Would you like to try your hands at fly fishing in Bhutan’s exotics rivers? We work with one of the most passionate Bhutanese fly fishing enthusiast and he will take you to some of his favorite rivers and spots to try out the sport.

Fishing is allowed by special permit along most rivers in Bhutan. Being a Buddhist country, catch and release is the common practice for fly-fishing in Bhutan. Taking the fish back as a trophy is not allowed by the government.

Best season for fishing is mid-April to mid-May and in October to mid-November. In summer, there is too much rain and water is wild, in winter, fish do stay in deep waters.

Some Restrictions:

  • During the first and fourth month of Bhutanese religious lunar calendar fishing is strictly prohibited. These months usually falls on January to March and May to July, differing from year to year.
  • Fishing is prohibited on important religious days and in the vicinity of temples and monasteries etc.
  • Punakha and Wangdue districts, Chamkhar chhu river in Bumthang and Phobjikha valley are totally off-limits for fishing.
  • It’s prohibited to use natural bait (like worms) and to take the fish as trophy. Catch & release fishing is preferred but if you like to take fish for dinner, you’re allowed in most cases.


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