Mongolia is the home of the world’s largest salmonid, the taimen. An aggressive predator it offers some of the most exciting fly fishing opportunities in the world in the most stunning wilderness settings.

Along with taimen the Mongolian operations also offer great fly fishing for lenok trout, grayling, Amur pike and Amur trout.

The 2019 season is underway and whilst water conditions have been higher than normal each group has been able to locate some big taimen, the lenok fishing has been as consistent as ever too. There is still a few rods left in 2019, and 2020 & 2021 seasons are now available for booking and this is the time to secure your favoured dates, please see the various camps and prices below (please note all costs exclude international flights and gratuities):

Delger Muron

The Delger River flows through western Mongolia, a beautiful freestone river shadowed by limestone and granite cliffs rising hundreds of feet above the river. Steep gorges filled with larch and birch forests cascade towards the valley floor. Extremely large taimen lie in wait within the easily negotiated rapids and rock gardens. Banks covered with willows give way to deep pools, sparkling braids and wide gravel bars. Numerous lenok trout lie in wait for a big dry fly to float by and offer tremendous light tackle sport. The float trip offers you an incredible experience as you raft down covering new water each day. Each night you are based in comfortable ger camps set up in different locations along the river.

2020 Season

10 – 20 August: 1 rods

Cost: US$6,950 per person.

2021 Season

26 June – 5 July: 4 rods
1 – 10 July: 4 rods
5 – 14 July: 6 rods
10 – 19 July: 4 rods
19 – 28 July: 2 rods
28 July – 6 August: 4 rods
1 – 10 August: 6 rods
10 – 19 August: 6 rods
15 – 24 August: 1 rod
19 – 28 August: 6 rods

Cost: US$6,950 per person.

Headwaters Expedition

The guides call this place “The Temple”. The river here is extremely isolated and strikingly beautiful. Steep, forested walls frame the boulder filled stream. The high-country river is very well protected and holds ancient taimen that rarely see a fly. The Headwaters Expedition is about quality, not quantity. You fish meticulously, quietly walk/wading accompanied by a professional guide. There are some enormous fish in these waters. When the river is clear, there are opportunities to sight fish for extremely large taimen reaching sixty-inches. The trout fishing is generally spectacular. This is a more rugged and adventurous trip requiring a good level of fitness. Most of the trips also require a basic knowledge of horse riding but the trip can be organised without.

2020 Season

Sold out.

Cost: US$6,950 per person.

2021 Season

15 – 24 June: 4 rods
24 June – 3 July: 4 rods
3 – 12 July: 4 rods
12 – 21 July: 2 rods
21 – 30 July: 4 rods
8 – 17 August: 4 rods

Cost: US$6,950 per person.

Mongolian Rivers Outfitters Adventure

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Mongolian River Outfitters have such a vast conservation area of prime taimen water that they have designed two float options that allow anglers to fish great water while resting large areas to avoid over fishing. Firstly, the Upper River Adventure; this is the classic MRO journey, great comfort, six days fishing and new water daily. Secondly, the Lower River Expedition; this float trip accesses a very beautiful and remote stretch of the river. Seven days fishing, new water daily and accommodation in a cosy ger camp and comfortable tented camps. As well as the taimen and lenok trout the river is also home to amur pike and amur trout.

2020 Season

30 August – 7 September (Upper): 4 rods
19 – 29 September (Lower): 6 rods – Aardvark McLeod Hosted Trip
20 – 28 September (Upper): 5 rods
26 September – 6 October (Lower): 5 rods
27 September – 5 October (Upper): 5 rods
3 – 13 October (Lower): 6 rods
4 – 12 October (Upper): 2 rods
11 – 20 October (Upper): 4 rods

Cost: US$6,950 per person.

2021 Season

2 – 12 September (Lower): 4 rods
3 – 11 September (Upper): 8 rods
10 – 18 September (Upper): 3 rods
16 – 26 September (Lower): 3 rods
17 – 25 September (Upper): 8 rods
24 September – 2 October (Upper): 6 rods
30 September – 10 October (Lower): 6 rods
1 – 9 October (Upper): 8 rods
7 – 17 October (Lower): 8 rods
8 – 17 October (Upper): 2 rods
15 – 24 October (Upper): 6 rods

Cost: US$6,950 per person.

Sweetwater Camp

Located in the Khövsgöl region of Northern Mongolia, the Sweetwater operation created the World’s first taimen conservation project, working with the local communities to protect this truly incredible fish. The ger camp is situated on the banks of the river and is your base while you explore the Eg-Ur watershed by motorised boats each day. As with all the operations, most of the fishing for taimen is done with dry flies, including big mouse imitations, as taimen love to attack a skated dry fly.

2020 Season

26 August – 2 September: available rods
2 – 9 September: available rods
9 – 16 September: available rods
16 – 23 September: available rods
23 – 30 September: available rods

2021 Season

Availability upon request.

2020 Season Cost: US$6,500 per person plus $330 fishing licence

Please note that due to the limited number of rods space can change quickly and some rods may no longer be available.

For more information on fly fishing trips in Mongolia please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.