Back from Bheemeshwari and its a fishy tale again..

The 40 kms stretch of the Cauvery in Karnataka is home to Mahseer, one of the most famous sport fish loved by anglers all over the world.”Angling is all about a game of wits between the fish and the angler and the mahseer, 100 pounds and more gives a real fight …”

I made an unplanned day trip to Bheemeshwari, on the banks of the river where Jungle Lodges runs its Cauvery Fishing Camp. I was listening to a presentation on angling and eco tourism and was fascinated by the mahseer. It is indeed a big fish and a prized catch .I had been there a decade ago to do a TV show on the location and it was wonderful getting there again ..

My Bheemeshwari trip was courtesy JLR who had a IFS training camp for all IFS officers across the country..And it was wonderful listening to some wonderful presentations on eco and wildlife tourism in an eco-wild setting..Needless to say, I did see some jackals , a small snake , the Indian giant squirrel , plenty of avifauna including the wagtails and stood fascinated as a gillie showed us how to catch a Mahseer .


  1. Lakshmi 18 February, 2009 at 16:39 Reply

    Sarah – Thanks for visiting me..I will stop over at your space soon

    Ajeya – I had been there quite a few times..but this is my first attempt 🙂 U must blog abt it

    Sandeep – The gillie did..Try it and Im sure you will get addicted

    Hitch writer – will do..sure 🙂

    Shrinidhi – Angling is all about catch and release..if you eat what you fish, then it isnt angling…we put it back into the waters

    Indrani – Its a wonderful place..u will like it for sure

  2. Kamini 20 February, 2009 at 02:54 Reply

    Nice that you are travelling again!
    Just a few days back I met someone who had been salmon fishing in Alaska, and his tales were absolutely fascinating! I can understand why fishing can become an addiction.

  3. Capt. Anup Murthy 20 February, 2009 at 08:39 Reply

    Good to read, nice pictures, never been there. The Mahseer in the first picture looks like a small chap. Mahseer, I learnt, are prevalent in Northern Indian rivers too and overseas in Malaysia and Indonesia. I have seen fresh water fish around here in SE Asia and they are really big too.

  4. Mahesh 20 February, 2009 at 10:46 Reply

    You obviously have a flair for writing and this post is – as usual – excellent. It brought back memories of my cycling trip to bheemeshwari and back on the same day and visit to JLR property.

  5. Anonymous 20 February, 2009 at 10:48 Reply

    You obviously have a flair for writing and this post -as usual- is excellent. It brought back memories of my cycling trip couple of months ago to bheemeshwari and back on the same day.

  6. Karthik 3 March, 2009 at 15:18 Reply

    Nice post. Just a small correction. The squirrel that you are alluding to is the Grizzled Giant Squirrel (Ratufa macroura) and not the Indian Giant Squirrel.

  7. dipali shah-kakadia 25 March, 2009 at 04:28 Reply

    I visited Bhimeshwari in 2002. It is a beautiful place. Actually we did camping over there. Also did rock climibing. We watched wild elephants. No fishing as a vegetarian.

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