Bhutan cultural tour and combined with a fishing tour. The place is fishing friendly for the rivers in Bhutan are full of a plethora of fish namely, snow trout, brown trout and also the golden mashers in the southern regions of the country.

Best time and season Fishing in Bhutan.

The best season and time that is favorable for fishing is the months from April to May and again from October and November. Winter is not favorable for the ones going for fishing because the fish stay deep in waters for the waters to go wild during the cold season. What all you need is just the best challenging mood, patience and also fishing gear. There are certain things that you must keep in mind as regulations like, you cannot practice fishing on important religious days, or also during the first and fourth months of the Bhutanese religious lunar calendar and it is also prohibited that the ones practicing fishing using natural bait.

What are the fishing rules and regulations?

Fishing in any stream, river, lake or other water bodies shall be governed by this rule and general Procedure for Obtaining Fishing Permit and License

The Department of Forest and Park Services shall declare and designate restricted areas for fishing. Fishing in a non-restricted area shall be permitted with a valid permit/license, and any breach of this rule shall be treated as an offense.

Do I need to get a fishing permit in Bhutan?

 Any interested person shall apply for the fishing permit to the nearest Range office or the Division/Park. The concerned Range Office shall issue the fishing permit with validity not exceeding one week.

The Permitted shall carry the valid fishing permit at the time of fishing and Produce on demand by any forest officer. The fishing permit is non-transferable.

Do I need to get a fishing license in Bhutan?

The Chief Forest Officer (CFO) shall issue a fishing license with a validity of more than one month and such license shall be issued only from unrestricted areas if, it involves multiple rivers, streams and other water bodies, and multiple areas beyond their jurisdiction as per the technical Regulation issued by the Department from time to time.

The Licensee shall carry the valid fishing license at the time of fishing and produce on demand by the forest officer. The fishing license is non-transferable.

What are the fishing permit and license cost in Bhutan?

The Department shall levy fishing license and permit fee for personal consumption/sports/fly fishing/catch and release as prescribed under:

Bhutan fishing new regulations
Bhutan fishing rules

 As per The Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and regulations of Bhutan, 2017. Update on April 10, 2022

What is the best place for fishing in Bhutan?

Haa chhu (Haa) – This place in Bhutan is a spectacular location amidst the natural significance in Western Bhutan. Haa chhu rivers is a fast alpine river elevated at an altitude of 2700 m and the best time that you must choose to engage in fishing is during the months of April and May or September. The most common fish that you will witness is the brown trout that you find in plenty!

Sankosh (Tsirang) – Puna Tsang Chu is another term for the Sankosh River that is located in the southern district during the months from February to March and from October to November. You could come across the golden mahseers amidst the temperate waters located in the southern tropical valleys and amazing surroundings suitable for camping as well.

Mangde chhu (Zhemgang) – The Mangde chhu (Zhemgang) flows through Trongsa and Zhemgang districts is another exotic place where you can practice fishing to catch the golden mashers and you can make your presence at Tingtibi for a stay.

Manas chhu and Drangme chhu (Zhemgang) – Another amazing site where you can count on a large number of fish species along with rafting on the Drangme chhu river from Nganglam town till Manas. You can now enjoy some lovely time in the dense jungle where the tropical river flows merrily!

Tang chhu and Chummey chhu (Bumthang) – Bumthang is a pleasant alpine valley that brings you the opportunity to catch snow trout in the fast mountain rivers where the size of the fish is great and tasty at the same time. You cannot undergo fishing in the Chamkhar Chhu River for its holy and fishing is prohibited there! Book Bhutan Fishing Packages with Book Bhutan Tour at best Price.

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