Published Date :05 Feb, 2019
Fishing in Nepal also being the most adventure tourism activities that attract tourist in Nepal. As Nepal is the second richest country for water resource in the world, there are thousands of river drains from Himalaya are the freshwater sources and other like Karnali, Gandaki, Mahakali and Koshi are drains into the Bay of Bengal through the Ganges, is a thriving habitat for several freshwater fish species. Besides them, there are hundreds of lakes in the country as well for the water source. Actually, more than 118 species of freshwater fishes are found in Nepal. Nepal’s rivers and lakes, fisher can spot varieties of trout, rainbow trout and common ones. Fly Fishing in Budhi Gandaki which flows through central Nepal, is one of the major tributary of the Gandaki River which is also known as Narayani which drains in the eastern parts of Manaslu, Baudhha and Ganesh Himal regions.
WHAT ARE THE MOST ENDANGERED AND SPOTTED FISHES IN NEPAL?
In Himalaya of Nepal, you can see 118 varieties of freshwater fishes in Nepal. Besides them, Himalayan Mahseer is probably the most spotted fish in Nepal. It is indigenous to the Indian sub-continent and found in all major rivers of the country. But Mahseers are very difficult to catch. Goonch is an indigenous catfish species in Nepal. It can grow up to 50 kg. Similarly, Nepali rivers are aplenty with different species of trouts and carp Commercial farming of some trout varieties is also done in different parts of the country. Fly Fishing in the snow-fed rivers for the Himalayan Mahasheers, trouts, carps and catfish of Nepal is an experience that will be etched in your memory for long.
WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON FOR FLY FISHING IN NEPAL?
Though fishing in Nepal being the wonderful activities, so for that several best seasons are available to sport the fishes. The month October to November and February to May are the one best season for sporting fishes. Fly fishing sport is also gaining popularity in Nepal. In Trans-Himalayan rivers, the favourable season is February to May. In Terai Rivers, September to October is fishing time. March and April is the best fishing time in the alpine lakes; mostly the fishing is done at night by lighting torches. May and July is the favourable fishing time in tropical lakes.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR RIVER ALLOW BY GOVERNMENT FOR FLY FISHING?
There are many rivers and lakes allowed by the government for a fishing trip in Nepal. In some of the river, fishing is strictly prohibited by the government of Nepal. It is not allowed for fishing. While fishing one should keep in mind to take care of some other aquatic species such as freshwater dolphins, crocodiles etc. During fishing in the rivers like Koshi, Rapti and Narayani. Karnali, Seti and Trisuli rivers on the Tribhuvan Highway and Kaligandaki and Trisuli River are some major rivers of Nepal for fishing sport. Betrawati, Indrawati, Sunkoshi, Karnali, Babai, Gandaki and Bheri are some of the major rivers where the fishing sport is possible.
HOW CAN WE APPLY FOR FLY IN NEPAL?
In Nepal, you don’t need to go in search of the fishing sport by yourself. There are lots of travel agencies and tour operators that offer you fishing adventure activities. They will guide or lead you. We Nepal Tibet Trekking Pvt. Ltd. also provides packages for fly fishing.