Bhutan's best Golden Mahseer Fly fishing.

As Bhutan is probably one of the best places for fly fishing for the iconic and legendary Golden Mahseer. In additions, it’s highly regulated “high value, low impact tourism” policy is perhaps another reason why, even fewer anglers venture into Bhutan for fly fishing. 

Travelers can also expect to land within the dramatic, Himalayan setting of Paro International Airport (PBH), Bhutan. Then drive over a 10,000 ft Himalayan mountain pass. Finally, ending your first-day in the country, fly fishing for the common snow trout on the banks of the Mo Chhu (river) that flows through Bhutan’s picturesque Punakha valley.

FLY FISHING FOR MAHSEER IN BHUTAN

SKETCH ITINERARY

HIGHLIGHTS

9 Day Fishing Adventure. 

  • Fly to Paro, Bhutan and drive to Punakha for an evening fishing session for the common Snow Trout on the banks of the Mo Chhu River. 
  • Journey to Bhutan’s elite Royal Manas National park with your host Misty Dhillon. 
  • Fish the Mangde Chhu (river) and even the Drangme Chhu (river). Not just two of the best Golden Mahseer rivers of Bhutan, but of the world.
  • Journey to the historic Trongsa Dzong (monastery) and bring more meaning to your adventures through the lens of Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage.

Mahseer FLY FIshing in bhutan

bhutan's ROYAL FISH

Due to being sparsely populated in comparison to its neighbors (China, India and Nepal). Bhutan hence offers some of the best Golden Mahseer fishing in the world. 

More specifically the Dhi Chhu, Hara Chhu, Buri Chhu, Changchey/Sunkosh, Pipping/Bhutan Ghat, Daga Chhu, Homa, Sama, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and last but certainly not the least, the mighty Drangme Chhu are not just some of the best Golden Mahseer waters in Bhutan, but also in the world.

Bhutan

THE DESTINATION

Historically, an “invitation only” affair. Today modern Bhutan is looking at angling as a conservation tool, much like the rest of us.

Hence, catch and release fly fishing is permitted in some of this Himalayan nations waters. 

GOLDEN MAHSEER

AN ICONIC SPECIES

As Golden Mahseer are a species that have captivated the hearts of generations of anglers. They are also some of the most iconic freshwater fish of the Himalayas. Having evolved with the youngest mountain ranges of the world. These certainly aren’t your average fish. Nor your average fishing trip. We advise our travelers to plan their adventures into this ancient and rich land intensionally. 

MAHSEER FISHING

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Explore scheduled departures as well as  custom travel options to Bhutan. Combine them with Nepal and India. 

We’re always happy to suggest creative ideas that involve your non fishing partners, preferred activity level and even work with your budget to create a trip of a lifetime. 

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