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Mahseer Fishing in India

Discussion in 'Going Fishing, Travelling?' started by himalayan outback, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. himalayan outback

    himalayan outback New Member

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    The Mahseer is highly regarded for its fighting abilities – using the fast flowing waters of the Himalayan Rivers even a 15 lb Mahseer can put up a fight that is not for the faint hearted. The British (during their stay in India) and the Indian Royalty popularized fishing for the species, and for some it became a rite of passage akin to killing a tiger! Stout tackle was the order of the day and often that too did not measure up to the power and brute force exerted by the Mahseer . If you are looking for a fishing adventure then there are few others that measure up to the Golden Mahseer of the Indian Himalayan Rivers!
    If You want more information Please logon to this website https://himalayanoutback.com/
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  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    A couple of months ago I bought a new pair of hiking boots from the Kathmandu shop in Rockhampton and I automatically became a member of the Kathmandu Club (old farts free).

    Big deal says me, but within a very short time I was invited to join a group of members for a trek to the Everest Base Camp (at my own expense). I shot them back an email asking if I could have my own personal Sherpa to carry my fishing gear - no answer. I assumed that they must have thought I was joking, but I'm sure Jeremy Wade of River Monsters chased fish in the Himalayan waters and it could have been the mahseer.

    They are a powerful looking fish. Mahseer-Research-Centre-Mahseer.JPG

    Jeff
     
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  3. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TBX HO
     
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    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a elongated big mouthed carp.
     
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  5. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't the Mahseer that Jeremy Wade chased, it was the Goonch Catfish....a different fish altogether.

    Goonch Catfish.jpg
    Jeff
     
  6. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    I would like to go there for a fish and chase those big brown trout looking fish, I will ask them if they can supply a few Sherpas to carry me and my fishing gear, I only weigh about 80kg heh heh.
     
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  7. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Those Goonch are bloody dangerous . look at the teeth on it! apparently they grow really huge and have been known to eat people and livestock. probably use a goat for bait for a big one:eek:
     
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    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Could I catch one on SPs with my 4lb braid line do you think?
    If not I could use my #2 weight Fenwick fly rod.
    I imagine a great tussle lasting several days.
    Noel
    The ultimate optimist
     
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  9. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    ha ha it would probably sit on the bottom of the river wondering what the slightly annoying tugging on its lip is.
     
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