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Fly Fishing Mongolia

Fly fishing in Mongolia is fascinating! You can fish for the largest salmon in the world, the taimen, and other species such as the lenok or the pike in the country of the nomads and Genghis Khan. The most famous rivers for fishing in Mongolia are the Onon, Khalkh, Eg, Delger Moron and Tengis.

Fly Fishing Mongolia is a fly fishing guide company that prioritizes the fishing experience and the economical cost of the trip over five-star meals and luxury services.

OUR FLY FISHING TRIPS:

Discover fly fishing in the unexplored Mongolia with our phenomenal logistics and reasonable prices:

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TAIMEN & LENOCK TRIP
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FISHING FOR LARGE TAIMENS
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TASATAN TRIBES & FLY FISHING TRIP
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EXPRESS TRIP IN HÖVSGÖL

FLY FISHING GUIDES IN MONGOLIA

Our company of fly fishing guides in Mongolia is in Mörön, province of Hövsgöl. Surrounded by the best rivers, lakes, and streams for fly fishing in Mongolia. This place is one of the best protected natural paradises in the country!

We’ve specialized in conducting guided fly fishing trips for taimen and lenok fishing. We also offer side activities where we combine fishing with experiences with local nomads like the Tsaatan tribes.

Are you looking for a fishing guide company in Mongolia? We want to be your hosts!

ADRIAN SATUE
Coordinator and founder
Turun
Guide
Baatla
Camp Coordinator
Enkhsukh
Cook
Fly Fishing Mongolia
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    MONGOLIA: FLY FISHING AND MORE

    CULTURE AND TRADITION

    Mongolian culture is noted for its nomadic and equestrian traditions including eagle hunting and the annual Naadam festival with wrestling, archery, and horse racing competitions.

    LANDSCAPES AND ADVENTURE

    Experience first-hand culture of nomadic herders, experience life in traditional gers or take in breathtaking landscapes on a journey packed with adventure!

    FISHING

    Mongolia attracts fishermen from all over the world who want to fish for the world's largest salmonid, the taimen. In addition, lenok fishing is equally fascinating. All this in almost virgin rivers.

    WHY IS FLY FISHING IN MONGOLIA FASCINATING?

    CULTURE AND TRADITION

    Mongolian culture is noted for its nomadic and equestrian traditions including eagle hunting and the annual Naadam festival with wrestling, archery, and horse racing competitions.

    Fly Fishing Mongolia
    Fly Fishing Mongolia
    FISHING

    Mongolia attracts fishermen from all over the world who want to fish for the world's largest salmonid, the taimen. In addition, lenok fishing is equally fascinating. All this in almost virgin rivers.

    LANDSCAPES AND ADVENTURE

    Experience first-hand culture of nomadic herders, experience life in traditional gers or take in breathtaking landscapes on a journey packed with adventure!

    Fly Fishing Mongolia

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    Select your trip and contact us at flyfishingmng@gmail.com

    Adrian will help you create your tailormade travel plan. We think like fishermen, but we don’t ever forget the companions!

    Confirm the reservation, pack your bags, and start dreaming!

    PLAN YOUR TRIP
    Contact us and we’ll help you plan the fishing trip of your dreams!

    What fish can I fly catch in Mongolia?

    One day a client told me that the rivers of Mongolia were in a state of conservation like the “day of creation”, he wasn’t wrong. Talking about fly-fishing in Mongolia is talking about one of the last practically virgin paradises in the world. Multiple species of interest for fly-fishing live in its rivers such as the taimen, the largest salmon in the world, the lenok or Asian trout, graylings, pikes, and other native species such as the Altai Osman Fish. Are you going to miss this?

    • The Taimen: it’s the great tourist attraction for fishermen who want to travel to Mongolia. This salmonid is the largest in the world. Even though catching one of them does happen occasionally, fishing for them is spectacular! This large predator attacks mouse imitations on the surface with explosive force. In Mongolia, the taimen is known as the “River Wolf”.
    • The Lenok also called Asiatic trout (Brachymystax lenok): it’s a fish that reaches sizes larger than those of the brown trout. Many fishermen are unaware of its existence and interest for fly-fishing; we consider this to be the star fish in our country. Fishing for them with large land flies in rivers of crystal-clear water is truly spectacular!
    • Mongolian Grayling: in Mongolia there are several subspecies of grayling depending on the basin where we fish. One of the most striking cases is the giant grayling from the Altay region. The scientific name of this fish is “Thymallus Brevirostris Kessler” and it reaches these sizes due to the lack of predators such as the taimen. Another very characteristic subspecies is that of the Amur river basin, the scientific name of this grayling is Thymallus Grubii.
    • Pike: in Mongolia there are two species of pike. The common or European pike and the pike of the Amur river basin. The latter is very striking for its livery and aggressiveness.
    • Amur trout (Brachymystax Savinovi): this species of trout is unique to the Amur River basin and is not found anywhere else in the world. Amur trout are very aggressive and are a fish that bears certain similarities to the lenok. You can enjoy fishing for them in rivers like the Onon.
    • Altay Osman: this prehistoric-looking fish is a living relic of the Alga Region. The “Oreoleuciscus Potanini Kessler” is a large predatory fish with great sporting interest that inhabits lakes and lagoons and shares a habitat with the giant grayling.

     

    Would you like to learn more about the three main species of interest for fly fishing in Mongolia? We recommend that you read the following articles:

    Fly Fishing Mongolia
    TAIMEN
    Fly Fishing Mongolia
    GRAYLING
    Fly Fishing Mongolia
    ALTAI OSMAN

    Mongolia is an incredible journey that merges landscapes, nomadic culture, low population density, wildlife, and excellent fishing in rivers with a unique state of conservation in the world.

    The main reasons why you should take a fly-fishing trip to Mongolia are the following:

    • Variety of unique fishing species in the world: many fishermen travel to Mongolia thinking of catching the world’s largest salmonid, but return fascinated by the possibilities it offers for lenok, grayling and even pike fishing.
    • Low human pressure & virgin settings: Mongolia has a population of approximately 3.3 million people, of whom, almost half live in the capital. The surface-inhabitant ratio is approximately 1.8 inhabitants per km², the lowest in the world. In addition, there are almost no tourist infrastructures, communication routes, and tourism are a symbolic activity. In summary, you’ll enjoy fishing in solitude in settings with zero fishing pressure.
    • Nomadic culture: Mongolia is known for its nomadic culture and its yak and reindeer herders. Mongolian nomads have lived in the traditional way for centuries, raising animals and moving their herds through the country’s wild pastures. This traditional way of life is an important part of Mongolian culture and can be experienced through visits to nomad camps and hiking trips with local herdsmen.
    • Wild landscapes: Mongolia is known for its stunning natural landscapes, ranging from the Altai mountains to steppes and larch forests. Most of the territory is mountainous and has a continental climate with a wide variety of ecosystems ranging from cedar forests in the north to grassy steppes in the south.
    • Traditions: the yurt, the Nadaam Festival, the eagles to hunt foxes and wolves or their stunning clothing are unique traditions worth knowing.

    All foreign and domestic fishermen must have a fishing license. There are two types:

    • “Taimen permit”: has an approximate cost of $400. It allows you to fish taimen and other smaller fish species.
    • “Small fish permit”: has an approximate cost of $150 to $200. With this permit you can fish for lenok, grayling, pike, and other species. You can’t fish taimen.

    Permits must be purchased through a specialized fly-fishing travel agency, these agencies (such as ours) must be recognized and licensed by the Mongolian Department of Fishing and Hunting.

    The Department of Environment, in charge of managing hunting and fishing in Mongolia, allocates approximately two hundred taimen permits for the entire country. Aiming to maintain conserving existing populations.

    If you go on a fly-fishing trip to Mongolia it’s important that you make sure that your guides have the authority to operate and obtain taimen fishing permits.

    You must carry the permit during the fishing day. The local nomads have the authority to request it at any time of the day and notify the area’s ranger. The license must have the logo of the Ministry of the Environment, the dates and place of fishing.

    Finally, in addition to fishing licenses, you should know that to travel through certain border areas with Russia it’s necessary to have certain border permits. These permits must be requested at the corresponding army checkpoints. This permit must show the number of days you’ll be in the area and the activity that you plan to carry out. Fly Fishing Mongolia takes care of processing these permits, and they’re included in the price.

    Mongolia divides its rivers and lakes into three major drainage systems: the Arctic drainage, the Pacific Ocean drainage or Amur River, and the internal drainage of Central Asia. Species vary within each of these systems, resulting in different fishing opportunities. The diversity of fish species of interest for fishing in Mongolia is notable due to the existence of these three unconnected basins and the absence of exotic species.

    • Central Asian Closed Basin: This endorheic system encompasses the mountain lakes of the Mongolian Altai, the lakes of the Gobi Valley, and some lakes of the Hangayn Mountain Plateau. In this region, there are 15 native species, with the Altai Osman and the Mongolian Grayling being the most prominent species for fly fishing.
    • Arctic Basin: This region, where rivers flow towards the Arctic, hosts a wide variety of species of interest for fly fishing, including the Black Grayling, the Arctic Grayling from Lake Baikal, the Grayling from Selenge, the blunt-nosed and sharp-nosed lenok trout, the Hucho, and the Northern Pike. The main rivers of this basin are the Selenge, Orkhon, Tuul, and Shiskhed.
    • Pacific Basin: The Pacific basin, mainly represented by the Amur River, provides the opportunity to catch Pacific pike, taimen, Amur grayling, and two species of lenok.

    The fishing season in Mongolia legally opens in June and closes in November. The best months for fly fishing in Mongolia are from the beginning of June to the end of September, coinciding with the warmest months of the year.

    The country’s climate is continental. Keep in mind that the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is the coldest city in the world with record winter temperatures of -45°C (-49° F). In Mongolia, it rains very little, however, the middle of summer is historically when the risk of rain and water is highest.

    During the summer months, fish are in full activity making it the time that they must feed and gain reserves for winter. Both lenok and taimen fish don’t miss the opportunity to feed and attack all kinds of large flies explosively. In those months, the waters are in optimal conditions for fishing. However, it’s important to take into account that weather conditions can vary, and we can have frosty nights in the middle of August.

    In these weeks of exploding amounts of life, incredible phenomena occur periodically such as an increase in the mouse population. These exponential increases in rodents in a short period of time lead them to search for new territories to feed, at which time they cross rivers swimming on the surface.

    These “hatchings” of rodents are used by taimens and lenok fish to capture them on the surface. Therefore, if you go fishing in Mongolia in summer you should always carry imitation mice in your fly box.

    At Fly Fishing Mongolia we’ve selected the location in northern Mongolia where we can offer the best fly-fishing trips in the Asian country. This place is Möron, the capital of the province of Hovsgol, a city with basic tourist services such as hotels and an airport. All our guided fly-fishing trips start here.

    The trips take place very close to Khovsgol Lake National Park and the Ulaan Taiga Bio Reserve, in one of the last sanctuaries for taimen and lenok fishing.

    We mainly fish the Delguer Moron river and its tributaries, river basin of the Eg-UUr and the rivers of the Tengis river basin.

    The type of settings where we fish are characterized by:

    • We prioritize safety. We never look for dangerous fishing areas or areas that are difficult to escape in case of an accident.
    • We’re always nearby areas with telephone coverage.
    • Our goal is to offer you the best fishing in the right place.

    Our guided fly fishing trips in Mongolia are aimed at fishermen, couples, and small groups of friends who want to fish and get to know the Asian country.

    We think of the fishermen, but also in their companions. Therefore, we offer the following types of trips:

    • Exclusive fly fishing trips with a cultural component and interaction with nomadic herders.
    • Trips in which fishing is combined with other activities such as specific routes to get to know the Tasaatan tribes.
    • Tailor-made trips.

    Our fly fishing packages include everything: transfers, accommodations, guided fishing days, domestic flights, fishing licenses, fishing gear and meals. All this starting at arrival in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.

    Our intention is that you don’t have to worry about anything from your arrival at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar.

    ENJOY A FLY FISHING TRIP IN Mongolia

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