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.
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
GENERAL INFO & HOSTED TRIPS
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.MORE ABOUT KHARLOVKA, LITZA, RYNDA-THREE RIVERS PROGRAMME>>>
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.MORE ABOUT RUSSIA'S KOLA PENINSULA: THE BEST ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING RIVERS IN THE WORLD>>>
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.MORE ABOUT ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING: KOLA PENINSULAR - KHARLOVKA & LITZA RIVERS>>>
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.MORE ABOUT ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING: KOLA PENINSULAR - RYNDA & ZOLOTOYA RIVERS>>>
Recommended Salmon Flies For Russia
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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
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.Read more>>>
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.Read more>>>
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!Read more>>>
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.Read more>>>
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.Read more>>>
WWMF HOSTED WEEKS ON THE ATLANTIC SALMON RESERVE