Trophy Taimen and big Arctic char in Russia - Evenkia


Hunting for trophy Taimen or Arctic Char in Evenkia  - north of Russia is perhaps what you are looking for. None of our fishermen leave without trophies - we know all the best taimen rivers, places, time and conditions for fishing, the best baits for catching Taimen, because we have been fishing in Evenkia for 15 years.

The largest trophy taimen caught in our expeditions, weighed 42 kg.


Fishing for taimen and arctic char in North Russia.


Evenkia is the territory in the North of Central Siberia in Russia. East of the Yenisei river, in the basins of the Kotuy river, Lower and Podkamennaya Tunguska. Evenkia is municipal district of Krasnoyarsk Krai, with the center in the village of Tura, with area of 768 thousand km2 (4.5% of the territory of Russia), home to only about 15 thousand people, the majority – in three villages. At example France has 643 801 km² and over 60 million people. Indigenous people – Evenki, Yenisei  Yakuts and Keta. In the North of Evenkia located in the Eastern part of the mysterious plateau Putorana  you will find deserted mountainous country with flat, table-like tops and steep canyons, with clean and rich in fish rivers and deep lakes. Hundreds of waterfalls, including one of the most powerful (Bellunese) and one of the highest (Kandinsky) in Russia, added to the uniqueness of this country. That's where the territory is called "pole of inaccessibility" -  virgin land for fishermen. On the Putorana plateau you can go to places where people have never been, literally "no human foot".

According to the environmental monitoring the region is the most ecologically and clean area in Russia, and possibly in the world. On the shore of one of the many Putoran lakes - Vivi, from which flows  river with the same name, is the geographical center of Russia.

On the banks of lakes and rivers is common to find multi-colored agates, amethyst "bombs" and other minerals, remains of a mammoth bones or other long-extinct animals, such as a giant bull, can also become trophies for the traveler.


In rivers and lakes of Evenkia usual inhabitants are:  East Siberian grayling, lenok, whitefish (river and lake whitefish), Siberian whitefish, broad whitefish – Shakur, Peled whitefish, muksun, tugun, whitefish char – Nera, Arctic char, burbot, perch, crucian carp and, of course, the owner of the taiga rivers – Taimen. The largest Taimen ever seen in Russia, was caught in the river Kotuy, it weighed 104 kg. The largest weighed Taimen we pulled was 42 kg (2010). Some rivers and floodplain lakes are home of a huge pike. In the lakes of Putorana there is palya and Dryagina char, copies of which "pull" up to 15 kg. In the Lower Tunguska and some of its tributaries there is sturgeon and sterlet.



Our guides…

The group is served by experienced, proven guides who know how to do everything you need in the taiga. They operate boats, put-remove camp, process the caught fish, prepare food, arrange a bath, etc. If necessary will share secrets of catching, will help to adjust tackle. …

The fishermen only fish. Help, of course, welcome... :)


About trips….

We meet in Krasnoyarsk where we start our chelenge of Evenkia. From the airport we transferred you to the hotel. Refreshing and you have one day off. Ussualy we use this day for overseeing Krasnoyarsk , visit in really good equipped fishing shop and try something from local menu. Early morning next day we are transported to the airport and fly to place called Tura. It will take about 3 hours. After arrival our helicopter will wait for your group just on the airport in Tura ( if you are ready to go straight away fishing). Or we go to the hotel and fly next day morning. Anyway after helicopter fly, at the point of arrival set camp or starting alloy. We use modern tents: three-quadruple for two, with a tambour, an anti-mosquito net (tents are completely protected from penetration of a midget), with water resistance of 10000 mm of waters. St. Cabins-the company tent, also protected from mosquitoes. Used for bed mats + inflatable bed. Sleeping bags travelers bring their own. If necessary, the tents are heated with gas lamps.

In "mosquito time," the camp is usually put in the braids, where there are fewer midges, away from the forest. On the water mosquitoes bother a little. However, you have to be prepared for the fact that in some, rare days, the attacks of insects is palpable. You must have your preferred repellents and nets to protect your head. Of course, we always have both in stock. Since mid-August, the mosquito has almost none.

To get around the anglers we use modern inflatable boats with a lifting capacity of 900 - 1000 kg, with rigid or inflatable bottom, with imported outboard motors, including jet engines.

In the camp, if necessary, run the inverter generator (Honda), there is satellite communication, radio.


About the food...

The group receives three meals a day, which is prepared in the field on fire or gas. Under the terms of travel lunch is sometimes issued dry rations, hot tea, coffee. Cooks, one of the conductors (of course, he can do it fine).

Strong drinks on your reservation we will purchase in the Tour. The most beloved better take with a :-)


About the weather...

The air temperature in July-August can rise to 20 ° C during the day and to 5 ° C at night. In September, possible cooling to sub-zero temperature and snow.

About coming home...

Round try to go back before flight to Krasnoyarsk. If the flight in the morning is to early or there is a risk of bad weather – we order for the evening fly or for next day. In this case, – a night at the hotel in tours.


Examples of the trips


Hunting for the Big Taimen on Moyero River

Moyero river is one of the main tributaries of the Kotui river. To get there in the summer can only be by helicopter. The river is absolutely deserted and inaccessible, so one of the "timenew". If you know where, when and how Molero you can successfully hunt Large Trout.

On coastal cliffs of Moyero you can see nests and peregrine of the falcons. Attached in taiga it is a lot of elks, which in the summer often come to the shore. In floodplain lakes feed the flock of geese-gumennikova.

Returning from the tour, you can make a stop on the lake, where there are abundant large pike (record - 22 kg). By the way, pike in Evenkia is not just delicious, dishes from it - a real delicacy.

In Moyero and its tributaries live: Taimen, whitefish, grayling, pike, perch, burbot,  and much more.


Program travel (9 days tour from settlement )

Day 1

Arrival to Tura. Helicopter flight to Moyero river (400 - 420 km) or one of its tributaries. Overnight in tents.

Days 2 - 8

Alloy. Fishing. Overnight in the tent camps (there is few camps – we are move along the river).

Day 9

Flight to Tura. Departure to Krasnoyarsk. Subject to flight schedules and weather the evening before, overnight at the hotel in tours. By agreement and opportunity – landing on "pike" lakes.

A group of up to 8 people.

Depending on the load helicopter time is required 9.1 - 10.5 hours.

In the same program, fishing can take place on the Kotuy river and other rivers of Evenkia.



2. Traveling to the pole of inaccessibility

Traveling to the pole of inaccessibility

The pole of Inaccessibility is a territory located near the headwaters of the rivers Aicli, Maimecha (Bear) and Kurtyka, in the Eastern part of the Putorana plateau. This land was so called geologists because of its remote access from any inhabited places. The pole of inaccessibility is the steep canyons, high waterfalls, an absolutely clean rivers and clean deep lakes. The water in the lakes Plateau is cleaner Baikal....


3. Fishing on the lakes Lucina and Dupkun with an alloy on the Kotuy river

This trip allows you to fish on the lakes of the Plateau and rafting on the Kotui river. Lucina – the length of the lake is 17 km away, typical Putorana lake, where the whole plateau characteristic set of species of fish: brook trout, Dryagina char, grayling, whitefish, burbot. From Luccini possible rafting on the Kotuy river through lake Dupkun. Dupkun length of 30 km. In the Kotuy river and Dukuna is Taimen. In the floodplain lakes caught large pike....


4. The hunt for Big Pike

Fishing on the floodplain lakes and the river Voevoli Khan. In the valley of the river are dozens of lakes connected by channels in one system. The river is calm, with a width of 20-50 m, with a depth of about 2 m. the Average flow velocity is 0.4 m/sec. Background species of fish – pike and perch. Pike a lot. Come across a very large instances of: significantly - up to 22 kg. there are Probably more - are waiting for their fisherman. Pike is very tasty-a real Northern delicacy. Perch over 1 kg are not uncommon. There are broad whitefish, Peled and Ide, in some tributaries - grayling and freshwater whitefish....


5. Fishing on the lake and river Tembenchi

For this tour it is sufficient to use the helicopter only to be dropped. Rafting starts from the lake Nizhneye Tembenchi in the southern foothills of the Putoran plateau. Return to Tura passes by rafting on the the motor boats on the river Tembenchi (450 km), flowing from the Lower lake, then on the river Kochechum (56 km)



Contact: Irek Szatlach


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