The areas we fish in India, offer some of the best opportunities
to catch Mahseer - better than anywhere else. The famous Mahseer,
the finest fresh water sporting fish in the world, as well
as imported trout, both brown and rainbow, are all available
in good numbers on our trips. You will only have to experience
the first thrill of a Mahseer taking a bait in one of India's
mountain rivers, with the towering snowclad Himalayas as a
backdrop in one of our tours, to be hooked for life.
is essentially a fish of the fast flowing rivers. Their
rock strewn beds and rapids make the fishing exhilarating.
In our quest for this fine fish you will be taken either
into the wild and beautiful surroundings of the Himalayas
or the similarly impressive surroundings of the Deccan
in Southern India. We have been lucky enough to secure
permission to fish the upper reaches of the Ganges and
its tributaries as well as the upper reaches of the
Kali and Cauvery Rivers .
In the North,
set among some magnificent scenery, the turbulent river
winds its way through dark gorges clad in fir groves
and rhododendrons bordered by National Parks and wilderness
areas. In the south, the river winds its way through
wooded valleys bordered by National Parks and wilderness
The beauty and
tranquillity of the surroundings is only shattered by the
fevered attempts of members of our party trying to land a
mighty Mahseer. These fish will hit your bait hard and take
you straight down stream into the rapids. You will then have
to pull them against the fast flowing current, negotiating
boulders as you go.This powerfully built fish will often take
200 meters of line off your reel while you stumble along the
bank in an attempt to try and land the fish of a lifetime.
We fish two areas:
- The Cauvery
River in Southern India, famed for its big mahseer and
also for the Kali River which runs through the western Ghats
150 km from Goa.
- The other, which
is not as well known but the fish are stronger fighters
(although not as big) and the scenery more spectacular,
to Pancheshwar and Chukha in the