With the crack of dawn till dusk you are most welcome
to stay on the river and fish and for as long as
you feel while hot meals and cool refreshments will
be served to you directly from the kitchen. We will
spoil you further with a humble camping mattress
placed close to your fishing spot under the shade
of a sacred Ficus. The advantages of being located
right on the river is evident as you are not wasting
prime fishing time travelling. The 24 km of exclusive
fishing beat that flows in the jurisdiction of the
Corbett Tiger Reserve is enough to give a very pleasant
3-7 days fishing, but first some vital information
on fishing season and best time.
Season and best time
Fishing season opens on the 15th of September till
June 1st. As regards best time to fish mid September
till mid November the onset of winters here, in
the cold season from Mid November till about end
of January bites are far less. With the arrival
of spring returns the best fishing season. Sometime
from February and all the way till June, fishing
is good here. One must, however keep in mind the
Indian summers suited to only the hardy angler and
are rewarded by frequent catches.
Following is a sample itinerary followed by recommended
extensions, Angling Safari includes accommodation,
all meals, to & fro transfers from Tiger Camp, services
of a Gillie / guides and porters, fishing permits.
Although almost everything is included, alcoholic
beverages, mineral water and aerated drinks are
at an extra cost. One must get their fishing gear
Day 1: Arrive at Tiger Camp and
you will be transferred in a 4WD to Riverine Woods.
Briefing by a Gillie. Today we fish around Rani
& Amdai row the upstream section of our beat and
time permitting Panbhara Row. Return to the lodge
in the evening.
Day 2: After an early cup of tea
we head downstream and wade across the Ramganga
river twice casting as we go. Today we will be fishing
in the Charidhunga Raw, an A1 pool where numerous
big catches close to 70 lb have been reported. Breakfast
and refreshments can be served here if you wish.
In the latter half of the day fish at Gauchi Raw.
Just along the bend is a dense patch of Jamun where
Tiger pugmarks are often found. Bar-be-Que and dinner.
Day 3: Today we fish the upstream
beat at Marchula once the most popular fishing spot.
This massive pool is home to massive Mahseer and
Goonch. Two years back one of our guests had hooked
a shocked Terrapin. Meals and a camping mattress
will be provided. Later in the day we'll fish the
pool below Baluli another promising pool. A short
walk will get us back to the lodge.
Day 4: About 8 km downstream on
the confluence of Ramgnaga and Mandal, deep in the
Corbett Tiger Reserve, has always been a favourite
area with fishermen. Besides Mahseer, Indian Trout
has been caught here. Twin wooden bridges are erected
on the confluence after the monsoons, usually by
Christmas. If so, we'll stay in the Lohachaur Forest
Bungalow located deep in the woods above the Mandal.
Night at Lohachaur Bungalow.
Day 5: Full day fishing at Domunda.
Large Mahseer are seen dashing upstream under the
wooden bridge. Otters and lesser fish eagle are
regularly sighted here. During one of our earlier
fishing trips after finding fresh drag mark and
following it we stumbled upon a freshly killed Sambhar
deer and a Tiger's roar. Bonus of fishing in tiger
country. Overnight at Lohachaur.
Day 6: Best for the last. Early
start with packed meals, we'll get dropped at Jamun
3 km downstream of the lodge. We head upstream fishing
as we go. A kilometre ahead we'll fish at Govind
Row (our paradise pool). Large Mahseer and the elusive
Goonch abound in this great pool. We can have a
little siesta in the sandy beach and head upstream
thereafter. Last evening is celebration regardless
of the success of the trip. THAT'S FISHING. Bonfire
& bar-be-Que dinner. Retire to a night resounding
with alarm calls of deer.
Day 7: Fishing at pools or the
numerous rapids that we may have missed all these
days. After bidding goodbye to Gillie and lodge
staff, leave for Tiger Camp and continue with your
other programme that you may have. Tour Ends.