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Fishing and Angling in Corbett National Park

While in Corbett National Park, angling can be one of finest leisure activities to indulge in. During colonial days angling was a very popular pastime with the British and they called it the 'Great Game'. Though both the words fishing and angling are often synonymously used, there lies a difference between the two. Fishing refers to hunting for fish while angling is a leisure activity that involves practice of catching fish using a hook or an angle. Corbett makes a fishing base camp. Coming from high mountains this river passes through the heart of the Park and debouches into the plains at Kalagarh. At Lohachaur, 15-kms north along the River Kosi, good anglers always have a chance of landing the legendary Mahseer, a redoubtable battling River Carp apart from Indian Trout and Goonch. The Golden Mahasheer, a sporting fish, is found in a large numbers in Kosi & Ramganga River. The river Ramganga and Kosi are the best angling sites since the days of the British. The 24 km of exclusive fishing beat that flows in the grasslands of the Corbett Tiger Reserve is enough to give a very pleasant three to eight days angling tours, but first some important information on angling season and the best time.
  Fishing and Angling  
Corbett National Park offers one of the best location for Fishing and Angling lovers on Ramganga river, Spots Like Machula Bridge, Van ghat pools, and other beats along the world famous Ramganga River gives fishing and Angling lovers ample opportunity. Mighty fishes like Golden Mahasheer and Goonch / Cat Fish can be found on these spots along Ramganga river around Corbett National Park.
  Popular Fishes in Corbett  
Corbett National park is home of many aquatic species and fishes are one of important of them. The most celebrated among them is the mahseer fish, with other known ones being the goonch fish, and several species of carps and loaches. Anglers from around the world come to Corbett in search of these fish.
  Best time for Angling at Corbett  
April – June and October - November is the best season for fishing in the Jim Corbett National Park. However, there is lot of scope for angling in that place and you enjoy even throughout the year in India.
  Corbett Fishing and Angling Tours  
Golden Mahseer (Barbus Tor Putitora)- An apex species and similar to the Humpback Mahseer found on the Cauvery River. The largest fish caught within the beat has been approximately eighty pounds.
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