Fishing and Angling
Major Angling Sites In India: Largi, Katrain, Bhalukpong, Pasighat
Major Angling Sites In Nepal: Pokhara, Bardiya National Park & Chitwan National Park
Angling 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 surprise.
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 re-stocking rivers.
Major Angling Fishing Sites in Himalayas
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.
Angling & Fishing In Assam
Angling 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”.
Angling & Fishing In Arunachal Pradesh
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 of Arunchal.
Angling & Fishing In Nepal
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 river.
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.