Runyard Kipling famously wrote about this stunningly beautiful legendry fish – “besides whom, the tarpon is but a herring”! Reaching weights in excess of 100 lbs is an awe-inspiring fish. The Mahseer is highly regarded for its fighting abilities – using the fast flowing waters of the Himalayan Rivers even a 15 lb Mahseer can put up a fight that is not for the faint hearted. The British (during their stay in India) and the Indian Royalty popularized fishing for the species, and for some it became a rite of passage akin to killing a tiger! Stout tackle was the order of the day and often that too did not measure up to the power and brute force exerted by the Mahseer. If you are looking for a fishing adventure then there are few others that measure up to the Golden Mahseer of the Indian Himalayan Rivers!
Since 2004 The Himalayan Outback has been focusing on Fly Fishing trips for the Mahseer, continuously searching for newer and better locations.