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 Post subject: My first ever Murrel!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:48 am 
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Hello guys, sharing my first Murrel with you all! I have been trying to hunt for one for over an year now, did crazy things and went various places!! but was not able to catch one!

And this one came when I was least expecting even a Tilapia or common Carp!

One of my friend called me up and asked if i could join him for a trip. My aim was to give him company, so I casually lifted my telescopic rod and tackle box and left with him.

It was already 6:30PM, with a dull light and some drizzles. Never looked like a time to hook a fish! After a quick assembly both of us casted nearby and I saw my float dippin n moving away slowly, casually struck, but felt no force later on..Pulled to chk the bait & was surprised to see a singhara hanging at the end!
The interest doubled with this first catch. At other end my friend faced some problem with his tackle. I took up his setup n made some changes and dressed up an earthworm on the barb and cast. Few seconds on
& I suddenly felt a pull! I missed that one as I was not ready, next instant, another big one!! I had not checked on the drag, it was loose, and suddenly the reel made a long screeching noise, the left handed setup, which I was not familiar too added more problems. I thought the krook went into the pat of submersible pump in the water,& it was now I kept drag to its max, and tried to reel it in, n it was when the snakehead took its first run!!! man, what the hell was that! next 5 minutes it were my adrenal glands who worked the most!! It was a very nice fight, took great runs and splashed twice out of water..!! I was thoroughly enjoying it!
Was very happy to see my first Murrel landed! Weighed around 3kg, I guess.. :roll:

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Now I was in a race to release it back, as the action attracted two locals, and I was not at all in a mood to hand them this Murrel :evil: ,coz I was 100% sure they were going to ask for the catch! And they did, but I was faster this time! Just replied to them saying that it carried eggs when I didnt even know if it was a male or female!! :twisted:

Within few minutes we packed up and left for home with a feeling which I cannot express! Who could have imagined at the start of the day, that the ending would be so perfect!! Craving for more such days to come..! InshaAllah! :))

Finally a Snakehead..!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:57 am 
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Congrats on catching your first murrel,many more await to find your lure.Keep it up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:09 pm 
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Congrats on your first Murrel!! Finally you managed to land a decent Murrel in Pune. Wish you many more. [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:51 pm 
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congrats salman on your first murrel. Things happen when you least expect them to... 8)

Didn't know murrel could give this much fight... one helluva murrel man !

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Congrats on the catch Salman. Sad that you have a good catch there and your face is missing :( The murrel looks good in size. It could nearly hit the 3 kg scale.

Tight lines mate.

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:00 pm 
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hey Dezz...

Actually its my friend holding it..I was recording with his phone camera..All the pics I took are the snapshots of the actual video..so yeah, I missed my pic wid my first ever murrel!!

Btw, i caught it on an earthworm... :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:12 pm 
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salman wrote:
hey Dezz...

Btw, i caught it on an earthworm... :roll:


You shouldn't have said that not all the earthworms in pune will be in constant fear of being caught ans used as bait. LOL


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:46 pm 
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congrats ... very nice murrel .. all the best for more..!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Congratulations Salman on your first murrel...
Their strike rate get better with the light drizzle...

Saiki


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:08 am 
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Congrats buddy, on your first murrel.
Sure you gonna cherish that moment for a long time.

Ravi


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:39 am 
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Thank you guys!! This Murrel came after a long wait of almost 18 months! And hence may be I am so excited with this catch!! Now me too hoping for some more catches & I wish to explore bigger water bodies! :-)


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 Post subject: Congrats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:41 am 
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Good Show !!! Congrats on your first Murrel. May the piscatorial Gods's rain more on you. Mehnat kare jao, Murrel ek din milna hi tha.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:42 am 
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Congrats for the catch


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Now thats one big murrel!
"what the hell was that! next 5 minutes it were my adrenal glands who worked the most!! It was a very nice fight, took great runs and splashed twice out of water..!! I was thoroughly enjoying it!"

Very nice writeup! this bit has me thrilled!

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Omesh


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Salman, Congrats and its really a good catch. It looks so amazing.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:35 pm 
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congrats on the lovely fish. it all happens so fast that we wonder when did it all happen. expect the unexpected as it always a suprise.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:06 pm 
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congratulations salman on your first murrel. may you have many more. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:57 pm 
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thats a very nice murrel salman. well done

congrats mate wish you many more

cheers
samit


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Good start.. Congrats..


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:48 pm 
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hey salman, i joined this forum too

it was one heck of a day for us eh!

BTW i went fishing with Vipul yesterday to the same place
2 hrs later total tally for me was 4 cats and 1 unknown specie

Vipul bagged 2 big murrels (1.5~2kilos each) in the same time on a spinner

BTW. there is a superb store which sells earthworms. They are better than the ones which i get from my compost pit - slimy but more active and smelly. I guess it was the worms which caught these 5 and not me :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:21 pm 
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Thanks Guys!

@Anand: Nice to see you!! :)
Btw, you should have clicked the "Unknown Specie". I bet the members could have identified it for you.. :)

Lets plan a trip for august soon...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:35 pm 
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i have a pic but i am not able to upload to this forum, i will send it to your gmail


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:48 am 
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Great going....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:25 am 
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Nice one salman...

I am also newbie in this field and the same thing happened for me as well... keep going... :)

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures..

Happy Fishing...


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