What makes Golden Mahseer fishing quite the experience on the western Ramganga river is its proximity to India’s oldest tiger reserve. Jim Corbett national park is only a stone’s throw from these world-class angling waters for both Golden Mahseer as well as Goonch fishing that was made famous by legendary angler Jeremy Wade.
As a matter of fact, Jim Corbett was a man ahead of his times who passionately and painstakingly lobbied to declare this critical tiger habitat. India’s oldest tiger reserve and fondly some of his favorite angling waters; while pursuing the Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Corbett fished far and wide and devotedly called the Golden Mahseer “the fish of his dreams” in his classic epic, The Man-Eaters of Kumaon which is certainly worth a read.
On another note, four rivers feed the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. These are the western Ramganga, the Mandal, the Palain, and the Sonanadi. Converging deep within Corbett National Park’s Dhikala lake, also critical tiger habitat. This part of the national part is marked by a series of forest guest houses while spending a night in these ideally set and historic bungalows maintained by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand.
However, angling within the Jim Corbett tiger reserve or any other national park within India is strictly prohibited. Hence, anglers must travel to the outskirts of this protected forest to fish for Golden Mahseer. Government policies may be changed frequently so be sure to check with us on where to fish, where to stay and who to fish with.
2 pm, arrive in India’s capital New Delhi (DEL). You will be met upon arrival by our representative and chauffeured to the JB Marriott.
Take a short flight to Pantnagar airport and be chauffeured to your fishing spot and pre-set fishing camp.
Enjoy Golden Mahseer or Goonch fishing in remote water upstream of the Jim Corbett National Park. Do note that trekking in high temperatures may be involved in getting to some of the remote waters for fishing. This valley is also home to villages that depend on the waters of the western Ramganga river, especially in the summer months. It is common to see village folk fishing and some spots can be more pressured than others.
Spend the morning fishing before saying goodbye to your river camp team. Drive to a lodge on the edge of the national park for a good night’s rest for the following days wildlife adventure.
Embark on your wildlife adventure with your guide. Wildlife and birdwatching will be split up inside and on the edges of the Jim Corbett Park. Morning and evenings are spent within the park, and afternoons can be spent hiking on the outskirts or even relaxing depending on how you feel. Return the amenities of a deluxe lodge in the evening.
Depart for New Delhi via air. Covid tests for the return journey will be scheduled according to your next destination either 48 or 24 hours before your departure.
Spend the night at the JB Marriott in New DElhi.
Depart after receiving your test results. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance, just in case of mandatory quarantine for positive tests.
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