If you are looking for a Golden Mahseer fishing spot in India, then look no further. Especially if you are visiting in the months of March, April, May and early June or even early October.
Besides being the confluence two of the best rivers for Golden Mahseer fishing – both the Saryu as well as the Mahakali river offer some great access to India’s best Golden Mahseer habitat.
Owed to it’s remote location, which can take as much as two days to get to. Charter flight options are available as fixed wing aircrafts can land within an hour from this river. Though the drive offers insights into remote India, ancient cultures and traditions which haven’t changed, hence making it worth the journey.
Prime season is March, April, May and even early June as well as October. Green Season is November through February.
Enjoy a Full Board Meal Plan in the middle of no where! 3 meals a day include tea, coffee and soft drinks along with your fishing license as well as the services of an english speaking fishing guide who known these waters intimately. What’s also included is accommodation in a deluxe tent, with attached toilets, so you don’t have to venture out into leopard country at night. This camp is located right on the confluence of the Saryu and Mahakali rivers.
New Delhi (DEL) which gets direct flight from the US.
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Besides saltwater fishing off the Andaman but more importantly the Lakshadweep islands. India is home to some six species of Mahseer. Of which the Himalayan Golden Mahseer (barbus tor putitira) is perhaps the most widely distributed and exciting to catch both on lure as well as on the fly. Especially as they are found in India’s Himalayas which stretch from India’s beautiful valleys of Jammu and Kashmir to India’s Arunachal Pradesh.
Additionally anglers can fish for various species of indigenous catfish such as Goonch, Mulley (Wallago attu), but also monstrous snakehead and even brown and rainbow trout, introduced in first in the rivers of Kashmir during the turn of the century.
The monsoons usually start in the end of June and end in the end of September leaving you with two of the best times for fishing in the Himalayas. One just before the monsoon and one just after the monsoons. Besides being a good but short window for Golden Mahseer fishing in the Himalayas, which is ideal for lure fishing.
Don’t miss it. Even though you’ll probably get some rain. Dropping and clearing waters are always good for fishing. Check out this itinerary.
Yes, there is good trout fishing to be had both in Himachal Pradesh as well as the rivers of Kashmir which are much safer for travel than your might think. The government of India does a pretty good job in keeping tourists safe at all costs, even in areas such as Kashmir.
Yes we do. If you are serious about Golden Mahseer fishing or fly fishing then we recommend that you take at-least 10 days from the time you start your journey to to the time you return. this is because it can take a day and half to get to these rivers. Additionally you will need another 5 days on the water to get into the fishing and find the sweet spot of the Golden Mahseer.
Here’s a sample itinerary and pricing.
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Golden Mahseer is the iconic carp/barbell that is native to the Himalayas. Furthermore, they are a bioindicator species, and just like the Bengal Tiger, they are also facing extinction due to habitat loss as a result of dams, river diversions, canals, and few fish ladders. Anglers around the globe are worried about the future of Golden Mahseer, but local participation and community initiatives, such as catch and release angling are bringing awareness among locals thanks to the internet and social media. We are hopeful that initiatives of organizations such as the Mahseer Trust, local forest departments, dedicated but overworked fisheries officers, local guides, and local, owner-run small business lodges, camps will continue to do the amazing work they were before the pandemic to ensure a further for these iconic fish.
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