This week KAS was lucky enough to have the ever popular Julian Dignal who found the time to come along and grace us with another talk this time on the Catfish (and other fish) of North East India. Colin quickly mentioned the upcoming KAS meal,bus trip and the thank you letter received from Fair City regarding the clubs donation before handing the meeting over to Julian to begin his talk.
Jools began with giving us an overview of India and its regions and rivers and then identified the area Jools and his party visited, The talk was excellently structured with Jools showing us firstly the actual location and its biotope type before sharing how the fiish were caught both by his party and some local fishermen who were electro-fishing, and more importantly which fish they caught in each place. This was especially exciting as many of these fish have yet and may never) be seen with the hobby.
Jools interspersed the more serious parts with many amusing asides and tails of the perils and pitfalls of collection in some a widely different country. It was an excellently received talk and I would like to thank Jools on behalf to the whole of KAS for yet again delivering a cracker of a talk packed full of interest for all levels of fishkeeper. The meeting then took a break to the tea and raffle. Next week is an off meeting,