January 2019 - MONGOLIA


"Hucho Hucho" in Mongolia - Tsaatan Lodge


The taimen - as the huchon is called in Mongolia - can reach record sizes. This fish is a fierce predator and is known by the Mongolians as ‘The River Wolf’. It can devour prairie dogs, ducklings and squirrels and when it’s not eating its usual prey, it can also go for dry flies.




The Fishery at Tsaatan Lodge

Taimen (hucho hucho) with dry fly


Here, in the Khovsgol Province of Northern Mongolia, you will discover mountain rivers like the Tengis or its wider neighbours the Sharga and the Shishkid flowing through the taiga and the rich coniferous forests.

The region is also home to a large number of lakes including the White Lake which gave its name to the village of Tsagaan Nuur.

The lodge is located at the North-Western point of the Khovsgol Province and is at the junction of the Tengis and Shishged rivers. It boasts a main building, with kitchen and restaurant, a room with fly-tying facilities and a lounge where you can relax, have a drink, and talk about your day’s fishing.


Taimen, Lenok and Grayling

The ‘Tuul’ (taimen in Mongolian), no matter how he decides to fight with you, will undoubtedly be the biggest freshwater fish you will ever have taken on a dry fly. Thanks to our catch and release policy, all of these magnificent fish are returned to the water where they will continue to terrorize the local population of fish and small mammals.

Taimen are not the only fish in Mongolia and the waters you will fish are full of lenok trout ,reputedly the oldest species of trout in the world, and grayling. ...


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Always tight lines, Alexander

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