Tucked in North-Central Mongolia, the camps are located on vast kilometers of conservation-protected river that harbors the highest population of monster taimen in the world. More trophy fish are landed here than from any other river, and most are taken skating mouse patterns. The topography is reminiscent of Yellowstone, Montana and resident nomadic herders are jovial; welcoming anglers to their countryside. Mongolia is as much a cultural adventure as a fishing destination providing beautiful, haunting memories. The Gobi Desert, Wild Horse Refuge or Eagle Festival are favored trip extensions.
Taimen–the world’s largest salmonid-are explosively aggressive and eager to eat from the surface. Both top and sub-surface skated flies entice violent, rod-wrenching strikes on these protected freestone rivers amidst majestic scenery. Lenok and grayling sip duns and nymphs for added fly rod action.
The riverfront Eg-Ur and Tarialan Camp each offer 8 fishermen traditional Mongolian Ger tents featuring 110-volt electricity, wood stoves, hot water, cozy beds and ample gear storage. Each are complemented with a social main lodge and wood-burning shower house. Meals are hearty and multi-cultural.
Single-handed 8-wt. rod with weight-forward floating line and corresponding sinking line for taimen; 4-5-wt. rod with floating lines for lenok. Two-handed rods applicable, but not optimum. Guides provide all taimen flies. Layering is imperative. A full pre-trip packet is provided upon booking.
Extend to the Gobi Desert or Eagle Festival. Spring season- tentative due to Mongolian regulations. Transfers from/to Ulaanbaatar/camps-fixed wing aircraft/overland drive in spring and fall seasonally. Substitutions are possible. Frontiers urges an added overnight on the front of the journey in Ulaanbaatar, please inquire. Hotel upgrades in Mongolia are available and often suggested. Wilderness camps are rustically comfortable and functional and ideally situated for maximum fishing experiences. Tarialan Camp offers Hungarian Partridge hunting as an optional extra.
Fall 2021 rates- $6,500.00 per angler + $450 fishing license on a Monday - Monday schedule. Fall season: August 23- October 4. Spring season: May 30 - June 13, 2022, is annually tentative, please inquire. Rates include 2 nights in Ulaanbaatar, city transfers, and lodge charter.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in South America wingshooting and Mongolia fishing programs.
As countries begin to welcome vaccinated anglers, my mind has begun to wander to some of my favorite departures over the 22 years I have been with Frontiers and the lust to revisit them after a long hiatus. One of the first that comes to mind is a small nomadic country sandwiched between two vast countries, Mongolia fishing for giant Taimen. The aspen and pine timber-covered mountains often remind me of Montana in the fall, with bright reds ...
Mongolia Taiman Fishing