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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I know the fish around much of India's coast get hammered by commercial fishermen, but is there anywhere where pelagic predators such as tuna or billfish can be actively targeted by rod and line anglers ?

If so, what's available ?


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Andamans.... :evil:


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coast of orissa in december to feb .


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Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin, Dog Tooth, Swordfish


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Bobby wrote:
Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin, Dog Tooth, Swordfish


Where..?? :D

Too far from our west coast, add all the drama to get there... :evil:


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..... banks!


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hamour wrote:
..... banks!


God willing.. this year for sure.


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santosh wrote:
hamour wrote:
..... banks!


God willing.. this year for sure.


Public sector or private sector???? :P


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No, as of now cooperative / regional rural type for small returns. But now I think big, so its offshore.. :wink:


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hahahahahaha..


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Hi Santosh,

They are there all around the Konkan, I have seen Yellowfin off Bandra! Waaay off ofcourse :lol:

Swordfish (not sawfish) Xiphias gladius , off, believe it or not the Gateway of India and surprisingly not that far off! Some years ago one was taken off Sriwardan in a net, it was injured if I remember correctly, the locals did not sell the fish they distributed it.

Sailfish come in quite close if you go at the right time and place, they have been spotted just off Gorai/utan/manori recently. Also if you remember a few years ago one of our members had posted a video of them taking a Sail off Chennai not too far off.

As far as Sailfish, Black Marlin and Dogtooth go you can see them in the Markets quite often. You can see Black Marlin and Sailfish if and when you spend time trolling blue.

The Banks are a sure thing, but getting someone to take you there is another story. And if anyone gets wind of you going there you may get all crazy folk calling you there asking you for favours!

As you all know now it is almost impossible to go offshore trolling :cry:

I am inclined to believe we have a Bluefin Tuna run but never found proof of that as yet.

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Bobby wrote:
Hi Santosh,

They are there all around the Konkan, I have seen Yellowfin off Bandra! Waaay off ofcourse :lol:

Swordfish (not sawfish) Xiphias gladius , off, believe it or not the Gateway of India and surprisingly not that far off! Some years ago one was taken off Sriwardan in a net, it was injured if I remember correctly, the locals did not sell the fish they distributed it.

Sailfish come in quite close if you go at the right time and place, they have been spotted just off Gorai/utan/manori recently. Also if you remember a few years ago one of our members had posted a video of them taking a Sail off Chennai not too far off.

As far as Sailfish, Black Marlin and Dogtooth go you can see them in the Markets quite often. You can see Black Marlin and Sailfish if and when you spend time trolling blue.

The Banks are a sure thing, but getting someone to take you there is another story. And if anyone gets wind of you going there you may get all crazy folk calling you there asking you for favours!

As you all know now it is almost impossible to go offshore trolling :cry:

I am inclined to believe we have a Bluefin Tuna run but never found proof of that as yet.

Bobby



Yes your very much right Bobby. There were talks of sail fish or sword fish sightings. And yes they are still being netted regularly by fisher folks of Uttan (but offshore) i've seen their catch and even mahi mahi,Quenne's big sharks.


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Some interesting replies but the lack of specifics makes me think that they are occasional catches rather than an established fishery.

I might have to have a word with some of the local long distance fishermen to see if I can get out with them on a tag along basis so they do their thing and I troll out and troll back to see what turns up.

As to the Andamans.. Yes, there are undoubtedly tuna in the Andaman sea and although dogtooth can be picked up, it's pretty much an inshore reef fishery from an Indian perspective. This is actually a little strange because i know someone who spotted a 500lb+ Marlin from the ferry (of all places) to Havelock, so the potential is certainly there.


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Bobby wrote:

Sailfish come in quite close if you go at the right time and place, they have been spotted just off Gorai/utan/manori recently. Also if you remember a few years ago one of our members had posted a video of them taking a Sail off Chennai not too far off.

The Banks are a sure thing, but getting someone to take you there is another story. And if anyone gets wind of you going there you may get all crazy folk calling you there asking you for favours!

Bobby


I know bobby they are there, but to get the timing right is the key I guess.

After travelling all along the coast, I have friends in almost all coastal fishing villages. And in season these guys get them near offshore.
I also have a offer to go to banks, but the boat is a 6 cylinder wooden boat..it will take not less that 8 to 10 hrs is I am not wrong.. a good 4 day trip. :roll:

I don’t think many would want to come with me on that boat for 4 days.. :lol:

This was taken not too far.... :wink:

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Thats a beautiful fish and yes tunas are spotted on the western coast line.

I have seen them on a trip last year end. They do come in close to the shore line in certain areas.


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12 hrs or so santosh.. and love the facelift literally.. hahahahaha


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santosh.. you should check noboundaries.com


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noboundaries.com.au or noboundaries.org ??? :)))

I dont mind 4 days on that boat.. ;)


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santosh is it a.... banks u are taking about....heard it is out of bound for guys like us,,,


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santosh wrote:
Bobby wrote:
I don’t think many would want to come with me on that boat for 4 days.. :lol:

This was taken not too far.... :wink:

Santosh

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I would Santy, and I have all the tackle to equip that boat and take any fish the banks has to offer :wink:


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Bobby wrote:
I would Santy, and I have all the tackle to equip that boat and take any fish the banks has to offer :wink:


When shall we start planning...?? :lol:

October end till December is said to be a good time. relatively cooler waters and big shoals of bait fish will get the pelagic fish closer.

Let me know Bobby, and I will start with the needful. :-)

Santosh


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OK Santy, if we are going to take this seriously, let me look at how things stand at my end. Getting leave from work is not an issue, I just need to look at what others in the family will be doing at around that time, I have your number and I will call you to discuss, getting the right boat is very important. All the Tackle is already in India at my in-laws place so that is not a problem.

When we trolled of Bombay a few times in November/December the sea was as dead as a dodo, Nov/Dec is better further south, September/October is awsome off Bombay and all over, the Moon will also play it's part, just like it does inshore.

Getting back to Ken, there are very specific times and locations where you can fish, it is just that it has not been documented. The Billfish that are caught in the nets are just by accident, a lot of the local nets and boats cannot handle these fish and there are stories I can tell you guys hanging with these folk and talking to them that there is a serious lack of knowledge, equipment and education, at least at the time I was actively trolling. We made attempts to document things in bits but it still is quite a huge project, added to that my location, job and other responsibilities just would not let it happen. And then came the Terrorists, however there was always a problem trolling offshore with the authorities, we were stopped and searched several times, we did not loose anything, well we did 1 Rod and a Senator Reel, but that was to a fish who pulled it over after the rod handle gave way before the reel could be harnessed.

As far as offshore fishing goes in India, I’ll say this; where there’s a will there’s a way


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Hi Bobby,

Pls check you PM.

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Hi Guys, Just saw this post.... haven't had much time to sit in front of a comp lately :)
Have been mucking about with some trolling here... raised a few marlin.... blues mainly.... landed one blue est... 400lbs
Had an outrigger ripped and broken into 2 by an estimated 500-600lb blue.
Crew have seen various free jumping marlin here lately....
Have a single angler next week who's game to try so we should raise half a dozen and hopefully land a couple.

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Mighty Marlin.


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Hey Mighty,

Its been a long time mate, nteresting you say Blue Marlin, suspected we had them but I am really surprised especially since you say a few of them, can you post some pictures?

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Hi Bobby, They seem to be around this time of year. Pretty much working in 200mtrs+ for them. I'm still in Blair and have a terrible internet connection so can't post pics... will PM you a link.

Was just rigging some lures etc for my next trip. Will let you know what we raise.

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Was thinking of making a trip to the Andamans after my sons exams, will let you know if it pans out, will catch up when I am there.


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Hi, I came back from andamans in feb. and we caught yellow fin tune, BIG bonitos(5kg) and we lost sailfish while trollin. There is now 1 operator out there going only
for marlin , he charges 2000 us dollar pr. 24 hour. They are getting big tuna now but cacthes are rare, but then they dont specifly target them.

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Hey Bobby, Raised one... blue again by the looks of it... no hookup... some decent YFT landed 20-30 kilo range... and wahoo...dorado etc... Out tomorrow again.... will let you know if anything interesting happens!!

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Hi MM, was Javed on the boat..??


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Hi, Yup Javed was fishing. They caught and released a 180lb blue marlin this morning.

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Hey if you guys don't mind me asking, what are the BANKS?

-Inder


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kanwar76 wrote:
Hey if you guys don't mind me asking, what are the BANKS?

-Inder


The 'BANKS' wold be a place you make a deposite and hope for a large return! I currently use the 'Ivisible Bank'... 60 miles offshore and returns have been huge!

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nice one!


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Mighty Marlin wrote:
kanwar76 wrote:
Hey if you guys don't mind me asking, what are the BANKS?

-Inder


The 'BANKS' wold be a place you make a deposite and hope for a large return! I currently use the 'Ivisible Bank'... 60 miles offshore and returns have been huge!

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Nice one Mighty

Well Inder, Banks in fishing terms would be a shallow area or a sort of plateau under the water where fish would naturally congregate, the banks would act as a massive natural FAD, there are fishing banks all over the world, banks is very deep water and remote areas would attract all kinds of fish.


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Nice one MM. :)

Thanks Bobby.. clear now


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