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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:26 am 
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Keeping the same format as for saltwater lures, I invite contributions from fellow anglers on their 3 favourite lures for catching freshwater fish in India.

To kick off the topic, I will list mine below. Please do note that my freshwater trips in India are limited as I reside abroad for most of the year and my emphasis has been on saltwater angling.

Nevertheless, I have fished in North and South Indian rivers and lakes since the 1970s and caught my share of fish. Primarily mahseer but also a lot of murrel in the Cauvery.

My tried and tested freshwater lures:

1. Jointed Rapala J11 in Rainbow Trout colour ( for mahseer)

2. Green and Gold Halco Scorpion ( called Sorcerer in India) ..... trolling for mahseer from a boat

3. Mepps No.3 in silver ( for murrel)

Honourable mention may be made of various other lures, such as the Lil Cleo, Toby spoon, Halco silver Wobbler, Rooster Tails,Tail Dancer, various soft plastics etc. but I would take the above mentioned 3 lures if I had a choice.

Let us see what you have to say!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:03 am 
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Seems that we have far more saltwater anglers active on the forum than those for freshwater!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:23 am 
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I tried my best to catch a Mahseer or two up in the headwaters of Western Ghats on fly. My guide used both silver and gold spoons. Didn't do any better and I didn't know any better. But I think I'm better prepared next time around.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 pm 
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@ ziegen_joseph

Interesting selection, especially using the Halco popper.

What would you use to catch mahseer out of your selection?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 am 
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Excellent! Finesse fishing.

What outfit are you using to cast such light lures?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:11 am 
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Kingfish,

I have an ugly stick gX2 5ft ultralight pairs to a 1000 Sharky 2 and 4lbs flurokote from kastking. The action on the rod is slow and I do miss a few hooksets, but it is fun :D


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