Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trip in Mongolia. Do contact us if you have any questions and cannot find an answer here.

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When the Fishing Season starts in Mongolia?

Season starts from June 15th to October (summer to fall)

What are regulation on Catch and Release?

The river was the first in Mongolia to be legally designated catch-and-release, single-barbless hook, fly-fishing only for all international anglers. We insist that all clients practice catch-and-release fly-fishing using single, barbless hooks. 

Do I need Fishing Permits?

Yes, you need a fishing permit and this is included in our pricing. Only international anglers holding a fishing permit allocated through Fly Shop Mongolia may legally fish this river. Our exclusive management agreement requires catch-and-release, fly-fishing only with single, barbless hooks. 

Once I've decided where I want to go, how do I go about booking my trip?

Send an email to info@flyshopmongolia.com telling us about the trip or trips that you are interested in. Include your contact and mailing information along with all relevant trip information. We will email you a complete information packet and will follow up with a phone call to get things rolling.

How and when do I pay for my trip?

As you book your adventure we will send you a contract form to fill. A 50% deposit per angler of the total package cost for each trip is due to within 10 days of booking to secure the reservation. Full payment is then due 120 days prior to departure and start of trip. 

Do I need a visa for Mongolia?

For US citizens there is no visa requirements. For other countries please check entry visa requirements of your respective countries.

What To Wear In Mongolia?

Ulaanbaatar is modern city with fast paced development, there is no danger for westerners to attract any attention against their clothing. In the countryside, explicit and liberal style clothing should be avoided for women traveler. Local men in the countryside tend to wear long pants and simple shirt even in hot summer days. Mongolia has a continental weather with sudden change of temperature during the days. You expect to experience four seasons in a day, therefore rain and wind proof jacket is necessary in summer. Even in the summer it can be quite cold in Mongolia and during the night you’ll need warm clothes, especially when you’re camping. Depending on what parts of Mongolia you will visit, layers are strongly recommended such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, lightweight windbreakers and finally warm jackets. Do not forget scarf, gloves and woolen hat in the countryside.  Driving in the country road is fun with many bumps and female travelers may feel much more comfortable wearing sport bras.

What Should I Pack?

A trip to Mongolia needs a lot of preparation, especially when spend more times in the countryside. The essential pack includes Swiss knife, head lamp, leak proof bags to protect from dust and rainwater. A pair of binocular is very valuable when you observe wildlife and birds. Batteries and films are easily available at the stores in Ulaanbaatar but it is recommended to bring extra supplies from your home country. Mongolian nomads are very excited to be photographed and extremely delighted if you give them photos. Polaroid style camera is very helpful tool to make contact with nomads. First-aid kit is of course in the packing list; the heavy consumption of meat brings some stomach problems during your time in the countryside. Toiletries and washing things are advisable to bring.

What Is Electricity Plug / Outlet And Voltage In Mongolia?

Mongolia uses 220V/50HZ electricity. Electrical sockets in Mongolia are one of the European standard electrical socket types; “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” Schuko. If your electrical appliances’ plug does not match the shape of the sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter to plug in.   

Mongolian Timing

People in the Mongolian steppe are much less aware of time and locals have very relaxed attitude about it. If you need something urgently, you need to stress a little bit otherwise you need to wait few more hours, days or months. Drivers never say exact arrival time for next destination because of their superstitious belief.