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Anglers’ Paradise

The ice-cold, crystal-clear, turbulent streams; mighty springs; high altitude lakes; lofty snow-clad
mountains; thick pine forests; lush green meadows; beautiful valleys and hardy fish fauna together
with a pleasant climate. That is what makes Kashmir the “Anglers’ Paradise”. Kashmir offers great
scope for sport fisheries. That is why Anglers from all over the globe flock every year to enjoy the
thrill of angling in the streams and lakes of this valley.


Trout is present in all the streams and high altitude lakes of the valley. The important ones are
Lidder, Sindh, Kishenganga, Sukhnag, Doodhganga, Erin, Ferozpur, Bringi, Rambiara, Vishav,
Madhumati and Puhru. These streams have been divided into a number of trout beats. Some of the
important beats are listed below:
Beat Name Distance Beat Name Distance Beat Name Distance
from from from
Srinagar Srinagar Srinagar
Lidder Area Bringi Area Bandipura Area
Nafran Nowbugh 100 Erin Sheesh Sar 86
Aru Upper Daksum 99 Erin Chuntmulla 69
Aru Lower  Mather 97 Erin Shokhbaba 60
Sheesh Nag Dyus 97 Erin Papchhan 53
Fryslan Ahlan 95 Madhumati Athwatu 73
Masjid Dandipora 92 Madhumati Pannar 66
Langanbal  Kulgam Area Madhumati Sonerwani 60
Batkote Aharbal 98 Gurez Area
Yenner  Kutnari 75 Kishenganga 167
Bumzu Isthal 75 Kishenganga Barzil 155
Wahdan Kandai 67 Kishenganga Dawar 145
Tricker  Budgam Area Kanzalwan 133
Nambal  Sukhnag Fall Tangmarg Area
Panzath Sukhnag Arizal Hamal 65
Sindh Area Beerwa Drang 42
Kullan  64 Shaliganga Burzkoor Ferozpur 39
Gund  60 Doodhpathri Shupien Area
Sumbal  58 Basant Wuder Hirpora 60
Mammar  52 Doodhganga Frasnag
Wangath  40 Doodhganga kalnag
Kangan  39 Doodhganga Charji
Wussan  34 Doodhganga Yusmarg
Woyil  27 Doodhganga Branwar

Angling is open from mid April to mid September. However the duration can be extended or
shortened by the Directorate of Fisheries on the basis of conditions prevailing from time to time.


Angling is not allowed without a licence / permit procurable from the Directorate of Fisheries.
The licence is valid for one day only.
The bag limit is 6 fish only.
Licence / permit has to be kept along during fishing and produced to the departmental officials
on demand.
 No sub-letting, sharing or transfer of fish permit is allowed.
All natural baits, dead or alive, are prohibited. Only artificial-fly-fishing is allowed.
No un-authorised persons are allowed to work as shikaries (Gillies).
Only one rod per angler is allowed.


Fishing licence / permit can be had from the Directorate of Fisheries, Nehru Park, Srinagar. The
angling fee is charged on day basis @ Rs. 1000/- per day from the foreign anglers and Rs. 500/- per
day from local Anglers.


Anglers’ lodges can be allotted subject to the availability. The request for the same should be made
at least three days earlier.


The department can provide the services of experienced Gillis (Shikaries) on request.
Other terms and conditions can be given on spot by the officer / officials of the department.