Golden Mahsheer Conservation and Angling

 

Saving wild fish like Mahseer means saving rivers.

In partnership with society for Mahseer Conservancy, we gladly welcome fishermen or anglers interested in riverine research, especially those who want to study one of the esteemed species –The Golden Mahseer, the tiger of the Ramganga River.

 

Abundance of the fishes tapering off

Pollution, Habitat Destruction and Poaching had a robust effect on this species and are the most threatening reasons of making this species extinct. Enthusiasts are warmly welcomed who can eagerly help in reversing the status of the species through research, awareness, campaigns and conservation.

 

Helping hand by fishermen, anglers and amateurs

Data Collection : Amateurs, anglers and fishermen will be collecting data in the easy to use logbook which has been developed by us with the help of century old log book maintaining modules, ichthyologist, fisheries department and fishermen. The easy to use log book can be used by any person regardless of his/her academic knowledge.

 

Strong will to conserve the priceless riverine habitats, physical strength to fight the scorching heat and to tread boulder stewed riverbeds is the only criteria to perform this task.

 

Mahseer Fishing is one of the aspiring fantasies of the Anglers.This experience would be very fantastic thrilling for fishermen as The Mahseer is the most spectacular fish present in many of the rivers originating from the Himalayas. There are also plenty of Goonch, popularly known as Catfish. The habitual fast-flowing rivers that descend through spectacular Ramganga valley offers not only spectacular sport but also is a great place to enjoy solitude.


The best part of fishing in this area is the types of methods available for fishing are spin fishing and fly fishing but we encourage fly fishing as a practice because it has a lesser impact on the fish.  We operate a strict catch and release policy – our main priority is the conservation of Golden Mahseer.

 

All our fishing activities are done in association with the gilli association of Ramganga valley and internationally acclaimed fishing experts like Misty Dhillon of Himalayan Outback thus enhancing traveller’s experience.

 

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What You'll Do
Besides anglers who have been always instrumental in keeping data we encourage students or people who are generally interested to join us in studying the species. Anglers and researchers are asked to keep records of their experience on the river, with observations such as the number of fish seen (or caught!), sizes, habitat characteristics such as run, riffle or pool, vegetation, other animal (aquatic or terrestrial) species seen, any signs of poaching or any other activity seen in the river bed. The data collected will be handy in the long run in ensuring a healthy habitat for Golden Mahseer, Goonch and other riverine species and there ecosystem.
Cost :

Per day for above activity – 5000/-. This includes services of gillie and rod permit + about 1k that goes directly for conservation.

Best Time To Come

Best bites are in October, November, Mid March and April.
Researchers may come any time of the year. Particularly monsoons as migration of Mahseer for breeding have rarely been documented.