State : Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : October to April, after the Monsoon.
Major Spots : Pashighat & Bhalukpong.
Fishing & Angling Tips : Bring Fishing & Angling equipment
along with yourself. Also contact a proper travel guide, who will help you
in your Fishing & Angling requirements.
Fishing and Angling
Fishing & Angling is a very enjoyable sport, if one has lots of
patience and time in hand. Fishing & Angling is a eco-friendly sport,
but at the same time very time consuming. With numerous rivers, streams in
the state, there are numerous opportunities available for anglers to opt for
Fishing and Angling. Hardly any anglers round the world have any idea that
India makes a wonderful paradise for anglers. Angling & fishing is quiet
an easy sport for even a beginner because most of major Indian cities lie
along rivers, that's why these cities become a favourite fishing spot for
most of the anglers.
Angling & Fishing in Arunachal Pradesh India offers lots of
opportunities for angling and fishing lovers.
The abundance of water and the simplicity of the sport has helped the sport
to grow in Arunachal Pradesh India. Arunachal Pradesh offers numerous
possibilities to catch fish especially trout and Mahseer.
Arunachal Pradesh, Pasighat has a lot of places like Yingkiong, Bodak,
Siom, etc., that provide good spots for Fishing & Angling. The Mahseer
being a favourite among angles, getting a 20-30 kg over here is not
uncommon. The colder waters of the higher reaches of Arunachal have the
golden and the rainbow trout and anglers can easily enjoy the traditional
but effective methods of fishing while trekking in the jungles of Arunachal
Some Major Spots for Fishing & Angling in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is also one of the best places to go for Fishing &
Angling in the east. The state is bisected by the Lohit river and a number
of smaller streams, all of which offer plenty of opportunity for reeling in
some of the biggest fish youre likely to catch. Try Tezu, on the
Lohit, or Tipi and Bhalukpong (on the Bhoroli river), and Pashighat (on the
Trout fishing is possible at many locations, Bhalukpong and Tipi on the
river Kameng, Pasighat on the river Siang, and Tezu on the river Lohit.
Angling package tours can be arranged through some travel companies.
Licenses and permits
Fishing licenses are mandatory for all eager anglers, so go to the
designated offices before you throw your line into the water, or you just
might find yourself being hooked and penalised. In most cases, fishing
licenses are not issued during the monsoon (when most fish species breed);
in addition, most licenses are issued for only a specified stretch of water.
Furthermore, there are stipulations that all fish caught must be
released into the water, and anglers are restricted to a specified number
of fish per day.
Fishing permits are required so that fish stocks can be monitored and
maintained. Fisheries departments issue tourists day permits which vary but
normally allow the angler to catch six fish. In some areas spoons and
spinners are not allowed so when you obtain your license check with the
Fisheries department as to what kind of fishing they support at your chosen
Things to bring
The basic fishing equipment required includes rods, lines, hooks, reel,
flies, spinners, spoons and bait- in the form of worms, paste or other lure.
Light, waterproof clothing- brown or green in colour- is essential, as are
waterproof shoes or light sandals which can easily be slipped off to drain
out sand or water. Sunscreen, a light hat and dark glasses are necessary,
and during the winter make sure youre well clad with sufficient
woollens and a macintosh.