Fishing | Angling Trout
Kashmir has many snow & spring fed streams. The season for fishing runs from April to October. The larger rivers like Sindh, Lidder, Erin, Ferozpur, Aharbal, Doodh Ganga, Daksum, Noobug, Ahlan, Krishen Ganga & Hirpur etc. are covered with snow, which starts melting between the month of May to July. Among Spring fed streams best for trout fishing are Kokernag, Verinag, Sukhnag. There are over 61 beats open for anglers throughout the season. Each beat about 3 – 4 km long & one can easily have a day trip fishing in any of the areas (most of the beats are connected by motorable roads). However there are 2 lakes Vishansar & Gangbal for which you have to take a trek.
All our streams are stocked with German Brown and Rainbow trout, introduced by British at the peak of the British Raj in India (early 19th century). There is no wrong time or place to use a fly rod, as long as anglers are abiding by current national and state rules and regulations. You can catch fish everywhere from the lakes to rivers or back country creeks.
Fly fishing gear is always evolving, fly rod one between 8-9 feet long. A rod designated for a 4 or 5 weight line, reel and line have always been a staple in fly fishing.