Anyuy is a true fishing paradise. In Autumn, when grayling actively starts gaining weight and is permanently in search of food, almost each cast on Anyuy results in a bite, just be fast enough! The river is rich with lenok (Asian trout) and, of course, taimen (Siberian salmon).
Taimen is here the “river master”. To catch taimen we go to Anyuysky Zapovednik (a nature reserve), on lower reaches of the river with a lot of deep places and holes which the giant fish likes so much. Do you want to fight a titan fish over 20kg? Come to Anyuy, and our guides will show you where taimen is waiting for its prey. Apart from taimen you can certainly catch a decent trophy of grayling or lenok and other species.
Taimen: To catch the “river master” we go to Anyuysky Zapovednik (a nature reserve), on lower reaches of the river with a lot of deep places and holes which the giant fish likes so much. Do you want to fight a titan fish over 20kg? Come to Anyuy, and our guides will show you where taimen is waiting for its prey.
• In mountain rivers, the best way to fish is by spinning or fly rod. It is possible to use a float at quieter places, but fly method is much better for these purposes. Ledgering gear does not fit at all, the stream is too fast and strong.
Taimen is likely to be found at places where smaller streams come to Anyuy; but it is always better to ask the guide, as the bottom is very uneven and it is very easy to fail.
Grayling (“kharius in Russian”) normally stays behind the rocks that stick out of water: the stream is quieter there, and there are often small holes where all the food arrives. If you cast directly there, the fish may ignore your fly; it is better to start the cast a little upstream so that the bait comes behind the rock naturally with stream.
Water in Anyuy is very clear, and the fish can see you easily. It is better to wear quiet camouflage clothing.
On the other hand, the fisherman can also see the catch. We recommend to take polarized glassed with you, it will help to better view the fish and its reaction to the bait.
Lenok prefers fast cold streams. Russian Far East rivers are ideal for catching this fish.
Some lenok species may reach 5kg and 70cm. But most frequent catches are about 1kg. Lenok is active around the year, so can be caught by both summer and winter fishing gear.
You may catch the fish by spinning rod, ledgering or surface float. In winter we use mormyshka (ice jig). Are you ready to try? Believe us, lenok can be a decent trophy for any fisherman!