Trout Fishing Report 3C – 2018

Posted on 13/08/2018

Trout Fishing Report 3C – 2018

From left Harald Oterholt, Gena (chef), Svein Røbergshagen, Marius Warnken, Pål Asbjørn Jørgensen, Jon Erlend Dahlen. We arrived the fabolous Pina River on a bright sunny evening, mentally leaning on a description of the seasonal progression just as it used to be in the old days. In other words pretty much normal. The weather good, the temperature nice and the water level at midpoint, not high, not low. and a water temp of 13 degrees. Well, there is no reason to believe...

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Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2018

Posted on 08/08/2018

Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2018

By group leader Alf M Sollund The Kola fishing is each time a unique experience, this year we went to Dream Kharlovka during week 29 (14th – 21nd of July 2018). Six avid fly fishermen caught 109 trout larger than 1 kg with largest 3,7 kg. Again our warmest thanks to Mr. Kola, our guide Luganscky Volodya and the rest at Kharlovka Company. The group (from left): Frank Pedersen (Norway), Steinar Simonsen (Norway), Hans Eilif Larsen (Norway), Luganscky Volodya (Russia, our...

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Kharlovka web report for week 31 ending 3rd of August 2018

Posted on 08/08/2018

Kharlovka web report for week 31 ending 3rd of August 2018

Our latest group of experienced fishing friends from mostly Norway – France and Russia arrived a brief brake in the heat wave with mild temps to start the first weekend before a few more days of bright hot conditions that were finally replaced some dark clouds and good rain and a final day result of 29 salmon to end the week. Despite the pockets of heavy rain, water levels remain very low. Despite the challenging conditions for the majority of last week this was...

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Kharlovka week 30 ending 27th of july 2018

Posted on 06/08/2018

Kharlovka week 30 ending 27th of july 2018

Last week was the hottest week on record for the ASR. Following on from exceptionally warm conditions the previous week, temps remained into the 30′s until the final day. Rains had been forecasted for late week which unfortunately never materialised however the breezes did shift to cool things down slightly on the final days. Fishing mostly early and late (with everyone including the salmon avoiding the mid day sun) – the team of mostly experienced ASR guests...

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Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2018

Posted on 04/08/2018

Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2018

Daniel, Håvar, Oddbjørn, Halvor, Ståle and group leader Tor Ola. 4 of the guys on their first trip to the tundra. The guys had waited a long time for this trip, since we had to cancel the trip last year due to the extremely cold spring. So I can promise you the guys were ready! Daniel and some mosquitoes a magical night on the Kharlovka We started up in Scones, Kharlovka. Slightly higher water level since my last trip here, but conditions looked promising with some mayflies...

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Kharlovka week 29 ending 20th of july 2018

Posted on 02/08/2018

Kharlovka week 29 ending 20th of july 2018

The heat wave that has been affecting UK – Scandinavia and much of Europe (and other places) has finally reached the Arctic circle on the far northern coast of the Kola Peninsula. While guests arrived last week to mild temps that started off pleasant in the low teens, bright sunny conditions and warm southern breezes proceeded to push up the mercury well into the 30′s for the remainder of the week. The rivers followed suit dropping 9cm and warming into the low...

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Rynda week 29 ending 20th of July 2018

Posted on 30/07/2018

Rynda week 29 ending 20th of July 2018

This week we all will remember as a week with extremely difficult weather conditions. Clear blue skies and hot south wind made the water temp steeply risen from 15 to 20.5C. Together with the low water level, such circumstances required persistence from our anglers along with an individual fishing approach. And of course, Luck is a good thing to have. This week we were fishing with our good friends. Most of these anglers we know for many years and we are always happy to...

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Rynda week 28 ending 13th of July 2018

Posted on 26/07/2018

Rynda week 28 ending 13th of July 2018

This week Rynda camp welcomed our good friends and regular anglers from England. We have been fishing together for many years and we enjoyed such a great team! The weather was comfortable for the first half of the week: breezy north wind and clouds. The low water level was not a problem. Every day catch for the team was around 25 fish. From Thursday the weather changed to sun and south wind. As we now know, that hot was the beginning of the huge hot wave which covered the...

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Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2018

Posted on 22/07/2018

Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2018

Well, then another week on the Russian tundra is over and what a week it has been! This year I travelled with good friends, which has been to the tundra many times before. The participants this year was from left; Gena (our excellent chef and tundra expert), Stian Jacobsen, Øyvind Dahl, Trond Bentestuen, Kjetil Johansen, Glenn Christensen and Tom Tuskin (group leader). Wulfs camp in Kharlovka was the only camp we visited this week. Wulfs camp view We had been preparing a...

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Trout Fishing Report 3D – 2018

Posted on 22/07/2018

Trout Fishing Report 3D – 2018

Canoeing Rynda river. We started the canoe trip at Torismann lake. The weather was nice and warm. There were not many insects hatching the first two days, but enough mayflies to give everybody fun dry fly fishing. The third day we had an enormous caddis hatch, with no fish rising. Even flies fished deep were rejected. On Tuesday evening we decided to move about 7 km downstream. On Wednesday the weather changed with winds and some rain. This gave us a very good day of dry...

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Trout Fishing Report 2B – 2018

Posted on 22/07/2018

Trout Fishing Report 2B – 2018

We started at Big Trout with great expectations. I have been there several times during the same week of the year with great success. The spring had come and everything looked right. The strange thing was that nothing was hatching and we saw almost no insects in the bushes. The colour of Kharlovka was murky, maybe because of a very strong wind and great waves on the lake.The total amount of fish for the group at Big Trout was only 11 trout, most of them taken a few hours...

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Kharlovka week 28 ending 13th of july 2018

Posted on 18/07/2018

Kharlovka week 28 ending 13th of july 2018

This week we welcomed a hugely international group of fishermen to Kharlovka Camp, where our tent poles were adored with the flags of Russia, the United States, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and Japan. It’s a wonderful thing when a love of salmon fishing is able to connect people from all corners of the globe. Fishermen were greeted by extremely favourable overhead conditions at the beginning of the week – overcast skies and cool air...

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Kharlovka week 27 ending 6th of july 2018

Posted on 16/07/2018

Kharlovka week 27 ending 6th of july 2018

Fantastic fishing results on the ASR! Last week 10 guests from USA, Norway and Russia enjoyed wonderful conditions most of the week combining for a total of 212 salmon including 5 new personal bests. The largest fish of the week were 36.4 (Vladimir Sr.) – 33 (Vladimir Jr.) – 29 (Dmitrijs) – 28 pounds (Sergey) – 27 (Vladimir Jr.) Most productive flies were Sun Rays, Golden Killers, Spartak, AFF (Alexander’s First Fly), and Green McNaes.....

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Rynda week 27 ending 6th of July 2018

Posted on 12/07/2018

Rynda week 27 ending 6th of July 2018

186 fish – this was the fishing result for our Rynda anglers last week! The weather was friendly during the week. Warm days mixed nicely with cloudy and windy days. Water temp moved from 7C to 12C, the level was constantly dropping 2 cm per day. And by the end of the week the water level reached quite low figures. Such conditions were very comfortable for fishing and let us use wide range of fishing techniques – from sinking lines to surface flies. Of course, fishing on the...

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ASR web report for weeks 25 and 26 ending Friday 29 June

Posted on 04/07/2018

ASR web report for weeks 25 and 26 ending Friday 29 June

Young fishers visit the ASR. Unfortunately we received short notice that the military authorities would conduct operations within the restricted zone of the Northern Kola Peninsula during the two week period of 16th – 30th June 2018. As a consequence, we were deeply disappointed not to be able to welcome our regular guests/friends on to these weeks. However, Vladimir and the staff were delighted to be able to seize the chance to provide a unique and unexpected opportunity...

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Rynda week 24 ending 15th of June 2018

Posted on 19/06/2018

Rynda week 24 ending 15th of June 2018

International team of anglers was fishing this week at Rynda! We welcomed our old and new friends from 6 different countries. On Sunday Chuck rose the bar quite high by landing beautiful sea liced 24 lbs at Croy Pool. The rest of the week Chuck did well and landed 9 fish in total. Good job! The weather this week was not easy for fishing. Low Rynda is an open place and all the week Northern winds chilled to the marrow. The air temp was hanging around 5C. Only the last day –...

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Kharlovka week 24 ending 15th of june 2018

Posted on 18/06/2018

Kharlovka week 24 ending 15th of june 2018

Conditions last week went from good to great. Air temps were in the high single digits over the opening weekend followed by a brief cold snap with some snow flurries early week before the temps shot back up to 15+C for the final two days of the week. Water temps improved slowly from 4.9C to 7.0C while the levels dropped slowly over the week from 38cm down to 30cm on the home pool scale. Fishing results were consistent throughout with some 20 good salmon to start the first...

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Rynda week 23 ending 9th of June 2018

Posted on 15/06/2018

Rynda week 23 ending 9th of June 2018

Last week Rynda camp welcomed our six old friends from France, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Russia. The photos can’t reflect the tough conditions which fishermen faced during the week. The air and water temperature were not far from 0C. By the end of the week the water temp finally reached 4C. The strong northern wind with sleet and hailstone were regularly testing the fishing spirit of our anglers. Water level wise the week was ok. The peak of the flood this...

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Kharlovka week 23 ending 8th of June 2018

Posted on 14/06/2018

Kharlovka week 23 ending 8th of June 2018

Kharlovka web report for the week 23 ending Friday 8 June Cool conditions and silver springers all round! Wind – rain – sleet and snow with air temps in the low single digits couldn’t hold back our latest group of mostly ASR veterans who managed to release 60 good salmon during the week. Water temps rose slightly from 4.2C up to 5.8C before cooling back down to 4.6C on the final session – while the water levels slowly dropped 14cm during the week...

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Kharlovka week 22 ending 1st of June 2018

Posted on 02/06/2018

Kharlovka week 22 ending 1st of June 2018

The mighty Kharlovka is open! Photo of frozen tundra and lakes approx 30 south of Barents Sea. Very little snow remains along the coast. In contrast to last year’s unprecedented late spring high water conditions, our fishing friends were welcomed back to camp this season under more ‘normal’ conditions. Water levels on our first week started out at 91cm – dropping 34cm during the week down to 57cm on the home pool scale. To give you some idea, water...

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