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 Post subject: shark fishing.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:47 pm 
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Hi ya'll...

Folks i've been contemplating on the possibility of fishing for sharks along the konkan coast.

Do any of you chaps, know of likely places .. and have ya'll had any such experiences , intended or otherwise.

Do respond, it'd be really interesting to know.

P.S. not talking about shovel nosed skates... more like reef black tip sharks etc..

Ciao.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:56 pm 
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You will find shark on the malvan coast just have to chum for them,too easy to catch:)))))))))


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heliox1965 wrote:
You will find shark on the malvan coast just have to chum for them,too easy to catch:)))))))))


Not too easy to land.. :P :P .

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:29 am 
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keep the inputs coming folks .. to elucidate further , im talking about surfcasting for sharks...

thanks neil... and ali bhai.. very true , but therein lies the adrenalin rush..


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Hi Hamour

For catching sharks from the surf what set up do you plan to use.. will you kayak out the bait or cast it from shore ?


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Is it possible to cast from shore line and hook a shark on the other end?
Where around Mumbai can we land one?


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Hope [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]


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raj wrote:
Is it possible to cast from shore line and hook a shark on the other end?
Where around Mumbai can we land one?


Yes


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 Post subject: Re: shark fishing.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:57 pm 
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hamour wrote:
P.S. not talking about shovel nosed skates... more like reef black tip sharks etc.. Ciao.


sand sharks / rays also put great fight. A 10 Kg. one will test you & your tackle.

Its is possible to get sharks (many other good fish as well) from the beach, provided you are fishing the right place or can read the surf for sandbars, channels, holes. A beach with sharp dropoff and a reef or mouth of estuary nearby, I believe will be a good option. Also night is the best time.
Use a wire leader. I once hooked into a fish which I believe was a shark & not a barracuda by the way it fought.. it managed to cut by 50 lb leader after a good fight (clean cut above the hook. I was doing surf casting with dead bait.).

Santosh


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Bobby and Santosh can you guys suggest some area where we can try fishing for these species.

Would love to try night fishing and tomorrow is a full moon.


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try gannatipule beach, dear shark hunter, bull shark,,,,u will get there


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Thanks Merwyn Was planning a bike trip, will give a try in October or November.


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MERWYNTIGER wrote:
bull shark,,,,u will get there


You sure about that Merwyn? :wink:

Mostly you might get the Indian Dog Shark or small hammer heads :?: from the beach. I have also heard about what locals call Vatu and is usually caught upriver on the west coast form August to November, don’t know what type of shark species that is.

For the bigger ones, the best bet would be to hire a boat for night fishing, find a nice reef and chum the area, a good boat rod & reel with bait runner, size 7/0 -10/0 hooks with a live small ray or yellow fin trevelly (cut half of the tail portion) and pray.. :lol: . I will be going on a trip in October and hope that I manage to land a nice one.

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santosh "vatu " maybe the bull shark.. they are found many kilometers up river.. seen some docs on animal planet ..discovery etc.. so merv , might be right.. i suppose catching them .. will prove it.. too tied down with things right now.. but am hoping.. still.


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hamour wrote:
santosh "vatu " maybe the bull shark.. they are found many kilometers up river.. seen some docs on animal planet ..discovery etc.. so merv , might be right.. i suppose catching them .. will prove it.. too tied down with things right now.. but am hoping.. still.


I wanted to have a crack at them during my last trip.
This time of the year you get the small ones, but if you want to target the big upriver sharks, the best time is full moon...they come up with the strong tide.

And yes, vatu are bull sharks. We caught one from the beach early this year.


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i would suggest ....try the beach 3 kms north of ganpatipule for some big Ray:z/ guitar fish ( after first village ) .....sadly cannot remember the names of villages along the way , how ever the road follows the coastline ..... good spot 2 try out for some bigger fish ...also 2 more kms ( 5 kms from ganpatipule)ahead found a jetty on the left of road ..... sunset seems to be the time to hit this small jetty .........big groupers lurking!
tackle will be tested 2 the fullest .!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:56 pm 
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don't catch a bigger shark than you can reel in :-)


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sure michael.. i won't but that being said .. i believe i have the big guns (tackle to do the job) wont i dont have right now is the time :(


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hamour wrote:
sure michael.. i won't but that being said .. i believe i have the big guns (tackle to do the job) wont i dont have right now is the time :(


It is too easy to hook a decent shark any where along the coast (Look for deep drop beaches) and with a decent tackle you can land them. The worst part is release. Almost impossible without risking injury to self or the fish.

There is a special technique to chum the beach area. In the low tide, make several holes on the beach, using a 4" pipe. Fill them with the mix you want to chum and then re fill the holes ahain. Mark the area and try during high tide.

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Ali.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Very true .(deep drop beaches) would you suggest some via pm. about the release part .. i have some long handled disgorger that should do the job .. on the other hand i also have seen the shark hook disgorger on videos on youtube.. a good lenght of construction rod with one end welded to make a hook disgorger... lastly i will use big circle hooks.. (mutsu type) these are designed to how the fish exclusively in the jaw... as the fish turns and runs.. so there is no fear the fish taking the hook in the gut or oneself having to reach into its gullet..

the chumming method is interesting.. will give it a shot.. when i get the chance.. (time...time)


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 Post subject: Longer Cast
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:37 am 
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Can anyone suggest idea to get the bait a little more far.


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Baloon rig when the winds are blowing towards the sea.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:41 pm 
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Have u tried the baloon rig? Did it work? did u use a sinker as well? If u hav used it then did drift parallel to the beach coz of the currents Or were u able to spot the Rip Current perfect and leave ur rig on spot? Pls Elaborate.
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Baloon rig when the winds are blowing towards the sea.


I have Read About Anglers using Kites to take the bait further and then with help of Release clip our main line Saperates from kite line.
So its like u have two lines a) one for flying the Kite another b)for our main line i.e fishing line. Once the kite has gained altitude u leave ur main line along with the release clip and stoppers. Once the fish is hooked the line is released from clip .
Has anyone tried using this rig?
If yes then how to make a release clip?
What rig do u use in your main line?
Does the kite always fly towards the sea?
How much backing wud u require in ur reel?
Last but nt the least is it worth the hard work?


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 Post subject: Re: Longer Cast
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dmelloralf wrote:
Can anyone suggest idea to get the bait a little more far.



Fine tune your takle.


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 Post subject: Re: Longer Cast
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mailme.mario wrote:
dmelloralf wrote:
Can anyone suggest idea to get the bait a little more far.



Fine tune your takle.


Mario ill Attach my radio tuner to my tackle and try :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Longer Cast
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dmelloralf wrote:
mailme.mario wrote:
dmelloralf wrote:
Can anyone suggest idea to get the bait a little more far.



Fine tune your takle.


Mario ill Attach my radio tuner to my tackle and try :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol: you better don't mess the frequency my friend.... you might end up catching cops/army/air force or navy instead of fish.....

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