The Siberian Taimen (Hucho taimen) is an incredible fish that can grow to over 100 kg and measure in excess of 1.5 meters long. They live in fresh water preferring flowing cold water over a stony or gravel bottom. They do not migrate to the sea and can occasionally be found in lakes.
Taimen feed primarily on fish but will also take birds and rodents. They can be caught on the dry fly or lure from the surface providing heart stopping takes and long hard amazing battles.
Whilst not verified, the largest reported Taimen caught was claimed to be 105 kg with a length of 2.1 meters.
Siberian Taimen fishing is not for the faint-hearted or armchair angler. If you fancy tangling with one of these monsters head over to Fishing in Siberia and book yourself a tour with Fishing Tour in Siberia
Siberian Taimen being caught and released, estimated at 50 kg. A true monster fish of incredible proportions.
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This pictures below are supplied by Fishing Tour in Siberia who specialize in organizing guided tours for anglers wishing to tackle the mythical Siberian Taimen.
No words or captions are needed - All are magnificent fish that display the power and splendour of the Siberian Taimen.