If you have a leisure day to spend in Kashmir, fishing or angling is one of the activity which you can enjoy. The crystal white water attracts tourists from all around the world to experience the fishing fun in the Kashmir.
In fact Kashmir is one of the unique places which offers best angling experience to tourists. Cold springs, high altitude, turbulent streams and wide variety of fauna are some of the features that makes fishing in Kashmir a must-to-do activity. People say, there is a different kind of thrill that one can feel while angling in the valley.
Here is more you need to know about Fishing in Kashmir
Best time to visit- April to September
Extending or shortening of duration is sole discretion of Directorate of Fisheries, J&K Government.
Here are some of the points that you need to remember before you plan to go for angling in Kashmir-
- You need to procure licence or permit from Directorate of Fisheries.
- This licence is non-transferable and is valid for one day only.
- Only one rod is allowed per angler
- No natural baits are allowed
- There is a limit of 6 fishes per bag
- There are 61 points open for fishing and angling. Each of them is 3-4km long.
Cost of licence – Rs 1000 for local while Rs 2000 for foreign anglers.
Places to visit
Following rivers are ideal for angling-
Sindh, Lidder, Erin, Ferozpur, Aharbal, Doodh Ganga, Daksum, Noobug, Ahlan, Krishen Ganga & Hirpur. For trout fishing, the most famous ones are Kokernag, Verinag, Sukhnag.
Important tip: If you want to enjoy trekking along with fishing, choose Veshnusar & Gangbal where 3km trek is required.