Angling, Uttarakhand

Angling Destinations in Uttarakhand

Angling in Uttarakhand is increasingly becoming a popular recreation sport for tourists in Uttarakhand. Several resorts and hotels in Nainital have introduced angling as one of the activities for their guests to indulge in. 

There are many rivers, streams, lakes and ponds in Uttarakhand, which offers ample options for angling in Uttarakhand. The rivers of Uttarakhand are rich in mahaseer and  trout fishery. For carrying out angling activities, angling permits for national & international tourists are must. The beats identified under Mahaseer and Trout Zones, and thus angling permits rates prescribed by Uttarakhand govt. are as follows.

Variety of fishes famous amongst Anglers in Uttarakhand are: Mahaseer, Golden Mahseer, Trout, Goonj, Kalabassu

Angling spots in Garhwal Himalayas: Bhagirathi River, Alaknanda River, Tons, Song, Nayar, Aglar, Amlawa, Yamuna, Dodital

Angling spots in Kumaon Himalayas: 
Ramganga, Sattal, Corbett National Park, Ramganga River, Kosi River, Sonanadi, Sharda River.

Description Angling Rates (Per Permit) 
Mahaseer Zone 
Trout Zone 
National Tourist 
Rs 75
Rs 100
International Tourist 
Rs 150
Rs 200
Local People (for employment) 
Rs 20
Rs 20
*Note: These fees are not updated and should be taken as tentative cost   only. Please check with Uttarakhand Department for exact fees for fishing permits. For exact permit fees check here 

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The nearby lakes of Sattal and Khurpatal have also obtained permit for angling. Resorts in Jim Corbett offer several tour packages which include angling of Mahaseer, a trout fish found in Uttarakhand. 

Kali River in Pithoragarh, Pancheshwar on the bank of Mahakali River in Kumaon are among the few places to enjoy this activity in Uttarakhand. The beautiful Dodital in Garhwal Region, which is also one of the popular trekking destinations, also allows the opportunity for angling and fishing in Uttarakhand. 

Angling in Uttarakhand is a method of fishing which is a fish hook or angle is used to catch the fish. In Uttarakhand one has to take permission from local authorities for angling on ‘Catch and Release basis’. Fish species like trout, cod, salmon, catfish and carp are favorite hunts among the Indian and Foreigner anglers in Uttarakhand.

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Tourists prefer Jim Corbett packages that include angling as apart of leisure activities so that they can spend their weekend or holidays calmly amidst the nature. Mahaseer fishing camps are also set up near the river in a jungle where one can enjoy musical night with bonfire and barbecue and company of good friends.

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