The clean and rushing waters of the many Himalayan and South Indian rivers and their tributaries provide great angling and fishing holiday spots that are engaging and captivating in their clean and crisp mountain beauty, as well as rich breeding ground of a number of different varieties of fish.
The adventurous locations for fishing and angling ranges from the Great Himalayas to snow-fed streams and high altitude lakes and to the wide coastal stretches of the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.
The rivers and streams of India are home to a large variety of fish. Some of the best and favourite fishing preys are the trout, shark and mahseer. The mahseer happens to be the toughest and the most popular fresh water fighting fish in the world, and as a matter of fact, India happens to be the breeding ground for the same. The Silver, Gold and Black Mahseers are all preys worthy of any fishing aficionado's attention.
The challenge of hooking a Mahaseer is a very exciting one for this fish is a fierce fighter that weighs more than hundred pounds and also has reputation for its quicksilver litheness. Apart from this there is also option for attempting to angle for crafty trout or the menacing shark in the river and seacoasts of India. Trout is generally found in different varieties, the brown trout and the rainbow trout, in India. Hooking the trout precisely would require proper guard and prompt use of wits.
In India at least, angling and fishing goes hand in hand. Anglers from all over the world come for trout fishing to the fast flowing clear water streams and high altitude lakes of the upper Himalayas Mountains.
The basic equipments that would be essential for angling and fishing adventure holiday would also include rods, line, spoons, hooks and reel. The fresh water lake, like Dodital, is surrounded by Himalayan peaks are best for the catch regardless of the season.
Kosi river, Uttarkhand
The Kosi river runs through the Corbett National Park and also houses a fine selection of Mahseer fish, and the best time to go fishing is between October and mid June.
Pancheshwar, Mahakali River, Uttarkhand
Pancheshwar plays the host to the International Angling Competition held in March every year. Although it's advisable to avoid fishing in the monsoon season, night fishing is a rage among fishing buffs in the area.
Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is a place to discover the exotic flora and fauna. The Ramganga river is home to several fish species like the Goonch, Mahseer and Brown Trout to name a few. The best time to take part in fishing and angling activities by the Ramganga are between October and mid-June.
Pabbar river, Himachal Pradesh
Pabbar river is the place for the enthusiasts, which is sought after Golden Mahseer. This region is 80 km north-east of Shimla and is a criss cross of various rivers (and tributaries) that originate in Punjab which have an immense stock of fish like Brown Trout, Catfish, Rohu and Catla.
Cauvery Fishing Lodge
Cauvery Fishing Lodge near Mysore is well-known for Mahseer.
The hilly regions of Munnar are ideal for fishing in the streams of Kerala.
Saltwater fishing, Andaman and Nicobar Island
The saltwater fishing is famous among tourists in the Havelock Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir actually remains the paradise for anglers where late evenings and early mornings are the best times to indulge in this sport.
Fishing expeditions in India are the best way to unwind in the Indian subcontinent, while on a holiday. Seekers of solitude can look to spend hours in quite contemplation and also enjoy the essence of riverside.
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