Yakutia


Filmmaker Jako Lucas
Location Siberia
Species Taimen

In 2005 Ilya Sherbovich began exploring rivers deep within Siberia. His first trip was a successful mission but Ilya and his mates knew they had barely scratched the surface of a vast fishery. 11 years later Ilya amassed a crew of a dozen anglers and explorers with the goal of surveying further into the Yakutia province than ever before.

Yakutia is the story of this intrepid group and their adventure across 10 far-flung rivers. Within these distant watersheds they found taimen, lennok, grayling and monster pike while engaging in an ultimate pursuit for Russian Nelma… a giant predatory fish which had never been caught on a fly.