(Last Updated on : 08/06/2012)
Sport fishing is fast getting popular in India. In most part of north India and in some parts of south India fishing is coming up strong as a potential adventure sport in India. Let us now discuss some of the popular fishing sport destination in India.
Sport Fishing in North India
: This particular state in India, with streams feeding the Beas River
in the regions of Kullu Manali is, very well known for brown trout. The cold mountain streams are properly suited for trout and are also home to some of the largest varieties of Trout. The best beats are found at Larji valley, located on the confluence of the river Tirthan and Larji. Sainj, which also happens to be a trout stream, flows on the other side.
: Dodital Lake is nicely located among the snow-clad pecks in the Uttarkashi Himalayas is a fresh water lake and a tempting trout pool, where one can get a good catch, during any season round the year. The forest rest house at Dodital and Barkot are ideal for the night stay.
Some of the other options for fishing Mahseer in the state of Uttar Pradesh are in Ramganga and the Sharda rivers in the range of Jim Corbett National Park
also offers sites for good fishing.
Jammu and Kashmir
: This is one Indian state that has well network of rivers and high altitude lakes, all abounding in trout, both brown and rainbow has been truly defined as a paradise for anglers. Some of the important points of angling in Jammu are 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. There is an, `ideal` fishing permit that allows to fish exclusively, in a beat of 2 km.
Sport Fishing in South India
The fishing sport in India is getting popularity in India. And the best season for fishing sport in South India is from April and September. For travellers there are good accommodations available at the forest bungalows. An individual can also go for camping, if the idea is to get maximum adventure. Cauvery Fishing Lodge near the city of Mysore
is fantastic to catch Mahseer. In Kerala streams around the hill stations of Munnar are ideal for fishing.
For people who are more adventurous, they can fish at higher altitude lakes (14, 000 feet above sea level), which can of course be reached by trekking.