Fishing in Nepal Highlights

  • Observe more than 118 varieties of freshwater fish in this Himalayan water of Nepal.
  • Inspect more than 185 different species of exotic fish dancing around the fresh Himalayan water of Nepal.
  • Fulfill your desire for Mahseer fishing in Nepal or trout fishing in Nepal.
  • A complete fishing ground for Mahseer, River Catfish, Silver Trout, Fresh Water Eel, Common, and Grass Carp.
  • Magnificent mountain view and jungle scenery.

Fishing in the Nepal River

A fishing tour is a way of relishing the water and aquatic life; it requires an eco-friendly environment, lots of time & patience. Fishing tour in Nepal is another growing and most enjoyable tourism activity among fishing adventure lovers. Nepal is one of the best destinations for fishing as it is the second-largest country in the world in water resources. There are numerous rivers, lakes, and streams in Nepal where you will get different popular species of fish from large to small. Karnali River, Bheri River, Tamur River, Trishuli, Koshi, Indrawati, and Betrawati among others are some of the popular rivers of Nepal, the best places for fishing in Nepal where tourist can enjoy their fishing trips in Nepal. As per the study, it is reported that more than 185 species of fish are found in Nepal of which trout, catfish, Murrie, rainbow trout, common trout, Golden Mahseer, and crap are the popular ones. Hence, the Nepal fishing tour provides you with an ideal fishing ground to gain an ultimate fishing adventure

Fishing is one of the oldest events in the world. People have been fishing for various purposes for a long back. In older days people used to fish for daily livelihood as it was the most easily available food for human beings because people used to live near streams, rivers, lakes, or the sea then. The mode of fishing underwent several changes in modern days. People now enjoy fishing as their hobby and are serving as an alternative to hunting to some extent as (hunting) turned out to be illegal in almost every country. Like hunting sports fishing in Nepal is not well advertised but it is attainable & beneficial.

Best Time For Fishing in Nepal

Fishing in Nepal can be done throughout the year but the recommended best time is the autumn and spring. The best time to fish is between the monsoon seasons. The best season for fishing in Nepal is February to May and September to November for the chance to battle a fish in the serene mountain environment. 

Which Place Is Famous For Fish In Nepal?

Among various fishing spots in Nepal Karnali is regarded as the best fishing spot for the event. More than 20 species of fish are found here of which Golden Mahseer is the most popular one. The Golden Mahseer (Barbus tor Putitora), was once found in high numbers ranging from Afghanistan in the west, through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Burma (Myanmar). The fishing method for Golden Mahseer is quite like fishing for Steelhead or the Salmon, where one is fishing the swing or the drift. Traveling for fishing in Nepal, here are 4 best fishing spots in Nepal:

  1. Seti Karnali 
  2. Balephi river 
  3. Tamor river 
  4. Pokhara lakes 

Nepal Fishing 

The continuous flowing freshwater system in Nepal makes this country the best place for fishing rainbow trout. It is common species of fish that is much preferred in Nepal. There are many farmers in Nepal who these days are relying on trout agriculture. Nepal has 92 indigenous cold fish species. Cyprinidae dominates with 46 species, followed by Sisoridae with 13 species and Balitoridae with six species in the family. Fish from Kashmir of India and Afghanistan are similar to some of the species found in Nepal’s cold water.

Fishing Fish in Nepal

Nepal is a river-riched country with 6000 rivers, among which 24 rivers are longer than 100 KM that mainly start from the foothills of the mountains in the north and flow towards the southern lowlands. The most popular rivers regarded as the best fishing spots in Nepal are Trishuli, Karnali, Budhi Gandaki, Babai, Balephi, and Budhi Gandaki rivers. Experience adventure Nepal by getting hooked on the best fishes in Nepal like Mahseer, Catfish, Trout, Freshwater Eel, Murel, Common Carp, etc. Nepal is home to different species of fishes the 5 most common fishes found in Nepal are Grass Carp, Silver Carp, Peruvian anchoveta, and common carp. 

Like different tours and treks in Nepal, Regulus has designed some best & affordable Nepal fishing tours. Fishing trips in Nepal organized by Regulus are of various types ranging from day fishing trips to multi-day fishing trips. A fishing destination near Kathmandu Valley or Kathmandu can be a day Fishing Trip whereas away from Kathmandu Valley are categorized under multi-day fishing trips. Nepal fishing trip with Regulus offers adequate ground for fishing for the fishing adventure lovers in the Himalayan rivers and lake camps of Nepal.