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 Post subject: My first ever threadfin
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:27 pm 
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Hi All,

After a long time of planning to fish at place near my hometown in Kerala (Kolavipalam estuary ) on 29th December 2009, me and two of my friend managed to get to the spot around 6:00 pm. After getting there we pitched our tent and managed to make a fire.This particular stretch of beach is renowned for Olive Ridley turtles visiting every year to the spot to lay eggs . We had high hopes of landing some thing big that night as it was almost full moon and we were in high spirits :D . I caught a couple of catfish from the beach and decided to use them as live baits. Around 9:30pm we heard the sound of reel screaming and i ran towards my rod and got a grip of it. The fight would have probably lasted for 10 - 15 minutes max. It was an absolute pleasure to fight with this fish. Initially when we started to spot the fish we had a doubt if it was a shark but eventually it was pretty evident and when the fish was just out of water on a retrieving wave my friend ran towards the fish and instead of grabbing the fish he pulled the line in spite of me yelling out not to pull the line!!!" and the obvious happens.. line snaps. And that moment we thought we had almost lost the fish to the next wave. And i had to run towards the fish and jump on it and got a good hold over it.

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2046/i ... 5small.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:20 pm 
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Super Fish Prabin. Where is Kolavi palam Estuary


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:36 pm 
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hey prabin,

congrat.. nice catch.. thanx for sharing.. what other fish did you catch..

regards,
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:56 pm 
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Thanks guys

Kolavipalam is close to Vadakara. I am pasting the link to the google map showing the spot. In the map you can see the river mouth and that is where i caught the fish.

http://maps.google.co.in/maps?q=vadakar ... CAkQ8gEwAA

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:09 pm 
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I usually target smaller species like ladyfish, Catfish, Croaker fish over there. People there occasionally catches sand sharks, sting ray from the sandy beach. But lot of people catch barramudi, groupers & Mangroove Jacks from the sea wall where they have place to hide under.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:43 pm 
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prabin wrote:
And i had to run towards the fish and jump on it


Congrats Prabin, looks like you have just invented a new sport :lol: :lol:

That is an awsome Threadfin..wish you many more.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:04 pm 
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That's an excellent fish, Prabin
Ravi


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Congratulation Prabin,

Really a nice Ravas. Kindly re explain how you used the catfish as live bait. If you can explain the size of cat fish and the setup, I would also like to try the same on one spot I know about.

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Ali. :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:44 pm 
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angler_ali wrote:
Congratulation Prabin,

Really a nice Ravas. Kindly re explain how you used the catfish as live bait. If you can explain the size of cat fish and the setup, I would also like to try the same on one spot I know about.

Regards,

Ali. :P


me too me too ali if this works mate it would solve solved two problems at the same time this could be really some thing what ya say :wink:

Prabin could not help to post your pics on the forum board it self it is a beauty of a fish

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cheers pal [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Great catch Prabin, Congrats..


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Hi Prabin,

Nice catch. Congrats.

Cheers,
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Congrats Prabin, thats a nice first one.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:31 am 
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Thanks a lot guys. Really appreciate it coming from you guys. And thanks to you Rajat for putting my pic up on the post. As for the rig i used it was a two hook live bait rig ( About 5 inches separating both hooks). I am pasting the link to the picture of the setup - ( http://www.smartmarine.co.nz/images/art ... ons_01.jpg ), except for the fish was facing the other side . Size of the hook would be of about an inch. I guess that would be size 5 or 6 (Mustad circle hooks). The size of the catfish i used as bait would be of 6 to 7 inches long. And i thought that was a big bait. To my surprise when i was cutting the fish to find out what they were feeding on i found at least 4 catfish's ranging from 7 to 9 inches in its stomach.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:04 pm 
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Great Catch!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:20 pm 
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Well done. I shal be doing a bit of daylight fishing to try to bag one myself.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Ken L wrote:
Well done. I shal be doing a bit of daylight fishing to try to bag one myself.


Ken The Ravas was caught during night time so the myth of ravas feeding only in day time is wrong. I have heard stories of your lost fishes from Esturies and looks like that it could be a Ravas.

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Ali. :P


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You've been talking to Scott.
He was stood there sking if there was anything he could do while the line just poured off the reel under heavy drag. I would have been spooled for sure if the fish hadn't spat out the lure with chomped hooks.
Did he also tell you about the "thing" he hooked whilst bait fishing the same spot ?
Whatever it was (probably a very big ray) could not be moved. It was like hooking a tree -except this tree occasionally got up and swam 20m or so.


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Ken L wrote:
You've been talking to Scott.
He was stood there sking if there was anything he could do while the line just poured off the reel under heavy drag. I would have been spooled for sure if the fish hadn't spat out the lure with chomped hooks.
Did he also tell you about the "thing" he hooked whilst bait fishing the same spot ?
Whatever it was (probably a very big ray) could not be moved. It was like hooking a tree -except this tree occasionally got up and swam 20m or so.

ken welcome back sounds definitely like a Ray there mate and big one for that
Thanks prabin for the set up will give it a try surely next time. Ali what ya say looks like a good way to go to get that Ravas :idea: :idea: :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:54 am 
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Good Catch Bro....Keep it Coming..... :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Ken L wrote:
You've been talking to Scott.
He was stood there sking if there was anything he could do while the line just poured off the reel under heavy drag. I would have been spooled for sure if the fish hadn't spat out the lure with chomped hooks.
Did he also tell you about the "thing" he hooked whilst bait fishing the same spot ?
Whatever it was (probably a very big ray) could not be moved. It was like hooking a tree -except this tree occasionally got up and swam 20m or so.


Ah. we had spent some nights under the stars and you know beside fishing it is customary to exchange stories... :lol: :lol:

Ali..


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:57 am 
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Hey Prabin

Congrats nice catch


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