Angling in Jim Corbett National Park

Fishes in Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park's rivers are home to many species of freshwater fish. The Ramganga, Palain, Sonanadi, Kosi and Mandal rivers, provide vital habitat and breeding grounds for them because of moderate temperature, low gradient, presence of deep pools, boulders and gravel on stream beds and negligible pollution. Fish form a fundamental link in the food chain for many key species like gharial, otters, fish-eagles, kingfishers, ospreys, storks, fish-owls, egrets, darters and pelicans.

The most celebrated of the fishe found in and around jim corbett national park is Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora), a large freshwater river fish belonging to the carp family. It has a magnificent appearance sap green body with bright orange scales. Mahseer is considered to be one of most prized fish for anglers all over the world.

Clean water, which is increasingly becoming rarer, is prime habitat requirement for mahseer. Its population has declined due to loss of habitat. Loss of breeding grounds also poses a threat because mahseer require shallow, clear, well-oxygenated water for spawning, which again is hard to find these days. Decline of mahseer is also due to construction of dams on their migratory routes, obstructing access to favoured spawning areas upstream. The Ramganga is one of best-preserved rivers for mahseer in India. Other important fish species found in Jim Corbett National Park are Goonch (Bagarius bagarius), Indian trout (Barilius bola) and Rohu (Labeo rohita). Sustainable angling, as opposed to intensive fishing, benefits conservation fishes like mahseer. Angling and Fishing in Jim Corbett National Park is allowed in certain areas in buffer region of Jim Corbett National Park after taking permits from Forest Department.

Jim Corbett National Park is exceptionally rich in its avifauna. According to survey conducted by Zoological Survey of India, there are about 600 birds species in Jim Corbett National Park, that comprises of domestic as well as migratory birds including a variety water-birds and waterside-birds. The variety and number of birds found in Jim Corbett National Park, never fail to impress its visitors.

Jim Corbett can easily be reached for Anglings and Fishing Tours, wildlife safaris & photography Tours from Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad and other parts of the Country like Chandigarh, Gurugram, Chennai, Amaravati Telangana, Jaipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Noida at affordable costs, gives you value to your money. Book this short yet exciting Photography package to Jim Corbett National Park to enjoy an adventurous journey through one of India’s most renowned national parks, and that too, at extremely affordable price. Call on  +91 9719251197 or write on

Birds found in Jim Corbett National Park can be divided into 6 categories- Water & Waterside Birds, Birds of Prey, Night Birds, Woodland Birds, Grassland & Openground Birds, Air-Birds.


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