Jammu and Kashmir is the hub of various outdoor activities. Located on the northern section of India, the state is located on the lap of the Himalayas. The proudly standing mountain ranges, the green vales and the restless cascading springs make it a perfect holiday destination.Nature with all her beauty creates spells among the tourists. After having soaked in their share of the beauty of nature, tourists can easily engage themselves in various outdoor activities like fishing, water sports and trekking.
Angling & fishing in Jammu & Kashmir is one of the favorite sports among the tourists. The rivulets and the hilly brooks are the store houses of a great variety of fish, which will never make the anglers glum or disheartened. Fishing in the hilly rivers is always a different experience. Spending time and relaxing in the soothing sun of Jammu and Kashmir make the sport more exciting.
Jammu and Kashmir is a tourist friendly place and allows all the visitors to enjoy every aspect of the state. Fishing in hilly areas is always a matter of excitement and a learning experience. The Government has taken steps to ensure that an angler cannot catch more than six fish, and after catching them, they will have to release the fish back into the waters, so that the ecological balance is maintained.
Before engaging in fishing, tourists must take permission from the Directorate of Fisheries, Tourist Reception Center, Srinagar. If tourists are not ready with their angling equipments then the local shops are the best places to buy or hire fishing rods.
Fishing in the famous Dal Lake is also an experience to be surely had. Tourists can witness fishing in Jammu and Kashmir from the houseboats and Shikaras and can view and enjoy the procedure of catching fish in the traditional Kashmiri ways.