many more. [smilie=thumbup.gif]


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@Kingfish: GTs are a prized catch in our region and I think it is also the case in entire indian coastal region. GT is prepared in the same way as any other fish. We either make fish curry or fry them. Traditional fish curry is a combination of hot, sour and salty taste. Red chilly powder, grounded coconut, tamarind, coriander powder, a pinch of cumin and turmeric powder, salt are the main ingredients. For frying also we use similar ingredients, if you want detailed method sent me a PM, I will give you and elaborate description.

Same way like GTs which are not considered edible in many parts of the world in our region traditionally we wont eat Tuna (for religious reason). Now a days many have started eating tuna. Personally I would say GT is better tasting than tuna and mackerel(bangda).


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Hi Venkat ,,,seems like your place is teeming with GT's ... Congrats on your catches...


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Good show buddy... thanks for sharing the recipe too. :D


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Hi venkat, Congrats, can you share info on lures & colors that you used, as well detailed time & tackle used
Would appriciate your assistance
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Venkat,

Sounds delicious..must try when I visit your area ( both the catching and the eating !!).

As regards tuna, do anglers catch these in your waters? What type? are these released if people do not eat them due to religious reasons?

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@kingfish: yes we have many types of tuna in our region ( bluefin, yellowfine, striped bonito, albacore and false albacore are very common). I have seen these mainly in one particular harbour. Tuna is a highly priced catch and only the hindu community in our region wont eat them(now situation is changing). You are always welcome to our place.

@Mayur: Rapala x-rap magnum (bonito 15') was the one which got strikes on almost every cast. It was on an evening with clear sky and sandy not so clear water well after a high tide. Rod: abu garcia 10 feet heavy action Reel: Penn 850ssm with 40# mono.

Thanks to every one!!


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Hey Thanks a ton Venkat, I am tring to learn on sea fishing, Really appriciate your information


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great fishing bro ,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:


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" what we thought happended for the next few days. There were nets every where around the jetty and literally no fishes were found inside of the nets. We ruturned empty handed for the sencond day, but on the third day after a heavy amount of casting we got a small GT. "

hi venkat.. real sad to hear the above.. its the case most places.. when locals see anglers pull out fish after fish .. they begin netting heavily... just another reason why we should practice catch and release in a discreet manner...and if you take a couple.. then do that also very discreetly.. just my opinion.. i hope it serves you.. regards...


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Hearty Congratulations for the catches Venkat :D
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[smilie=holyshit.gif] again magnificent Gt's, congrats venkatesan . U are the GT man..


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@Hamour: At the spot where i fish there will always be atleast a couple of local fisherman fishing with hand-line. We being aliens to them(now they are used to us) with rods, lures and small diameter line it is impossible to miss their attention. I am also inclined towards catch and release, but till now I am unable to do both. Even on the day when I got the biggest GT so far, the first word came from my mouth on seeing the fish was, "We shall release the fish" (it's even recorded in the video my cousin took), but my words didn't reach the deaf ears of my brother and my cousins. I will definitely release the fish when we do not fish for the pot. Thanks to you for suggesting catch and release.

Thanks to Merwyntiger, Sayed and whitesanpper.


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