@Maruthu, yup had tonnes of fun.
Fished a few remote places in the western ghats and found a couple of spots with Deccan Mahseer (Tor Khudree) but couldn't entice even a single fish. I didn't carry my conventional tackle over there as it was a light weight $20 El-cheapo outfit with a 8-lb mono line!
I also went searching for few lakes and ponds with snakeheads and found all but two of them with size-able piggy's floating around. connected with a couple but I snapped the line each time and lost all my streamers. All I had with me was a 5WT rod with 3/4/5/6X nylon tippet that I use for nymphing trout. I wasn't prepared and I was PO that I wasn't prepared, but next time I will..... in a couple of years or so! LOL
But looks like rampant development and unsustainable economical practices are causing a huge pressure on the environment. It was heartbreaking to see gillnets with quarter size openings and extremely small fish they had trapped in Mangalore port. Not a good sign. Hopefully things will change in the future.
Hope y'all have fun.
I'll leave you with some beauties I caught this season.