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Fishing Tour in Nepal

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If you have enough time and patient then Angling or Fishing in Nepal could be a very interesting sport for you. Fishing is an Eco-friendly sport which requires great patient and lots of time. This sport would not suite for those who are out of patience when they loose a fish or get tired while waiting for their catch. Sport of fishing like hunting, is not well-advertised in Nepal, but is possible and rewarding. 

There are approximately 118 varieties of fresh- water fish in these Himalayan waters, ranging from the much sought after Mahseer to the mountain stream trout-like varieties . Anglers can try their luck in Pokhara’s crystal clear lakes, or in west Nepal’s Bardia Wildlife reserves where we can organizes guided fishing trips. While trekking or rafting, bring along your pole, or give the locals’ method a try vita bamboo pole or crude fish trap. There are some specific ethnic group in the hills and Terai region of Nepal whose lifestyle has been based on Fishing. Bote, Majhi, Tharu and Machhuwar are some of them.The best season to go fishing on the white waters is before and after the monsoon from February till April and October and November. During these times, the fish go upstream to spawn and consume less food. This sport would not suite for those who are out of patience when they loose a fish or get tired while waiting for their catch. 

Where to Fish

Some of the popular fishing trips are done in Karnali, Babai Valley in the Bardiya National Park. Chitwan also hosts a number of angling spots like the confluence of Seti and Trisuli, as well as Kaligandaki and Trisuli. Fishing can be organized enjoying camping and Rafting in wilderness or spending in Lodge with additional Jungle activities in Chitwan National park. There are several Jungle Lodges in Chitwan National Park. We can organize Fishing Trips as per the clients’ requirement and interest. We also organize fishing trips in streams close to Kathmandu.

Fishing is more fun in the mountain streams. Here there are varieties of trout- rainbow trout and common ones. The Himalayan rivers and lakes camps offer good grounds for fishing for the fishing adventure lovers. It is an exciting and wonderful spot to hook out the colorful fish in the clear Himalayan Rivers.

Dolalghat, eats of the valley on the Kodari Highway, is another ‘catchy place’. You can encounter Nepali holidaymakers and the locals on the look out for local variety of Asla and Katla, the former a kind of trout and the latter a carp. You could bring some flies along and try your luck. Some of the Dams across Nepal’s many rivers too have a good stock of fish.

The rivers in the Terai are an angler’s dream. Large catfish, murrel and carp are found in abundance here. While trekking along Karnali, Sun Kosi, Bheri and Arun rivers, or rafting, bring along a rod or give the local methods a go- using a bamboo pole or a crude fish trap. The mahseer is a large and much- prized sport fish found in the Geruwa River that skirts the park. However, its numbers are dwindling rapidly, and it is best to let go of it once you land one. 

Some important game fishes of Koshi and other rivers of Nepal:

No

Common/ Local Name

Size

Weight

Habitat

Bait

Season

01

Mahasheer/ Sahar

2.5 m

50 kg

Large and deep rivers

Fish

Mar-May./Sept-Dec

02

Deep Bodied Mahasheer

3 m

50 kg

Large and deep rivers

Fish

Mar-May/Sept-Dec

03

Copper Mahasheer /Katle

6 m

5 kg

Large and deep river

Fish meat

Mar-June/Sep.Nov.

04

Fresh Water Shark/Gounch

3 m +

100kg+

Large and Deep rivers

Fish

Mar-May/Sept-Dec

05

Jalkapoor

5 m

1 kg

Large and deep rivers

Worms meat

Mar-May/Sept-Dec

06

Fresh Water Eel/Raj Bam

3 m

18 kg

River and pools

Frogs worms

Mar-May/ Sept-Dec

07

River Catfish/ Bachawa

5 m

2.5 kg

River confluence

Worms meat

Mar - May/ Sept-Dec

08

Giant Murrel/ Saur

2.5 m

15 kg

River, stream and lakes

Worms, fish insects

Fe-May/Sept to Dec

09

Mud Eel/Hile Bam

8 m

1.5 kg

River, stream, lakes and swamps

Meat

Feb-Apr.

10

Feather Back/ Patali

4 m

2 kg

River, streams and lakes

Worm, insects meat

Feb-May / Sept-Dec

11

Knife Fish/ Chitala

1 m

8 kg

River, streams and lakes

Worm, insects, meat

Feb-May/Sept-Dec

12

Catfish/Buari

1.8 m

12 kg

River, streams and lakes

Fish, insects, meat

Feb-June/Sept-Nov.

13

Tenger Catfish/ Tengri

4 m

14 kg

River streams

Fish, insects meat

Jan-June/Sept-Nov


BAIT SPECIES

No

Important fish species as baits

Predatory species

Common Name

Common Name

01

Flying Barb

Mahasheer and Catfish

02

Sucker Head

Mahasheer

03

Singhe Catfish

Catfish, Fresh Water Shark 'Buster'

04

River Barb

Copper Mahasheer

05

Gravel Catfish

Mahasheer

06

Torrent Minnow

Mahasheer