The Khabarovsk Region of Russia offers dozens of diversified rivers for sport fishing with a variety of species of freshwater fish, salmon and two different species of Taimen.
The city of Khabarovsk, with almost a million people, is the capital, hub of international travel and is a major stop on the Trans-Siberian railroad for the Far East. Khabarovsk serves as the "jumping off" point for the helicopter transportation to the rivers.
Siberia Expeditions features
fishing and rafting trips
on the best rivers of Khabarovsk Region.
Yuri Orlov, President of the company, holds the top All-tackle IGFA World record since 1993, for catching and releasing the biggest Siberian Taimen ever caught, 92 lb. 8 oz. on 16-lb. test line.
On Siberia Expeditions' trips 6 World records IGFA were set. Our equipment, lodging,hotels, meals and guides are the best available, and we, Siberia Expeditions, are committed to make your trip with us the greatest adventure of a lifetime.
We like clear, mountain rivers with plenty of fish. We fish in places that many regard as extreme, and that demand a certain amount of effort to reach. Most of our trips are fly-in, fly-out. It also means bigger fish. Less expensive are fly-in, drive-out trips.
Over the years we have been investing money into our log base camps on our favorite rivers. Each of them features big house (sleep 10), banya, dining area and barns. They are equipped with wooden beds, gas stoves, tables, kitchen utensils and are located at the very best fishing spots.
We are constantly on the lookout for the new places to fish, tougher adventures and bigger challenges. For our trips we hire MI-8 helicopter with best chopper drivers imaginable, who have been working with us for a long time.
Regardless of your own medical insurance, Siberia Expeditions provides medical insurance (25 000$ worth) per each client, that is included into the trip package.
We have several GPS units and powerful satellite phone. All of our clients are granted 5 minutes free to call home from the river.
On our trips we do all the cooking ourselves, and our clients are calling our trips "fishermen's paradise, complete with gourmet foods". We make pancakes, pelmeni, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, beef/pork stews, Oriental salads, and hearty soups. We take plenty of fresh meat, sturgeon, smoked salmon, lots of cheese and sausage in our ice chests, green tea, coffee, cookies and chocolate, so the cooking is exceptional, as well as the fishing.
Taimen is a catch and release species. Large Taimen grow very slowly and could be 60-80 years old. Some of the other species (lenok, grayling, salmon) will be kept on a limited basis for camp specialty dishes.
The best group size is 6-8 people. The group size is limited due to safety reasons per weight restrictions of the helicopters. Parties of less then 6 will be teamed up with other smaller parties to complete a fishing group.
Upon request, smaller group sizes can be arranged at an additional per person charge.
Anui river, a tributary of the giant Amur, flows out of Sikhote-Alin mountains, east of Khabarovsk. It is a wild, clear, free-flowing mountain river,surrounded by virgin forests of birch, oak, larch and Korean pine. Gravely bottomed, with wadable stretches, that are perfect for fly fishing, the Anui has Taimen up to 100 lb., with 20-30 lb. the average range. Huge lenok (30-35 inches) and fat Amur grayling are abundant, presenting real Record book opportunities for ambitious anglers.
Anui river itinerary