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 Post subject: Goan Ravas
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:42 am 
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This month's fishing trip was exciting! Among the assortment of fish caught ( snapper, grouper, Barramundi) a friend Yvan caught a beautiful Threadfin on lure which weighed 21 pounds - this fish was caught in Goa.

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Hi Dean,

Good to see you back.

That is one super size ravas Yvan has caught. Congrats.. :))

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That was a nice catch.


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Beautiful ravas and look at the tail.


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Very nice.....


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That is surely a Big treat for the eyes. Thanks for sharing.










Mad About Barra's!!!!!!


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super catch pleasure seeing such a nice ravas,u could once catch these fellows in bombay, now i guess you ll never get one of these in town.sad such big ravases dont get lost at sea and hit the bombay shores.


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OMG.. Thats one big Threadfin.. You left me speechless.

Merwyn Tiger are you on the wrong banks if I may ask???

Cheers - DeZZ


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Super Ravas. Such size Ravas are rare to come by these days.


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Nice catch, thanks for sharing!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:26 pm 
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OMG.. Thats one big Threadfin.. You left me speechless.

Merwyn Tiger are you on the wrong banks if I may ask???

Cheers - DeZZ
yvan lovely ravas there ,,they are hiting the goan coast in a frenzy but i am busy these days , but i have got ravas before it is the cobia which has left me in a daze. :lol:


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beautiful ravas!! can you tell me the lure and tactic used please :D


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Wow...!!!

Welcome back Dean....


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Hi Dean,
Congrats to Yvan for that monster. Reminded me of an old fishing trip where Yvan had come with uncle Peter and late evening we had hooked 2 barras. Ask him and if he remembers this trip. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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Hi Dean,

See the pic and ask Yvan if he remembers this trip.

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 Post subject: nice one
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Dean it is really a pleasure to watch this pic.......catching this big is everyones dream....and you have achived the dream..

cheers mate


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Fantastic ravas there...

@Abhi- kadtussancha patta ghatlay watta... :twisted: :twisted:

once shikari always shikari... :D


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Like your belt Abhi :lol:


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wow , congratulations.. :D :D


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Hi Spoon angler,yes I definitely remember you and your friend who worked in Reliance-but forget his name.That was a great evening.My uncle still fishes and he has mentored,us in fishing my brother Emil(who you have met), Aashish his son who is in the snap you posted and myself.I guess the snap is of 2002-2003.By the way are you in touch with Mr.Krishnan the founder of Harihareshwar?If so say hi to him.I must say apart from you your buddy Lenny too is a seasoned angler.All the best and tight lines.


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Nice catches! Thanks for sharing


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Beautiful big rawas, Congratulation!

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Arish! :P


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Hi Yvan,

Yes you guessed it right. His name is Sawanjit Singh. He too is a member on this forum but now he dosent work for reliance. We still go fishing together. Give my regards to uncle Peter. I went to harihareshwar 3 months back and there I met Mr Krishnan. We cherished a lot of old memories. We also went trolling the other day but no luck. Its been long time i have gone fishing with Lenny but we are still in touch.

Bobby : You know the founder of this belt. Its lenny's idea.


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Yes I am pretty good friends with the designer, met him 2 weeks ago in Bombay when I was there.

Abhi, can you resize your image please.


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Hi Yvan,
Congratulations !!!!
Fantastic, I've never seen such a BIG ravas.
Syd.


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Done Bobs. Our common friend didnt tell me you were in Mumbai otherwise we could have met.


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Thanks Abhi, I had to come to Bombay because my dad was in ill, I arrived on 7th was to return back on 11th and was supposed to come back to India on the 15th and leave for Hong Kong on the 28th. But I had some problem here in Hong Kong so I had to fly back on the 9th itself. Dad was doing well so I cancelled my second trip and may come down again in November, we can catch up then.


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Dean and Yvan..That is one huge rawas..Congrats on the catch..Good to see you back Dean.


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Hi Yvan,

Yes you guessed it right. His name is Sawanjit Singh. He too is a member on this forum but now he dosent work for reliance. We still go fishing together. Give my regards to uncle Peter. I went to harihareshwar 3 months back and there I met Mr Krishnan. We cherished a lot of old memories. We also went trolling the other day but no luck. Its been long time i have gone fishing with Lenny but we are still in touch.

Bobby : You know the founder of this belt. Its lenny's idea.

is he lenny pereira


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 Post subject: Ravas, Goa.
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This is a dream fish,just seeing it is amazing.Wow.


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yo dandy,
nice rawas
cornel


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Yes Merwyn he is Lenny Pereira.


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Hi Cornel,
Are you back in DUBAI ?
Syd.


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Hi Cornel,
Are you back in DUBAI ?
Syd.


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Congrats to Dean, Sydney and Baptista those are some realy beautifull Monster Barras .


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were they all caught trolling... good sizes ... hope y'all would put the big mamas back though.. after a nice pic of course..


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:shock: :shock: WOW :shock: :shock:
I had always heard a lot about Mr Peter & Mr Sydney from my fellow anglers of Murud

its truly a pleasure to watch the Master LureCasters in action

:roll: :roll: InshaAllah hoping someday to Gain some Gyan just by standing besides and seeing them lure the big beauties :roll: :roll:

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Hi Dean,thats a very nice looking ravas. it looks like the fish I used to try catching from the pier at Chapora, the handliners there said they were "Indian salmon". would they be one and the same or are they different fish altogether ?
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they are the same chilwa.. indian threadfin salmon aka rawas in marathi and konkani


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Thanks Hamour
we never did catch any of those rawas,although we could see them chasing baitfish and our lures,we did manage a few snapper, "rockfish" guitarfish etc and amused ourselves flicking sea snakes with our rod tips at night! which brings me to another fish I still wonder about the identity of...
Around about twelve years ago I was night fishing off the pier there at Chapora, it would have been march time, close on high tide (chapora is about a mile in from open sea at the mouth of a large estuary) fishing in 20 feet of water, when along came a family, father son and grandfather who proceeded to ledger large fish baits, after a while father hooks into what is obviously a good fish, he is using what appeared to be 80/100 lb line on a large wooden winder, he has a rag around one hand which he is using to brake the fishes run but he is running out of line ! son ties his line to the end of dads and out that goes as well, on with grandads handline and then that is vanishing at a good pace ! so we all make our way off the jetty onto the sand and walk at a brisk rate out toward the sea, at least 500 metres of line between man and fish, well we walked down the beach for several minutes before the line fell slack, we pulled it all back in to find the end frayed and cut where the beast had gone through the rocks.
we sat down, I got my cigarettes out, we smoked in silence. before walking back to the jetty and heading our seperate ways.I dont speak Konkani they didnt speak english so I was unable to ask what they thought it may have been. my guesses have been stingray,shark or maybe a large grouper ...one of the jewfish that have been discussed here recently perhaps...whatever it was it has left a big impression on me to this day never seen such relentless steady unstoppable power!

any ideas ?

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chilwa wrote:
.whatever it was it has left a big impression on me to this day never seen such relentless steady unstoppable power!

any ideas ?

Rich


My money on Sting ray.. :-)


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chilwa wrote:
Thanks Hamour
after a while father hooks into what is obviously a good fish, he is using what appeared to be 80/100 lb line on a large wooden winder, he has a rag around one hand which he is using to brake the fishes run but he is running out of line ! son ties his line to the end of dads and out that goes as well, on with grandads handline and then that is vanishing at a good pace ! so we all make our way off the jetty onto the sand and walk at a brisk rate out toward the sea, at least 500 metres of line between man and fish, well we walked down the beach for several minutes before the line fell slack, we pulled it all back in to find the end frayed and cut where the beast had gone through the rocks.
we sat down, I got my cigarettes out, we smoked in silence. before walking back to the jetty and heading our seperate ways.I dont speak Konkani they didnt speak english so I was unable to ask what they thought it may have been. my guesses have been stingray,shark or maybe a large grouper ...one of the jewfish that have been discussed here recently perhaps...whatever it was it has left a big impression on me to this day never seen such relentless steady unstoppable power!

any ideas ?

Rich

Waowwwww ! Must have been fun watching!
Sting ray should give such a hard run on such a heavy line.


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since u mentioned "large fish baits " were they live or dead bait.. my money would be on the shark based on that long a run .. coz stingrays too have real pulling power . but every now and then they sit on the bottom and flap their"wings" to cover them selves with sand so as to add more weight to them.. then they become dead weight .. then again once they recoup their strength they resume their run.. so i cant be too sure of stingray ..based on the fact that u mentioned a long continuous run.. i would like to believe it was a large shovel nose or a bullshark something like that ..

and yes ghol (konkani and marathi for jewfish) cud alos be the culprit.. but i think to a lesser degree.

btw guys .. have heard that jewies are here along the konkan .. seen them in the fishmarket and heard of reports from vengurla.. during a certain season.. so cheer and here to happy fishing for them.. santosh.. one more species for you to catch bro.. and chilwa .. all the best.. if your coming down to india anytime ..do pm a little prior.. if possible we could do a trip..


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hamour wrote:
stingrays too have real pulling power . but every now and then they sit on the bottom and flap their"wings" to cover them selves with sand so as to add more weight to them.. then they become dead weight .. then again once they recoup their strength they resume their run.. so i cant be too sure of stingray ..based on the fact that u mentioned a long continuous run.. i would like to believe it was a large shovel nose or a bullshark something like that ..
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Daryl, Yes, it could be a bullshark, my assumption of the fish being a sting ray is based on the fight I had with the biggest stingray I caught.

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btw guys .. have heard that jewies are here along the konkan .. during a certain season.. so cheer and here to happy fishing for them.. santosh.. one more species for you to catch bro ..


One can target them from the shore during monsoon or soon after..

Daryl, I have already.. :wink: of course not the 20 KG plus ones (that is the target), nevertheless as a species, yes. :-)

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hey great u've been there done that eh..! forgot about this pic.. all the best with the 20kg specimen santosh..!


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Hi Dean, Hamour, Santosh, Dmelloralf,
as I remember, whole dead mullet was the bait used, about 8-10 inches long, they had slashed them to release their juices.
no wire trace was used but the line was not bitten through it was scuffed for quite a few yards from the end, no clean cut as would have been the case from sharp teeth.
the run was constant, no stopping that I recall, the guy was putting a fair bit of pressure on the line through the rag around his hand but it didnt seem to make any impression !
just checked on google earth and I reckon the fish was about 800 metres from where it was hooked when it parted company with us.would have loved to see it, but it's nice to know there are some big old fish to be had close to the shore.

Rich


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