Atlantic Salmon

In terms of prestige the Atlantic Salmon reigns supreme. A selection of the best holidays in Russia, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Eastern Canada.

Iceland Fishing Holidays: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Icelandic rivers are world renown for both their superb runs of salmon and for their crystal clear waters. Salmon Rivers in Iceland are wide and varied in their attributes but most offer a variety of fishing conditions ranging from relatively flat meandering flood plains to fast flowing stretches of river cut into deep gorges interspersed by stunning waterfalls. Easily accessible from the UK and Europe as well as having direct flights from the USA short 3 day or weekend breaks are easily scheduled.

ICELAND-GENERAL SALMON FISHING INFORMATION New WhereWiseMenFish destination

General information on salmon fishing in Iceland: The rivers and environment, accommodation, fishing guides, seasons, fishing hours and general travel information

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Grimsa salmon river

RIVER GRIMSA New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The 'Queen' of Icelandic Salmon rivers. A beautiful and prolific Atlantic Salmon river on the West coast of Iceland within easy reach of Reykjavik or Keflavik International airport. The Grimsa sits amongst the Top 10 Icelandic salmon rivers with a reliable and strong run of salmon from mid June to August. Excellent accommodation is provided on the river overlooking the most productive pool - Laxfoss.

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Laxa in Kjos salmon river

LAXA IN KJOS New WhereWiseMenFish destination

Laxa in Kjos is a classic example of the sort of salmon river that Iceland is world renown for. Beautiful crystal clear waters flowing over volcanic bed rock with a superb range of different pools provide exciting and varied fishing for the 10 rods that fish it. Located on the West coast of Iceland it is a quick drive from Reykjavik or the international airport. It also has good fishing for Brown Trout and Sea Trout.

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Langa salmon river

LANGA SALMON RIVER New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The Langa is one of Iceland’s major salmon rivers with recent catches of 2-3,000 salmon per season. The river is fed by a large inland lake, Langavatn that ensures a very reliable water supply and can means that the Langa continues to fish well even in a dry summer. The river is average sized by Icelandic standards, is best fished with a single-handed rod, and comprises of 93 named pools. The Langa is a convenient drive of approx 1 hr 45 mins from Reykjavik.

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Langa salmon river

NORDURA SALMON RIVER New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The Nordura is Iceland’s top producing natural salmon river with catch figures of almost 3,500 salmon in recent years. A medium to large river it is blessed with charchtersitics ranging from intimate tributary streams to a series of deep gorges, rapids, channels, wide sweeping pools all interspersed by visually spectacular waterfalls. With very easy access from Reykjavik, approx a 1hr 30 min drive, it is ideally suited to overseas anglers looking for a prolific and exciting 3 day fishing holiday in Iceland.

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FISHING IN ICELAND-TIPS, TECHNIQUES, OBSERVATIONS & ADVICE & WWMF FILM OF NORDURA & LANGA RIVERS 2011 New WhereWiseMenFish destination

To fish for salmon successfully in Iceland you need to understand the different attributes that these rivers have over other Atlantic Salmon locations. Fishing techniques, flies, seasons and general advice

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TOP TWENTY ICELANDIC SALMON RIVERS New WhereWiseMenFish destination

There are approximately 110 salmon rivers in Iceland which during the 2010 season produced 75,500 salmon. About 75% of this total are caught from the top 30 rivers. The synopsis below provides a breakdown of what to expect at some of Iceland's top performing rivers.

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Russia fishing holidays: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

General info & hosted trips

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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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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The rivers

Atlantic Salmon fishing on Kharlovka & Litza Rivers

ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING: KOLA PENINSULAR - KHARLOVKA & LITZA RIVERS

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

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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Eastern Canada fishing holidays: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Canada Fly Fishing: Grand Cascapedia

GRAND CASCAPEDIA

The Grand Cascapedia ranks as possibly the signature river in Eastern Canada despite sitting alongside some very distinguished companions. The Three British Governor Generals who were given exclusive rights to the upper 40 miles of the Grand Cascapedia from 1879 to 1893 came home with tales of three 40 pounders in a single day and fish that tipped the scales past 50lbs. Since those early years of discovery the fishing on the Grand Cascapedia has enjoyed exclusive ownership and this alongside the security of heavily wooded and steeply bordered sides meant that the river withstood the ravages of human encroachment. Access is now less restricted with the introduction of a controlled lottery system has opened most stretches of the Grand Cascapedia to the public. Access aside the Grand Cascapedia holds title to the claim as being the river in Canada that has the largest Atlantic Salmon and as such it is the one that draws anglers to its banks in search of an elusive 40 pounder!

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Canada Fly Fishing: more about Salmon lodge

SALMON LODGE – GRAND CASCAPEDIA New WhereWiseMenFish destination

Salmon Lodge has roots that date back to the earliest days of the Grand Csacapedia. Fully refurbished in 2010 alongside the ‘best view on the Cascapedia’ it now offers exceptional levels of accommodation to go with access to the Grand Cascapedia, Petite Cascapedia and Bonaventure rivers.

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Canada Fly Fishing: more Camp Bonaventure

CAMP BONAVENTURE – BONAVENTURE RIVER New WhereWiseMenFish destination

Camp Bonaventure on the lower section of the river has long been considered one of the most finely appointed fishing lodges in the Gaspe. Very comfortable, excellent service and guides and with prime water on the Bonaventure as well as access to the Petite and Grand Cascapedia this is a lodge to fulfill aspirations.

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Canada Fly Fishing: more about Camp Brûlé

CAMP BRÛLÉ – PETITE CASCAPEDIA New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The Petite Cascapedia, whilst smaller than its sister river, the Grand Cascapedia boasts salmon every bit as large. Located between the Grand and the Bonaventure Camp Brûlé is a true anglers lodge. Full of history and serviced with the purposeful intent of a team of guides who want nothing other than to catch fish this is a great lodge to experience the Gaspe.

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Norway fishing holidays: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Winsnes Salmon Fishing Lodge

GAULA RIVER SALMON FISHING – WINSNES BEAT New WhereWiseMenFish destinations

The Winsnes Salmon Fishing Lodge unquestionably offers some of the best fly-fishing water on the Gaula. Two of the best beats on the river, Flaskholen and Mallum Winsnes have been combined to provide 4 consecutive kms of double-bank fly-fishing only water including the legendary Kroken Pool. There are 9 beats fished by 5 pairs of anglers. Anglers have excellent accommodation at Stortsu Winsnes farmhouse hosted by Matt Hayes and his wife Anne-Marit Winsnes

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Norway Fly Fishing: Upper Namsen

THE NAMSEN RIVER - UPPER NAMSEN FISHING

Second only to the Alta in terms of reputation the Namsen has some truly magnificent fishing and fly-water. One of the most powerful rivers in Norway it also has a reputation for providing some of the largest fish. In 2004 it produced a salmon of 53 lbs.

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Norway Fly Fishing: The Aunun Lodge

GAULA RIVER – THE NORWEGIAN FLY-FISHERS CLUB

One of the most widely known rivers in Norway and for very good reason. The Gaula is a medium to large river with very healthy runs of Atlantic Salmon. During the early season the average salmon weight can be as much as 22lbs whilst in July the Salmon range from 15-22lbs. With a rotational beat system in operation anglers get to experience the fishing over a wide range of pools and runs all ideally suitable for the fly-fisherman.

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Norway Fly Fishing: The Aunun Lodge

SALMON FISHING: ORKLA RIVER – AUNAN BEAT

The Orkla River is one of Norway’s best salmon rivers and the stretch at Aunan provides some of the most enchanting fly-fishing water available. If the river is seductive then the same can be said for the surroundings in equal measure. Nestled into a tranquil but steeply sloped valley, surrounded by mature woodland and well kept farms and secluded from major roads or railways this is as much a retreat as it is a great salmon river.

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Ireland fishing holidays: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Ireland Fishing: Salmon Fishing On Baronscourt Estate

SALMON FISHING: THE BARONSCOURT ESTATE

The River Mourne is believed to be one of the best salmon rivers in Europe and the famous "Snaa" beat produces more salmon per year than many well known beats elsewhere in Britain and Ireland. The Baronscourt Estate, the Duke of Abercorn's family home since 1612, provides an excellent backdrop of historical and architectural interest to your fly fishing adventure in Ireland.

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Ireland Fishing: Salmon fishing on Lough Eriff

SALMON FISHING: RIVER ERIFF

lively streams with deep fish holding pools amidst superb wild Irish scenery. There are eight miles of angling water on the Eriff divided into nine beats, all of which are under the central control of the Western Regional Fisheries Board. The fishing is uncrowded with only 2 rods on most beats and a maximum of 3 on the remainder. Although primarily a Grilse fishery the recent abolition of drift nets in Ireland has helped boost the size of salmon running the system.

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Ireland Fishing: Salmon Fishing on the River Moy

SALMON FISHING: THE MOUNT FALCON COUNTRY HOUSE

Located beside the famous River Moy, between Foxford and Ballina, the Mount Falcon Country House Hotel opens its doors in July 2006. This beautiful country house hotel offers access to two miles of private double bank salmon fishing on one of the best salmon rivers in all Ireland. Given its location, it has a constant flow of fresh salmon throughout the season.

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