We have explored every major taimen river in the country and personally selected what we believe to be the finest rivers for fly angling. Our two fly-fishing locations – Fish Mongolia and Mongolia River Outfitters – are situated 500 miles (800 kilometers) apart. Although each river offers a unique and quite different fishing experience, they share several things in common: great service, productive fisheries, spectacular scenery, and waters exceptionally well suited to the fly angler.
The government has designated both locations as “taimen sanctuaries.” No international angler may legally access these rivers without a permit secured through either Fish Mongolia or Mongolia River Outfitters. Together, these two rivers represent approximately four-hundred miles of taimen habitat conserved in partnership with local communities. At both locations, we use non-motorized drift boats to reach a string of isolated, environmentally progressive, and very comfortable camps. This allows us to provide a limited number of guests with exclusive access to literally hundreds of miles of pristine river.
Mongolia River Outfitters
MRO is responsible for fisheries conservation on Mongolia’s best river in the Pacific watershed. The fishery is exceptionally healthy, holding fantastic numbers of taimen, lenok, Amur trout, and Amur pike. The landscape is pastoral, sparsely populated, and highly varied. Rolling hills are punctuated by tall cliffs, forests of birch, larch, and Siberian pine, and healthy grasslands. The islands are dominated by poplar, willows, and a variety of fruit-bearing shrubs. The stream is constantly changing, with a mix of shallow runs, wide pools, quick riffles, and long braids, providing fly anglers with endless opportunities to encounter enthusiastic fish. It is very common for us to sight-fish for both taimen and trout.
The lower river is more rugged and isolated than the upper section, with several large tributaries adding to the flow. Both sections fish equally well with perhaps slightly better trout fishing on the upper and marginally better taimen fishing on the lower. The scenery is striking on both sections.
Fish Mongolia operates on northwestern Mongolia’s most awe-inspiring freestone river. We manage international angling on the entire upper watershed, from the confines of a strictly protected portion near the Russian border through the full length of a magnificent canyon. In the canyon, limestone and granite cliffs rise hundreds of feet above the river. Within the easily negotiated rapids and rock gardens, extremely large taimen lie in wait for the fly. Steep gorges filled with birch and larch cascade toward the valley floor, where the banks give way to deep pools, sparkling runs, and wide gravel bars. The scenery and fishing are world class.
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