The Puna Tsang Chhu or the Sankosh river rises in the Himalayas of northern Bhutan.
Due to it’s protected status, easy access, sparse human impact, remote, unpressured confluences, ancient culture and Himalayan backdrop. There are few Mahseer rivers that could offer the fly angler more value for their efforts, especially, during the months of April as well as May.
Puna Tsang Chhu float trip
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Day 1: Paro’s dramatic Himalayan landing, traditional airport terminals are followed by meeting-up with your hosts and a 3-hr journey driving over Bhutan’s Dochula pass (just over 10,000 ft.) before descending into the picturesque Snow Trout rich waters of the Punakha valley that very same day.
Dip your feet in the refreshing waters of the Mo Chu before you make your first-cast at the edge of the Jigme Dorji National Park. Welcome to Bhutan!
Friday, May 6, 2022
Day 2: Shortly after breakfast follow Bhutan’s back-roads down the rugged foothills to Dagana where the road leaves the river. Set foot onboard your white-water rafts after a safety briefing by your expert guide. Paddle through this sparsely populated valley to your first fishing spot (Dagachhu confluence).
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Day 3: The valley follows a series of class 2-3 rapids gathering volume as it is met by a series of little tributaries before it flows-over into India.
Wade fishing is the norm, targeting a series unpressured confluences and pools while swinging flies using single or two handed fly rods.
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Day 4: Enjoying getting back to basics, camping on the edge of the Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary. Days start early, fishing good-water, well.
It is recommended anglers practice casting heavy-flies anywhere from 70-90 ft. before embarking on this adventure.
MONday, May 9 - Wednesday May 11, 2022
Day 5-7: Anglers can expect to fish the early hours of the morning, being served breakfast on the water and return to camp or getting on the float trip during the warm, mid-day hours where in temperatures can get over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Evening sessions could well last into the darkness, hence anglers should also be comfortable fishing in low light conditions. Clear grasses are highly recommended.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Day 8: On day-8 we pull-out before driving to the confluence of Raidak. In addition to fishing the Dagachu & Rangatar junctions. Anglers will also have access to fishing Bangdaree, Homa Dovan, Sama Dovan and Pepping junctions; strongholds of the mighty Mahseer in Bhutan.