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...Back in 1908, the first shipment of 30,000 ova, carefully packed in moss, left Scotland on a steamboat bound for India.  After passing through the Suez Canal, the steamer arrived at Bombay where the eggs were offloaded and then taken by train to Delhi.  From here they were transported by jeep to the foothills of the Himalayas and then carried on the backs of ponies before finally being released into the rivers of Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir...

So the story goes of the famous "Loch Leven Browns" introduced by the Victorians to the river systems of northern India.  Chosen for their tenacity and strength, the trout bred quickly and grew very large, feeding heavily on the abundant fly life in the rivers.  More recently, the Indian authorities introduced rainbow trout into some of the rivers and these have also grown and bred successfully.

We are offering a limited number of anglers the opportunity to fly fish for the mighty Himalayan trout that have grown to double figure sizes in rivers and scenery that will take your breath away.

Not since the days of the Raj has any serious fly fishing been seen in northern India. Occasionally western anglers venture to the region and fish some of the more accessible rivers but, other than that, the trout remain largely untouched.

A maximum of four anglers will have nine days of guided fishing during each two week trip and will fish three rivers at altitudes of between 1800m and 2800m.

To get the maximum from this expedition, you will need to be in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable with heights. The journey takes you into spectacular mountain ranges and valleys. The rivers are fast and very rocky so climbing over large boulders or around rock faces is essential in many instances to fully explore the waters.

Tackle required will be 9 or 10 foot, 8-weight rods with floating lines and tippets of around six pounds. Ensure you have plenty of backing on your reels as fish have been known to scream off downstream through rapids. Breathable chest waders or Polypro trousers and wading boots are strongly recommended to take full advantage of the river. Bring a spare of everything, as there are no tackle shops out there. You will see olives, caddis and stonefly on the rivers, so most common U.K. patterns will be successful. Your guides will be carrying fly tying kits and materials, so can tie patterns for you in the evenings, should you require them.

If you would like further details on this superb opportunity, then please contact us as soon as possible. Spaces are limited to four anglers per trip, so book early to secure your place.

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