Fishing & Angling in Jammu and Kashmir

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About Fishing & Angling in Kashmir

Kashmir is often dubbed the angler's paradise. The glacial and snow-fed streams offer great options for fishing in Kashmir. Water bodies of all sizes and types in the region are well-stocked with Rainbow trout and German brown trout fishes, thus, anglers from around the world throng Kashmir. Around 61 beats are open for fishing & angling in Kashmir during the season. Each beat is about 3 to 4 kms long and is connected with a motorable road, except Vishansar and Gangabal lakes, as one has to trek to reach these destinations.

Top Fishing & Angling Destinations

For offering the best fishing and angling holiday, Jammu & Kashmir has many rivers and lakes. There are also several alpine lakes that offer an incredible experience of trout fishing. Some of the top places for fishing & angling activity are:

  • Lidder
  • Erin
  • Ferozpur
  • Sindh Doodh Ganga
  • Daksum
  • Noobug
  • Aharbal
  • Krishen Ganga
  • Hirpur
  • Kokernag
  • Verinag
  • Sukhnag
  • Krishansar and Vishansar Lakes
  • Gangabal Lake

Fishing Tour Packages for Jammu & Kashmir

Best Time for Fishing & Angling


The best time for fishing tours in Jammu & Kashmir is between April and October; however, on the basis of the condition when you visit, the duration might be extended or shortened. 

Permit for Fishing & Angling

It is to be noted that fishing and angling are not allowed without obtaining the permit from Jammu & Kashmir Directorate of Fisheries. Also, it is to be kept in mind that only fly fishing is permitted in Kashmir; other methods or live or dead baits are strictly restricted.