This ancient and highly evolved, boi-indicator fish represents only the finest freshwater eco-systems. Free stone rivers but also the richest habitat endorsing Bhutan’s commitment to conservation and sustainability. These are some of the best waters for Golden Mahseer fly fishing in Bhutan’s Himalayan foothills.
Bhutan is one of the best destinations for Golden Mahseer fishing.
Historically, an invitation only affair. Limited to the the Royal family, dignitaries and their guests. Today modern Bhutan is looking at angling as a conservation tool much like the rest of us.
Hence, catch and release angling for Golden Mahseer is permitted in the Sankosh / Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu and Drangme Chhu rivers, but also other unexplored rivers in this little Himalayan paradise.
Guided fishing in some of these secluded and sparsely populated valleys is available through select outfitters. Additionally, anglers interested in pursuing Brown or even Snow Trout fishing can sure to find themselves in some of the country’s most picturesque and well managed fly fishing waters at Haa, Punakha and Boomtang valleys.
We recommend you plan your angling adventure to Bhutan much in advance.
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