Best Places To Go Fishing & Angling in India

Blessed with ample lakes, ponds, rivers, and vast coastline, India is an ideal destination for fishing and angling holidays. While fishing is one of the most important industries, fishing & angling have established themselves among the most popular adventure activities in India in recent years. From the perennial rivers of north India to the seasonal rivers and majestic coastline of the peninsula, there are so many places to visit in India that provide an unforgettable experience to the fishing fanatics. If you wish to catch the majestic Mahseer, or a beautiful Brown Trout as part of India tour packages, go through our list of some of the best places to grab your gear and experience the tranquility of a fisherman’s mind.

Ramganga River, Jim Corbett National Park

Nestled in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most popular wildlife places to visit near Delhi, and among the famous destinations in India for fishing and angling. Enveloped by verdant landscapes, dense forests, and exotic flora and fauna, it is among the top Uttarakhand Tourist Places. Corbett National Park is not only a place to spot tigers but the pristine Ramganga River flowing through the park makes it a picturesque location for fishing between the rocky, mountainous landscape. The river is home to several fish species such as the Mahseer, Goonch, Brown Trout, and many other kinds of fish. Permission from the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) is required for fishing and angling in Corbett National Park which can be arranged by private resorts located near the park. Apart from fishing and angling, one can enjoy a jungle safari through the Jim Corbett National Park and witness glorious animals like tigers, elephants, leopards, etc. Although accessible throughout the year, October and mid-June is the best time to take part in fishing and angling at the Ramganga River.

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Pabbar Valley, Himachal Pradesh

About 80 km north to the popular hill station Shimla lies the scenic Pabbar Valley, best known for its apple orchards, dense deodar forests, flowing rivers and unspoiled hiking paths. Shimla is one of the popular hill stations in India, and among the must-include places in Himachal tour packages. The valley derived its name from the majestic Pabbar River which flows through the valley. The Pabbar river is the sought after place for fishing enthusiasts as it holds a diverse range of sporting fish, including Golden Mahseer, trout, and goonch. There are several camps at the valley for fishing. For trout fishing, a license needs to be obtained from the government and only rod and line fishing is permitted in trout waters. October to April is an ideal time to go fishing in Himachal. Visit Hatkoti Temple or trek through the mountains along with fishing at Pabbar Valley while in Shimla, among the most scenic tourist places near Chandigarh.

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Bheemeshwari, Karnataka

Situated on the banks of River Cauvery, the small town of Bheemeshwari in the Mandya district of Karnataka is one of the top places to go fishing in India, and among the best places to visit near Bangalore. Fondly known as Angler’s Paradise, the serene waters of River Cauvery at Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp are home to some of the finest mahseer fish in the country. Several fishing camps have been developed here where professional and amateur anglers can catch mahseer. In the fishing camps, catch and release practice is followed. Visitors need to obtain a license from the Coorg Wildlife Association for fishing. The surrounding lush forest at Bheemeshwari is home to many animals like elephants, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, otters, leopards, and a variety of water birds. Tourists can participate in adventure activities like river rafting, coracle ride, nature walk, and bird watching.

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Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Replete with picturesque shimmering beaches, and lagoons of turquoise blue waters, the archipelago of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal is one of the best places for saltwater fishing in India. The rich reef ecosystem, the mesmerizing scenery, an abundance of fish, and the chance to conquer the catch of a lifetime, keep luring anglers from all over the world every year. Dorado, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Dogtooth are the variety of fish found in the Andamans. Havelock Island, among the top places to visit in Andamans, is famous among anglers. Other than fishing & angling, the place offers a plethora of water sports and adventure activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.

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Pancheshwar, Uttarakhand

If you’re seeking a unique place to go angling, Pancheshwar village at the confluence of the Mahakali and Saryu rivers might be a great choice. Located near the Indo-Nepal border, the small cozy village in Uttarakhand provides an unforgettable experience to fishing enthusiasts as the confluence of the Kali and Saryu Rivers is considered to be the Mecca for Mahseer fishing in North India. Among the most scenic places to visit near Kanpur, the remote village is a fisher’s paradise and also hosts the International Angling Competition held in March every year. Night fishing is popular among the fishing buffs in this area and is undertaken with the assistance of experienced local guides. The beautiful scenic views one can witness, such as the charming local villages of Kumaon on the drive to the river and the surrounding sandy banks, are perfect for taking a break from fishing and enjoying a picnic with family and friends. Along with freshwater fishing, the class 4 rapids of River Kali make for a great spot for white water rafting.

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Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is a charming hill station located in the Kerala, God’s own country. It is one of the top places to visit near Kochi, and among the must-include places in Honeymoon Tour Packages. The pristine streams of Munnar hill station and Elephant Lake are the best spots for fishing and angling experience. Located amidst the verdant landscape, the streams of Munnar contain a stockpile of Trout fishes, Mahseers, etc. that provides lifetime experience and memories. The other varieties of fishes found here are Silver, Gold, Black and Pink Mahseer, Pearl Spot, Climbing Perch, Sardine, Pomfret, Tuna, Seer and Mackerel. October to March is the best time for fishing in Kerala that draws anglers from far off places as part of Munnar Tour Packages.

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Jia Bhoroli River, Assam

Assam, the northeastern state of India, is a paradise for angling and fishing enthusiasts. The Jia Bhoroli River, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra, is famous for Golden Mahseer fishing and has been a favorite spot for angling and fishing right from when the British ruled the country. The state forestry department organizes an annual angling competition in November which sees an influx of participants from all over the world and the country as part of Assam Tour Packages. Saal, Gorua, Korang, and Boka are other types of fish found in this region. October to April are the best times to go fishing.

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