Angling Tours India
Places to See :
in the Indian sub-continent offers the angler a variety of sport not available
in many parts of the world. The settings alone vary from the majesty of Himalayan
valleys with snow fed streams and high altitude lakes to the vast coastal regions
of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
The challenge of fishing for the wily Trout, the mighty Mahseer or battling
a massive Shark is also unmatched and the true angler will carry away not only
memorable experiences to add to his list of the most exciting fishing yarns,
but the satisfaction of a holiday in one of the most fascinating destinations
in the world.
Angling in India can be conveniently classified into: Mahseer (Barbus Tor)
fishing, Trout fishing
and Sea fishing
The information has been provided to enable the angler to understand the quarry,
prepare for the sport, plan his excursion as well as ensure that he is properly
Categories of Anglings:-
1. Mahseer (Barbus Tor) fishing:-
Barbus Tor, popularly called the Mahseer or the Tiger of the Indian Rivers,
is one of the largest freshwater fish and one of the greatest fighting fish
in the world. It is natural to Indian lakes and streams and can attain sizes
upto 5.5 ft and weigh over 50 kgs. Mahseer is generally found in the rivers
of the Terai regions of the Himalayas, the Shivalik Hills in the north, and
the river Kaveri in the south, where it has been fished for successfully with
rod and line. The Mahseer is found where the river speeds through narrow gorges
and spills out over a rocky river bed. The larger fish are found above large
rapids and in the pools below the falls.
2. Trout fishing:-
Unlike the Mahseer, the Trout is not indigenous to Indian waters. The Snow Trout
is however fond in all high altitude streams and lakes. It was introduced into
various predetermined lakes and river in various parts of the country. Trout
hatcheries are in operatron in the Kashmir valley, Kulu valley. Agoda near Uttrakashi
and Avalanche in the Nilgiris. The Snow Trout is however, touch in all high
altitude streams and lakes.
3. Sea fishing:-
Sea fishing as a sport has not bet been well developed in India. But there is
a good variety of game fish off the coasts of India like Baracuda, Mullet, Perch,
Tuna, Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sail Fish and Sear. So the enterprising angler can
put together a rewarding and memorable trip in some very exotic regions of India.