Decided to treat the next few days as a road trip with fishing thrown in. It was with great anticipation that we departed Basunti early in the morning and headed of, driving the back roads to Barot. About an hour from Basunti we were rewarded with the bizarre sight of a man […]
Having noticed over the past few weeks a distinct reduction in the number of Golden Mahseer in this part of the Maharana Pratap waters, we have decided that from now on all Mahseer will be on a strict CPR (Catch, Photograph and Release) basis at Basunti.
This decision made, we decided to spend the […]
12th-19th October, 2012
Following the success of CinemaXanadu’s Film lovers retreat in October 2010, Basunti is looking forward to their return in 2012. CinemaXanadu is a film club based in a small privately owned cinema in London. The club focuses on films that are outside of the mainstream tradition.
Films will be shown […]
After contemplating my four and a half coming months of total freedom, decided to spend the first few days in the garden giving everything a much needed watering. Also started preparing all […]
While preparing our Fishing for the Golden Mahseer tour in India this year (click here for details), I was preoccupied with concerns about conservation.
Although a lot has been stated about various efforts to preserve the remarkable Golden Mahseer in India, my own experiences paint a slightly bleaker picture. Fortunately, Himachal does […]
The Golden Mahseer are not feeding – there is no movement on the surface of the lake – they must have retreated into deep water. In this part of Himachal Pradesh, the Sun is not rising until 06:45am at the moment. As fishing is not an option for now, it is a lovely time to […]
We have decided to write this blog in order to give an insight into what happens in and around Basunti over the year. We hope you will find it useful and interesting.
With our autumn season coming to a close, weather is stunningly beautiful, cool misty mornings turning into bright clear sunny […]