All quite past tense, now, I hesitate– both Kashmir and the upper Beas tributaries in Kulu-Manali. I had the excellent fortune to invest the majority of a trout season (Might to Sept) in Kashmir in 1980. I captured a great deal of brown trout, not of an extremely high typical size and approximately 4.5 pounds (an Indian fisher pal of mine did have a mindboggling 9-pounder though, most likely the biggest Kashmir brown given that the days of Mitchell when the just recently equipped streams produced fish to 14 pounds– however not for long; this was and is no New Zealand). The fishing, though “goodish” in locations/ on a couple of streams, was never ever fantastic– simply a great deal of enjoyable and performed in the most extremely lovely mountain nation. The Kashmiri individuals of the riverside towns were extremely friendly and congenial too. 9 years later on, in 1989, I was asked by a British TELEVISION business to take a movie team to Kashmir and movie it, its individuals and its trout-fishing. Excellent enjoyable was had by all, however the fishing had actually got a lot poorer in the years I had actually been away. The movie is to be discovered on YouTube here– https://youtu.be/M-e8aXxbOdE
Good little movie that I have not taken a look at in 20-odd years, however unfortunately what it extremely recorded prettily then is now quite past tense. As I periodically state to fishing buddies, “Simply grateful I did what I did when I did it!”.