This blue mahseer is fat! My first thought when seeing it was it is either really full or it is pregnant. But upon closer look, it appears to be a male so it’s most likely just having a big buffet.
I had just caught another mahseer casting at rough to the same spot, released that fish, trek upstream about 30 steps before casting to the opposite bank and boom! a powerful take from this fine fish that shocked me.
Had to chase it downstream as it took off like a freshwater version of a bonefish with my line all caught up in the undergrowth standing between the fish and myself.
After some drama it was safely landed and released to put on more weight.