Somewhere Down the Kaveri River - Part 3

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I just want to say, ****y, that this little piece was an absolute pleasure to edit (if you can call it editing).

OK, "checking" is a better word for it. And the pictures, especially the two of both of you holding fish were great!

Why, oh why, oh why though, are there no more pictures of the pike trip and why are you hiding Gilly? She should be holding it.
 
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I just want to say, ****y, that this little piece was an absolute pleasure to edit (if you can call it editing).

OK, "checking" is a better word for it. And the pictures, especially the two of both of you holding fish were great!

Why, oh why, oh why though, are there no more pictures of the pike trip and why are you hiding Gilly? She should be holding it.
Thanks for the kind words Woody.

To be honest Gilly had never handled a pike before and didn't feel confident enough to try. But I am gutted that I didn't set the self-timer and get a pic of us both with the fish.

Gilly can't have been that upset though, I asked her to marry me in India, and she said yes!!!

Here she is with a more manageable sized fish.

 
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yet another excellent read from yourself ****y....i`m gonna have another look at the previous write ups a bit later.

Congratulations to you and your wife to be as well.
 

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Could have sworn Yadav said my fish was 15K, hence me claiming 26lb (never knowingly overestimated!), yours was a scraper 20 ;-) lol

Once again, a top read, you've obviously taken in everything I taught you!
 

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A brilliant read ****y!

I have long dreamed of going to India to fish for Mahseer! How much does a trip like that cost?

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!
 
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Hey Steve (Lockett),

Between cracked rods and running out of film in the camera, you may have had a bone fide 30!! Really looking forward to seeing your India film again, any chance you can do me a copy?

Steve (King),

Return tickets in BA sale 400 quid, 300 quid expenses for 3 weeks and permits 15 quid a day approx.

Not a lot of cash when you compare prices with European holidays.

The rewards can be huge; here's my mate Nanju with a proper Kaveri (Cauvery) beast...

 

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Gilly can't have been that upset though, I asked her to marry me in India, and she said yes!!!
So, she has a mental health issue then as well. I mean, who in their right mind would want to marry an angler? :D


I was speaking with Geoff Maynard today about the Cauvery and he said it wa almost impossible to take a bad photo there. The light just lends itself to the lens.

Oh, and Gilly looks very nice. You have my blessing! :wh
 

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Hey Steve (Lockett),
Really looking forward to seeing your India film again, any chance you can do me a copy?

Doing the last tweak now, it will then be sold for a limited period to onlinefishing.tv. After that, I will be putting it onto a DVD for sale, but you can have a copy.

In the meantime, take a look at the intro to the film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNgsLOMLruo
at the very least, you can keep yourself amused listening to me shout "I'm in India" above the taxi din!

Nice pic of Skimmer Girl. How did you get her to catch a carp? lol
 

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****y,

Loved reading your story, wonderfully well told could really picture everything.

What a fish the magnificent Mahseer is, thats a definate one to try before I die!

I'll drop you a PM shortly to ask about the possibility of popping up for a day Barbelling on the Teme or Severn, and maybe one day I will pluck up the courage to try some Pike or Zander fishing, but I'm too much of a whimp!

In return I promise you a days trotting on the Bristol Avon, as you have to experience the wonders of blanking. It brings one back to reality...... :)

Keep up the good work

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Your always welcome for a visit Simon. :)

I am very busy with PhD stuff at the mo, but anytime mid-September or November suits me (can't do October... getting married!).

Actually my 'stag do' is a barbelling trip to the Wye in early October if you fancy? Drop me a PM mate.

The barbelling is great here at the mo, Jim got a new pb from the Teme (11lb 12oz) a couple of days back poaching my swim!! See below...



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Back to mahseer...

I've been visiting India for nearly fifteen years and sort out my fishing trips independently, but this may not be practical approach if you are planning your first trip (without prior knowledge of the country and its rivers).

If any FM'ers fancy a crack at the mighty mahseer, and haven't visited before, an organised trip may be a more sensible option.

Having never been on a package, I can't really 'recommend' any particular outfit as such, but I know (by the reputation of the guides he uses) that Gary Newman's http://www.indianadventureholidays.com has access to some top quality ghillies and waters in both north and south-central India.

If any of you do fancy winging it and doing a bit of pioneering, drop me a PM and I'll try to help.
 
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****y, just brilliant mate!

What an experience, you've got a talent with your writing mate. I was there with you in that coracle thingie...

Hopefully the Zeds will be active when we meet up on 'Sabrina' and hopefully it wont be 12 feet or more up!

Lovely read, keep em coming.
 

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Put the mahseer photo in the photo comp, it'll get my vote! Brings back a few memories too. One day I'll have to go back again...
 
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I can't take credit for that trophy shot Geoff, I was lucky to have a proper photographer aboard in the coracle...

Like the amazing image of Sri Lankan stilt fishermen (already entered in the competition), that's all Steve's work.

[... I tried for ages to do a direct link to his photo from the competition gallery to this thread, but can't work out how...]

But have a look here...

http://www.fishingmagic.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/997
 

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Gilly can't have been that upset though, I asked her to marry me in India, and she said yes!!!

Here she is with a more manageable sized fish.

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Was she sucking on one of those funny pipe things when she agreed to that!!!???:j

Congratulations mate..................now please stop writing about you adventures and talking of pioneering, im 53yrs old and had lotsof adventures, but you are making my feet itch, not many "overseas" writers do that! ;)
 
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Gilly can't have been that upset though, I asked her to marry me in India, and she said yes!!!

Here she is with a more manageable sized fish.

Was she sucking on one of those funny pipe things when she agreed to that!!!???:j

Congratulations mate..................now please stop writing about you adventures and talking of pioneering, im 53yrs old and had lotsof adventures, but you are making my feet itch, not many "overseas" writers do that! ;)
LOL! No, Gilly wasn't drugged!! But that was a contingency plan...:wh

We were actually sat on the roof of my favourite restaurant in the centre of Mysore, enjoying a candle-lit meal and watching huge flocks of parakeets performing aerial ballet before roosting for the night... Nice :cool:

As for the adventure/ pioneering paradox, with the continuing goodwill of some good friends in India, I (hopefully and humbly) now have access to many rivers in central India that haven't seen a rod and line in a long time!!

Last time I was out we scoped out a small tributary of the Kaveri and saw some huge murrel that I really fancy a crack at... time for a floating frog lure methinks.

You're never too old to follow an angling dream matey :)
 
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You are right ****y.......to be honest i have read all the "great white hunter" tales, from self proclaimed pioneers.....when all they have done is gone on a package.

Your way is so much more real, sure, we need a little help from our friends, thats what life is about.............your friends are a credit to you, as you are to them.

One day Indiana Williams may have another adveture........just got to grow me dreads! :cool::)
 

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Had a thought: if anyone fancies a trip to fish the Cauvery but needs some local help, Sandeep is your man. He's a really switched-on guy, concerned with the state of Indian rivers and prepared to jaw all night over a bottle of Old Monk about what can be done to save them.
His website is: http://www.outrigor.com/

He specialises in the areas where the main fishing camps are rather than where I take Rich to, but still great fishing and bigger fish!

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Last time I was out we scoped out a small tributary of the Kaveri and saw some huge murrel that I really fancy a crack at... time for a floating frog lure methinks.

You're never too old to follow an angling dream matey :)
Have to work on your geography mate, that was the main river. :wh
 
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