Fishing in Nepal

Fishing in Nepal

Nepal, the world’s second rich country in the water resources having numbers of rivers and lakes, is an ideal location for pleasure of fishing and angling. There are some specific ethnic group in the hills and Terai region of Nepal whose lifestyle has been based on Fishing. Bote, Majhi, Tharu and Machhuwar are some of them.

Betrawati, Indrawati, Karnali, Trisuli and Koshi are some of the major rivers where fishing and angling is possible. In some of River fishing are strictly prohibited but while fishing, fisherman should not forget to take care of some other aquatic species such as fresh water dolphins, Crocodiles etc in the Koshi, Rapti and Narayani River system.

Sport of fishing like hunting, is not well-advertised in Nepal, but is possible and rewarding. Approximately 118 varieties of fresh water fish live in these Himalayan waters. Mahaseer is the most commonly sought sport fish, besides mountain stream trout-like varieties and lowland water species. Anglers can try their luck in Pokhara’s crystal clear lakes, or in west Nepal’s Bardia Wildlife reserves where local agents can organizes guided fishing trips. While trekking or rafting, bring along your pole, or give the locals’ method a try vita bamboo pole or crude fish trap. Some trekking or travel agencies also organize fishing trips in streams close to Kathmandu.

Fishing in Nepal
Fishing in Nepal


Trishuli is most famous fishing and rafting river lies in the bottom of the Ganesh Himal region. It is Moderate River and also named of PLAY RIVER in Nepal. Rafting, Kayaking and Fishing are the major activities can be done in Trishuli in your free time especially after monsoon season. The name of Trishuli is related to the god Shiva, where God Shiva drove his trident into the ground to create the three springs. The river start flowing from Tibet and combine with Bhotekoshi. While you will fishing in Trishuli River you can see the mountain of Langtang region. Betrawati also join the Trishuli and change its flowing capacity.

The river Trishuli is big, bouncy and safe among others for rafting. It has more attracting in fishing. Various kinds of fish can be seen while you will involve in fishing trip in Trishuli with assistance ofHimalaya River Fun. The suitable package for Fishing is 3/4 days. It is near from Kathmandu that’s why you have change to narrow down your fishing trip in Trishuli and make 1/2 days specially trips.

Trishuli River Fishing Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Charaudi and River Fun Beach Resort
In the morning after breakfast either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara we will leave for Charaudi. After some 2/3 hours drive you will be in Charaudi at River Fun Beach Resort and take the lunch. After some important instruction for fishing you will start some hour fishing near the beach resort. Overnight at River Fun Beach Resort.

Day 02: Whole day fishing
In the morning you will engage for breakfast than ready for fishing. Some hours fishing, we again back for lunch in Beach resort. The fishing destination will be change for next fishing trip at Kuringhat. Overnight at resort.

Day 03: Fishing at Kuringhat
In the third day alos we start our activities after breakfast. At Kuringhat we will busy on fishing for before lunch than shift another destination Simaltar. Overnight at Simaltar.

Day 04: Fishing and back to the destination
In the morning after breakfast we will busy on fishing until and unless lunch. After taking lunch our 4 days fishing trip of Trishuli will end so we will leave for destination. If you have you own destination will leave from Simaltar otherwise we will back to Kathmandu. The views of various mountain, green forest and village add the inspiration to your fishing trip of Trishuli with us.

By Anil Blon 

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