Himalayas are known for its adventure sports and activities in the world
that range from trekking, camping, kayaking, fishing, angling, hand
gliding and many more and is truly a adventurers paradise.
could become a very enjoyable sport that is if you've got planty of time in
hand and loads of patience. This eco friendl;y sport is not for those who
run out of patience every time they lose a fish or get tired for waiting for
their catch! Hardly any anglers round the world have any idea that India
makes a wonderful paradise for anglers.
And why not! With the so many rivers, streams there are numerous
oppurtunites available for anglers to opt for sport fishing and angling in
India. Beside the coastal areas, the foothill region of the Himalayas in
northern states of India and the southern region of Nepal offer numerous
oppurtunites to catch fish especially trout and Mahseer. Whether you're
the type who likes to string a worm onto a makeshift line and catch your own
dinner or a thoroughbred professional angler with the latest in fishing
tackle- India's waters, both fresh and salt, can be a pleasant
Another kind of fishing related activity is Angling that has important
methods of conservation. A good, healthy stock of fish is not the only
product of the conservation efforts of anglers, waterside plants, insects,
birds, mammals and reptiles also get benefit of Eco friendly sport. More of
all angling or sport fishing is quiet an easy sport for even a beginner
because most of major Indian cities lie along rivers, that's why these
cities become a favourite fishing spot for most of the anglers.
Most of the states in India have also organised Fishing hatcheries, the
breeding centres of bothy local and exotic fishes. Fish sanctuaries and
hatcheries in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranachal have major
flow, and maintain a vast stock of fish, which are specially bred for
The high altitude rivers and high altitude lakes of the state of Jammu &
Kashmir such as Tso Moriri abound in brown and rainbow Trout. Areas of
Himachal and Garhwal region in Uttranchal too are excellent for Trout
fishing and the best sport season is from May to September.
Fishing In Himachal
The Kullu valley has numerous places for trout fishing. These include
Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, then along the river Tirthan near Lad, in
the Sainj Valley and in the Hurla kund. The river Beas offers excellent
opportunities for white water rafting.
Angling & Fishing In
is also among the favourite sport of Assam. The major fishing point in the
state is River Brahmaputra, yet one can also check out Jia Bhoroli River,
Kapili, Manas, and Bhalukpung too for a better game of angling.
Brahmaputra is one of the most fascinating rivers - full of joy and life -
which leaves the adventure loving tourists, anglers and naturalists in utter
awe. It is also the home of the Golden Mahseer known as the "Tiger of
Indian rivers" and the "Dread of every Angler".
Fishing In Arunachal
The state of Arunachal Pradesh, Pasighat have a lot of places like
Yingkiong, Bodak, Siom, etc., that provide good spots for Fishing and
Angling. The Mahseer being a favourite among angles, getting a 20-30 kg over
here is not uncommon. The colder waters of the higher reaches of Arunachal
have the golden and the rainbow trout and anglers can easily enjoy the
traditional but effective methods of fishing while trekking in the jungles
Angling & Fishing In
Maybe the regions of Nepal are not that known when it comes to angling and
sportfishing, but if you hget a chance do bring your fishing rod with your
travel gear to Nepal. Some of the popular fishing trips in Nepal are done in
Karnali, Babai valley in the Bardiya National Park. Chitwan also hosts a
number of places like the confluence of Seti and Trisuli rivers on the
Tribhuvan Highway and also in the confluence of Kaligandaki and Trisuli
Anglers can try their luck in the clear waters of Pokhara's lakes as
well. While Phewa Tal offers some good sport, there is considerable activity
and is not the ideal place for a quiet day's fishing. Begnas Tal and
Rupa Tal are a better bet. Get out there on any of several local buses that
start plying early morning or bike your way there. You can hire a boat and
go out to some of the good spots in the lake.