Mongolia River Outfitters and Fish Mongolia programs specialize in providing unique adventures on pristine and protected waters of the Yenisey and Amur river systems. Many guests come to Mongolia in search of the massive taimen which are the world's largest river trout species. In addition to taimen guests can also enjoy opportunities to target other salmonids such as Amur trout and lennok. The rivers are also home to grayling, Amur pike. While fishing you can plan to enjoy the vast and beautiful Mongolian landscape which is somewhat reminiscent of Montana scenery. It is not uncommon to encounter traditional nomadic
All of MRO's expeditions are progressive in nature and anglers will see a new stretch of water each day of the trip you float from camp to camp. Depending on the reach of river, guests will stay in either Nordic tipis on the most remote trips or in traditional Mongolian gers (yurts) on some reaches semi permanent basecamps are established (anglers float from camp to camp each day, always covering new water). Expect comfortable
The number of guests on each expedition is always kept to smaller numbers and the fishing pressure is extremely light as a result. If you are looking to experience remote fisheries, unique culture and dramatic landscapes these trips are sure to impress.
10 days in Mongolia with 8 nights camping and fishing on the river
$7500 per person
Water conditions in Mongolia are generally quite stable. However, if the headwaters of our rivers do receive a heavy rain, off-color water conditions are possible. Fishing is still possible in off color conditions and that the rivers generally clear quickly. Fishing weeks will not be canceled; refunds will not be offered if muddy water conditions occur during the course of the season.
Included: Two nights accommodations in Ulaanbaatar (one on arrival and one on departure), all meals and beverages on the river including beer, wine and Mongolian vodka. All transportation within the country. All camping equipment is provided with the exception of your personal sleeping bag on the more remote expeditions (on other trips bedrolls in gers are provided). Flies are provided when fishing.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Ulaanbaatar, other meals and incidentals in Ulaanbaatar, and gratuities. You are responsible for your own fishing rods and fishing tackle except flies.
Anglers can expect plenty of fishing time between camps. Typically fishing days are long and are spent both fishing from the drift boats as well as stopping and working good looking runs while wading. Sight casting opportunities also exist
Taimen are by far the largest trout in the world with some growing larger than 60". Taimen rods are typically 8 or 9 weight rods with floating line. Streamers and large surface patterns are used when targeting Taimen. These fish can be extremely large and are a challenging target. When conditions are normal anglers can anticipate several encounters with Taimen each day. Hooking and landing taimen is not a given and it is common to have days without landing one while on magical days you may land several in the same day.
Amur trout are a native trout species unique to the Amur system and nowhere else. These large trout have copper flanks and large black spots with heavy shoulders. They can grow to over 30 inches and are best targeted with Montana style trout gear such as 5 and 6 weight rods.
Lenok are another salmonid species. These close relatives of trout love dry flies and are commonly found between 14-20inches.
Grayling are dry fly loving relatives of trout. They are smaller than the trout species but are eager risers.
These large predators will hit big streamers and are found in slower waters and backwaters of the river. The unique pike have a rich spotted pattern and can grow to over 40" in the rivers.
This unique species has bright silver bodies and aggressively target streamers. They commonly grow to 25" and resemble a small tarpon or snook.
Guests are accommodated in either Nordic tipis or Mongolian gers (yurts) depending on the reach of river fished. The traditional felt-covered gers are set up at fixed camp locations and guests move from one fixed camp to the next over the course of a progressive trip. Gers are 9 feet high by 20 feet in diameter and provide ample space for two anglers. Each ger is furnished with a wood-burning stove, small table, wash basin, wool carpets, chairs and sleeping cots. Ger camps also have one larger ger set up as the dining tent.
On the most remote camps Nordic Extremes canvas tipis are used. Each tipi is outfitted with two cots with plenty of room to stand inside. Breakfast and dinner are served in a spacious wall tent with a wood-burning stove.
All camps have a simple toilets and shower facilities. The toilets are clean and private. The shower is in its own tent with space for changing. A wood stove provides the hot water for the shower system.
A dedicated lunch boat accommodates each trip and each day they head out in advance of anglers to set up a comfortable shore lunch equipped with tables and chairs.
All meals are professionally prepared by each trip’s private cooks. Portions are substantial with hearty breakfasts, stream-side lunches, and multi-course dinners. Ingredients are sourced as much as possible from local communities, with fresh vegetables and fruit brought in each week. Each drift boat has a snack box filled with a variety of treats and plenty of drinks. The meals are a good mix of Asian and Western. All diet restrictions and food allergies can be accommodated.
Guests will fly into the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar where we spend the first night. The following day is an overland adventure into a remote part of Mongolia where guests will have the opportunity to pass the famous 130 foot tall Chighis Kahn statue. That first evening is in a Ger Camp. The next morning guests head to start their prospective adventure in off road 4X4s to reach the launch area. This is beautiful country that is the historic home of Chighis Khan and has changed very little since he was there over a thousand years ago!