Highlights

  • Explore the untouched beauty of Phewa lake
  • Opportunity to fish in the lakes of Pokhara
  • Unforgettable fishing experience in Pokhara
  • Enjoying the natural beauty around Pokhara
  • A combined adventure package for trekking, fishing, and rafting 
  • Breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas in Pokhara

About Phewa(Fewa) Lake Fishing

Pokhara is a great destination for fishing opportunities inside the lakes of Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful Himalayan city full of natural beauty like lakes, glaciers, mountains, stupas, and many more. Pokhara is known as a garden city of lakes, covered by nine lakes that are Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Khaste, Dipang, Maidi, Gunde, Neurani, Kamalpokhari, and Pokhara Seti Catchment.  All the lakes sitting in the valley, including Fewa, were formed by a mega-debris flow from the collapse of a mountain in the north. The freshwater lakes in the Nepalese Himalayas are located in and around the Pokhara metropolitan city of the Kaski District. Among them, the best fishing spot in Pokhara or Pokhara fishing park is Phewa lake.

Fishing In Pokhara, Phewa Lake

Phewa (or Fewa) lake and Begnas lake are both stunning fresh water-clear lakes that have amazing mountain spectacles.  Phewa lake is the best fishing spot, but it is also a wonderful place for families to spend a day together. There is a temple located in the middle of Phewa lake named Tal Barahi temple which travelers never miss visiting once they are on a Pokhara tour.  You can have a spiritual experience there. You can find many kayaks and boats for hire, a market nearby, and many restaurants nearby. It is tourist-oriented, so it can get busy.

Although this lake is often crowded with people, it is so big that it is not difficult to find a more peaceful spot where you can fish away from other people.  

Fishing In Pokhara, Begnas Lake 

Begnas lake is much quieter and is about 10 miles outside of Pokhara. It is relatively untouched, so if you want a more relaxed experience of fishing in Pokhara with a solitary feel, Begnas Lake is the better choice for Pokhara lakeside fishing.

Fish In The Lakes of Pokhara

In both of these lakes, you will be able to catch Mahseer, common carp, catfish, Sahar, kale, asla, and others. Most restaurants in the Pokhara area have Phewa Lake fish on their menus! Just before the sun dramatically sets, leaving its reflection on the lake, local fishers, mostly women, spread their nets in the waters from their small wooden boats. They are left there to be pulled up the following morning—hopefully full of fish.

Best Time For Fishing in Lakes of Pokhara

Fishing in Nepal can be done throughout the year but the recommended best time is the autumn and spring. The best time to fish in the lakes of Pokhara 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. 

Fishing Gears in Nepal

You can find many fishing equipment shops in Pokhara. As you will start your fishing trip from Pokhara lakes you can either buy or rent the necessary fishing equipment there. The following. fishing gears are needed

  • Fishing Rod in Pokhara
  • Best Ultralight Spinning Rod and Reel Combo
  • Fishing Line, fishing hooks, baits, lures
  • Bobbers, sinkers, swivels, needle Nose Pliers
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Line Cutter
  • First Aid Kit & tackle Box

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu arrival day, half day sightseeing tour

A representative of Regulus Nepal will receive & greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired from the journey, taking a short break we will proceed to our sightseeing tour to Swaymbhunath (The Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.

  • 3 star hotel
  • Dinner
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m

After having breakfast we will prepare ourselves for a long drive to Pokhara 6/7 hrs by a private tourist vehicle. Don't worry though it is a long drive you are surely going to love this road trip, it is a scenic drive where you will witness beautiful sceneries of the Himalayas, waterfalls, landscapes, and local markets, Trishuli rivery & many more. En route, we can visit Manakamana Temple which lies in Gorkha District. We Nepalese believe that worshiping in this temple with your pure soul fulfills your wishes. A cable ride of 11 mins will take us to the temple. After the Manakamana Darshan, we will have Lunch there in Gorkha. Back to our drive to Pokhara.

Arrive in Pokhara & then check in to the hotel with a welcome drink. Take a rest | shower & the evening is yours to explore your own touring Pokhara. Take an evening walk around the tourist area of Lakeside and enjoy the view of the western Himalayan ranges with Mt Fishtail. Overnight at the hotel.

  • 3 star hotel
  • breakfast
  • Pokhara city, lakeside
  • 872 m

In the morning you will engage for breakfast and then be ready for fishing. After some hours of fishing, we again back for lunch in a local restaurant. In the evening back to the hotel. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

  • 3 star hotel
  • breakfast, lunch
  • 827 m

After having your breakfast we will prepare ourselves for leaving Pokhara, and drive (6/7hrs) to Kathmandu. Lunch on the highway restaurant. After arriving back in Kathmandu, transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Check into hotel, tea|coffee & refreshment. The rest of the day is yours, enjoy your leisure time exploring the local street markets or departmental stores for personal activities like shopping.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural show. Overnight at the hotel.

  • 1400 m

What to Expect

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during fishing trips in Pokhara
  • Export fishing guide, necessary helpers
  • Fishing Boat
  • Fishing equipment
  • Necessary Permits
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips for the staff
  • Any other costs not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section

Useful Information

What Do You Need To Bring For Fishing In Pokhara Lakes 

  • Fishing equipment (Fishing rod, Fishing reels, Fishing lures)
  • Dry bag for personal use
  • Sleeping bag for personal use
  • some pair of clothes for personal use
  • Snacks for Personal use
  • Shoes, sandals/Tiva, etc
  • Baseball hat, Sunglass
  • Body care suns screens
  • Soap, Shampoo, body oil, etc

Types of Food Provided on Fishing Trips in Nepal

  • Treated stream water for drinking
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the expedition in a buffet-style

Menu For Fishing Trips  

  • Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, White chocolate, Muesli and Cornflakes, Yogurt. Eggs, Toast, Hashed potatoes, Pancakes, Porridge, etc.
  • Lunch: Bread, Cheese, Salami, Tuna, Sardines, Baked beans, Salads, Fresh fruits, and Biscuits
  • Dinner: Pasta, French fries, Curries, Steamed or Fried vegetables. We may provide Nepali Dal and Bhat in rotation for longer trips.

FAQs

What does fishing mean?

Fishing is a kind of pulling fish out of water.

What are the types of fishing?

Fishing techniques include hand-gathering, spearfishing, netting, angling, and trapping.

Recreational, commercial, and artisanal fishers use different techniques, and also, sometimes, the same techniques. Recreational fishers fish for pleasure or sport, while commercial fishers fish for profit.

Which place is famous for fishing in Nepal?

Some prominent fishing areas are Karnali, Babai in Bardiya, Chitwan’s river confluences, Dolalghat, on Kodari Highway, and Pokhara’s lakes.

Most significantly, Karnali River is gifted with good fishing spots for the fishing enthusiast.

Which season is best for fishing in Nepal?

The best season for fishing in Nepal is from October to November and February to May.

Why is fishing important?

Commercial fishing is important because there are thousands of people who make a living by fishing. Besides, fish is an essential food all over the world.

Recreational fishing is important because it can help people feel relaxing, and people can gain a lot from fishing.

What is fishing gear?

Fishing tackle is the equipment used by anglers when fishing. Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle.

Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders, and tackle boxes.

How is fishing done?

The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks, and any one of a wide range of baits or lures such as artificial flies.

The practice of catching or attempting to catch fish with a hook is generally known as angling.

How do fish help humans?

Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s loaded with important nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D. Fish is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain.