the Himalayan Golden Mahseer. For some this fish quite simply represents the Holy Grail for freshwater anglers.
To locate a Big Golden Mahseer is already a triumph, then comes the challenge of enticing it to take a bait or lure. Finally, the angler has to contend with its extreme strength and dirty fighting style using all the river's elements to its advantage.
These are the fish that comprehensively smashed rods, reels and lines when the Colonels and the Majors tried to use their salmon gear in the days of the Raj in colonial India. In the end, tackle-makers such as Hardy's were forced to build a new range to cope with Mahseer power.
Rudyard Kipling, the author of the classic “The Jungle Book” wrote: "There he stood, the Mahseer of the Poonch, beside whom the Tarpon is a Herring and he who catches him can say he is a fisherman"
Catch & Release is Best 😊😊😊 The current IGFA All-Tackle World Record is 66lbs caught by Greg Iszatt from the Mahakali River in Northern India in 2017 (Pictured Above). #thegreatestfish #catchandrelease #mahseer #rivermonsters #IGFA