Central Siberia is one of the most spectacular regions in Russia. Endless untouched taiga terrain rich with flora and fauna, rivers and lakes with crystal clear water– only there you can see it all together! The landscapes of these places are picturesque and truly diverse: park sandy pine forests in the west, preserved cedar forests in theYenisei river valley, rugged dark coniferous forests in the east, stone placers and rocky cliffs along river banks, huge marshes in watersheds.
More than 30 species of animals and 270 bird species thrive in the region. The Yenisei river and its tributaries are home to36 species of fish, most of which are found only in Siberia. The following species are of greatest interest to fishermen: Siberiansturgeon, sterlet, nelma, Siberianwhitefish (pidschian), chir (shekur), muksun, peled, omul, grayling, lenok, taimen, char. But even such common species as pike, perch, ide, burbot reach record sizes in local waters and their number is higher than in European rivers.
Central Siberia is an ideal place for a variety of sport fishing. Optimal periods are Jun.-Sep. for summer, Nov. and Apr.-May for winter fishing. Fishing places–river valley of theYenisei, the upper reaches of its large tributaries and rivers flowing into them.
Taiga, taiga and taiga once again – it is all over the middle Yenisei river basin, the world's largest forested area. Only occasionally there are large arteries – lateral tributaries of theYenisei, including massive ones (500-1000 km long). The upper reaches of these rivers and their minor tributaries are perhaps the most exotic and interesting for fishing enthusiasts. There are fishes of impressive size (over 10 kg) taimen, lenok and grayling. The rivers themselves are extremely picturesque, clean, impetuousand capricious, some are difficult for rafting. Many rocky outcrops and powerful rapids – the most alluring places for taimen. The only exceptions are the tributaries of the left bank of the river, where glacial landscapes dominate. This is the kingdom of park pine forests and huge swamps.
The real “black” taiga stretches only in a narrow band along the bank. Sand, pebble sand rare boulders don’t create serious barriers to the rivers flowing there. But oddly enough, there is a lot of taimen and, moreover, big ones, although lenok is rare. You can get there only by helicopter– from one hour of flight and more. One catch fish during the rafting on inflatable boats or from the shore stopping on the way. Walking excursions to small tributaries very rich in grayling are also interesting. The main fishing gear is spinning, as the most versatile. During the rafting trip (about 100 km) one can see a lot of extraordinary things from the life of the taiga world.
Fishing tours for taimen, lenok, grayling and Siberian white fish (pidschian) are carried out along the upper reaches of the rivers flowing into theYenisei and their tributaries. Transfer by helicopter (from 40 to 80 minutes one way). The specific option of transfer depends on the species selected for fishing, their size and the hydrological regime of the rivers during the period of the tours. The rivers located nearby can be rich in lenok and grayling, but taimen there is either rare or small (5-8 kg). If there is no rain in the middle of summer and autumn, small rivers are practically inaccessible for rafting. Fishermen catch there using spinning from shore or during rafting using a inflatable boat. It is possible to use an ordinary float rod, short bottom rods and flyfishing too. The length of the route doesn’t exceed 50-60 km.
One catch Siberian sturgeon, sterlet, burbot on theYenisei river itself or in the lower reaches of its large tributaries. Transfer to the place of fishing by motorboat or small jetboat is 40-50 km from the village. Bottom rods with livebaits are used. Overnight in a tent or hotel in the village.
Pike, perch, ide can be found everywhere, but they usually reach their maximum sizes on the Yenisei. Different tour programs include catching these species on spinning. Winter and spring ice fishing on theYenisei and its tributaries is most exciting on the first and last ice. When? November and late April-early May.
Tourists are offered the following options:
Fishing for burbot –Yenisei (Nov., Mar.-Apr.). Accommodation in the village, going to the fishing place by snowmobiles.
Fishing for pike and perch (Nov., Apr.) Accommodation in the village, going to the fishing place by snowmobiles.
Taimen, lenok, grayling, Siberian whitefish (pidschian) (Apr.-May). Transfer and departure by helicopter, accommodation in a hunting hut.