Trout Fishing in Pahalgam
Trout caught in Pahalgam Valley (Photo Courtesy: Matthew Laird Acred)
Pahalgam (7000+ ft asl) is 100 kms from Srinagar and a riverside shepherd village with exceptional Himalayan beauty. The Lidder River here has excellent trout fishing beats for brown trout.
The fishing season stretches from April to September. Best time however is between May and September. Permits are issued, for a maximum of three days at a time, on a first-come-first-served basis and are charged on a per day per rod basis.
Fishing equipment can be hired in Srinagar. Live baits and spinning are not allowed. For permits contact the Directorate of Fisheries, Nehru Park, Srinagar.