Monday, August 18, 2008

Are You a Fishaholic...???

"Fishing is boring unless you catch an actual fish"... A "fishaholic" laughs at this statement and convinces you to seek the serenity of mind in fishing. For him, a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. Indeed, the romance of fishing can make a man sit in a boat and drink beer all day :-)

So while you are in Naukuchiatal, you might catch the famous Mahaseer, the greatest game fish of India. Found throughout India but found of the largest size and in great numbers in mountain streams. Mahaseer fishing is very common in the region and a large fish of 45 kg. in weight has been recorded in the past. However, it is very difficult to find such sizes anymore.

You need a fishing permit in Naukuchiatal and the front desk at The Lake Resort will arrange the same for you. Since things are pretty slow in the mountains please give them a 24 hrs TAT. Make sure you carry the rod...There is no place to hire the rods. Take your boat in the misty blue waters of Naukuchiatal Lake and trust me my dear "fishaholic" you will not be disappointed. Please follow the "catch and release" style.

Always remember, good things come to those who bait and you must lose a fly to catch a fish.

"Gone fishin', be back at dark thirty" - Unknown

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