Golden Mahseer inhabit the rugged, but prolific Himalayan foothills of Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. Golden Mahseer are omnivores. A species that’s evolved in the youngest mountain ranges in the world. Armorized with slick glossy, iridescent scales. Larger than you’d imagine nostrils. A vacuum like mouth, large eyes and a lateral line that can detect landslides from miles it seems.
Golden Mahseer are also called Himalayan Mahseer. It’s features probably as fascinating as the ancient lands it is found in.
For generations anglers have been making the pilgrimage to Nepal, Bhutan and India in search of these legendary fish.
While the goddess of India’s most pristine Himalayan Rivers can provide a rush that leads to a life-long devotion to encounter her once more.
An encounter that even if brief, also leaves you with a complete sense of the accomplishment that such a feat entails.
Fishing for the Golden Mahseer is not for the faint-hearted. This mystical fish of legends can play quite hard to get while holding right in front of you, in sometimes gin-clear water. You will try to seduce her with your offerings, but she will wait for you to get it ‘just right’ before she takes a bite.
To our thinking devotees of notoriously finicky fish like Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Milkfish and Permit would bring the right set of exceptions to Golden Mahseer fishing.
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