2013 ASR Salmon Season Summary

Posted on 13/09/2013

2013 ASR Salmon Season Summary

Dear friends of the ASR, We have been having a very enjoyable time up here on the Northern Rivers lately! For in addition to the awe inspiring autumn colours, and the copious amounts of ripe blueberries and mushrooms, and that crisp clean arctic air, and those magical northern lights, this is also that special time of the year when the big spring salmon awaken and become aggressive again towards our boxes full of large coloured flies. And never forget about that added bonus...

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Rynda Fishing Week 29 – 2013

Posted on 19/07/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 29 – 2013

Guest report by Pálmi Gunnarsson. Stepping out of the helicopter, briefly looking down over the Rynda lodge, to the lake and Rock Island, be greeted by all the friendly faces that I know so well, made me feel good and like at home. My friend Kola introduced me to my fishing partner Vadim Titovets from Belarus, and we clicked from the first handshake. The party consisted of one Icelander and a group of fishermen from Russia and Belarus. * After weeks of Mediterranean like...

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Rynda Fishing Week 28 – 2013

Posted on 12/07/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 28 – 2013

Guest report by Sue Mills and Tim Gray It never became clear precisely what a small Irish contingent, destined for other Kola Peninsula rivers, was celebrating……if that is the polite euphemism. It cannot have been the rugby as the Lions had not by then won. Surely it cannot have been Wimbledon as we simply cannot recall any tradition of Irish tennis. Perhaps it is similar to French Cricket. And The Ashes remains a total secret as we write. Either way one...

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Rynda Fishing Week 27 – 2013

Posted on 05/07/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 27 – 2013

Guest report by Roger Harrison Every salmon fisher has experienced days or weeks when the conditions have been hard but week 27 in 2013 on the Rynda will be remembered for being exceptional. The river was low and dropped each day. The very first passing wisp of cloud covered the sun at 4pm on Wednesday, the wind was always strong from the south, the air temperature at thirty degrees centigrade was constantly more suited to the Arabian than the Barents sea and the water...

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Rynda Fishing Week 26 – 2013

Posted on 28/06/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 26 – 2013

Dear friends, We would like to share with you a report made by our Rynda veteran, Mark Brookes. Hope you enjoy it! For many years this was the week of the Green Butt Brigade. Alas, it was to be no more and only David and Mark returned to join a truly international team of Russians, Swiss, Austrian and Americans. It was nice to have Vladimir and his son with us to make up a thoroughly enjoyable party. Arctic weather is always liable to have great variations and this year was...

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Rynda Fishing Week 25 – 2013

Posted on 21/06/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 25 – 2013

Guest report by Ally Gowans What a great week, fun, friendship, fabulous food and fantastic fishing! Life does not get better than this! They say that there is no such thing as bad weather, it’s just inadequate clothing. In these terms I went from five layers at the start of the week to one layer and sunblock by mid-summers’ day. In other words temperature ranged from 4C to 25C. Sometimes conditions were challenging but all of it was enjoyable thanks in my case to Patagonia...

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Rynda Fishing Week 24 – 2013

Posted on 14/06/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 24 – 2013

We met a wonderful group of solid friends this week. For some fishermen this was their first visit not only to the camp but even to Russia. Vast territory, numerous herds of reindeers and incredibly changeable weather were lodged forever in the memory of our guests. Rynda met its fishermen with a cloudless sky, bright sunshine when the air temperature was + 26C. The weather has been hot last week, the water temperature hasn’t changed much (+ 12C). On Tuesday the north wind...

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Rynda Fishing Week 23 – 2013

Posted on 07/06/2013

Rynda Fishing Week 23 – 2013

It is always very exciting to come back to the camp after a long dark winter and to see again the deep full-flowing Rynda river. It is a real joy to feel the fresh spring air and feast eyes on the awaking tundra. Here you may feel the contentedness which is so hard to achieve in the hectic city life. This winter was quite severe and snowy and like during the last years spring has quickly come around. This year May was pretty warm and several days reminded us at a...

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