Angling in Teesta river

The next time you head to the Darjeeling hills you can also pack your fishing kit.

 Most people are not aware about exciting conditions and angling opportunities available in this region. Our team of sport fishing experts have explored and studied this region which has made it possible for us to identify and develop angling in the majestic Himalayan region. This gives us the unique advantage of knowing exactly what to look for and where to look at this remote and exclusive waters accessible only by our men. Some exotic locations, lovely experiences and warm people will make the experience rewarding. Fishing is a quiet sport requiring loads and loads of patience. Angling is a method of sport fishing with angling methods such as long lining or trolling.  The term Angling is a method of fishing by means of an angle / fish hook. The hook is usually attached to a fishing line and the line is often attached to a fishing rod. Fishing rods are usually fitted with a fishing reel that functions as a mechanism for storing, retrieving and paying out the line.
The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait. An indicator such as a float is sometimes used. Angling is a principal method of sport fishing, but commercial fisheries also use angling methods such as long lining or trolling. Catch and release fishing is increasingly practiced by recreational fishermen. Catch and release fishing is increasingly practiced by recreational fishermen. In many parts of the world, fishes unless mentioned by law are released. Laws and regulations managing angling vary greatly from each region to other often even district wise, region wise even within countries. These commonly include permits and seasons are unavailable for harvest, restrictions on gear types. Although most anglers keep their catch for consumption, catch and release fishing is increasingly practiced by most. The general principle is that releasing fish allows them to survive.
From a handful of anglers till a couple of years ago, the fresh waters of Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Dooars are drawing more and more people, proving the growing popularity of sport fishing.
Even though the ideal angling season is from mid – February to mid – May, the riverbanks of the Teesta, Rangit, Relli and Rishi are flooded with anglers nearly whole of the year. The only period when the anglers hang up their rods is the monsoon, from around mid-May till end-September when angling becomes well-nigh impossible because of rise in the water levels of the rivers.
The most popular spots for sport fishing are the confluences, where the Teesta meets other rivers. According to anglers, the best spot among the lot is Tribeni, which is the confluence of the Teesta and Rangeet. Doban at 27 Mile, where the Relli joins the Teesta, and the Teesta – Ravi Jhora confluence a few kilometers downstream are other spots frequented by the anglers. Sport fishing also takes place in the upper reaches of the Relli, Rishi and Mam rivers. A complete set of basic angling equipment will cost between INR 6000 and INR 10000 in the local market. In fact, given the growing popularity of sport fishing, a one-stop destination of angling equipment opened shop at 10th Mile. We have arrangement for renting the fishing equipment.
Highlights
  • More than 5 Years of experience angling / fishing in Kalimpong
  • Fishing for over 20 years all over India
  • Prominent brands of imported equipments used
  • All major types of fishing taught
  • Camping with high quality food service
  • Environmental awareness
  • Transportation, to and fro, the location

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TRIP SUMMARY

Destination Darjeeling
Tour Level Leisure
Accommodation Tent
Best Season March-May & Oct – Nov
Cost: Rs 500/- to Rs 1000/-

INCLUDED:

  • English speaking guide.
  • Fishing rod and types of equipment

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on tour, extra snacks for the trek etc
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance

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