It is the principal method of sport fishing.
The use of the hook in angling is descended, historically, from what would today be called a "gorge." The word "gorge", in this context, comes from the French word meaning "throat." Gorges were used by ancient peoples to capture fish and animals like seal, walrus and birds.
A gorge was a long, thin piece of bone or stone attached by its midpoint to a thin line. The gorge would be baited so that it would rest parallel to the lay of the line. When the game would swallow the bait, a tug on the line would cause the gorge to orient itself at right angles to the line, thereby sticking in the fish or animal's throat or gullet. This rule is commonly implemented to protect populations of certain species. A barbed hook could kill a fish if it were to penetrate the gills.
Barot is a beautiful location (1,830 m) nearby packing an enormous range of outdoor activities. The trout breeding centre makes it a wonderful place for angling. The reservoir of the Joginder Nagar Hydel Power Project is also located here. Across the River Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary - home to the ghoral, Himalayan black bear and a variety of pheasants.