Great place. Would love to go there this spring. How do Barot and Thirthan valley compare for Trout fishing ?
Barot and Thirthan have the best waters for trout fishing in Himachal. Tirthan is much famous destination then barot. Poaching and illegal fishing is very common in Tirthan valley. For a good size catch u need to travel into interiors of Tirthan such as Batadh Valley which would be very tiring. U will get small size catch very often.
Barot is a hidden destination and the area is smaller as compared to Tirthan. Chances of catching a big size fish is very great. 3 to 4 km further from barot a dam construction is going on. reach that dam site and start angling upwards till u reach the last village which is hardly 2km from dam site. There are very great chances of getting a big Fish. The time of the year I visited Barot, water was crystal clear and I could see big size Trout (1 to 2 kg )in the water but could not hook them tough i managed to hook 800 gm size. Poaching is very less this area a local people are not fond of fish.