Fishing travels around Mongolia

Mongolia is usually associated with the Gobi Desert and Genghis Khan. It is a special attraction for hunters and anglers. Years ago, there were some difficulties for wider tourism. Now that has changed and Mongolia has become fashionable not only for fishermen and hunters. People who want to see the few places in the world fly there, where there is a clean environment and full of natural beauty. They meet great hospitality in this country. Wealthy anglers, who have already "passed" their hunting for marlin or barracuda and are not scared by the costs, this time they would like to try their luck with fishing for lenok and, above all, for taimen, who here grows up to 50 Kg. Np. for a week's fishing on Lake Hubsubguł (one hundred several dozen kilometers in length and depth up to 265 m) and the river Ejgin Gol – you have to pay 1050 dollars. Some anglers fly by helicopter to inaccessible areas, even for one day. I made my first fishing trip to Mongolia in 1977 year, and the last one took place in July and August this year. I was fishing on most rivers in Mongolia, over Onon (Genghis Khan's birthplace), I'll avoid it, Orchon (described by Jerzy Putrament), Moray eel, Jeroo, Tengiz Gołem and above all several times over Yenisei, called Shishhid Gol in the Mongolian language. This river flows down the mountains, where several peaks rise above 3000 m n.p.m. It flows through the Darchacka Basin, flowing forward into Lake Cagaan Nuur (Lake Białe). To get to this lake you have to fly to Aymak Habsubgulski – the city of Muren, and from here our good and old Antek to the district town – Agaan Nur. There used to be a hunting and fishing farm here. Hence the boat from this farm – it allowed us to reach the fork of the Shishhid Gou river and the smaller river – Tengiz Golu. In this place – We set up tents next to the larch larch. Hence we had 50 meters to Je-niseju i 250 m to Tengiz Golu. From our place we saw on the other side a mountainous taiga of light green color and a few dark green spots, testifying to the presence of Siberian cedars.

On the other hand, we were surrounded by steppe and hills, where could be seen – as if a tall "chocolate cake" – remains of the stronghold from the times of Genghis Khan. On the steppe stood a two-meter stone pillar with distinct indents. Apparently, the Mongols tied their horses in this place – while the vehicle is stationary – before heading west. Looking towards the river – high mountains could be seen, in the higher levels – covered with snow. On the other side of the large river, you could see the mouth of a small river, where we mainly caught very large grayling and lenok (Brachy-mistrax Lenok).

August has a changing aura: once – On the first of August, a snowstorm collapsed our tent. Warm clothes should be taken on such a holiday. And alcohol will also come in handy. A bottle of such a liquid is displayed near the tent – It looks like this, as if it were taken out of the freezer compartment. What is fish for here? For everything, what turns and swims and on large grasshoppers. We used Mepps (mainly spinners) but also our Gnomes, Algae and Kalewy were also good. Abu's spinners were equally effective. I had very good results, when I was using Abu and Rapala lures. As for the seasons, when the fish take well – they do not matter much. At noon I caught a taimen weighing on the smaller Tenga river 19 Kg, length 135 Cm, using the Abu Diplomat Rod, Cardinal reel 44, Meppsa Aglia No. 4 (gold) and French Crióit diameter line 0,35 Mm. The lobby continued 45 min. The most voracious and brave is lenok. The largest lenok caught had a mass 4,5 Kg. Large grayling exceeded the weight 1-1,5 Kg. The following fact proves the frequency of bites: fishing on the Yenisei – I had over 40 minutes – 45 "Bite", towing 42 art. They were lenoki and taimen (into 3,5 Kg). I sent all the fish I caught to the river. We set daily catch limits. Mostly for consumption. To avoid gastronomic monotony – we used a varied menu. It was "ear" in addition to frying, as well as grayling or marinated lenok. We intended large pieces for cold smoking. Grilled taimen was also tasty.

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