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Golden Mahseer Fishing Blogs!

Its wilder than you think. Catch the Golden Mahseer with expert fishing advice from anglers who have fished a diversity of rivers over two decades.

Time is essential to success, but you can’t get it back. Planning is key to your success. The Golden Mahseer: one of the world’s rarest fish. Discover how you can be successful by following best industry practices and conservation.

 

Seasons

No, it's not the weather that counts. It's the best season for Golden Mahseer World.

Flies

The best flies are important, because when you're on the river there's no going back.

Fly Lines

The right fly line can make pr break your next Golden Mahseer fishing experience.

Tackle

No, it's not the weather that counts. It's the best season for Golden Mahseer World.

Lures

The best flies are important, because when you're on the river there's no going back.

Rivers

Get on the right river and you're in for a life-changing experience.

Outfitters

The right outfitter can make all the difference when it comes to your journey.

Finicky Feeders

Golden Mahseer aren't the only ones that are hard to catch.

Mahseer

Mahseer are not your average fish. They're special. And everybody should know.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

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We’re not sure if it’s the most elusive fish in the world or the one that is most likely take a fly. But we do know that when you catch these fish, you’ll be doing something right. The Golden Mahseer, a native fish to the Himalayas, is one of the most elusive fish in the world. There are only three places left where it can be found: India’s Brahmaputra River, Nepal’s headwaters of Langtang Khola and Bhutan’s Manas River. In terms of appearance, it is small but very colorful with black vertical stripes on its sides and a small golden hump on its back. You’ll need nerves of steel to catch this fish because it takes off like lightning when disturbed by human activity or predators. If you’re lucky enough to catch one though, prepare for an unforgettable experience!

Sometimes, fly fishing is more than just catching fish. It’s also a means of learning something new about yourself, especially if you are looking for the challenge on your next journey with us.

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Meet the Team

Get expert tackle advise, pre, during and post trip support from our in-house expert, Misty Dhillon.

The Ultimate Carp

Golden Mahseer (barbus tor putitora) are highly a highly evolved fish that has evolved in the Himalayan foothills.

Virtual Lessons

Learn virtually so you are better prepared to fish for the notoriously finicky Golden Mahseer.

Schedule your complimentary "call to adventure session" with our in-house expert, Misty Dhillon.

Good News!

Golden Mahseer fishing on certain sections outside of the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve has been reopened.

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.

Trout Fly Fishing in the Himalayas!

Enjoy a combination of trekking and fly fishing in India’s Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand that are renowned for their spectacular natural beauty. 

What's the best season?

It’s important to get your timing right. Learn about the best season for Golden Mahseer fishing. 

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Transform your world!

Step out intensionally with our Transformative Travel 4 part process, which includes, virtual pre-trip briefings, interview with Misty Dhillon to discuss everything from tackle and packing checklist to techniques to polish up on before your adventure begins. 

Experience the power of our pre, during, and post journey reflections, providing opportunities for you to process and explore the most potent aspects of your journey, even if fishing conditions are challenging.  

* Please Note: Golden Mahseer pursuits are not for the faint of heart. Devotees of notoriously finicky fish such as Carp, Steelhead, Permit, Milkfish, and Tarpon will bring the right set of expectations, especially to a Golden Mahseer fly fishing trip. If this calls to you, you are in the right place! 

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