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20-07-2009, 03:29 PM
I have been thinking of adding this for some time now...

Here goes Bottom Fishing .
Date: 10, March 2009

Water Temprature: 20 - 25 ºC

Water Clarity: Clear (4 foot visibility)

Wind Speed: < 1 knots

Wind Direction: SWS

Waves: Calm

Catch: 08 Kgs Red Snapper each , 04-06 Kgs Baracudda each

R-L. Adnan ( not on Pak guns), Ali Mufti ( Big time hunter, also a member of PakGuns.com) and your's truely

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/341/96114294.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

One of the best trips of mine! Will upload some more pics soon

Abu Al Hawl
20-07-2009, 03:39 PM
Nice catch, its good to hear that you are of the same hobby as mine

20-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Nice catch..seems made of Plastic !

20-07-2009, 05:40 PM
Nice catch... Ka_Khan :D ;)

20-07-2009, 05:53 PM
Dear Striker1
Nice thread gentleman and good to see you. No doubt that Fishing is a good hobby. I often went with my cousin for fishing to Almannia and some other places near by Gharo and wish to plan in open sea. Anyway thanks for sharing.
With regards.

20-07-2009, 07:46 PM
@Striker1.... Bro very nice catch and a nice pic. Where are the Barracudas?
I have never been to Karachi :( but whenever I come, hope you'll take me along
for a fishing trip :D

20-07-2009, 08:00 PM
Amazing catches...I was wondering how'd you get such large catches in this season, then i saw the date ;)..

22-07-2009, 01:52 PM
striker: tusi cha gaye O, what a lovely feast. such catches are very rare, you have been lucky.


22-07-2009, 02:34 PM

the fish are huge brother.... nice catch, keep it up.

one question: how was the taste?


Silent killerr
25-07-2009, 06:10 PM
Which breed of fish is this?

25-07-2009, 06:30 PM
nice catch striker1.

25-07-2009, 11:11 PM
Seems Striker has gone again for fishing ... :rolleyes:

26-07-2009, 11:34 AM
Deep Sea at this time of the year is suicidal. The season shoudl be starting around Sep.
The ones in the pics are red snappers ( each about 6-8 Kgs) that were caught in March 2009. It was one of the catches of the season, with team leader Ali Mufti and us. The next post is the fishing report that was authored by Adnan ( left).

26-07-2009, 11:35 AM
SNAPPERs by: Adnan Qureshi
From Kemari

I had the privilege of accompanying Ali Mufti and Salman Beg Mirza on a double header trip with plans for trolling the outer anchorage during the day and bottom by night. As expected the trolling did not yield much results save for a ‘cuda ,so we decided to hunker down for bottom action. Soon as we lowered the first couple of lines, we started striking phukkis and kapartans etc. in the 1 kg range which felt great on light tackle. Knowing that we were positioned correctly over structure, lines at different columns were set out with dead and live baits. Ali expertly rigged his lure with all bells and whistles which attracted fish soon as he would hit bottom. We followed suit and the game was on. At around sundown all hell broke loose! Real screamed relentlessly as these bottom dwellers went on a feeding frenzy, there was non stop action for more than two hours….the action was so exhilarating that span seems like a blur now. We started hitting ‘cudas at mid-water and bottom, they would not let anything else take bait. But then it happened, a bigger strike peeling line away, I had to quickly tighten the drag before the fish headed into the rocks. The fight lasted a few minutes and there it was in all its glory a 6 kg Red Snapper. Moments later Salman felt a nibble on a TLD-15 with a light action rod and then it took! Salman fought his first fish on light tackle beautifully and now has been initiated with great honour!! Ali not to be out done, quickly matched the ante with a Red Snapper of his own which he brought up very briskly (must be all that tuna fighting experience ;) Now that we were in a blissful state of fishing nirvana and were content with our catch, with the fish still biting strong specially cuda’s we started releasing fish. Having fished with Mufti, now I can see why he inspires others and is able to create conversation and ethical awareness to differentiate between fishing and sport-fishing.

Courtesy: www.pgfa.org (http://www.pgfa.org)

26-07-2009, 11:41 AM
@ 12 Guage...

Red Snappers ( local name : HERA)

There is nothing like fresh fish! Taste was simply amazing!

26-07-2009, 12:43 PM
gosh they are huge

30-11-2009, 05:17 PM
It's good to know that there are anglers on this forum aswell along with hunters and collectors well myself I am a keen coarse angler and love fishing when ever I go back to Pakistan i am either shooting or fishing, but being very honest I didn't had much of luck while fishing in Pakistan wheras here in uk it's lot better as we practice catch and release policy.

08-12-2009, 11:46 AM
Hey we're following similar policies out here as well. CATCH and RELEASE. Do check out PGFA.org you will get a better idea of what we're upto

11-12-2009, 04:23 PM

very wel striker1 keep it up. we want some more action pics..... :)

13-12-2009, 12:45 AM
Great catch Striker1 Sb. Lovely snappers and its even more lovely to see so many PGFA members on PakGuns. Thanks for sharing Sir.

Any freshwater angler around ?? :rolleyes:

18-02-2010, 12:59 AM
Any freshwater angler around ?? :rolleyes:
It seems there is none :(

Was discussing my angling passion with Denovo sahib who asked me to post a few pics. Also, wanted to share something different which might change the taste. :)
I understand there aren't many anglers around therefore I will give the local and scientific name of the fish in the pic. What you see here is all fresh water fishing which is quite different from salt water fishing. Generally speaking, fish size in freshwater is much smaller as compared to saltwater, which implies that a 5 kg fish is just a routine catch in saltwater but a prized one in freshwater. Secondly, most fish in saltwater are carnivores whereas in freshwater 60-70 % fish are herbivores. Accordingly, the catching technique also differs. Well, here they are ............ :)

This is the King of Pakistani freshwaters, the Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora). Known to be one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish in the world, its a prized catch for any angler. Alas, the king of freshwater is already an endangered specie in Pakistan. As a rule, I release all mahseer, regardless of the size. This one was too badly hooked and died immediately. Happens to be the only mahseer in last few years that I have brought home for eating, though I have caught many.

A beautiful Brown Trout (Salmo truta fario) caught from Chakarkot Nullah , 60 km from Gilgit. Trout are renowned for their acrobatic fights and are un-undoubtedly the best tasting fish in Pakistan (only when consumed fresh)

A 3 kg Gulfaam (Cyprinus carpio carpio) caught from Mangla lake while fly fishing in Feb 2009.

My sons are my fishing partners. Here is Zain with his biggest catch, a 5.25 kg Gulfaam. It was hooked, played and landed by him alone.

Haider with a 2.5 kg Singhara caught on a live bait (a live small fish tied to a hook)

My youngest son catches a cute one like him

Like hunting, angling also has its own ethics and norms which must not be violated by all mature anglers. Its not merely a meat collection activity (so should be all hunting trips). In this regard, one of the main differences in hunting and angling is that a hunter knows what he is shooting at and can make choice to shoot or not to shoot. An angler normally does not know what is inside water and therefore, many a fish that are not intended to be caught are hooked. As per angling ethics, all fish undergoing their breeding activity, all small size fish and all fish over the bag limit must be released back into the water. This is called Catch & Release or simply, C&R. In foreign countries, many locations are C&R only.

Here is a baby mahseer released to grow to full size

And a 5 kg female rohu released during breeding season

Kids are also to be taught to follow the same ethics

During fishing trips, there is enough of time to relax and ponder upon various issues in total solace

Kids can take along a book and study

Ready to be grilled :)

Here it goes, 20 minutes and yummmmm. Does it interest you Denovo sahib :)

18-02-2010, 01:25 AM
Here it goes, 20 minutes and yummmmm. Does it interest you Denovo sahib :)

Everything garnished & ending in the oven this way... deliciously interests to all the Muslims and I am Alhumdullillah an extremly practicing Muslim :) when above quoted is on the menu :lol:

Really love the pics of the places & the fish, keep these coming bro... trust me you are going to have a big fan club here :)

18-02-2010, 01:29 AM
Excellent Gilani sb, nice share and very informative me who know nothing about fish and fishing and yummmm part.... though I know that part but .............. :P ,

18-02-2010, 01:30 AM
And one more thing, I am going to show the above picture to my wife in the morning.. just make a clone dish :) incase clone doesnt work, bringing her along to have some cooking lessons from Bhabhee, please keep the freezer full bro ;)

18-02-2010, 02:16 AM
@striker1 brother really amazing catch what a golden looking fish very nice sharing :cool: :cool:
@Gilani I believe its you brother in the pics, a very smart man indeed well by watching these pics I am speechless have no words really amazing what a fantastic photography incredible
locations beautiful fish and soooooooo wonderful to see the pic of Rahu great great contibution thanks alots for sharing
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Dr Hanif Malik
18-02-2010, 07:55 AM
@wah ,wah,,,,, gilani sahab can we mixed this type of hunting with duck hunting,i always go on sunday at river jehlum,some more knowledge of fish catching accessories is awaited ,,,price and name,type branded,etc ?????

18-02-2010, 09:35 AM
@ Dr. Hanif Malik : Sir, Kindly don't forget to mention the secret health benefits of fish :lol:

18-02-2010, 12:30 PM
Gilani Bro Excellent :) nice share .. And beleive me Mouth watering Pics :P

18-02-2010, 01:40 PM
AOA ...

Gilani bro very goood fishing pics ...


Munir Ahmed
18-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Great Great Great Pics Gillani Sb. many of these were not seen before. I bet these pics would attract many hunters to become anglers as well.

The sport could'nt have been better advertised. Well hunters its an open invitation to become a man of all seasons.


18-02-2010, 03:57 PM
@A.Abbas, Naveed_pk, oasis, thanks a lot Sir

Denovo sahib, please do report on the quality of the clone :)

Sensei bro, its me, faithfully yours http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/angel/pray.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-cool-smileys.php)

Muneer sahib, looking fwd to your visit :)

Dr Hanif Malik
18-02-2010, 04:00 PM
@ Dr. Hanif Malik : Sir, Kindly don't forget to mention the secret health benefits of fish :lol:

sir fish hunting is much easy then other but it is more boring when you spend many hours and final pack up with out single fish,when we stay at river for ducks hunting at a static place we can enjoy if we score a big fish+ducks.so i am waiting of gilani sahab response:)

as for meet of fish this is advise of all doctors to eat other than all meat.more benifitted for nervous and bones system,is also exelant for above 40:)
sir denevo will be planning of this hunt surly:)

18-02-2010, 05:04 PM
what a angling Sir, i am your fan since right now to see the fishes size and way of cooking. :D
that Rahu and Soul are very tasty one.hope next time you will send me one in e-mail through attachment,

Munir Ahmed
18-02-2010, 05:17 PM
Just waiting for the right time sir. Can't stay away from Mangla for long in any case.

Went to Head Balloki last Saturday, the river was full of red coloured rain water, only very small fish could be seen, conditions were not good for fishing, hence spent the day at Rana Hunting Park, enjoyed the wildlife and fish in the pond.

18-02-2010, 05:24 PM
Topak bro, thanks for your comments. :)

18-02-2010, 06:22 PM
fish hunting is much easy then other but it is more boring when you spend many hours and final pack up with out single fish
Dr sahib, Sir how it is easier than other hunting if one goes back without a single fish after many hours :)

Secondly, I assume you actually mean Angling and not fish hunting. Let me define the two so that we are on one grid.

Fish hunting is basically hunting the fish (mainly for commercial purposes) through any means. There are many methods but most common is by laying the nets in the water. Other methods which are getting popular nowadays are by poisoning the water and by giving high voltage electric shocks through high power generators. Both methods are quick and easy because in very less time, they not only kill all the fish in that area but also kill all other living things in the water. So one can collect the fish and let other dead things flow away. Certainly, entire ecosystem is destroyed in that area. This practice is illegal and highly un-ethical but unfortunately, is still going on un-abated. So basically in fish hunting, we are talking about meat collection in quickest possible time.

Angling is a sport in which a person catches fish by using rod, reel and line. It is played under laid down rules and a set of ethics. An angler uses techniques which do not make the fish helpless but give it full chance to avoid the bait or breakaway if she can. Angler subdues a fish through his skill and takes home only that much which is within bag limits. If he hooks a juvenile (young fish) or a breeding fish or manages to catch more fish than what is required, he takes out the hook and releases the fish back into the water. Meat collection is not the purpose in Angling.

I am an angler and can only discuss those things with you that pertain to angling. As for your comment that it is boring, well Sir, the notion of boring and interesting differs from person to person. For some it may be very boring and for others it may be the best enjoyment in the world. :)

Now Sir coming to your point of doing duck shooting and fishing together. It is possible but difficult. Both activities need total focus of hunter or angler. Division of effort at two places may result in neither being able to catch fish nor shoot ducks. You can do both on one day but not at one time. If you leave your fishing rods un-attended and go duck shooting, you might end up loosing your rod if the fish is a big one and most probably, fish will un-hook herself by the time you come back. So I would advise one activity at one time. What one can do is go duck shooting in the early morning and settle for angling afterwards.

For angling, you would need a rod (starting from Rs 500 and going up to 2000 US $), a reel (again, starting at Rs 300-400 and going up to 1500 US $) and line (50-2000 Rs per roll) and few hooks that are cheap. For a starter, a reasonably good fishing set would cost around Rs 3000. But as one grows expert in angling, he shifts towards buying specialized equipment which costs more. Than for every technique, one needs a different kind of gear. Angling is a very specialised sport nowadays. I would suggest you visit some angling website (there are hundreds of them) and read a little about it, if you are really interested in venturing into this field. However, I will be glad to provide any assistance that I can. :)


Dr Hanif Malik
18-02-2010, 08:08 PM
@sir gilani sahab well explained ,hope that you will surely promote such type of healthy activites in this forum regularly like your target shooting:)karachi members has a larg water area to apply fish angling and hunting:)thanks

18-02-2010, 11:56 PM
@ Striker1,
Great trip and pics.

Beautiful pics and very well explained. I admire your passion. Very few people left who follow ethics during hunting and fishing..! Keep it up.

19-02-2010, 12:09 AM
@Gillani Bhai... indeed a wonderful post, with lots of useful info. Great fising trips, really nice
pics and mashaAllah, very smart n handsome kids :) Would love to join you for fising some
day, inshaAllah!

19-02-2010, 02:27 AM
@Gilani brother honestly speaking that Angling is quite a new term to me never heard it before,it is really very important info
thanx alots for adding it to my knowledge I would say that this kind of Angling is an art and the person is an artist its really nothing like regular fish hunting this is very stylish indeed keep it up brother and your kids must be very proud of you
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19-02-2010, 02:22 PM
sl.qureshi sahib, thanks for your comments. I agree with you regarding ethics of hunting and fishing. This is a very important issue. For me, whether it is angling or hunting, without following a set of ethics and without maintaining a balance, it soon turns into zulm. Once in a blue moon, we all get a chance of a bounty hunt and on that day, we can catch / hunt as much as we want. That is the time when we need to exercise restraint on ourselves which in fact all mature hunters do. We should only take that much home which is reasonable. But unfortunately there is a large number of meat collectors around as well who claim to be hunters. If given an opportunity, they will kill everything in the area and feel very proud of it. IMHO therefore, everyone who carries a gun is not a hunter and similarly, every one who carries a fishing rod is not an angler. Just my two cents on the subject. :)

Ilyas, Sensei sahib, thanks a lot for your comments. You are most welcome to join, Sir :)


02-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Here are some fish I caught this weekend.
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03-03-2010, 12:22 AM
@Turumti... Nice catch Bro :) Just loved the pics and the place really looks amazing (though a bit larger size photos would have been more fun :) ). Where is this place and which fish did you catch and with which bait???

03-03-2010, 10:16 AM
Balochistan. Mahsher. Artificial lures.

03-03-2010, 12:11 PM
good one and interesting too

03-03-2010, 11:39 PM
@Turumti the location is no doubt so beautiful verey nice fishing or may be it is angling thanks for sharing
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04-03-2010, 12:43 AM
Turumti, very nice fishing. Would have enjoyed the pics much more if they were in a larger size. But the place looks beautiful. Which place in Balochistan is this?

Which mahseer are these? I cant see in the pics clearly but looks like golden mahseer (Tor putitora).

Its good to see you releasing a small size mahseer. Mahseer is already an endangered specie and we all need to take care of it. Here is the mahseer that I caught and released last week

Here it goes

Two nice Gulfaams (2-3 kg size) caught from Jhelum River

A mix bag of Rohu, Gulfaam, Mori and Kalbanse from Mangla Lake

04-03-2010, 01:07 AM
O Mama I love it,dear Gilani what a super catch indeed the quality of your photographs has no match simly Bombastic
really so amazing to see all of your expeditions I must say you are so fantastic in all areas indeed a touch of class really so impressive so well done a very special smile only for youhttp://s2.postimage.org/kvDKr.gif (http://www.postimage.org/)

04-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Gilani Sb, I was fishing in south east of Jhao in Awaran area of Balochistan. The place is quite remote and one has to travel offroad for about eight hours non stop through some very testing terrain and then hike for a few hours as well.

I see you have nice angling equipment. What rod reel and line setup do you prefer for freshwater gamefish like Mahsher?

04-03-2010, 08:00 PM
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Sensei bro, love it. So very kind of you Sir :)

04-03-2010, 08:24 PM
Gilani brother Here I would like to say that you are really enjoying your life Mashallah. Pictures are very extreamily beutyfull. Belive me these days I am saving all your pictures in my personal picture collection to share with my friends.....

04-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Gilani Sb, I was fishing in south east of Jhao in Awaran area of Balochistan. The place is quite remote and one has to travel offroad for about eight hours non stop through some very testing terrain and then hike for a few hours as well.

I see you have nice angling equipment. What rod reel and line setup do you prefer for freshwater gamefish like Mahsher?

Great spot, great fishing. I wonder Tor putitora is found in that far off area as well. I hope it is not Zhobi mahseer which is endemic to Balochistan only. Could you post some high resolution large size pics please.

You are right, over the years I have collected lot of angling gear and now I have a room full of it. I have separate sets for fly, lure and bait fishing.

Gear for mahseer depends on type of fishing that I do.
While lure fishing, I generally use 10-15 lb rating spinning rod, sometimes when big size mahseer are reported, I use 20 lb rating spinning rod as well. Normally, I use 12 lb line and 15 lb line with heavy rods. I rarely use more than 15 lb line for spinning / lure fishing.

For baitfishing, I use 20-30 lb rating rod, a large size reel and 20-25 lb rating line.

When fly fishing for mahseer, I use 8 or 10 weight rod, large size streamer flies, weight forward floating line and 30 lb backing.

Please do post pics of your next trip to this area. What lure did you use. Spinners or spoons. I see you are using very heavy equipment which may not be ideal for spinning. Per force, one has to use heavy lures which have there own problems.

I wish i could go and fly fish for mahseer in this area :)


04-03-2010, 09:26 PM
Gilani brother Here I would like to say that you are really enjoying your life Mashallah. Pictures are very extreamily beutyfull. Belive me these days I am saving all your pictures in my personal picture collection to share with my friends.....
Thanks for the comments bro :)
And I hope you only share my pics with your friends and dont distribute them :)


05-03-2010, 01:48 AM
Gilani SB,

I will try to add some larger images here.
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Sohaib Hassan
05-03-2010, 05:13 AM
Mr Gilani u have entered a very interesting topic and I do have great love for that sport coz Mangla Dam is on walking distance from my village. I'm planning to have some fun this month so if u Please guide me about some basic things , Keeping in mind the still water of Mangla dam(I'm talking about the water reservoirs in the surrounding of Dam) . So what bait i can use with hook and can u suggest me the size of hook + last important thing what's the technique of using weight with the hook.
Well the basic information can be gathered from net also but i want to get benefited from your personal Desi experience.

05-03-2010, 06:20 PM
Sohaib sahib, Mangla Dam is a big reservoir. In which area you want to fish? You see, if you are fishing near the inlets (Chaksawari, Dudial area) than the method would be different and if you want to fish in the main dam area (water sports club, Radar Hill area) than its a different ball game. In any case, fishing is not good in these areas because the water is too less and good fishing spots are not available.

Then what do you want to target. If you are looking for Malhi or Singhara than you have to use live bait or earthworms. Chances are less, will improve in another 15 days when it gets a little warmer.

If you are looking for carps (Rohu, mori, thela, gulfaam), than you have to groudbait the area a night earlier (Charai) and use atta or roti as a bait.

Gulfaam is the only fish you can still catch nowadays. All other are difficult, may be another 15-20 days.

Use 3 0r 4 number hooks for carps and 2 or 1 number hooks for predators.


Sohaib Hassan
07-03-2010, 12:45 AM
Thanks Gilani Sahib for your reply, and I have just seen that you are also from same side,....Gr8. Gilani sahib Im talking about the Reservoir present in the village Photha (Uninion Council Lehri Gadari)......... I would love to join and learn from u if u have any plan in future of angling in that vicinity (Mangla Dam)

08-03-2010, 11:48 PM
Sohaib sahib, you are most welcome. But the water in Mangla Lake is too less nowadays and many of the fishing spots are not available. We may have to wait for another 20 days or so :)

Sohaib Hassan
10-03-2010, 10:51 PM
Sohaib sahib, you are most welcome. But the water in Mangla Lake is too less nowadays and many of the fishing spots are not available. We may have to wait for another 20 days or so :)
Thats fine Gilani Sahib till then I will arrange my First Fishing Gear, Yesterday I visited a new shop on College Road Rwp equipped with all the angling tools, I'm still searching on net for information about necessary equipment required.

20-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Great Fishing Bro

06-04-2010, 08:30 AM
Sohaib sahib, you are most welcome. But the water in Mangla Lake is too less nowadays and many of the fishing spots are not available. We may have to wait for another 20 days or so :)
Slam Gilani sahib,very nice pictures and very impressive bag I am a keen angler myself and I've fished quite a few times around chakswari,palakh,and ladhra,but didn't had much luck actually there wasn't enough water when I went there living in uk I've got too many friends in your area and when I am in Pakistan they always invite me the only place where I enjoyed a bit was towards mangla hamlet on khari sharif road I've tried all the tactics that I know and even took ground bait and boilies from uk but they don't seem to work there probably it's just my luck.talking about tackle then I've taken all my gear from here and I've got a huge collection rods include abu Garcia,zebco rhino along with Mitchell,okuma,browning,zebco,bait runners,plus rod pod and bite alarms and swingers,specially mentioning from your earlier post if you're using bait runner reels then fish can't take your rod and you can't go wrong with the alarms.as I live in Islamabad the place I go for fishing is shahpur dam near fatehjung which is not far from my house and I like using braid when fishing in Pakistan.unfortunately I don't have any pictures with me at the moment but if you want you can check www.predator (http://www.predator) angling centre website which is my local tackle shop and based in kidlington and the owner tony is a good friend of mine he might have a few pictures of my catch from Pakistan on his site as me being the only Asian aroun Oxfordshire into country sports,I think I've written quite a lot hope to hear from you soon and we can gain a lot from each others knowledge.thanks

06-04-2010, 10:09 AM
Interesting....this dosen't look less interesting than the shooting but seems much more technical. I would love to give it a try as i am planning to spend my retired life in a lake front home :D :D :D

06-04-2010, 03:28 PM
good pics man

06-04-2010, 11:56 PM
Amazing Gilani Sb.....

06-04-2010, 11:57 PM
@Trumiti, wonderful

07-04-2010, 12:21 AM
If any one interested in aquarium fishes then plz discus with me if have any problem as ones it was my JANUN….

07-04-2010, 07:22 AM
Gilani SB,

I will try to add some larger images here.
http://s2.postimage.org/nzpE0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsnzpE0)

http://s2.postimage.org/nzs89.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsnzs89)

http://s2.postimage.org/nzuDi.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsnzuDi)

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This looks like Hingol in Baluchistan.

07-04-2010, 07:30 AM
Topak bro, thanks for your comments. :)

I invite you to come to Karachi in season to try some fishing here as well.

07-04-2010, 07:48 AM
nice looking place
thanks for sharing beautiful snaps .

14-04-2010, 02:53 AM
GG brother, thanks for the invitation. Marine fishing has always fascinated me but somehow, I have not been able to get many chances for it. Would be a pleasure indeed :)

HJ sahib, a retired life in a lake front home............wow. This is my dream as well :)

Hashmat sahib, nice to know that you are also an avid angler. Please do join me for an angling trip during your next visit to Pakistan. I always fancy fishing in UK, lot of trouts and salmons and pikes and breams you know. Excellent place for fly fishing. Pakistan, however, is different. What I have learnt during my time spent in this hobby is that you are only a master when you know the area and waters well. In a new area, one is just like a novice, despite all his angling experience. So its better to ask from the locals and they always have something unique to tell you (this is what I always do). You see, same fish in different areas will have different eating preferences. Same bait and style don't therefore work everywhere. Boilies and other such baits do work very well in UK for carp fishing because fish are used to them. In Pakistan, carps are more used to wheat, corn and rice oriented baits because this is what is mostly grown around the waters overhere.
It would be a pleasure to accompany you on a fishing trip :)

14-04-2010, 10:34 AM
Fishing .. aah.. off shore fishing season is nearing its end..

But for most of us in Karachi, we start surf casting along the beaches and rocky sea fronts!

14-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Striker1, hope to see a fishing report soon. Best of luck :)

Kashif Baig
10-08-2010, 02:11 AM
Gilani Sb, Its really amazing to see that you have also involved your kids in this sport. In this way they remain close to nature under your supervision and learn to respect their habitat and wildlife.

I am, although having passion for guns and hunting, developing some affection for fishing as well. I have recently ordered from cabelas some spinner baits, some beetle tails and artificial worms.

Please advise if i can use them for any fresh water fishing or not. Secondly also tell some convenient place near Lahore for fishing. I am a Senior Banker and can only afford going places from where I can return home the same day. Also do tell about good fishing tackle store in Lahore and equipment I as a beginner should purchase. By the way I am posting my first trout catch at Naran in Ist week of July this year, with the help of a local (using his rod and earthworm)

First Trout
http://s1.postimage.org/K9A0S.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxK9A0S)
Thats me with final catch of three trouts
http://s4.postimage.org/z7JIi.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVz7JIi)

10-08-2010, 10:27 PM
Kashif sahib, welcome to the world of Angling. Once an angler, always an angler. :)

Unfortunately, there aren't too many good fishing spots in the near vicinity of Lahore. Ganda Sing Wala is the best provided you can coordinate the fishing with the concerned authorities.

Your spinners and other artificial lures would be of limited use in most of Punjab area, specially around Lahore. The water is not clear enough for lure fishing. Around Lahore, the most effective option is bait fishing. For carps, (rohu, mori, thela, Kalbanse, Gulfaam, grass carp, sliver carp etc) you can use atta, roti, worms, and other baits made from mixture of other grains and pulses. For predators (sowl, malhi, singhara, Khagga), best is live bait though worms (bunch of worms) would also work. Frogs work the best for sowl. Spleen and lever chunks are good for malhi (should be rich in blood). Khaggas can be best caught on live minnows of 4-6 inch size.

I am not aware of any good fishing tackle shop in Lahore, you will have to ask some local. I normally buy my gear from Pindi or Sialkot and the specialised gear from Cabelas or EBay.

Kashif Baig
12-08-2010, 12:41 AM
Thank you Gilani Sb for your response. I am trying to find someone for the arrangements at Ganda Singh and would post details if I get lucky. Anyways keep sharing your experiences of angling.


"King Of Kings"
31-08-2010, 03:00 AM
i am also intrested to go for fishing as i am in lahore but the place mentioned by Gilani sahi (ganda singh wala ) is not known to me i never heard about it so if you can guide me that in which area is this it will be a great help

thanks and regards,

"King Of Kings"
01-09-2010, 02:28 PM
Hey Guys,

lets talk about fishing also,and lets take it as a hobby and game, kindly update the current situation of fish hunting/angeling,dnt let this thread die.

thanks and regards,

"King Of Kings"
03-09-2010, 04:43 PM
i have planned to go to chenab river near sargodha with my friends tommorow,hope i will get some good fishes i will post the results after coming back

any suggestions from Gilani sb will be highly appriciated


15-09-2010, 03:23 PM
i have planned to go to chenab river near sargodha with my friends tommorow,hope i will get some good fishes i will post the results after coming back

any suggestions from Gilani sb will be highly appriciated


so, have you found any (thing) fish ?

"King Of Kings"
15-09-2010, 03:40 PM
i have planned to go to chenab river near sargodha with my friends tommorow,hope i will get some good fishes i will post the results after coming back

any suggestions from Gilani sb will be highly appriciated


so, have you found any (thing) fish ?

yes bro i have caught 2 RAHOO and 2 silver all together they were around 10 kg it was a nice trip i was having my air gun DIANA 350 with me i shoot 2 doves and 1 pigeon. overall it was a nice trip we really enjoyed it


15-09-2010, 10:27 PM
nice.... :)

"King Of Kings"
15-09-2010, 11:32 PM
nice.... :)

thanks bro


15-06-2011, 05:50 PM
Dear Mr Gilani
how to say, i am so suprise to see a Masheer, i have be in Pakistan 4 years but never see and catch any masheer, and you are the fist one who use a fly fishing.
and if you don't mind next time when you go for fishing, would you please take me together? i am a chiese in lahore, and my english is not so good , but can speak.
thanks a lot

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16-06-2011, 04:03 PM
Great share gillani sb...........hats off to you sir.....i my self am fond of angling/fishing.....i will love to see and learn more from you.....

21-06-2011, 09:09 AM
Kashif sahib
As far as I know, live bait (earthworms) are not legal for trout fishing anywhere in Kaghan valley.

"King Of Kings"
22-06-2011, 02:13 AM
then wht to use, to catch truot????
i have never caught a truot,,,,,, but want to try it in swat,,,,,,,


22-06-2011, 09:22 AM
go for an assortment of 3 or 2 local made flies on zero-size hooks, preferably in light colours lead by a 1 size golden (red/black spotted) spinner by "Mepps".

25-06-2011, 03:48 PM
AOA gillani sb,

i belong to sargodha and usually go for fishing on stream near river jehlum (sahiwal sargodha). i usually caught eel (baams) and it was really nice to hook an eel. first time i go to river jehlum (Khushab) but it was empty hand experiance coz i was unaware about the angling in river. i have few questions

how to measure the water level? and which water level will be best for fishing gulfam or rahu?
which type of herbels can be used in charai?


06-07-2011, 08:35 PM
what is meant by fishing rod action expressed in grams,i saw an 8 feet long rod having a fishing action 100 to 250 grams,what does this mean?