i read the posts by fellow anglers and the post by doc bhavnagri where he explored the canal networks in the area i also decided to do the same.
now haryana has quite a few canals and i decided to try the head regulator system wherein 4 canals merge. i started casting with what i now feel a superb mulley lure , blue fox size 4 plain silver spinner. my cousin and the locals out with handline for carps were snickering and i was getting a few snide remarks to the tune that these were desi fish not amenable to videshi means.
a tentative bite was followed by another one and i had my first haryana mulley. that shut up the locals and i caught another one in short order.
after that it was a daily ritual and i would land at least one mulley (avg) per day. there were some days when i would get 4-5. i tried all means of catching the critters some of the more profitable ones were
1) borrowing chilwa and attaching it to the spinners treble.
2) on a power worm on a bait holder hook behind a lead egg sinker.
3 ) on tilsan barras.
the catch was that these were all small sized fish and none exceeded the 4 lb mark. that i am sure was due to the constant and heavy netting in practise. another good thing i learned was that huge mangur are found in one of the canals as a hatchery dumps the egggs and dead chickens into it.
pics later as photobucket is acting up.
the important thing is that there is still hope for haryana anglers.