The Mahseer is a fresh water scaly fish, which can attain a huge size, and shows more sport for its size than a Salmon and therefore is considered the best sport fish in the world. The Mahseer quite avidly takes to bait such as spoon, plug, fly or livefish, an erroneous impression has gained ground that they are carnivorous and rapacious. Careful studies have shown that they are omnivorous and take almost any thing available in water ranging from weeds, snails, crabs and live fish.
The Etymology of Mahseer suggests the word could mean a fish with "lion's gameness", " big scaled fish" and "fish par excellence Mahseer inhabit different rivers throughout the length and breadth of India and the sub continent. Experts have identified about six species in India, but no detailed information on the present status and distribution of these species is available. The different species of Mahseer inhabit various habitats, ranging from tropical waters where temperature in summer goes upto 35 C to sub Himalayan waters where the winter water temparature drops closer to 0 C.
Though Fishermen consider the Golden or Himalayan Mahseer ( tor putitora ) as the main species available on the Saryu & Mahakali rivers, besides the Silver and Black Mahseer. Goonch ( bagarus bagarius ), a fresh water scavenger is also another species that thrives in these rivers. Though accurate data on the catches of Mahaseer for different parts of the country are not available, comparison of figures from isolated surveys and observations of Anglers indicate that in the past Mahseer of 70 - 80 lbs, have been frequently caught in the Indian waters. It has been reported that the Mahaseer can grow to weights exceeding 100 lbs.
Fishing and angling at various rivers is an adventurous sport. At present you can enjoy these two sports in various wildlife sanctuaries. Corbett is the famous and well known wildlife reserve which provide Fishing and Angling along with the variety of wildlife. So one can explore the wildlife and enjoy the fishing and angling in Corbett National Park with the Fishing and angling tour.
DAY 01 : Arrive at Delhi. A short trip and Overnight stay here.
DAY 02: Reached at a resort near Corbett National Park. Visit the Dhikala region for wildlife viewing and nature's beauty. Overnight stay.
DAY 03: After breakfast enjoy fishing and angling on the bank of Ramganga river. In the afternoon a jeep safari will take you for the wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at the resort.
DAY 04 : Drive for Pancheshwar. This time enjoy angling and fishing at concourse of Sarda and Saryu rivers at Pancheshwar. Enjoy the fishing for Mahaseer. Overnight stay at tented open camp under the moonlight and twinkling stars.
DAY 05: Drive back to Delhi
Vill-Dhikuli, P.O-Dhikuli, Ramnagar
(JIm Corbett National Park)