Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:53 pm Post subject: Haora, W. Bengal Fish trip.
Last week, 23/5/08, i caught a fast bus from Cal and reached the village of Shideswar, right in the agriculture fields of Haora.
Took with me several jars, a bunch of plastic bags and a borrowed camera( mine touring around Kerala with my Dad at the moment).
Caught a few nice fish, released the majority of 'em back in and brought only a select few back home.
Here are a few pics of the fish and streams and little ponds i did most of my searching , was helped by some very nice locals, i know a guy living in the village and had put up at his place.
On the road,i checked out this canal the next day.
These were absolutely teeming with fish.
I forgot to come back to this part of the pond the next day, water level in most of the pools and ponds was down to knee level.
Caught this guy on the way, Scutelleridae species.
This was teeming with Channa fry, looked like C.gachua to me.
Caught killies and shrimps over here. Also some Puntius. sp and climbing perch which i threw back.
Now the plants that were to be seen everywhere will gladden your hearts, i'm no plant guy, so i couldn't tell species, and due to the strange deadening out of the camera battery( this is why i hate borrowed camera's) i couldn't take too many pics on site, also as i was doing pretty much everything by myself, i couldn't risk juggling fish and the camera at one time.
ID this please.
Excellent plant growth.
The 'team' helping out.
Nasty blighter this, tried to bite me.
was sunning himself on one of the paths, dashed off when i tried to creep closer for another shot.
Was around 5 feet from nose to tail.
Went fishing here, caught some nice Labeo calbasu for the frying pan.
Now then, the fish!
I took pics of them only when i got home and replaced the battery, had a bit of explaining to do to the owner of the cam, but hey, its not my fault.
One of the killies.
I'm no good with shrimp pics.
the only Channa i got back, i like that fin spot.
One of the badis, i was surprised at the number of badis i caught.
Overall it was an okay trip,would've been better if i had a few companions and was better equipped.
Am going back there this month itself.
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Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:56 pm Post subject: Re: Haora, W. Bengal Fish trip.
Awesome trip man! The Badis look splendid!
It would be great if you could take a few pictures of the exact place where you caught the Badis. It'll be really interesting to see what kind of a habitat they live. Since Badis are carnivorous fish, did you notice what kind of invertebrate life the water-bodies in which these were found had?
Keep it up dude. Your trip makes me wish i lived in Kolkata!
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