Russia Salmon Fishing Holidays: Experience the last undiscovered wilderness of fly fishing

When it comes to outstanding fly-fishing rivers for Atlantic Salmon Russia's Kola Peninsula stands head and shoulders above the rest of the world as the ultimate destination for truly outstanding Salmon Fishing. There is a huge variety of Rivers, some of which contain healthy runs of almost untameable submarine sized Salmon whilst others are prolific beyond imagination. Almost all are in wild and rugged areas making a trip to the Kola Peninsula not just a Salmon fishers paradise but at the same time an absolute wilderness retreat.

WhereWiseMenFish association with the Atlantic Salmon Reserve

The Atlantic Salmon Reserve, founded by Peter Power is now owned and run by Vladimir Rybalchenko. An influential Russian national with an over-riding passion for Salmon fishing, Vladimir has taken on the burden of responsibility to maintain and grow this unique salmon fishing reserve and to protect it for future generations to come. As a result of Justin Maxwell Stuart’s long-standing assistance, knowledge and involvement with the Atlantic Salmon Reserve Vladimir has appointed WhereWiseMenFish via Justin to continue to assist, advise and support all aspects of the Atlantic Salmon Reserve.

Vladimir Rybalchenko on the Home Pool of the Kharlovka River
Vladimir Rybalchenko on the Home Pool of the Kharlovka River

Hosted Weeks on the Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda by Justin Maxwell Stuart

Each year Justin will be hosting various weeks at the Atlantic Salmon Reserve. If you are interested in joining a hosted week or would like advice on any aspect of a weeks fishing on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve – equipment, logistics, availability and pricing then do not hesitate to get in touch.

2015 Hosted Weeks

  • 4-11 July 2015 – Kharlovka, Litza -Loop Week
  • 22 -29 August 2015 – Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda –Three Rivers Programme 
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GENERAL INFO & HOSTED TRIPS

Kharlovka, Litza, Rynda-Three Rivers Programme

KHARLOVKA, LITZA, RYNDA-THREE RIVERS PROGRAMME New WhereWiseMenFish destination

A unparalleled opportunity to fish what must be considered three of the most charismatic Salmon rivers available. Based at the main Kharlovka Camp guests will venture forth to spend two days each fishing the Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda Rivers.

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Russia's Kola Peninsula-The Best Atlantic Salmon Fishing Rivers in the World

RUSSIA'S KOLA PENINSULA: THE BEST ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING RIVERS IN THE WORLD

The Kola Peninsula is a unique environment in which to fish. It encompasses simply a long list of the best Salmon fishing Rivers in the world: Kharlovka, Litza, Rynda, Kola, Ponoi, Varzina, Yokanga, Varzuga and Umba as well as numerous smaller rivers and tributaries. A general introduction to the fishing, its allure and the 'WhereWiseMenFish Rivers' we love and have comprehensive knowledge of.

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THE RIVERS

Atlantic Salmon fishing on Kharlovka & Litza Rivers

ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING: KOLA PENINSULAR - KHARLOVKA & LITZA RIVERS New WhereWiseMenFish destination

There are few rivers which have quite the kudos of the Atlantic Salmon fishing on offer at both the Kharlovka & Litza Rivers. The Litza is frequently referred to as the ultimate Salmon River consisting of waterfalls, gorge and huge Salmon. The Kharlovka River fished in conjunction with the Litza is the location of the main camp has one of the best home pools in existence and an equal share of 30-40lb + Atlantic Salmon.

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Atlantic Salmon fishing on Rynda & Zolotoya Rivers

ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING: KOLA PENINSULAR - RYNDA & ZOLOTOYA RIVERS New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The Rynda could be likened to an exquisite medium sized Scottish Highland River. Home of Peter Power, founder of the Atlantic Salmon Reserve and catering for just 12 guests it is a fishing lodge where exclusivity is combined with simply outstanding service. The river has very strong runs of sizeable MSW Salmon up to and beyond 40lbs whilst being augmented by an equally healthy runs of grilse. Combined with the Zolotoya the Rynda is a true fisherman's river.

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Recommended Salmon Flies For Russia


Move cursor over Russian Salmon Fly to view in 360

Early season Salmon Fishing in Russia can be a cold business with the rivers typically sitting at between 3-7 degrees for the first 3 weeks of the season in late May and early June. Big Bodied tubes are essential with Templedogs and Snaeldas being amongst the most popular. By late June or early July ( depending on where you are fishing) the action will move to surface flies flies either being tied with a hitch or using the specially created hole in the side of all the hitched tubes and the sunrays as well as bombers.

In the Northern Rivers where fish over 20lbs are common it is essential you use flies tied on extra strong hooks such as Partridge Doubles. The small 1/2 and 1/4 inch Snaeldas can also be very effective.

Anyone booking a trip with WhereWiseMenFish will receive a free box of Salmon Flies for the trip as well as receiving a 20% discount off any additional flies.


 

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Russia Fishing Reports & News

WWMF hosted weeks on ASR, Russia

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2016 - 'Prepare for the unexpected'

publication date: September 2016

After a long hot summer we all had hoped for some extra water to boost the rivers for the Three Rivers Programme. Nobody however expected the river to rise a huge 50 cm to take it within a few cms of the spring height on Day 1 of the 2016 season. Despite conditions which nobody anticipated or had ever experienced for this time of year, the fish kept coming, a little slowly at first but improving as the week progressed.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from ASR-Russia

WWMF Hosted Weeks On The Atlantic Salmon Reserve
Three Rivers 2015 - A 'Bear' Week!!

publication date: September 2015

Once again the opening WhereWiseMenFish Three Rivers week was a huge success, both in terms of numbers of fish even if ‘only' 1x 30lb salmon was caught!! All the rivers, Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda were in good shape producing proportionately almost equal numbers of Salmon. The nature was the star performer with Bears, Reindeer, Ptarmigan and tundra looking resplendent.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from ASR-Russia

Just Another Season on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve!
Mid-season report 2015

publication date: July 2015

Following a WhereWiseMenFish week over the first week of July on the Kharlovka & Litza a synopsis of the excellent season so far. Despite a low snow-pack on the Kola cloudy conditions with intermittent rainfall has kept the rivers in peak condition. Extremely good numbers of Salmon are in the rivers and with three 30lb+ Salmon Caught over the WWMF week there is no shortage of big fish action!

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WhereWiseMenFish report from ASR-Russia

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2014 - "The big fish continue"

publication date: September 2014

It is probably unfair or unjust that one angler could catch 3 thirty pound salmon in a single week but that was exactly what was in store for one lucky angler on the first of the 2014 Three Rivers weeks. Generally good conditions meant that the salmon fishing was consistently good all week with 18 of the 174 fish caught amongst the 14 anglers over twenty pounds.

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WhereWiseMenFish report from Kola Peninsula-Russia

Summer Salmon on the Kola Peninsula
What to expect on a July week on the Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda?

publication date: August 2014

The threat of low-water or mosquitoes tends to make some people wary of the July weeks on the Kola Peninsula. One bad week does not however reflect on the whole season and those who stay the course over a number of seasons will as likely as not see everything. The 2014 season on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve was a welcome return to normal conditions after some low-water years and the fishing in July was spectacular. This report will give anglers an idea as to what to expect and how best to prepare.

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WWMF hosted weeks on the ASR reports

WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Three Rivers 2013 - The Record Litza Salmon - 'Almost'

publication date: September 2013

The now established Three Rivers programme on the ASR is quickly becoming established as the time to go for an above average chance to break the fabled 30lb Atlantic Salmon barrier. The two weeks I was fortunate to host over late August and early September were no exception with no less than three 30lb salmon caught on Week 35 and a stupendous 47lb Salmon caught on Week 36, a potential rounding off weight short of the all time record but still the largest Salmon caught on the Kola Peninsula for a good number of years.

Week 35-Read more>>>

Week 36-Read more>>>

 

Russia Fishing Report-Three Rivers Salmon Programme-2012

THREE RIVERS SALMON REPORT-KOLA PENINSULA RUSSIA
WhereWiseMenFish Hosted Week - 25 August - 1 Sept 2012

publication date: September 2012

I am sure I am not alone in saying that the quest for big fish is for many fishermen a mix between addiction and obsession. If you fall into either category then a week on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve may well be the drug that drives this lust to new lengths. One 40 pound salmon, two 30 pounders and eight PB’s (Personal Bests) amongst the group of 12 guided anglers along with a final tally of 147 salmon made it a hugely memorable week....

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Russia Fishing Report-Early Spring Fishing Week - 2012

RYNDA RIVER-ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE
Early Spring Fishing Week - 2012

publication date: August 2012

Water conditions for this early week on the Rynda left guides, and veterans alike in astonishment. Most of the snow melt had gone and the water levels had already dropped down to a height where salmon could run the entire length of the river. Although the fish had not spread throughout the river system in serious numbers it allowed everyone to fish almost all the pools with confidence and enjoy the spectacular upper section of the river, normally off-bounds to fresh salmon for another 2 weeks.

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Russia Fishing Report-Kola Peninsula salmon fishing tips

KOLA PENINSULA
TOP 10 SPRING SALMON FISHING TIPS FOR BIG SALMON

publication date: April 2012

Fishing in late May or early June on the Kola Peninsula along the Northern Rivers is all about catching the biggest brightest silver Atlantic Salmon. Average fish weights around this time are 18lbs and much larger fish can be expected. To enjoy your fishing at this time and to improve your chances you must come prepared. WhereWiseMenFish Top 10 tips to assist you in your preparation.

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Three Rivers Report - Russia, Kola Peninsula Fishing Report

THREE RIVERS REPORT - RUSSIA, KOLA PENINSULA
by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: September 2011

This was to be the first of the Three Rivers Weeks with our team of 16 anglers fishing 2 days each on the Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda Rivers. Grouped into teams of 2 or 3 there were miles of river to be covered and for this week the knowledge that the rivers had been unfished over the previous fortnight.

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Kharlovka & Litza Rivers 2010 Fishing Reports

Kharlovka & Litza Rivers 2010 Fishing Reports
RUSSIA'S KOLA PENINSULA - THE BEST ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING

publication date: September 2010

Russia's Kola Peninsula offers the world's best Atlantic Salmon Fishing!
Track the progress of those that experienced the highs and lows of the 2010 Kharlovka and Litza Fishing Season and enjoy a wonderful selection of photographs provided by the numerous guests and Kharlovka camp manager Justin Mcarthy

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August on Rynda Fishing Report

A week of salmon heaven!
AUTUMN MADNESS - AN AUGUST WEEK ON RYNDA

publication date: September 2010

The one thing that is certain about a week on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve in August is the total unpredictability of what to expect. What is certain is that on any normal season at some stage in August or September the summer highs will give way to cold fronts that will bring much needed rain to the rivers and steady the river temperatures from what can be approaching 20 C to something more regular in the region of 6-12 C.

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Russia: River Rynda Salmon Fishing Report

Early season report
RYNDA RIVER

publication date: June 2010

Salmon fishing report from the Rynda River in Russia during the first week of the season in early June. Cold conditions as expected but rewarded by some superb silver salmon.

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Seasonal guide to choosing the right week Fishing Report

Atlantic Salmon Fishing on Russia's Kola Peninsula
SEASONAL GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEEK by Justin Maxwell Stuart

publication date: October 2009 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

Picking the optimum fishing week to maximise your chances of catching a hefty haul of Salmon can be a daunting process. Trying to match that up with any budgetary restraints, your preferred fishing style and the likely weather conditions can be a tall order. Based on many weeks experience fishing the Kharlovka & Litza Rivers the WhereWiseMenFish guide will hopefully assist in unravelling the seasonal variations you might expect over a season on a Russian fishing week on the Kola Peninsula.

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