Fishing in Kashmir

One of the major attractions for tourists in the Kashmir valley is fishing. With the ending of the winter season starts the season for fishing in Kashmir, India. However, for fishing in the valley, one requires to get a permit. There are a number of other restrictions also like only artificial flies are permitted, you can keep only 6 fishes a day, etc. The best time for fishing in Kashmir is from April to October.

Kashmir valley has a number of lakes, rivers, streams, etc, where you can go for fishing. There are three major fishing places in Kashmir, namely

* Rivers (Jhelum, Sindh, Liddar, Wangat, etc)
* River tributaries and other water channels
* Lakes (Dal, Krishanshar, Vishanshar, Gangabal, Nunkhol, etc)



Equipments Used for Fishing

Complete facilities for the fishing are made available by the administration and tourism department for the ease of the travelers. It is difficult to carry a light two to three metre fishing rods as hand luggage on aircraft for security and other reasons with an eight cm reel will suffice. As flies are one of the important requirements for the fishing in Kashmir, the generally used flies in Kashmir include Peacock, March Brown, Butcher, Jinger Quill, Coachman, Woodcock & Green and Watson's Fancy.

There are 61 beats open for booking for the travelers and tourists throughout the season, ranging from the turbulent Sindh and Wangat Rivers to the tranquil lakes Krishanshar, Vishanshar, Gangabal and Nunkhol, situated at the high altitudes.

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