neighboring hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand with their
panoramic views of the Himalayas, rich mythology and spiritual abodes
serve as the perfect backdrop. The Himalayas are the birthplace of many
life giving rivers which run through magnificent valleys and dense
forests abundant in different varieties of birds and animals. Follow the
bend of a river, catch the flight of a bird, listen intently to the
wind whistling through the trees and gaze at the sheltering sky
embracing the earth.
Golden Mahseer inhabit the
myriad spring-fed, glacial rivers and lakes of Himalayan region. Mahseer is an
omnivorous fish and an opportunistic feeder. Depending on the season and
location, it's equally obliging to a fly, lure or a coarse fisherman.
Fly Fishing: With the advent of modern fly line and tackle technology, fly-fishing for Mahseer has become very rewarding. Many a times, Mahseer are picky eaters exclusively feeding on insects which gives fly fishermen an additional window of opportunity to experiment with flies. Lately fly fishermen have been consistently catching good sized Mahseer using a combination of trout, steelhead and saltwater fly angling tactics.
Lure fishing for Mahseer has always been the most productive method in terms of both sizes and numbers due to the fact that lures, generally, have good underwater movement and can be imparted different bait mimicking actions. Also, Lures can be cast to great distances and at varied depths to cover the water column really well, in both fast water and deep pools.
Coarse fishing is the traditional mainstay of Indian fishing. Coarse fishing for Mahseer can produce specimen sized fish. This method is also fruitful in highly colored waters and a coarse angler may also possibly land other fish species which is always welcome.
Nothing beats fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout in cold water streams with the majestic Himalayas in the backdrop. Our Himalayan Trout are not trophy sized but offer great sport on flies and lures. Himalayan streams being at high altitudes have fast currents, which makes stream angling, a challenging sport on both fly rod and light spin tackle.
Presentation and casting at the appropriate structure, depth and mending the line is the key on Himalayan streams but if you take into consideration all these aspects, Himalayan Trout do reward you with a strike.
Is a spring fed river which runs crystal clear for most part of the year, with excellent clear and wadable waters, makes for the best sight fishing opportunities in India. Since the river drains through the Corbett Tiger Reserve, you'll be angling in the most pristine natural ecosystems of the lower Himalayas. This river is home to Golden Mahseer, Indian Trout and Goonch Catfish.
Gobind Sagar and Tributaries
Formed by the construction of a hydro power project on the river Satluj, this lake can claim to be the Mecca of Mahseer fishing considering the sheer volume of water, prospective spots along with the size and numbers of fish available. An additional plus is that this water body offers the biggest time bracket for Mahseer and major Carps fishing. During Autumn/Fall, Tributaries draining into Gobind Sagar offer consistent Mahseer angling.
A small river flowing out the Dodital Lake and springs from the mountains. Assi Ganga is amongst the most intimate, dense vegetation lined Trout streams in the Himalayas making it perfectly suitable for Fly Fishing, good numbers of wild Himalayan Brown Trout on offer.
Nestled by a breathtaking valley and gateway to the Great Himalayan National park, Tirthan River offers excellent angling opportunities for Brown and Rainbow Trout with many kilometres of protected and undisturbed waters.
Islands in the Indian Subcontinent offer an interesting experience with their rich culture, unspoilt beaches and mesmerizing hues. Waters of the Indian Ocean are amongst the richest in terms of marine life, making them ideal for all water sports.
is an Island nation (an archipelago consisting of a chain of 26
atolls having 1192 islands) in the Indian Subcontinent stretching from
South in the Indian Ocean.
Many of these Atolls and Islands are uninhabited thereby providing an excellent habitat for Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Barred Trevally and Triggerfish on the flats. We are pleased to offer land-based Fly and Wade fishing opportunities from multiple flats in the Maldives.
Maldives is also a watersports hub offering the best diving and snorkeling. With its pristine white sandy beaches and tranquil surroundings, Maldives is the perfect getaway for both fly anglers and families.
Target Waters and Species
Fishing the Flats: Wading is the quietest, most stealthy way to fish the flats and a great way to get out in the elements. With Tidal flows, many game fish species come to feed in the shallower water. This will involve using a setup of 7/8 weight Fly rod, sight casting for feeding fish. Target species are Bonefish, Bluefin Trevally and Trigger Fish.
Fringing Reef systems (5-15m deep): These are the reef systems that surround an island. Home to a very large number of fish, the predators lurk along the edges and ambush unsuspecting prey. This can make for some great fun, but also very beautiful as the crystal clear water allows the angler to see not only the coral beneath them but also the fish. A slightly stronger rod setup of 11/12 weight Fly rod is essential. Expect to catch Giant Trevallies, Blue fin Trevallies, Barracudas.