Angling Keen anglers can pack their fishing equipment and set for fishing on the Jia Bharali River and Kapili River in Assam. Travellers can also fish on the Chandubi Lake in Guwahati and Manas River which is in Manas Tiger Reserve, only a few kilometres away from Guwahati. There is a variety of fish species in these rivers like the Golden Mahseer, local trout and the Cat fish which has been delighting tourists for generations. The best time to go fishing is in the months between October and November and again mid February and mid May. Fishing in monsoons should be avoided since this is the time when most fish species breed. You can take your own fishing equipment or even hire them from the fishing camps nearby the lakes and rivers at a nominal rate. You will be needing rods, hooks, reel and bait like worms, flies etc to entice the fish. Also carry a hat, sunscreen and bottled water.
Subansiri River – North Lakhimpur
The Subansiri River, which is the largest tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River originates within the Himalayas in China. Contributing almost 8 percent of the total water-flow into the Brahmaputra, it flows east and southeast into India, and finally south to the Assam Valley where it empties into the Brahmaputra in Lakhimpur District. Just like other rivers coming from the Himalayas, it brings along schools of Golden Mahseer fishes along with the waters.
Charming and off the beaten track, Nameri Eco-Camp is located adjacent to the border with Arunachal Pradesh. Owned and jointly managed by the government of Assam state and a NGO, it is a surprisingly well run organization and efficiently maintained. Perhaps, one of the best ways to stay and explore the Nameri National Park, several facilities and activities are available here for the guests. The food is excellent with several Assamese specialties included in the menu.