2018 ASR Salmon Season Summary

Posted on 20/09/2018

2018 ASR Salmon Season Summary

The 2018 has been fascinating with weeks that reminded us both of how special these remarkable rivers can be, but also of how finely balanced nature can be, when the heatwave that swept Europe also visited the Arctic tundra in July. In addition, the vagaries of our unique location also meant that we were briefly but once more reminded that the remote and controlled zone in which our rivers flow has the occasional frustration to go hand in hand with the many advantages that...

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Three rivers report for week 35/36/37 ending 14h of September 2018

Posted on 20/09/2018

Three rivers report for week 35/36/37 ending 14h of September 2018

Three Rivers. Week 35. Low water autumn conditions on the ASR coincided with a decision by the military authorities to conduct exercises within the restricted zone of the Northern Kola Peninsula leaving us with no alternative but to cancel the fishing trips for a number of our foreign guests. Whilst saddened and frustrated to have disappointed old friends in this way, a small number of old Russian friends were still most welcomed as always. It also offered us an unexpected...

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Kharlovka web report for week 32 ending 10th of August 2018

Posted on 15/09/2018

Kharlovka web report for week 32 ending 10th of August 2018

At last! The heat wave finally let up just days before youth team arrived for what would turn out to be a most jolly and productive fishing week. Temps really started to heat up about 10th of July this season which led to an extended period of bright sunny skies and water temps rising over 20C. While the rivers remained at record low levels, thankfully everything cooled back down just before the young lads arrived who were blessed with mild conditions for the week with...

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Rynda week 32 ending 10th of August 2018

Posted on 13/09/2018

Rynda week 32 ending 10th of August 2018

The weather! It changed after a month of hot sunny weather to something more likely you expect at the north coast of the Kola Peninsula! The air temp went down to 10-12C and the water temp responded quickly – reduced from 17C to 12C. The only problem was a very low water. But anyway, this big weather change made fishing life much easier. Now our international team from all over the world was searching for fish with enthusiasm, experimenting with fishing tactic and flies....

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Rynda week 31 ending 3rd of August 2018

Posted on 29/08/2018

Rynda week 31 ending 3rd of August 2018

The very hot and low water season is the often topic for salmon anglers’ conversations this year. New international French-UK-USA-Swiss team was dealing with the most difficult conditions. The water level reached its absolute minimum this week. Even short rain did not move the level up. Nevertheless, the team did well, trying to find fish in rapids and small pockets. The most productive beat was Saami and down stream. Using all small hitched Sunrays and Golden Killer our...

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Rynda week 30 ending 27th of July 2018

Posted on 28/08/2018

Rynda week 30 ending 27th of July 2018

This week our old German-French-British fishing friends were fishing at Rynda. Again, as the previous week, the challenge was – fishing in the hottest ever conditions. Both rivers Rynda and Zolotaya were losing 2-3 cm each day and by the end of the week reached a difficult low level. Low water together with cloudless bright sky rose the water temp up to 21C. Despite all of that, our team had 60 fish and many lost, so it was tough but good fun. One important moment happened...

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Trout Fishing Report 6B – 2018

Posted on 25/08/2018

Trout Fishing Report 6B – 2018

21st – 28th of July. This year we had the pleasure to visit both camp Dream Litza and Wulfs Lear. Camps I’ve visited with great luck on several other occations. Our expectations were somewhat limited as it was reported of extreme heat, low water levels and high water temperatures. Although we were prepared to do the hard work we needed to despite the difficult conditions. Overall, we caught 42 fish above 1kg during the week with an average weight of 2kg. The group (from...

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Trout Fishing Report 8A – 2018

Posted on 22/08/2018

Trout Fishing Report 8A – 2018

Just came back home from another great trip at the Tundra! We were a diverse group consisting of 5 fishermen from French Guiana, Germany, Norway and a Guide from Russia. Two in the group had indeed black belt in Tundra life and the other 3 were newcomers to the Tundra. But despite being Tundra newbies they brought with them 75 years of extensive fly-fishing experience from all over the world including Argentina, Chile, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Cuba, Greenland, Venezuela and...

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Trout Fishing Report 7A – 2018

Posted on 21/08/2018

Trout Fishing Report 7A – 2018

ASR Trophy Trout „Little Wallis“ in the russian tundra. Usualy if Igor, our great “chef de cuisine”, ignites several signal rockets into the blue sky you should get alert to handle a) the approaching bears, b) the approaching helicopter for the pickup…. But on August 2018, 1st this was the sign for Benjamin, Joel, Kevin, Robin and Sascha (5 highly motivated swiss tundra-greenhorns) and me, their groupleader Christoph to celebrate the national celebration day of swiss...

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