Actulaly that masheer was not caught by me. That masheer was caught by the commercial fisherman (contractor) @ Tarbella. U can Judge from the PIC that the condition isn't very good. I just took the picture to post at our local site to let every1 know the precarious situation at our local water resources, reflecting the plight of this majestic fish.
We dont catch many Msheer but as for Masheer the thing is Catch and Release. masheer are under immense pressure. Masheer are only caught at selective places now and the number is dimishing dy by day due to loss of habitat, commercial fishing, pollution, poaching and introduction of new species into there habitat. As far as Carp (Common/Chinese) we dont release them as already there a nuisance. They breed twice to thrice a year and grow rapidly. As for the local indigenous species particulalry Masheer catch and release is the order of the day.
As far as Ground baiting, we do a considerable bit, use sweet corn, or a mixture of Herbs with Rice and Pulses (dal) to keep the carp attracted.
Use various types of bait ranging from Worms, Corn, Flour (atta) and u guys wont believe this dead bait for carp @ Tarbella ( only Chinese or common carp), pieces of chilwas ( Small Fish).
For masheer we use live bait Luriya (small fish masheer feed on) and Chilwas ( Small Silver fish ). Also use spinners and spoons fro Masheer and other predatory fish
As far as trout fishing, yes been to the northern parts ( Not latley). They are numerous spots. Thers Kaghan valley ( River Kunhar) and lakes Saif-ul-mulk. Swat (River Swat) and Mau Dand. Chitrlal, Hunza and Gilgit. But trout fishing commences End of April to Septemeber.