Acclaimed as the best sport fish in the world, both brown and rainbow trout are to be found in Himachal's streams. In the Pabbar valley, upstream of Rohru, there are several good spots for fishing. In this valley, Chirgaon has the trout hatchery and other spots where lines may be cast are Seema, Mandil. Sandasu, Tikri and Dhamvari; all are within 5 kms to 25 kms of Rohru. Good accommodation including Himachal Tourism's Hotel Chanshal is available at Rohru.
In Kinnaur, the river Baspa in the Sangla valley also holds trout - and this was where the first trout farm in the State was established in the 1920s.
Trout fish also abounds in the Uhi river near Barot above the small town of
The picturesque Kangra valley has several spots that offer 'mahaseer', river carp. Many anglers consider this to be a finer sport fish than trout. The Maharana Pratap Sagar (the reservoir of the Pong Dam ) has good spots right up to the town of
On the river Giri, Gaura ( 30 kms from Solan on the Rajgarh road ) and the beat near Dadahu (5 kms from Renuka lake) as well as the river Yamuna, downstream of Paonta Sahib are considered good spots for mahaseer.
The waters of the Gobind Sagar near the town of
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