Fishing in Kashmir

Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days

Trekking Route : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Lidder Valley - Pahalgam - Srinagar

The Fishing Season from April to October. Only artificial flies are allowed and each licence entitles the angler to keep six fish a day, none being shorter than 7.5 cm. Beats may be reserved for a day or a week at a time in one of the three basic types of streams.

Larger rivers like Sindh or Liddar are full with snow, melting from May to July, with an occasional pool under boulders. Spinning is allowed here, but the wet fly and weighted cast tests the skill of the angler and will produce good results. In April, August and September these rivers are quieter, and the bigger fish are said to lie in the stiller waters.

Tributaries and water channels near these mainstream beats provide another type of fishing throughout the season. These are the smaller streams where only flies are allowed, with wet fly fishing good all season. The third type are the small spring fed streams and high altitude lakes suitable for both dry and wet fly tackle.

Equipments
A light two to three metre Rod (fishing rods cannot be carried as hand luggage on aircraft for security reasons) with an eight cm reel will suffice. Common flies in use in Kashmir include Peacock, March Brown, Butcher, Jinger Quill, Coachman, Woodcock & Green and Watson's Fancy.
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar
As you arrive in the city, you will be warmly welcomed by your representatives, and driven to a hotel or a houseboat.
After visit to Mughal Garden - Shalimar Garden, Chasmeshahi Garden , Pari Mahal after back to Houseboat and Evening Shira Ride on Dal Lake, Overnight stay in Houseboats.


Day 2 : Srinagar - Pahalgam

Morning drive to Pahalgam for Trout Fishing at Lidder Valley Pahalgam. Full day trout fishing. Overnight stay at hotel.
Lidder Valley is always a fisherman's dream - pure mountain air, serene calmness and plenteously mountain water. The Lidder River supply water to the entire region of lush meadows and splendid clear lakes with a chain of streams and tributaries, all of which swarm with rainbow and brown trout. The best time for fishing in Kashmir is from April to September every year, and this region is the best spots recorded by locals, so we always know where to head to find the best fishing beets.

Day 3 : Pahalgam - Lower Lidder River

After Breakfast Vsit to Lidder Valley and full day trout fishing in lower Lidder River (lower Wahdan, Batkut). Evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4 : Fishing in Lidder River

After Breakfast Vsit to Lidder Valley and full day trout fishing in lower Lidder River (lower Wahdan, Batkut). Evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 : Pahalgam - Srinagar
After Breakfast Check out Hotel and drive back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat.


DAY 6: Srinagar Airport Drop

After breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board flight to back home.

End of the trip and services.