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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Kharlovka Fishing Week 37 – 2013

Posted on 13/09/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 37 – 2013

Three Rivers report – final week of the season Continuing on with the successes of our previous weeks, we were pleased to welcome the last 13 rods of the season who travelled far and wide from the countries of Iceland, U.K., Denmark and Japan to arrive to test their skills against nature at its finest. Although we would normally have expected the high summer conditions to have given way long ago to the odd cold front or to some much anticipated autumn rains, this was...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 36 – 2013

Posted on 06/09/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 36 – 2013

Kharlovka, Litza, Rynda. The second of the 3 Three Rivers week’s and the penultimate week of the 2013 season, was almost a very enjoyable but steady week’s fishing on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve. Six national flags were flying from the Kharlovka lodge to welcome the team of 14 rods who arrived at camp; 4 from the USA, 4 Spain, 2 Switzerland, 2 Great Britain, 1 Germany and 1 Russia. Fishing conditions were ok however with no more rainfall since the previous week the rivers...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 35 – 2013

Posted on 30/08/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 35 – 2013

The Preparation Phase It is simply impossible, when faced with the privilege of travelling to fish three of the world’s finest Atlantic Salmon rivers not to reach a degree of mental turmoil leading up to the event. To wives left behind this may be nothing more than a holiday but to the typical salmon angler this is probably the best chance of catching the ‘big one’. Anticipation, aspiration, expectation! All fishing trips are a combination of these three thought...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 32 – 2013

Posted on 09/08/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 32 – 2013

OK. On behalf of the whole Kharlovka team I am writing this short report on the first Three Rivers week and last week before the break. As even rivers need some rest. I must say that time really flies here.. It’s like an attraction, kaleidoscope of faces and emotions, you call it. Each week is unique and unforgettable. So, after the bunch of loud and merry youth, full of life and desire to fish no matter how good the party the previous night was, left, we were standing...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 31 – 2013

Posted on 02/08/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 31 – 2013

Youth springs eternal – Driven by wild expectations along with plenty of cola’s and chocolate bars, we were delighted to entertain 14 young international fly fishers that arrived from seven different nations last week to the Kharlovka camp to participate in the ASR youth programme. After enjoying several weeks of cool cloudy conditions, our last rowdy bunch unfortunately arrived to a heat wave. It all began without a cloud in the sky with daytime temperatures soaring...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 30 – 2013

Posted on 26/07/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 30 – 2013

Despite the dark clouds that settled over the north coast of the Kola peninsula last weekend, team Kharlovka managed to pull together and produce some of the best results of the summer. Returning for back for round three, it was a pleasure to see our energetic Norwegian friends back again. This small group of veterans were accompanied by Jimmy and Charlie from Britain and the USA, in addition to a few eager Danes that included young Cornelius (12yr) who turned out to be the...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 29 – 2013

Posted on 19/07/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 29 – 2013

Mikael Frodin Summer Master Class Last week they arrived from far and wide to join us on the Kharlovka for the Mikael Frodin summer master class. Our latest ten man team included three jolly Norwegians, a husband and wife duo from Russia, good old Ken from America, mr guideline from Austria, a great Dane, along with a couple of sneaky Swedes. Although we didn’t receive the storm that they were predicting to begin the week, the conditions were basically perfectly...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 28 – 2013

Posted on 12/07/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 28 – 2013

Following nearly one month of non-stop hot sunny conditions, the weather finally broke just in time for the arrival of our latest group of guests. It was obvious from the very beginning when twelve of Vladimir’s best Russian fly fishing friends (along with good old English Joe) all piled off the big helicopter that we would certainly be in for a memorable week. Half of them we recognised straight away as they had been a part of the recent grand opening in St....

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 27 – 2013

Posted on 05/07/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 27 – 2013

Last week it was all about the fathers and sons along with some great new friends and a whole lot of fun in the sun. After reporting the previous week that we had never seen such high arctic temperatures that were sustained for so long, little did we know however it was about to get even hotter and brighter. In fact there wasn’t really even a single cloud in the sky until the last day of the week – again… Every morning temperatures would start out around...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 26 – 2013

Posted on 28/06/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 26 – 2013

Although the weather conditions here on the northern Kola have been abnormally warm since the very beginning of April, our last team of VIPs and veterans survived a spell of the hottest temperatures that any of us can remember. It all started towards the end of the previous week when another high pressure system settled with bright sunny skies and scorching temperatures of 25+ degrees C. Even though we are located on the far north coast approximately 400km above the arctic...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 25 – 2013

Posted on 21/06/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 25 – 2013

Last week the helicopter touched down on the Kharlovka pad and the same old smiling faces as usual came filing off to hug their guides and prepare for the exciting times ahead. Cabins were quickly claimed, bags unpacked and of course the flies were fiddled with before we managed to pull them all together for a hardy fish soup and draw for the beats. Despite the approaching summer solstice with the longest days of the year, last week’s team arrived to dark arctic...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 24 – 2013

Posted on 14/06/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 24 – 2013

It was another week of great friends, interesting weather and good sized salmon here on the north coast! Although we started out again with bright sunny skies and very warm temperatures of 25+ degrees C, by early week there was thunder and lightning followed by heavy rains and the odd snow flurry. We woke up on Tuesday morning to near freezing temperatures and the rivers were slowly starting to rise – going from 23 to 27cm during the day on the home pool scale....

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 23 – 2013

Posted on 07/06/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 23 – 2013

Its been a real roller coaster ride with the arctic weather conditions around here lately as our jolly Scottish friends along with a few friendly chaps from Ireland, Germany, Sweden and merry old England survived temperatures that went from days with 30 degrees C (if you could find the shade) suddenly down to 4 degrees with howling winds, freezing mist, and fog – then back up again at the end of the week to 25 C without a cloud to be seen in the sky. By late Monday...

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Kharlovka Fishing Week 22 – 2013

Posted on 31/05/2013

Kharlovka Fishing Week 22 – 2013

It all began this season with an exciting seven hour flight north in (one of our two) upgraded bright yellow helicopters from St. Petersburg beyond to Russia’s endless forests, across the White Sea and over the Arctic tundra. During our interesting journey we observed moose, beluga whales, several reindeer of course, along with some impressively large flocks geese that (like the Big salmon!) were all making our ways north to enjoy the fruits of the far north....

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