Fishing & Angling in Coorg:The Cauvery is known as an angler’s paradise and the huge mahseer is found quite abundantly at the Valnoor area of the river. Get a permit from the Coorg Wildlife Society before you venture here and carry your own fishing rods. You also need to fill out a form, wherein you enter details of your catch, bait used and where the fish was found. Remember that angling here is strictly catch-and-throw, so you must release the mahseer back in the water once you have the photograph taken with it. Some varieties can be kept for consumption, so check beforehand.