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Doc some fantastic fishing there mate keep going awesome [smilie=coolup.gif]


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hi guys, these are my recent catches. all of them caught on a black scum frog. the murrel in the first pic did a somersault twice after getting hooked :shock: . never heard a murrel doing that.


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Hi Dr. that is fantastic murell pictures. Can u tell what lure you have used? Also, what is the equipments to catch such a fish? The rod and rel look like they are small. I am using 20lbs line and 9 feets rod. Than-Q.
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Hearty Congratulations to the Master of Murrells who is now back with a Bang and I can see that the murrells are dying to get your lure and I think the acrobatics {somersaults } were to welome you back in the game after that long gap :lol:

Delighted to see the big beauties of gujarat & wish you many such happy hookups O Multi talented Dactoor :D


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Congrats for the catch.


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super murrel ! congrats and thanks for sharing.

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Congrats!!!


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Wow, well done Aamir,

keep it up and go on posting.

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Great Catch, Doc !!


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:D very happy to see such magnificent murrels, a beautiful place for murrels.. :shock:


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Hi Doc,

Super snakes!! Miss the place.


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thank you apoo, samitm, MM, alibhai, gavin, whitesnapper for the kind words.

@srinivas- thankyou srinivas, i use a scum frog(i have used other frogs also but none are as good as scum frogs my personal choice is black colour) for places that have weeds and spinners, spoons and buzzbaits for open water. my rod is a 9 foot mh shimano alivio which i bought from bops, works wonderfully for frogs. it has enough backbone to set the large hooks. i use berkley 20lbs mono but braid is better.



@sayedbhai- thanks a lot sayedbhai :D . i think the murrels are just teaching me how to handle a barramundi. :D :D



@jeen- hi jeen, the beauties were caught near the railway bridge( three bridges upstream from the header). i have found some terrific new spots also. just come down for a week or so and check out the new spots. by the way the vrmgam canal was drained completely for repairs and thousands of fish died :( :( . probably the large mulley that i caught also didnt survive. so much for c&r :( .


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Those are lovely sized Murrel Amir. Congrats on the catch. The colours are fantastic. On the Murrel jumping, I've had several murrel leap out of water several times before they are landed, but that is usually when I use spinners. The scum frogs are the best of the lot, Black and dark green work best. Very nice sport on light tackle.

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Hi doctor, you also have a 9feet rod but you have siad you bought it from bops but did not tell where that shop is. Do trhey have a branch in Hyd? Are this shop also selling the scumfrogs for how much? Thanx.

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Great catch bro... :shock:
Congrats :D

& thanks for sharing the pic's


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@alexis- thanks mate :D . i have noticed that they jump when you apply lots of pressure when they are trying to get in the weeds.

@srinivas- bops is not a shop bro. :D :D . bops as in bopanna pattada. i hope you know him :D . the shop is right here on indianangler. pm bops if he still has the rod in stock.

thanks viper. :D :D


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Not to sound colour-biased, but the black buggers always get the most hits... I remember when I was in the company of the PHG, the black scum frog which I used (and affectionately called N****) had the most hits.. I think after the first season, he had more bites in him than a fresher at a vampire party :lol: :lol:

I think the Sol-Men can shed some light on this...

Tight Lines & Good Fishing,
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you are right gavin, there is something about this black colour. maybe it contrasts well with the blue sky and green weeds. the water is very clear in the canal. all you have to do is walk along the bank, spot a murrel, cast a frog and bang!! the fish is on.


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superb snakes there doc...
keep making us happy with such nice pics...

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Hey Doc,

Congrats on the splendid Murrel Fishing. Very nice to see the size of murrels being caught.
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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
you are right gavin, there is something about this black colour. maybe it contrasts well with the blue sky and green weeds. .


Simple, black and dark colours are best surface lures because they produce max silhouette.

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hey Amir there are some fantastic catches congratulation mate keep hooking them [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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thank you dr prasad, santosh and rajatda. :D


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Magnificant catches, Dr. Aamir and good sized too, what was the weight of these murrels...

Congratulation for such catches.

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hi arish, thanks a lot. :D . i didnt weigh the fish cause i think all the scales are lying :lol: :lol:


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May be GRC is the most accurate scale here :lol: :lol: :lol:


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I'll let the angler do the honours... its his catch after all :D :D

@Arish - the comment on the 5kg/7kg murrel was a lucky guess.. what do i know of fishing but just drop a line with some bait and pray to the gods that there is a fish tugging at the end of the line.. I dont care about the weight of the fish, I, but enjoy the thrill of the experience... Fishing should not always be about weights and monster catches.. It should be about having a good time :D :D

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Gavin Ridge Cooke wrote:
I dont care about the weight of the fish, I, but enjoy the thrill of the experience... Fishing should not always be about weights and monster catches.. It should be about having a good time :D :D

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AMEN to that....


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:D

I agree completely but why is it calling me to know about the weight all the times... let me forget about the weight from now on... :)


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true, angling is not only about the weight of the fish. i also feel that the measure of weight is also a measure of your skilll. large fish= more clever= difficult to fool=hard to catch..... also, large fish=more power= difficult to land : all of which requires skill. 8) 8)


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Super Like!

P.S: why don't we have fb style like button here...


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Great catches Dr Aamir..I bet you must have enjoyed the fight!


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Great catches Dr Aamir..I bet you must have enjoyed the fight!



yeah, enjoyed the first 30 seconds or so :roll: . i guess in murrel fishing the take is more enjoyable than the fight.


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hi guys, mr arun mohile visited me this morning. i took him fishing to one of my fav haunts. it was raining hard but we decided to try our luck. just as we got out of our car, we saw a murrel crusing along the weed margins. arunji cast a frog but it was so accurate that it landed on its head. the murrel vanished in the weeds with a huge splash :roll: . then we moved some 50 yards upstream and started casting along the weed margins. no response. we kept on casting 5-6 times in one spot and if there was no response we moved ahead 10 yards and repeated. i feel that if a murrel is nearby it'll take in the first 2-3 casts. then arunji got a strikeand he landed a nice 2 pounder, his first one :D . then a few mins later i got a strike on my frog. just as the frog landed it took it with a huge splash. you can never tell from the splash how big its going to be. i have seen huge ones taking the frog very casually while 2 pounders nearly jumping out of the water to get them. then after a few more strikes and a few lost fish the rain stopped and so did the strikes. i am glad there was no thunder. i am scared shit of lightining espesially with a rod in my hand :lol: . maybe an hour later one of my friends got a huge strike. we saw the murrel coming out of the weeds a few feet from the bank and whalloped the frog. what a sight it was. a 10 pounder rolling in the water like an alligator trying to get rid of the frog. it ultimately succeded and spat out the frog on his face. 4 hrs went by and we called it a day. it was his first murrel fishing experience. hope he enjoyed it. all of them caught on top water lures. this time i used a stanley ribbit frog. man, the murrels go crazy after it. it makes a nice putt.. putt.. putt.. putt.. sound when retrived. every murrel angler must have one! they chewed my frog to bits. here are the pictures :D



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Heey doc,

Congrats to you and Mr. Mohile for the nice catch.

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Good one doc. Glad to see you and Mr. Mohile enjoying some good fishing in the monsoons :)

Good going Mr. Mohile. Would love to hear from a seasoned angler like you.

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thanks apoo and teritex, it was an honour to fish with him. all the murrels were released except one.


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Heartliest Congratulation Mr. Mohile Ji :D for your first murrel fishing experience, you have thoroughly enjoyed it, and at this age! :shock:

I know your longing for murrel fishing and there is truly and inspirational story from your side, please Mr. Mohile Ji share your experience. :P

and congratulation to Dr. Aamir once again! :D

Beautiful Murrels :P

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Congrats Doc and Mr. Arun.. :)

Aamir, lucky you... :) we all love going fishing with Mr. Arun .. Great person and angler.

Cheers... Santosh


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And to imagine that I was in Ahmedabad for 3 years, with plenty of time at hand...

Congrats guys...these are some nice murrells :D


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@arish- thanks bro. have you opened your murrel account or not? :D we would like to see a bigger fish in your avtar pic. :D


@santosh- thanks buddy, i got some really nice tips from him on sea fishing. all those decades of fishing experience :-)


@mm- you were here in ahd for three years??. when was it? didnt you notice the canal while you were here?


ps- just added my report to the pics.


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Wow,

Congratulations Mr. Mohile. A very nice Murrel.

Equally nicely written report Aamir.

You guys are really having fun landing some nice Murrels.

Keep on doing it.

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:wink: Aamir sir will you teach me how to catch a murrel ?? :lol: :lol:

Congrats man !! you seem to be having all the fun in the rains hooking those beauties {murels} [smilie=gt-happyup.gif] keep it up

Carry on Doctor :lol: :lol:


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Can you post a pic of your stanley ribbit frog?


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
@arish- thanks bro. have you opened your murrel account or not? :D we would like to see a bigger fish in your avtar pic. :D


@santosh- thanks buddy, i got some really nice tips from him on sea fishing. all those decades of fishing experience :-)


@mm- you were here in ahd for three years??. when was it? didnt you notice the canal while you were here?


ps- just added my report to the pics.

That was quite some time back...was there studying and was not even aware about fishing :? Maybe some day :idea: :twisted: I will land up at your doorstep


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thanks alibhai.

@sayedbhai- :D what?????? teach YOU how to fish? :shock: you must be joking :D . chela cant teach the guru right? you would never come near fresh water. :lol:


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get the stanley double hook and bend it a little towards the outer side. the only drawback about this frog is that it will last only for about 4-5 takes. by the 6th take the legs are gone and the body is all chewed up. but its pretty inexpensive.

@mm- you are most welcome buddy.


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
@arish- thanks bro. have you opened your murrel account or not? :D we would like to see a bigger fish in your avtar pic. :D


The account is opened but not yet filled :lol:

Small is Beautiful and Old is Gold.

So i'll stick to the Small before the Big ;)

Insha Allah! someday I will bag it! :P

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Great Fish & report

Thanks for sharing,..... :)

seems like even rains have failed to keep you from Fishing.... :lol:


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
@sayedbhai- :D what?????? teach YOU how to fish? :shock: you must be joking :D . chela cant teach the guru right? you would never come near fresh water. :lol:



:D Brother Aamir please don't think of our's as a Guru <--> Chela relationship , I have fished with fellow anglers half my age and enjoyed being their angler friend, I may have taught many the ABCs of fishing and now they are happily feeding on fish :P but I never liked to be called "Guru" as I consider myself to be in the process of learning " From the Cradle To The Grave " . Although I have declined many times the offers that came my way to fish in fresh water bodies in the city :P but I will certainly pay you a visit someday as and when time permits , you see I am slowly getting attracted to the Murriels of Gujarat :twisted: :twisted: and you are responsible for it by regularly displaying them beautifully on the forum :lol: :lol:


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@ arish-yup! slow and steady wins the race! stick to it and youll get your dream fish. :D

@viper- thanks mate. :D getting drenched in rain while fishing is much more enjoyable than getting drenched in sweat as is the case rest of the year :lol:

@sayedbhai- aah , the great saltie finally wants to fish in fresh water :D marhaba!! marhaba!!! :D [/quote]


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