If you are a fan of fishing, here are some places in India you must visit. Read on!
Clear seas stretching for miles, a fishing pole, and an eerie quiet interrupted only by the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves. It’s no surprise that fishing is a favorite pastime for many Westerners. Angling’s popularity in India may not be skyrocketing, but the sport still has a sizable fan following. Despite the dwindling numbers of some species, many fishermen still practice “catch and release,” or letting the fish go after being caught. The country’s varied landscape provides an abundance of opportunities to enjoy tranquility and breathtaking scenery while fishing. A few examples follow.
One of India’s most beloved pastimes is fishing. Here are some of the greatest sites to gather your gear and feel the peace of a fisherman’s mind, from the permanent rivers of north India as well as the seasonal rivers and gorgeous coastline of the peninsula.
Pancheshwar, as out of the way as it may seem, really hosts an annual international fishing competition every March. Night fishing is popular among local anglers, even though the monsoon season is not ideal for fishing. It’s not hard to track down a knowledgeable native who can lead you through the special ceremony.
From October to about the middle of June, you may fish for Mahseer in the Kosi River that flows through Corbett National Park. Betalghat and Chhara are recommended by most guides as good places to wet a line.
Many anglers travel to the Pabbar River in search of the elusive Golden Mahseer. An abundance of fish species, including Brown Trout, Catfish, Rohu, and Catla, may be found in the several rivers that flow through this area, which is located 80 kilometers northeast of Shimla.
Anglers and fishermen will find nirvana in the northeastern state of Assam. Every year in November, the state’s forestry department hosts a fishing tournament that draws competitors from all around the country and the world.
The Mahseer fish of the Kaveri River is a prized local delicacy. Only catch-and-release fishing is allowed in this state in southern India to protect marine life. Keep in mind that you’ll need a fishing license obtained from the Coorg Wildlife Association if you’re traveling from Bangalore to begin your fishing trip.
One of the greatest places to go fishing in “God’s Own Country” is in one of Munnar’s streams or at Elephant Lake. Here you may get premium seafood from the shore, including sardines, pompano, tuna, and mackerel. The months of October through March are prime fishing months.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are stunning, yet each island paradise is unique in its own way. The Havelock Islands in the Andaman Sea are well-known among anglers for their excellent saltwater fishing. Take a picture with your catch!
Flying in, colorful runners, red snapper, butterflies fish, skipjack, and parrot fish all call this place home. If you find that you are losing your patience with fishing, try some other water hobbies like surfing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, or canoeing.