Fishing in Kashmir
Kashmir offers great scope for sport fisheries. Kashmir is the best place for Trout fishing. The brown or Rainbow trout of the Kashmir water is a good fighter like the Salmon. It makes flashing runs, interspersed with repeated leaps from water.
Kashmir is called the Anglers Paradise because the valley of kashmir contains crystal-clear cold water turbulent streams, mighty springs, Sars and many high altitude lakes, lofty snow-clad mountains, thick forests of pine trees, lush green meadows, beautiful valleys and a beautiful fish fauna with a very pleasant and healthy climate. Kashmir offers great scope for sport fisheries. That is why 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. Trout Tracker In Kashmir is about the passion and pursuit of trout on the fly. Fly fishing is more than catching fish, it's the experience of feeling a connection to the fish, river and environment surrounding it. At Trout Tracker In Kashmir we embrace being an ambassador for the promotion, The rainbow and brown trout adapted well to the J&K, while the snow trout continued to flourish. The Maharaja created the first fisheries department in J&K, and Mitchel was appointed its first director. Since then, trout have flourished in Kashmir. “Kashmiri trout has none of the sponginess found in trout in West
Trout is present in all the streams and Nallahs of the valley. The important ones are Lidder, Wangath, Gurez, Hamal, Lam, Sindh, Kishenganga, Sukhnag, Doodhganga, Erin, Ferozpur(Tangmarg), Bringi, Aharbal, Hirpora, Dachigam, Kokernag, Naristan, Madhumati and Nowbugh. These streams have been divided into a number of trout beats by the Department of Fisheries.
Angling is open from month of April to September every year. However the duration of angling can be extended or shortened by the Directorate of Fisheries, J & K Government on the basis of suitable conditions prevailing from time to time.