Fishing in Mumbai after an decade+
After discovering this forum I realized that fishing around Mumbai is still possible, and some location from Ali Bhai gave me some confidence on catching fishes around Mumbai.
Decided to do the same this week went to Marve with my wife. Had nothing to use as a bait, then decided to use Pav(bread) as a bait.
My wife was all excited to catch one I casted the line and handed over to her. She pulled it thinking of an result, however it was a plastic bag dragging the line. I casted it second time result was the same.
Then the third time she was expecting it to be some more plastic covers, however realized that the same was a Catfish. She was all
excited to land one on her own. However I was not that excited after scanning closely, as the cat has swallowed the hook. It took me more than 5 min to unhook the cat. We were in a decision to release all the catches, however I suggested to give it away to local as this one would have not survived.
Today decided to head to Manori with some prawns and Marcel as bait. I was with my friend Litesh a school time partner to catch fishes.
We reached Manori around 11.30 in the morning and it was an out going tide the rocs were visible decided to go onto one of the rock and cast. First half an hour there was no result then on my friends line there was some action, he landed an eel. It was first time thet we have caught an eel.
Then it was my turn the pull was amazing, I was expecting some thing good.
Well the result was same a bigger eel, unfortunately this bugger unhooked and slipped back to the Arabian see. Then again I got a bite which was converted to a catch another eel. Well one thing eel's are the slimy fish after the snakehead.
Well all in all a good day of fishing we were targeting some other species however landed these amazing ones.
Have met a local and he showed us some location where we can catch some big ones (Ravsa), however the tide has started to rise and it was not safe to head to that spot. So we decided to return back just to prepare to catch the big ravas.