Fishing in Kashmir

Fishing in Kashmir

As anyone who’s ever picked up a fishing rod knows, fishing is a wonderful sport to do. Jammu and Kashmir are known for its pristine natural beauty and rich cultural and historical heritage, But there is much more to explore in this exotic state that its beautiful locations and breathtaking sights. Blessed with several streams crisscrossing the state and beautiful lakes, Jammu and Kashmir are known as much for its trout fishing and angling. One can enjoy this leisure filled rejuvenative activity of fishing and angling in Kashmir. A major highlight of the fishing tour in Jammu and Kashmir is Pahalgam.
...Kashmir is the best place for Trout fishing. The Rainbow or brown trout of the Kashmir water is a good fighter like the Salmon. With repeated leaps from the water, it makes flashing runs and interspersed. Through spring and summer, fishing is a big business in Kashmir. It is to be noted that fishing and angling are not allowed without the permit from Jammu & Kashmir Directorate of Fisheries. Also, it is to be kept in mind that only fly fishing is permitted in Kashmir, other methods or live or dead baits are strictly restricted. Only artificial flies are allowed and to keep six fish a day none being shorter than 7.5 cm, each license entitles the angler.
For fishing & angling, 61 beats are open in Kashmir during the season. Except for Vishansar and Gangabal lakes, each beat is about 3 to 4 km long and is connected with a motorable road, as one has to trek to reach these destinations. Water bodies of all types and sizes in the region are well-stocked with Rainbow trout and German brown trout. Kashmir offers great scope for sport fisheries. That is the reason why a lot of Anglers from all over the world come over here every year to enjoy the thrill of angling in the snow-fed streams and lakes of this valley. Kashmir is often dubbed as the angler’s paradise. The snow-fed streams and glacial offers a great option for fishing in Kashmir. The best time for fishing in Jammu and Kashmir is between April and October. However, the duration for fishing and angling can be shortened or extended by the Directorate of Fisheries, J & K Government on the basis of suitable conditions prevailing from time to time.
Major streams for trout fishing in Jammu and Kashmir is Wangath, Lidder, Nowbugh, Ferozpur, Gurez, Lam, Hamal, Sukhnag, Sindh, Kishenganga, Erin, Doodhganga, Bringi, Hirpora, Aharbal, Kokernag, Madhumati, Naristan, and Dachigam.


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Q. Which is the best time for Fishing in Kashmir?

Ans. Kashmir is a great option for fishing. The best time for Fishing in Kashmir is from the month of April to the month of October.

Q. Apart from Fishing in Kashmir, which other activities one can go for?

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Q. Which are the best places for fishing in Jammu & Kashmir?

Ans. Pahalgam, Wangath, Lidder, Nowbugh, Ferozpur, Gurez, Lam, Hamal, Sukhnag, Sindh, Kishenganga, Erin, Doodhganga, Bringi, Hirpora, Aharbal, Kokernag, Madhumati, Naristan, and Dachigam.

Q. What is the best time for trout fishing in Kashmir?

Ans. April to October.

Q. When do we need a license for fishing or angling?

Ans. A license entitles the angler to keep six fish a day and none being shorter than 7.5 cm.

Q. What equipments are required when someone is doing fishing and trekking together?

Ans. A light two to three meter Rod with an eight cm reel will suffice, tent, waterproof coat, ground sheet, trekking boots and provisions for as many days as you intend to trek as no food will be available on the way.

Q. Which are the high altitudes lakes for fishing in Kashmir?

Ans. Vishansar , Kishansar , Satsar , Gadsar , Gangabal , Nunkhol.

Q. What can I experience during fishing in Kashmir?

Ans. You can experience the glacial and snow-fed streams offering great options for fishing in Kashmir and the spectacularly lovely lakes, each with their own character cradled by snow clad mountains.

Q. What are the other activities to do in Kashmir except for Fishing?

Ans. Shikara Ride, Golfing, Trekking, Skiing, Mountain Biking, mountain climbing, Jeep Safari, Mountaineering, Paragliding, Bird Watching, River Rafting, Camping, Snowboarding, Yak Safari, Water Skiing, Monastery Tour, Wildlife Tour, Horse Riding, Canoeing , Hot Air Balloon, Camel Safaris, Ice-skating.

Q. Is Kashmir the best place for trout fishing?

Ans. Yes.

Q. What are the common flies in use in Kashmir?

Ans. Common flies in use in Kashmir are Peacock, March Brown, Butcher, Jinger Quill, Coachman, Woodcock & Green, and Watson's Fancy.

Q. Why Kashmir is called the Anglers Paradise?

Ans. The valley of Kashmir contains glacial and snow-fed streams, crystal-clear cold water turbulent streams, mighty springs, Sars and many high altitude lakes, lofty snow-clad mountains, lush green meadows, thick forests of pine trees, beautiful valleys and a beautiful fish fauna with a very healthy and pleasant climate. Kashmir offers great scope for sport fisheries.

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Ayush Mishra

The place was so beautiful. I’m glad that I chose to do fishing in Sindh. It was an amazing experience.

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Ketan Sadhwani

Pahalgam was an excellent place where you can spend some wonderful moments with your family and friends and enjoy the fishing activity.

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Dimple Makheja

We were a group of seven adults and three kids. We have been to Vishansar last week. We are very keen to do fishing. We have to walk for some meters in sunlight to reach the lake and then we started fishing. It was a fun activity to do. I recommend everyone to visit this place with their family and do fishing.

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Pankaj Dutta

Wangath is a very good place to visit. One can do angling and fishing here.

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Kajol Sunke

Dachigam is a place for people who love nature and are attracted to fishing and things which are related to Fishes. The place was so majestic. I can spend my whole day sitting near the lake.

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Nishi Tandon

There are a lot of water activities I did in Kashmir but Fishing is the best amongst them, it was so peaceful sitting near the lake and watching & catching the fishes.

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