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Photography, fishing and Phunder Lake
The Magazine

July 18, 2004

Photography, fishing and Phunder Lake

                   By Sajid Mehmood Qazi            



                      Courtesy:Dawn Newspaper

 Angling and photography go hand-in-hand on a journey that takes one to the most unforgettable places in the North

FOR those who are interested in extreme mountaineering, the choices offered by the Northern Areas are infinite. However, for those harbouring a passion for some adventure and outdoor life, these areas offer endless opportunities.

From leisure hill-walking to tougher trekking, the region caters to all outdoor possibilities, including landscape photography and fishing.

Since both these activities are essentially outdoor activities, one needs to plan a bit to identify proper places and timing for optimum enjoyment. There’s a lot in common in both these sports. For example, a good landscape photographer and an experienced fisherman would know that early morning or late evening is the best time to photo or fish. This very commonality makes a landscapist and a fisherman the best of buddies. Thus the moment I got an invitation from my fishing friend, to join him on fishing safari to exotic locales such as Gupis and Phunder Lake, I visualized the potential of capturing some stunning landscapes and readily accepted.

We started our fishing and photo safari from Gilgit city. The adjoining areas of Gilgit are full of photo opportunities. On our way to a very nice little fish hatchery along the Kargah Nullah, we came across a rock carving called the Kargah Buddha. Kargah Nullah, which is six kilometres west of Gilgit along the old road to Punial, is the most popular short-outing from Gilgit.

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