Start time: 10 AM Onwards
Duration: 4 to 6 Hours
Minimum People – 5
Maximum People – 20
Location: Valnoor Fishing Camp, Siddapur
Valnoor Fishing Camp in Coorg offers professional anglers a great place for Sport fishing. Mahasheer also known as the" Indian salmon”, 'Fish of the Gods' & King off All Fishes' is one of the rare species of game fish found here. Varieties of other species can also be found like the Marals and Mapps. A large Mahasheer may weigh between 30 - 35 kgs. Fishing can be done for duration of 3 to 4 hours in a day. Valnoor fishing camp lies in the back waters of River Cauvery River and is set amongst thousands of acres of coffee plantations and wild forest. The flow in these upper stretches is at a slower pace.
If you want to go fishing here, you require a fishing license. Preferred way of fishing is by lure. However, Spinning, Bait Fishing and Freshwater Fly Fishing methods can also be employed. However, it is not easy as Mahasheer is known as a tiger in waters, because of the fight it musters to wriggle off the hook. All fish caught must be released into the water and are restricted to a specified number of fish per day. Fishing in the dark is prohibited due to elephant menace. The Coorg Wildlife Society conducts licensed fishing on this 28km stretch of the river Cauvery in Coorg. The stretch has been leased by CWS from the fisheries dept. since 1982. The CWS has also undertaken a lot of efforts in conserving this stretch and improving the fishery substantially.
Arrive at the Fishing Camp in the morning
Indulge in Mahasheer Fishing
Traditional Kodava lunch
Continue fishing sessions (2 Hours)
Lunch, Fishing Rods, Bait & Fishing License
A strict Catch & release of the fish Policy is applied to help in Conservation of the endangered species
2300/ Sport Fishing per person