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Meet out Golden Mahseer fishing expert, Misty Dhillon.

The most sought after fish in the Indian fly fishing community is the Golden Mahseer. This iconic freshwater fish has been on the list of top 10 angling adventures for years. And as the Golden Mahseer only inhabits a handful of rivers in the high Himalayas and as such, they are exceptionally hard to catch.

Planning ahead is key. Be sure to choose your time of year carefully and plan ahead, so you can be prepared for whatever comes your way! If you want to manifest the best experience, you’ll need a guide.

Misty is a native of the Himalayan foothills of northern India and got obsessed with Golden Mahseer at the early age of 15. A passion that kept him out on the water for hours days, weeks and months at a time as he spent his 20’s and 30’s guiding and outfitting Golden Mahseer fishing expeditions on the borders of India and Nepal. An area that is also very rich in wildlife such as the iconic Bengal Tiger.


Misty Dhillon has travelled extensively in search of Golden Mahseer. But the real journey began when he co-founded Transformative Travel to pursue a passion.

Misty is also a travel designer who specializes in custom tailoring find details species oriented pursuits such as Golden Mahseer that too through the lens of honoring conservation oriented regenerative tourism tools such as catch and release fly fishing and community based tourism initiatives.

Join Misty on an 18 Day Expedition to India, Nepal and Bhutan in April 2024!

Your fishing destination bucket-list isn’t complete without a Golden Mahseer fishing adventure to Bhutan, Nepal or India.  

So what are Golden Mahseer?

The Golden Mahseer is a bioindicator species, just like the Bengal Tiger. Anglers all over the globe are worried about their future, but local participation and community initiatives such as catch and release angling are bringing awareness among locals due to the power of social media.

We hope 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 will continue to do the amazing work they were before the pandemic.

Check out Misty's blog.

Someone recently asked, what my top 3 Himalayan Mahseer fly fishing rivers are, and why? 

A great question that inspired me to write and share some of my personal experiences while fly fishing for Mahseer. 

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Things to consider before planning your fishing trip. 

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We specialize in custom tailoring your travel in India. From notoriously finicky, specie oriented and wildlife expeditions like tiger tracking, birdwatching and snow leopard expeditions. Our team of experts are here to provide you with the ultimate experience that will last long after you’ve left your destination. 

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