Fishing in the River Lidder for fresh trout is a popular activity in Pahalgam. Don’t forget to get a permit from the Directorate of Fisheries before trying the sport. The permit is valid for a maximum of three days.
Pahalgam is the best place for Trout fishing. The brown or Rainbow trout of the Pahalgam water is a good fighter like the Salmon. It makes flashing runs, interspersed with repeated leaps from water.
Fishing is big business in Kashmir through spring and summer. The British introduced the brown and rainbow trout to the streams of Kashmir, where they have thrived. At the same time they introduced the system of anglers reserving ‘ beats’ on their favorite river. Reservations for beats should be made before one arrives in Kashmir, through an Government Tourist Office or directly to the Tourist Reception Centre in Pahalgam.