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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:13 am 
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Sorry ..... no fish caught as water was too cold according to the guides.

Had some faint hits on the Chinese gold spoon and a definite hit on a heavy Tsunami soft plastic in a deep pool. Definite because the hook came back with a Mahseer scale on it!

Otherwise, the camp was lovely with plenty of wildlife to see ( wild boar, kakkar, sambhar but no tiger or leopards). A camp dog was taken by a leopard prior to our visit.

The river was sedate with some lovely pools and we saw some cracking specimens of Mahseer, whilst standing on a cliff looking down into the pools.

Will have to do this trip again in the warmer months and also try the Saryu River camp organised by the same outfitters.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:25 am 
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Sorry to hear the Kingfish. I was hoping that you would post a nice write up on your experience netting them freshwater torpedoes! May be next time then.

Were you a lone angler in this trip or did you have any company? I'm guessing nobody caught a Mahseer? Not even the fly anglers?

Tight lines and cheers.....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:56 pm 
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@Ulygun,

Hello.

I was the sole angler, although accompanied by my wife. In fact, we were the only guests there.

Apparently, the guests prior to us had caught some smallish Mahseer as it was warmer then. I would suggest that if you do visit these waters, September and October would be better for angling.

I have heard that their Saryu camp produces some large Mahseer, although it is more spartan and you have to live in tented accommodation. Perhaps a trip in the warmer months to this place would be on the cards for us next year, if all goes well.

I also think that one should not be too focused on fishing only when visiting such places, so as not to be too disappointed if one does not catch anything. We enjoyed walking, bird and game watching, the evening campfire and the peace and solitude of the place ...... the latter may change shortly as a road is being built right past the camp, unfortunately.



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Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:02 pm 
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Sorry to hear that you could not catch any fish on the trip.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:48 am 
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Hello, Venkat.

As a fellow angler, I thank you for your sympathies..... I am sure you also understand that sometimes the fish are not in a biting mood!

Wishing you tight lines in the coming New Year!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:46 pm 
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Thank you for sharing the report!
Fish or no fish, a report is always good.

Awaiting pics from the trip though :-)

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:10 pm 
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Fish or No Fish. Being by the water is what Fishing is all about.
Thanks for sharing the Report. Do share the pics of the trip.

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Humaid


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:56 am 
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@lure_fisherman and Humaid,

Thank you both, you are true anglers for being so understanding.

I am having considerable problems posting pictures ever since I have upgraded my ipad, will keep at it.

Wishing you the best for Xmas and the coming New Year!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:41 am 
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Ok, finally managed to get the picture issue sorted out. See them, below.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:45 am 
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And some more pictures.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:52 am 
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In conclusion, I highly recommend going to the Ramganga camp ... it is well organised and the guides are knowledgeable and friendly.

The fishing will be good in the warmer months.

Make sure you take some battery powered lanterns to use inside your cottage at night as there is no power in the rooms and the lights provided by the lodge are inadequate to wholly light up the room and the attached bathroom.

A high power flashlight for spotlighting game at night is a must, it is exciting to see all the wildlife around the area.

Hope you can make a trip there in the future !

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:35 pm 
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Nice report and pictures, Kingfish.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:13 pm 
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Thanks Emil.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:34 pm 
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Kingfish,

Thank you for sharing the pics!
Those pics are great and the location is beautiful. Makes me want to go there....

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:49 pm 
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Hello Maruthu,

Thanks. Now that you are into freshwater angling, you must go there in the warmer months and catch your first Mahseer!

Best wishes and good fishing in 2017 !

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Thank you!

I doubt if I'll be able to get all the way there, but will definitely try to catch some Mahseer in river Cauvery....

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:46 am 
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Kingfish, looks like a great trip especially the location. Glad you enjoyed the trip and the wildlife. Better luck next time with the mahseer. Is Golden Mahseer the primary target species there. Any other fish that would take lures around there.. Do they also have goonch?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:09 am 
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Binu,

Yes, the golden Mahseer is THE fish to go for in North India and anglers come from all over the world to this and other camps primarily to catch this species. Most of them fly fish for the Mahseer but there is a fair sprinkling of anglers who use lures.

There are other fish in these waters... Indian trout, Chilwa and another dark coloured fish whose name escapes me ( kalabans?).I have caught the Indian trout on Mepps spinners when I fished the lower pools of the Ramganga some 7-8 years ago.

The deep pool near where I am sitting (in the picture above) would definitely have goonch and , in fact, this is another popular species for those who baitfish these waters.

I did not go after goonch as I don't use bait but considering their size and reputation, it is tempting!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:11 am 
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I have seen some pictures of goonch which were more than 100lbs. I have it in my wish list and hope to make it sometime out there to catch a goonch. But yeah if I am going that far, it would definitely be for the Mahseer.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:17 pm 
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@kingfish..
Which camp was this? Ramganga Camp? i am not able to find this on the internet.
I am planning some fishing trips. would like to add this location in the to-do.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:37 pm 
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@ navodit

Forum rules do not allow advertising firms/ names or individuals.

I will send you a pm.

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