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 Post subject: My first Rawas
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Had gone spinning by the rocks.

I just reached the rocks and was waiting for a friend while i was getting my tackel ready . Then i got a call from my buddy Lloyd that he cant make it. Casting from the rocks is still very dangerous as the sea is still rough and a wave could sweep one anytime. Still i decied to make a few cast and then pack .


On my fourth cast i felt a strong tug but no line left the reel, the pull was still strong so i kept on reeling thinking it may be some garbage. Within a min the weight from the other end of my line was just beneth me but was deep still not ready to surface,suddenly i got 3 short runs, a hope lit in my heart that i had a fish on my lure.I think my drag was too tight. The only problem was i was alone and no one to gaff the fish . It took me 5 damed minutes to get it out . Finaly to my delight my first Thread fin. Was expecting a barra but got me my first Rawas.

All six hook firmly set in both the lower and upper jaw, had to cut them free. The fish was not very big but tiped the scale to 4.75 Kg. To be true never expected a Rawas while fishing for barras. I always had a wish to go solo and land something .

Hope to test my Lady luck Again while she's still shining on me.




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:20 pm 
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Congrats Mario on your first Ravas. Wish you many more.

The water was clear and the small Ravas were playing on the surface yestrday. Dint hook any however we landed a Needle fish on silver spoon.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Was this Ravas taken in Bombay?

Congrats...September used to be the time when some of the larger Ravas were caught.


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 Post subject: Re: My first Rawas
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HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS MARIO [smilie=upyeah.gif] [smilie=thatworks.gif] [smilie=superkewl.gif] [smilie=happydance.gif] on your first RAWAS { threadfin }

I pray you get 100's of such good catches regularly

You are now officially a member of the most coveted and elite :arrow: RAWAS GANG

Catching Rawas is totally a different experience I have caught scores of them before and hope to catch the first of this year very soon INSHA'ALLAH { GOD WILLING }

keep up the good job mate :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:29 pm 
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Once again Lion heart thanks for posting my pictures as requested. Bobby and Raj thanks for the compliments and yes its a mumbai rawas. Raj i would be happy to see the pic of the needle fish they realy fasinate me.

Lionheart thanks for the compliments and yes the fight was much different the strugle i had to go through to get it out was much more of a challenging.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Congrats for the catch


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Congrats buddy...gr8 catch!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:23 pm 
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Thats an excellent catch Mario...

I heard from Vincent that RAVAS gives a wonderful fight. Hope you had such.

Happy Fishing.

Salmonmani


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:01 am 
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Congrats Mario, on the fine catch.
Next time you go for ravas keep a very very light drag and you sure will enjoy the fight more.
The ravas lips are quite soft and may tear off during a fight with tight drag
Tight lines

Ravi


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:57 am 
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Well done Mario!!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:00 am 
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Well done Mario, you are adding new fish into your record book. Keep it

up! and have you tried out the rubber plugs?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:27 am 
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Congrats. Beautiful fish!!!


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Hey Mario it was dark and couldn’t click any picks of the needlefish.
This fish has razor sharp teeth’s and loads of teeth’s.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:55 am 
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Thank you all fellow anglers.


And yes Mani the fight was different.
Rubber Shads no kingfish not yet.But they look promising. I still have not got the colour i want.

Thanks Raj.


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Devchaar Devchaar you got there :)

Thats an amazing threadfin. Hope you coupled it up with urraak :)

Congrats once again.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Thanks a lot Dezz
Yes i coupled it with Urrak.


Hey Raj ive cought a few myself but im realy fasinated with them . Not much of a table fish. I've see some angler hit by them on luers also.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Hey Mario,

Here is a needlefish landed today.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:21 pm 
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Raj thanks for shareing. Man i dont know why the sight of this fish makes me happy. Who caught it. Its realy a very big fish . but there are two different types of species. 1) With a green back they are mainly inshore and 2) with blue back deep sea/ off shore. The ones i caught were green back and one in the pic looks like a blue back. I dont know much of this species. But one thing is for sure its an awsome catche.


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Thats my friend Ahmed.
You can call this location a offshore as when you reach the point it is around 300+ meters between the sea.


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raj wrote:
Thats my friend Ahmed.
You can call this location a offshore as when you reach the point it is around 300+ meters between the sea.


Raj, what you call offshore is when you reach "Blue Water".


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Bobby wrote:
Raj, what you call offshore is when you reach "Blue Water".


First of all Congrats Mario on the Ravas !

Bobby, if offshore is as you described, then offshore doesnt exist for people from Bombay.......especially since the water is brown for many many kilometers :lol: (Just kidding mate)

Raj, congrats on the Gar fish. Last season I did catch a few of them that size. they did come in 2 colours, green back & the other was a pale brown back. I consider them pesty fish that mess up your line. They also hit small poppers on a slow retreive.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:12 am 
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I have caught loads of fish offshore Bombay mate. September is a very good time for Fishing offshore.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:49 pm 
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seems the action is heating up on all coasts. i want to get a threadfin but lets see when that happens.
great catch guys !


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:57 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
I have caught loads of fish offshore Bombay mate. September is a very good time for Fishing offshore.


Bobby pls share some of your cacth some breath taking photos.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Congrats Mario,
It is great to see a Ravas in Mumbai after a long time.
The last one caught by me was maybe in 1992 or '93.
As Bobby would say," happy days are here again" !!!

Syd.


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 Post subject: RE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Thanks Mr.Sydney for your wishes. Ace doc thanks to you also


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:14 pm 
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Super catch Mario, [smilie=coolup.gif]

That is a special fish, Congrats and wish you many more.

Santosh


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:37 am 
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Thanks Santosh for the wishes and i'll realy try hard baging a few more.
HOPE FLOATS :!:


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A very nice fish Mario. Last weekend I saw them feeding happily on unsuspecting mullets, away from my casting range.

Well done mate and keep on doing it.

regards,

Ali. :P


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:21 pm 
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Thanks Ali bhai


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