• Win a chance to go mahseer fishing

    by  • November 25, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Joining the Mahseer Trust could win you a near-£3000 trip to fish for them in India. Two outfitters have offered places on their exclusive stretches of the Ramganga in the Himalayas, and on the famed river Cauvery at Coorg. Most of the prime mahseer fishing in the country has been closed after the government banned fishing for the iconic fish in its wildlife sanctuaries. The trust is working with scientists to convince officials that fishing camps are vital if the mahseer is not to go the same way as the tiger. In areas where fishing was allowed in the sanctuaries, the local people and guides earn money from visiting anglers and were protecting the rivers. But poaching, netting and dynamiting is rife now that fishing has been banned in these prime areas. More information about the Mahseer Trust and its work here.

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    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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