art of fishing with a line and hook is called angling. In India, the sport
of angling is combined with conservation. As per the existing Indian
protection laws, the fish is allowed to be caught, but must be released
within a stipulated time period. Trout fishing in the rivers and ice-fed
mountain streams is a great sport. You may put your wits against the wily
trout--both brown and rainbow--and catch the excitement of hooking a
rainbow. Solitude seekers can spend hours in quiet contemplation, of the
beauty around. The fast flowing clear water streams and high altitude lakes
of the upper Himalayas are excellent for trout fishing. The challenge and
thrill of an encounter with the Mahseer fish attracts anglers from all over
» Best Time for Angling :
For Himalayan region,
April to June is the best season. Angling can be enjoyed throughout the year
in rest of India.
» Equipment Required :
Rods, Line, Hooks, Spoons,
Reel, and Line.
» Himachal Pradesh :
Destinations in India :
The cold mountain
streams in the Kullu Manali region are well suited for trout, and are home
to some of the biggest varieties of Trout. The best beats are at Larji
valley, situated on the confluence of the river Larji and Tirthan. Sainj,
which is also a trout stream, flows on the other side.
» Uttar Pradesh :
Dodital Lake in the Uttarkashi Himalayas is a fresh water lake and a
tempting trout pool, where you can get a good catch, during all seasons.
Other options for fishing Mahseer in Uttar Pradesh are in the Ramganga and
the Sharda rivers in the range of Jim Corbett National Park.You can also go
to Rishikesh that offers good fishing sites.
» South India :
The best season to go trout-fishing
in the south of India is from April to September. Cauvery Fishing Lodge near
Mysore is a great place to catch Mahseer. In Kerala streams around the hill
stations of Munnar are ideal for fishing.
» Kashmir :
with its network of rivers, streams and
high altitude lakes, all abounding in trout, both brown and rainbow, has
been rightly defined as an 'angler's paradise'. Major points of angling in
the state are the Indus and Lidder rivers, their tributaries and a network
of smaller rivers and streams. The best time for fishing here are early
mornings and late evenings.
» Arunachal Pradesh :
Main sites for fishing in
Arunachal Pradesh are Bhalukpong and Tipi on the river Kameng, Pashighat on
the river Siang, and Tezu on the river Lohit.
» Goa & Kerala :
The sea fishing region of Goa
and the Kerala coast extends from the beach resort of Goa to
Thiruvananthapuram along the long southwest coast. The main ports in the
area are Goa, Mangalore, Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram.
» Lakshadweep :
Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian
Sea are rich in game fish including sharks, barracuda, blue marlin, kulvel
» Orissa :
Orissa offers unique game fishing in its largest brackish water lake called
Chilka. It is rich in Tiger Prawn, Tuna and other varieties of fish. Chilka
Lake is also known for migratory bird life, which can be of much interest to
» Andaman Islands :
Andaman Islands, some 293 in
number, stretch across 25 km from the north to the south of the Bay of
Bengal. The Islands open to tourists are Port Blair, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin,
Clinque, Neil and Havelock Islands