February update

Posted on 05/02/2017

February update

Dear Friends, With the holidays now behind us and the new year progressing, we can report that the conditions on the northern tundra have been cold with good amounts of snow fall thus far. The ice continues to build on the rivers and nature is working its magic to bring about another generation of fabulous ASR salmon. As you can see on the Weather Page only twice during the last 20 years have the snow depth/water blanket been higher at this time of year. Certainly, whilst...

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Trout Fishing Report 9A – 2016

Posted on 02/11/2016

Trout Fishing Report 9A – 2016

Dream Kharlovka and First Knee Litza Back from another fantastic trip on the Russian tundra. We were a seasoned team with 145 years of fly fishing experience and a total of 31 week’s experience from the Russian tundra. We thought we had experienced it all and that the combination of thorough planning and our strong tundra experience should set us up with success. But Tundra is still Tundra and we experienced conditions we never had experienced before, and we saw things we...

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Trout Fishing Report 9B – 2016 + Video

Posted on 20/09/2016

Trout Fishing Report 9B – 2016 + Video

The group; Regine Emilie Mathisen, Tom-Arne Isaksen, Erlend Vivelid Nilssen, Marius Hernes, Kurt Magnussen, Volodya, and Morten Pettersen in front (group leader). Finally our week at Kola Peninsula started and the group was really ready for a trout week! We had Volodya as a camp chief and he gave us excellent service whole week! We started in Pina. The water level was a little bit high than the normal, but not bad at all. We did the camp and started fishing at Saturday...

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Trout Fishing Report 5B – 2016

Posted on 20/09/2016

Trout Fishing Report 5B – 2016

We’re back in Norway after 1 week on the tundra among large trout, wolves and wolverines. Here is a short version: Saturday 23 of July we were picked up by bus at the hotel in Murmansk. After a 3 hour drive into the “middle of no-where” we finally stood, 36 hours after we started in Norway, in front of a Russian MI-8 helicopter. The real trip could start. First stop was Rynda. All fishing equipment was disinfected prior to takeoff to the tundra. Normally I...

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Trout Fishing Report 6B – 2016

Posted on 19/09/2016

Trout Fishing Report 6B – 2016

A great experience and an excellent adventure once again when visiting the Mekka of brown trout fly fishing. Group 6B stayed at Running Litza and Second Knee Litza during 30th – 7th of August. Our group had very shallow water level and difficult fishing but even then we managed to catch a few. In total for a group of three guys we caught 39 trouts larger than 1 kg. The firsttimer Glenn caught the biggest one on 2,9 kg. I want to thank Justin for great info regarding camps,...

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2016 ASR Salmon Season Summary

Posted on 18/09/2016

2016 ASR Salmon Season Summary

All the days were good here this season on the ASR – and many were great! 2016 season review: Following in the footsteps of the benign conditions that opened the 2015 season, 2016 once more saw a remarkably strong start with the rivers in the first days of June both lower and warmer than for many seasons. This was matched by excellent fishing on the June weeks, evidenced by the strong record of big fish both hooked and landed during this period. In fact, the Rynda...

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Three rivers week 37 ending 9th of September 2016

Posted on 18/09/2016

Three rivers week 37 ending 9th of September 2016

Number of Rods: 15 Nationalities: Northern English, Russian, French, Ukraine Number of salmon: 133 Fresh Osenkas: 23, 17, 16, 16, 14 pounds Personal Bests: 9 anglers (Chris T 16 pounds, Chris J 22, Francios 23, Tom 27, John 32, Fabien 28, Sergey 26.5, Yuriy 20, and Leonid 36 pounds) Largest salmon: 18 over 20 pounds including 32 and 36 pounders! Wonderful end to a great season! Except for that one cold rainy windy Wednesday, the conditions for basically perfect all week....

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Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2016

Posted on 17/09/2016

Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2016

Group 3B Scones/Dream Litza starting Saturday 9th July 2016 Geir Åge Amundsen (group leader), Tot Erik Aasen, Arve Lindberg, Narve Nilsen, Bjørn Morten Grothe, Lars Gunnar Haug. Gena (camp manager) After a short delay due to fog, our wait was finally over and we were transported with helicopter into the tundra. As usual, our pulse rose upon arrival at the first camp, ‘’Scones’’, an inviting pearl that hides a large number of big fish. However, Scones proved to be a...

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Trout Fishing Report 3A – 2016

Posted on 15/09/2016

Trout Fishing Report 3A – 2016

3A Bush Wulff The group consisted of Christoph Zimmerman, Gunter Foster, Reinhold Geberd, Stefan Jansen, Carsten Dogs and myself Christopher Rownes (Group Leader). We landed in Bush in very warm weather with the river low and at a very high temparature. We set up camp quick and set out in 3 groups. Despite the very good weather we saw no hatch and very few fish rising. We quickly realised that BIG floating flies was the way to go. These flies fished dead drift brought up...

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Kharlovka week 36 2016

Posted on 08/09/2016

Kharlovka week 36 2016

Fantastic Week! Number of Rods: 13 Nationalities: English, Russian, Spanish, Finnish Number of salmon: 131 Fresh Osenkas: 17, 17, and 18 pounds Personal Bests: 5 (Sergey, Alexander, Robin, Olli, Mikhail, Alexey) Largest salmon: 11 over 20 pounds including a 117cm – 36 pounders and 112cm – 30 pounder Last week we had it all! Starting with a sunny warm windy weekend with southern breezes gusting to 50km/hr and temps into the high teens. Thankfully the winds died...

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Kharlovka week 35 2016

Posted on 04/09/2016

Kharlovka week 35 2016

Three Rivers – WhereWiseMenFish Hosted Week The Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda – “Prepare for the Unexpected” By Justin Maxwell Stuart ‘The Mighty Kharlovka’ – Kharlovka Falls on Day 1 At 42 cm on the gauge the river was at a height never before seen for this time of the season The Three Rivers programme which runs over the final three weeks of the season on the Atlantic Salmon Reserve covers the Kharlovka, Litza and Rynda. Sixteen anglers with a huge amount of water to...

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Trout Fishing Report 4D – 2016

Posted on 28/08/2016

Trout Fishing Report 4D – 2016

It’s Friday afternoon in Stockholm, at Arlanda International Airport. Six guys with big bags and wild eyes are entering Terminal 5. It’s time to go to Russia. To the Kola Peninsula. To Rynda River. To the trout. Again. It’s Johnny, Mathias and Magnus. Three guys who has been with me to Kola before. And there’s Andreas and Stefan, this year’s rookies. Finally it’s me, the group leader. This is my 15th week on the tundra, and I’m as stoked as always. For the third time I’m...

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Trout Fishing Report 6A – 2016

Posted on 23/08/2016

Trout Fishing Report 6A – 2016

Bush Litza and & Scones Kharlovka From the groups leaving the tundra we learned that the fishing conditions were tough due to the unusual hot weather. When we arrived the temperature returned to more normal levels from the tropical heat during the weeks before. Water temperature were around 15-16C in both Litza and Kharlovka. There were very few insects on the water and almost no rising was observed. Water levels were 30-40 cm lower than during the first weeks....

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Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2016

Posted on 20/08/2016

Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2016

Once again a unique brown trout experience for a group of fly-fishermen staying at Swan Isles in Litza during 23 – 30 of July. We had great and difficult fishing and caught 119 trout larger than 1 kg. Our “newbie” Frank topped the catch with a new personal best of 3,5 kg. Again our warmest thanks to Mr. Kola, our guide Luganscky Volodya and the rest at Kharlovka Company. Our guide Luganscky proved again to be a very experienced brown trout fisherman, as well as an...

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Kharlovka week 32 ending 5th of August 2016

Posted on 17/08/2016

Kharlovka week 32 ending 5th of August 2016

Number of Rods: 14 Nationalities: Russian, English, Scots, Finnish Number of fish: 119 Personal Bests: 3 Largest fish of the week: 35 pounds (by Maxim Illarionov) Average air temperature: 14 C Average water temperature: 13 C One of the most important things for us, here in ASR, is to provide an opportunity and to encourage the younger generation. We are conscious of the need to wet their appetite to fishing and let them understand the importance of a respectful attitude to...

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Trout Fishing Report 4C – 2016

Posted on 16/08/2016

Trout Fishing Report 4C – 2016

I have been to the Kola Penninsula 6 times- first time in 1996 – and it gets better and better, much because of the strict rules by Kharlovka, and dedicated flyfishers who visit. I am really proud of being a part of this. Some fun facts: Everyone in our group passed the magical 3 kilo brown trout. That is pretty insane, even when it comes to wild trout Kola Penninsula standards. We also had an average size of 2.6 kilos. That is even more insane when it comes to brown...

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Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2016

Posted on 11/08/2016

Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2016

We have just come back from an amazing trip to the following camps Mystic in Litza and Dream Kharlovka. The week were amazing and we had many moments regarding fishing, amazing photo light in evenings and all sorts of weather. As you can see from the group picture, we had tropical trout fishing weather on the tundra most of the week. The men in waders posing on the picture from left is Emil Westrin, Geir Krovoll, Luganscky Volodya (our chef and tundra expert), Tom Tuskin...

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Kharlovka week 31 ending 29th of July 2016

Posted on 01/08/2016

Kharlovka week 31 ending 29th of July 2016

Number of Rods: 14 (plus French host) Nationalities: French, Swiss, Russian, British Number of fish: 111 Personal Bests: 3 Largest fish of the week: 23 pounds Every season about his time we traditionally welcome our French group back into camp. This time around they joined together with one Swiss, one Brit and a young Russian fishing addict to just make things more interesting. Our friends all eagerly arrived into camp on the first Saturday afternoon to yet more hot sunny...

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Trout Fishing Report 2A – 2016

Posted on 29/07/2016

Trout Fishing Report 2A – 2016

Mystic Litza/ Oset Kharlovka. Visiting the tundra this time of year can often be a cold and harsh experience. This year upon arriving in Murmansk we realized that we had to start preparing tor tropical heat instead of arctic conditions; Temperatures up to 30 degrees was forecasted for most of our week. We had to go shopping for mosquito resistant tropical outfits…. After trying to sleep during daytime with a tent temperature of about 50 degrees, a nice swim in a waterfall...

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