2019 ASR Salmon Season Summary

Posted on 25/09/2019

2019 ASR Salmon Season Summary

While some fortunate fishing friends timed everything just right – 2019 will be remembered by many as the season that most of us missed! We approached the 2019 season with great optimism and, with a lighter snow blanket over last winter and a thaw well advanced, all the ice was already through the system by the time the camps were scheduled to open. Unfortunately, in what proved to be the forerunner of a complicated season, we had to delay the opening of camps by two...

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Trout Fishing Report 7b – 2019

Posted on 24/09/2019

Trout Fishing Report 7b – 2019

Pina river 27th of July to 3rd of August 2019 Just came back home from another great trip at the Tundra! This year we were only 4 fishermen. 4 fishermen, but with 25 weeks Tundra experience. And this particular week we needed all the Tundra experience we could get. Because this week had one of the roughest conditions I have experienced in my 12 years on the Russian Tundra. I think all of us gained a little bit more Tundra toughness after this week which I’m sure will come...

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Kharlovka week 33 ending 16th of august 2019

Posted on 11/09/2019

Kharlovka week 33 ending 16th of august 2019

After receiving the news early on that we would not be able to operate the later autumn 3 Rivers weeks due to military closures, we were absolutely delighted to welcome our international fishing friends back into camp! Team Scotland arrived in their traditional kilts as usual. Sunday morning all the guests were awoke to the beautiful sound of traditional Scottish pipe played by Jamie Junior. Number of Rods: 17 Nationalities: Scottish, English, American, Swiss, Norwegian,...

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Trout Fishing Report 8b – 2019

Posted on 03/09/2019

Trout Fishing Report 8b – 2019

from left: Kjetil Hvarnes (group leader), Jan Erik Lund, André Aubert, Nikolai (camp chef), Hans-Christoffer Meyer, Håvard Martiussen We were at Wulf’s the hole week. The weather on Saturday was cold and windy and continued with more wind the first half of the week. Water temperature around 10 degrees. We all caught trout on Saturday and the spirit of the group was good. As the week progressed, we came to realize that we had to search for the trout in each pool or rapid. We...

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Kharlovka week 31 ending 3rd of august 2019

Posted on 06/08/2019

Kharlovka week 31 ending 3rd of august 2019

Unforgettable week for our Viking friends on the mighty Kharlovka! Number of Rods: 14 Nationalities: Norwegian Number of salmon: 303 Best Salmon: 29 over 20 pounds with 7 great salmon over 30 pounds including three 35+ big fish rings! with the largest salmon being 42,52 pounds Six new personal bests: Svein – 15lbs – Kharlovka Falls Morten – 23lbs – Golden Pool Odd – 32lbs – Island Pool Robert – 36lbs – Secret Pool Rolf –...

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Trout Fishing Report 6b – 2019

Posted on 06/08/2019

Trout Fishing Report 6b – 2019

The year 2019 at Kola peninsula is characterized by the prolonged cold weather conditions. Due to that circumstance Tundra life shows a delay of nearly 3-4 weeks in comparison to the years before. Nevertheless our group 6B consisting of BenjaminW., Benjamin A., Joel, Rafael, Andreas and Christoph (groupleader) arrived at Wulf Kharlovka just in time when stable warmer weather gained the upper hand. Group 6B The week before strong rain had rosen the waterlevel rapidly but...

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Trout Fishing Report 5c – 2019

Posted on 06/08/2019

Trout Fishing Report 5c – 2019

Trophy Trout 2019 Pina Group 5C This year`s Tundra adventure was characterized not only by tremendous brown trout levithians but by the struggle against other Tundra inhabitants revealing their terroristic potential in marked contrast to their harmlessness at first glance, but more on that later… Despite the complications related to the Russian military operations on Kola peninsula we arrived at Pina without any delay due to the great organization shown by the ASR. With...

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Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2019

Posted on 02/08/2019

Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2019

Bush Litza and Dream Kharlovka By the second week of july, the summer had not yet taken its proper grip on the tundra. An ever present northern wind prevailing for the last two weeks, had however calmed down and it all looked promising when we settled for camp by the small lake dividing the fantastic Bush piece of Litza River in two separate zones, both to be heavily explored for three days. The team was indeed a nice display of experienced tundra fishermen. From left Igor...

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Trout Fishing Report 3C – 2019

Posted on 02/08/2019

Trout Fishing Report 3C – 2019

From left: Andreas Mathisen, John Magne Kristoffersen ( group leader ), Stig Kristiansen, Gard Schaug, Ragnar Jensen and Margido Kristoffersen We arrived at Pina Saturday 28. July, and camp was set in a good pace. Higher water level then last time we visited, a million mosquitos but no trout to be seen the first day. Sunday was lost by strong wind, only a few fish was caught that day. Our expectations where to experience the awakening of the tundra, and on Monday we did!...

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Trout Fishing Report 4B – 2019

Posted on 23/07/2019

Trout Fishing Report 4B – 2019

I have had the pleasure to once more visit the Kharlovka river with good friends that now can call themselves regulars as all have more than 5 years of experience on these rivers. The participants this year was from left; Tom Tuskin (Group leader), Stian Jacobsen, Øyvind Dahl, Trond Bentestuen, Glenn Christensen, Kjetil Johansen and Luganscky Volodya (our excellent camp chef) As before we had been preparing a whole year for this trip with fly tying, sharing experiences from...

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Trout Fishing Report 2B – 2019

Posted on 23/07/2019

Trout Fishing Report 2B – 2019

Trout 2 B Dream Litza, Big Trout, Ivan Capaul, Alex Joerg, Jan Ekmann, Remo Lemp, Bernhard Raemy. Group Leader Christopher Rownes / Igor Zhuzhev Weather 4-10 Degrees Dream Litza We arrived in Dream Litza in cold conditions set up camp quickly and made our way down to the river. The tundra was really still sleeping but we managed to tease some fish to the surface. The fishing was still difficult but we had the occasional hatches of olive duns and Dream Litza woke up for a...

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Kharlovka week 27 ending 5th of july 2019

Posted on 19/07/2019

Kharlovka week 27 ending 5th of july 2019

Number of Rods: 10 Nationalities: Russian Number of salmon: 151 Best Salmon: 16 over 20 pounds There were 4 personal bests: Pavel – 19lbs Eugeny – 24lbs – first ever fish on fly! Sergey Balan – 26lbs Sergey Boldyrev – 26 lbs The biggest fish of the week is 27-pounder landed by Vladimir Snr on Litza’s Classic Pool. Unfortunately our regularly scheduled foreign guests were not allowed to join us this week due to ongoing military...

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Trout Fishing Report 3A – 2019

Posted on 19/07/2019

Trout Fishing Report 3A – 2019

Trout Report Group 3A Mystic – Oset From left: Tor Ola Dehli (group leader), Øystein Saga, Kristoffer Kristiansen, Oddbjørn Nordhagen, Rasmus Bonsak Løvbrøtte, Daniel Erik Gran, Volodya (guide) Finally after some trips to the russian tundra this time we hit the Jackpot!! 4 of the guys had been to Kola one time before, Øystein was a rookie and for me it was third time lucky. We started in Mystic Litza, and after looking at the river for 30 seconds I saw the first...

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Trout Fishing Report 3D – 2019

Posted on 18/07/2019

Trout Fishing Report 3D – 2019

Canoeing on the upper Rynda We started high up in the upper Rynda, close to “Great lakes”. Although the river and nature in general was very scenic a few important things were missing: Hatching insects and rising fish. Water temperature was around 12C which should be good. We were able to catch a few fish on streamers and the “village idiot” fish was the only one rising and being caught on dry fly. After two days we moved downstream to Lake Torosman. During the move we had...

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Kharlovka week 26 ending 28th of june 2019

Posted on 07/07/2019

Kharlovka week 26 ending 28th of june 2019

Number of Rods: 9 Nationalities: Russian Number of salmon: 115 Best Salmon: 24 over 20 pounds (20% of the salmon) with 2 over 30 pounds There were 6 personal bests: Young Alex – 16lbs in Home pool Vladimir Jr. – 36.3lbs in the Tent pool Sergey – 32lbs in Tent pool Max – 20lbs in Julians Ivan – 24lbs in Upper Dream Elena – 24lbs Lower Tent Litza The biggest fish of the week was 36.3, 32, 29.5, 29 pounds We apologise that we have not been...

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Rynda week 25 – 27, 2019

Posted on 03/07/2019

We apologise that we have not been able to publish the weekly web reports as normal so far this season however unfortunately the military closed the ASR camps to all foreign guests for weeks 25 – 27 from 15 June – 6 July. As a result, the Rynda and Zolotaya Rivers have been completed rested for the duration of the closures! Except that is for Nikolai and Nadya, who along with the rest of the staff have been patiently waiting for our fishing friends to return to...

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Kharlovka week 24 ending 14th of june 2019

Posted on 20/06/2019

Kharlovka week 24 ending 14th of june 2019

With military exercises affecting the first 2 weeks of the season, along with an unknown number of following weeks, we were especially delighted to see our old friends touch down into the Kharlovka camp! The conditions upon arrival on the opening Saturday were excellent with air temps well into the 20′s which drove water temps up to 10C with a water level of 41cm. The next morning the winds had shifted with cool air temps back down into the low single digits while the...

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Rynda week 24 ending 14th of June 2019

Posted on 19/06/2019

Rynda week 24 ending 14th of June 2019

The spring here at Rynda this year was fast and powerful. Rynda river opened from ice about May 9th and on May 15th there was a pick of spring flood. After that the water level was gradually falling down. When we started our first fishing week on June 8th the conditions were pretty friendly. Water temp was unusually warm +10C and water level quite low for this early spring week. Therefore, our first group of good Rynda friends had most of pools below First Fall fishable. As...

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