FISHING IN KOLKATA

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FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by ASIF007 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:09 am

Any fellow members from this forum who are also interested in Fishing in and around Kolkata. We could meet sometimes to find good angling spots.

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:37 am

Hi Asif, I want to explore fishing in my native village. Please guide me with this sport/hobby. What equipment is required? We have an artificial lake, Ranjit Sagar Reservoir.

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by ASIF007 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:20 pm

Honestly Vikram I cannot claim to be an expert in angling. However I have enjoyed pond and lake fishing occasionally for last 4-5 years.
Firstly you need a lot of patience. Days will go you wont hook any fish and some lucky day you will hook a 15-20 pound one and compensate for the dry days. Secondly you need good equipment not necessary expensive ones. Here in Kolkata there is a place called Sealdah ( just like the century old Gun shops in Dalhousie) which has fish shops over 100 years old and easily available rods, reels, lines, hooks & baits far cheaper than online shops. Maybe someday when you get more interested you may prepare your own secret baits.

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:42 am

Our local lake has lot of potential. And I have seen lots of fish there. I can't find anyone who can guide me in fishing in my State. I looked online, Decathlon has wide range of equipment but I don't know which one I require to fish in a Lake. I have seen trout fishing in Kashmir and Bani, it is totally different thing. I would feel lucky if someone can teach me physically.

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by ASIF007 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:20 pm

Vikram you need to find someone from your state for physical guidance which should not be a big problem. As of Lake fishing you need a litte investment of Rs. 5000(approx). 2 ordinary rods and reels to start with. Buy a good Monofilament Line of Berkey/Daiwa make and good hooks. Check online at "www.fishingtackleindia.com" .

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by hillsman » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:29 pm

I would suggest trying to identify the species of fish in the lake and invest in a set up that can attract/entice them. i would stay away from declathon rods. do a bit of research and get the proper gear according to the target fish.

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:46 pm

ASIF007 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Vikram you need to find someone from your state for physical guidance which should not be a big problem. As of Lake fishing you need a litte investment of Rs. 5000(approx). 2 ordinary rods and reels to start with. Buy a good Monofilament Line of Berkey/Daiwa make and good hooks. Check online at "www.fishingtackleindia.com" .
I need to find someone. I'll try that. Thanks
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:29 pm
I would suggest trying to identify the species of fish in the lake and invest in a set up that can attract/entice them. i would stay away from declathon rods. do a bit of research and get the proper gear according to the target fish.
I was also thinking of that. Actually the lake is artificial so I was not able to find the list of fish species in my area. Thanks for suggestion.

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Re: FISHING IN KOLKATA

Post by mundaire » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:59 pm

In India, the most popular fish that is stocked in artificial lakes/ ponds is one or more varieties of carp. They are a good fish to learn on, simple atta (wheat flour) balls flavoured with biscuit crumbs work well with carp. Set up with a float and small baited hook and try your luck :)

If you're lucky, the lake will have murrel/ sol (snakehead), for those you would be best served with using scrum frog lures or even spinners.
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