Friday, December 05, 2008

Dream Fish Idea #1: The Golden Mahseer

A friend handed me a copy of The Drake the other day. He said if you subscribe to one fly fishing magazine, it should be this one. Flipped through and my initial take was that that was probably a true statement. Looked pretty cool - good substance, fewer frilly adds maybe. Best part was that it says in the top right corner, with respect to price:

five bucks
(ten bucks for bait fishermen)

Good chuckle there.

Anyway, one of the snippets was a pic and brief caption of a Golden Mahseer. It was touted as "The World's Biggest Carp." A tagline like that demands attention, and thus some Googling was completed.

According to India Angling the word Mahseer means "The Big Mouth." Right on there. They go on to describe it as a coldwater fish... kind of portraying it as a trout-like buglemouth. Its geographic range is a subset of the rivers that have their sources in the Himalayas.

Trip to India should occur. It could be a multi-purpose trip. Culture, history, food, hiking and fishing. Sign me up.

Anyway - Google around a bit and read up on this cool fish. I need to study a bit more myself.

Go here for more on that tagline from The Drake and the story of the guy who landed a 27 lber on the fly. His claim is that "you'll have a difficult time finding a harder fighting freshwater fish anywhere."

Another article that discusses fly fishing for the GM.

One final note is that "Fishing is stictly prohibited during monsoon as it is the breeding time for the fish." No problem complying there it would seem.


Blogger Jean-Paul Lipton said...

Sign me up J. I love the food and culture. We'd need to bring along John, of course, since he is our big fish guru....

2:03 PM  
Blogger john montana said...

Big, interesting fish? I'm in.

Plus, I like Indian food.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

Interesting to note that John has caught carp bigger than the world record Mahseer on the fly (27 lbs). We'd have a legitimate chance to break that I bet. Sounds like the terrain and the heavy flow makes landing extremely difficult.

"NOT IT" for buying tickets.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jean-Paul Lipton said...

not it

11:16 AM  
Anonymous KBarton10 said...

That lip may be the world's best place to sink a hook. Massive, leathery looking - just the place for some razor sharpened 5/0.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

That pic really got me too. Love that color and that big ol' lip. I bet that fish would tear any of us to bits.

4:07 PM  
Blogger David said...

I've put up some more stuff on StoryArc, including a fascinating research project that reveals a vast conspiracy to remove fly fishing from American literature.


4:24 PM  
Blogger David said...

As for that fish, zowie. The crick isn't that big, either. Quite streamlined, and that head is made for shakin'.


4:25 PM  
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