| Travellers Factoid
- the word strictly associated with the soft adventure known as Angling.
Angling is a passion for some people and for some it is an addiction. Slip
away countless hours sitting in a same posture in search of fish is
something seems very irksome act but in reality it is unlimited fun one can
enjoy without loosing much except time.
India is anglers paradise. There is unlimited fun , a mysterious
pleasure, and concentration all these associated with angling. Fishing in
various rivers and lakes in the ferine forests of India is sort of adventure
that is unique in its own way. Or angling in the serene valley of Jammu and
Kashmir in a backdrop of Himalayas
excellent way of relaxing. Rivers, which meanders through the forested
regions of Karnataka offer a delighted adventure for nature lovers. The
country has a vast range of rivers, streams and lakes to satisfy angling
freaks. Major rivers like Ganga
, Yamuna, the
Brahmaputra, the Mahanadi and different tributaries of Ganga are the home of
various type of fishes such as, trout, rohu, goonch catfish, and mahseer
known as ultimate fighting species on the planet. For many anglers catching
up freshwater mahseer is only a dream come true. Not only fresh water but
India 3000 km long coastline, which harbor marine fishes like mackerel,
marlin and sea bass. Most of the Indian states have well organized
department of fisheries and there special sanctuaries and hatcheries are
made in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and
other states. The river Sind and Lidder in Kashmir is famous for some the
finest mountain river trouts. A very demanding spot where angler can spend
hours hoping to catch the best while swollen rivers with ice flow through
Best time for fishing in India is October to November while venturing into
the Himalayan region in the month of April to June is the best time enjoy.
When comes to leisure sports like fishing, calm
valley of Himachal Pradesh is one of the best in India. snow capped
mountains and natural beauty is simply spellbinding. Tirthan valley is quiet
and cool and plenty of good option for angling near Sereolesar lake side.
Ramganga and Koshi Rivers :
It is located at
Corbett National Park
heart of Uttarakhand. This place is anglers paradise where you can find the
notorious mahseer and famous goonch fish. Apart from angling you can watch
elephants, tigers, deers and other animals come to refresh in the river.
The Sarju And Eastern Ramganga Rivers:
This exotic location is
located in the state of Uttarakhand. There are two angling tours. First one
starts from river Sarju on the way to Pindari Glacier and the second one
starts from eastern Ramganga and end to Deval, bans and Rameshwar.
Angling in Goa:
Angling in Goa surely
a memorable experience where you can find both fresh water and salt water
fishes. The common catches are cat fishes and lady fishes. Angling in tidal
rivers is joyous and worth to be experienced.
Angling in Assam:
One of the major destinations of fishing is on the
rocks of Brahmaputra river in the state of Assam. Other river you can strive
on are Jia Bharoli river, Kapili, Manas and Bhalukpung.
Barbed metal hook at the end of nylon or Dacron line
Waterproof shoes and light sandal
During winter woolen clothes or preferably a light jacket is must
Maintain the purity of the sport.
Understand the local regulations and customs.
Careful about biodiversity.
Dont hampered the endangered species, if you catch it, release it
Respect the environ. Fishing is mostly done in a pristine area. So, dont
let the place dirty.
Character of climate is highly desultory. So, check the waterfront
regularly for any considerable changes.
Keep fishing knives sharp and do not let it naked when it is not in use.
Preserve the sport fishing traditions
Quick Facts About Fish And Fishing
Ideally summer is for fishing. Cloud cover, turbidity, rain and cooler air
masses will all cause cooling, stimulating fish movement in summer. Weather
that has a warming effect on water may also set off increased activity.
Wind also a good parameter for fishing. Wind direction does seem to affect
Be persistent, vary your bait, keep them moving and do not spend more than
15 minutes in one location unless you are catching fish. Do these things,
and you'll increase your chances for success.
Practice working lures in shallow water to observe their action.
India - An Angler's Paradise
By Somdutta Sen
12 Days / 11 Nights
Delhi - Uttarkashi - Gangotri....