Chasing the mighty taimen

Fly Fishing Mongolia with Aussie Fly Fisher, chasing giant taimen on dry fly in the midst of vast steppes, rugged mountains and clear rivers is guaranteed to take your breath away.
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Mongolia, known for its rugged expanses and nomadic people, is also a majestic storehouse for some of the world’s largest trout. Chasing giant taimen on dry fly in the midst of vast steppes, rugged mountains and clear rivers is guaranteed to take your breath away. If you want to experience explosive surface takes from large dry flies within one of the world’s most vast, remote, and naturally beautiful countries, then Mongolia is for you.

Flies that imitate large rodents or squirrels are a favourite and it is not uncommon to see a fish of 1 to 1.5 metres leave the water in pursuit of your fly. At the end of each day you’ll settle into the traditional Mongolian camp, before gathering with other anglers for hearty and gourmet meals, including, of course, the Mongolian BBQ speciality. Autumn is an especially spectacular time to visit as the green leaves quickly turn to gold on the background of a big open sky.

We hope you can join us for the adventure.


AFF Travel, teaming up with Sweetwater Travel Company, will be hosting another unforgettable trip to Mongolia in September 2019. Sweetwater Travel are the longest serving outfitter for Taimen in Mongolia and their camps are perfectly positioned for the best river fishing for large Taimen. They have a strong focus on conservation and the Eg-Uur watershed is the only system managed for exclusive catch & release sport fishing.

Each trip consists of eight anglers. The groups are then split into pairs and rotated between four different guides and set beats. Travelling by separate jet boats, each pair of anglers has the opportunity to fish fresh water each day covering over 145 kilometres of river.

Taimen is what brings most anglers to Mongolia, however it is not the only species on offer. Lenok, Pike, Grayling, and Perch are also in abundance and provide an exciting array of options from using a 4 weight up to 9 weight rod.


Sunday 22nd September
Arrive in Mongolia. Airport transfer will be provided by Hovsgol Travel Company to Hotel. Meet with team at Hotel and Dinner.

Monday 23rd September
Breakfast at 9am and transfer to airport for helicopter flight to camp. Half days fishing in the afternoon.

Tuesday 24th Sep to Sunday 29th Sep
Six full days guided fishing at camp 9am – 6pm. Breakfast is at 8am each day.

Monday 30th September
Breakfast at camp, return flight to Ulaanbaatar. Stay at Hovsgol Hotel & dinner with team.

Tuesday 01st October
Transfer to airport for return trip home.


What's included

  • 6.5 days guided fishing
  • One guide for every two anglers
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • 7 nights ger accommodation at camp – twin share
  • All meals, drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Aircraft from Ulaanbaatar to camp and return
  • Customized jet boats

Not included

  • Return Flights to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Meals & Beverages in Ulaanbaatar
  • Tips for staff and guides
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Fishing licence