Sport fishing is also gaining popularity in Nepal. There are approximately 118 varieties of fresh water fish in the Himalayan rivers ranging from the much sought after mahseer to the mountain stream trout-like varieties.
The best season to go fishing on the white waters is before and after the monsoon from February till April and October and November.
Some popular fishing areas are Karnali, Babai in Bardiya, Chitwan’s river confluences, Dolalghat, on Kodari Highway and Pokhara’s lakes. Boats, fishing rods and tackle are available on hire. Fishing is all the more fun in mountain streams. In the Terai river water, large catfish, murrel and carp are found in abundance.