Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2017

Posted on 09/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2017

I have again had the pleasure of visiting the Kharlovka river for a week with good friends. This year my group consisted of Kola veterans that have been travelling with me several times before. The group this year was 5 people (we had one shortfall) from left front; Glenn Christensen, Øyvind Dahl, Tom Tuskin (group leader), Tommy Lafton, Luganscky Volodya (tundra Chef) and Trond Bentestuen. We had for this year made own logo and new jackets for the trip. We had been...

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Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2017

Posted on 04/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2017

by Alf M Sollund Once again a dream week at Dream Kharlovka during week 29 (15th – 22nd of July 2017). Five fly fishermen caught 92 trout larger than 1 kg topping with 4,8 (estimated from measurements) and 4,5 kg. Again our warmest thanks to Mr. Kola, our guide Luganscky Volodya and the rest at Kharlovka Company. The group (from left): Luganscky Volodya (Russia, our guide), Frank Pedersen (Norway), Stian Jacobsen (Norway), Thor Evensen (Norway), Steinar Simonsen (Norway –...

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Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2017

Posted on 03/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2017

Swan Islands Our group consisted of from left: Håvard Martinussen, Vasillijev, Jan Erik Lund, Kjetil Hvarnes(Group leader), Torleiv Grøndalen, Stian Wadahl The toughest conditions we have ever tried to fish in, sums up this year’s trip. The weather was nice with both heat, rain and a little cold. The company of the invincible gang of fly fishers was extraordinary this year. However, the fact that spring was late and snow still melting after record amount of snow this year...

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Kharlovka week 30 ending 28th of July 2017

Posted on 02/08/2017

Kharlovka week 30 ending 28th of July 2017

Despite the sudden change of weather with cool winds from the north producing foggy conditions that delayed weekend transfers by several hours – last weeks group of 14 guests (Hosted by Roddy Hall the manager for Farlows Travel) – went on to have an exciting week releasing a total of 195 salmon before the big celebration on the Friday evening. Up – Up and Away! Following the record winter snowpack and spring thaw – the summer season has now caught...

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Kharlovka week 29 ending 21st of July 2017

Posted on 25/07/2017

Kharlovka week 29 ending 21st of July 2017

Here we go again! Following last weeks record of 331 salmon – 13 happy new guests just released another all time record total of 345 salmon on the mighty Kharlovka that included 26 great fish over 20 pounds – and 1 over 30.. – plus another 30 pounder for Volodya – the Home Pool Specialist.. Despite all the bright sun with warm air temperatures to 25+C – and with water temps. soaring up to 17.7C – the rivers were still at prime levels...

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Kharlovka week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

Posted on 20/07/2017

Kharlovka week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

New record on the mighty Kharlovka with 337 salmon for 13 rods! Although things started off a bit slow with only 4 salmon recorded in the book on the first day, everything quickly came just right for this returning group of good friends who went on to enjoy some fantastic fishing that won’t soon be forgotten. The conditions were almost perfect with the rivers slowly dropping away about 4cm/day finishing off the week with a good level of 45cm on the home pool scale...

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Rynda week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

Posted on 18/07/2017

Rynda week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

Perfect time! This is the headline for this week at the Rynda river. Rynda guests were successfully using the full spectrum of fishing tactics from sinking, intermediate and floating lines along with tubes, doubles, singles and hitched flies! Rynda was developing nicely, during the week the water level dropped up to 32 cm and water temp moved from 11C to 14C. Salmon run responded to the water dropping immediately. If in the beginning of the week most of the salmon were...

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Rynda week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Posted on 13/07/2017

Rynda week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Last week was a start of the summer here in tundra. Water level dropped 30 cm during the week. The week started with unbelievably low water temp of 4C and by the end of the week the water temp reached 10C! Along with the water level dropping this fact changed fishing in a big way. Our anglers started to put away their sinking lines and switched to intermediates and even floating lines. Last week at Rynda three different generations fished together – from veterans to...

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Kharlovka week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Posted on 12/07/2017

Kharlovka week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Summer like conditions finally arrived to the far northern tundra along with plenty of sun and warming rivers last week that went from 7.6C up to 13C – while water levels dropped away nicely at about 6cm/day to finish the week at 76cm on the home pool scale. The combination of the rivers warming and the levels dropping led to some fantastic fishing results for the lucky group of 12 international guests. Following introductions and group bonding the boys were obviously...

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Kharlovka week 26 ending friday 30th of June 2017

Posted on 01/07/2017

Kharlovka week 26 ending friday 30th of June 2017

Notice from the authorities of a late decision to conduct naval exercises off the controlled zone within which we operate, necessitated some last minute changes to the teams of guests at ASR last week. Whilst our overseas friends for this specific week only therefore had to postpone their week’s fishing in 2017 until a little later in the season, our many friends who have less restricted access were able to join camp and enjoyed some improving fishing. Nevertheless, our new...

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Rynda week 26 ending 30th of June 2017

Posted on 01/07/2017

Rynda week 26 ending 30th of June 2017

Notice from the authorities of a late decision to conduct naval exercises off the controlled zone within which we operate, necessitated some last minute changes to the teams of guests at ASR last week. Whilst our overseas friends for this specific week only therefore had to postpone their week’s fishing in 2017 until a little later in the season, our many friends who have less restricted access were able to join camp and enjoyed some improving fishing. Sometimes more is...

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Rynda week 25 ending 23th of June 2017

Posted on 29/06/2017

Rynda week 25 ending 23th of June 2017

We had a challenging week with big rising water and cold conditions. It was a bit like fishing in Gin&Tonic water under icy rain! The Rynda River reached its peak and then stayed at this huge level whole week. This along with cold (1.5C) water temps kept most of the salmon down at the lower Sea pool. Such extreme river condition required heavy sinking lines and even some big brass tubes – Snaeldas, Willy Guns, Temple Dogs were also affective patterns. The fishing...

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Kharlovka week 25 ending Friday 23 June 2017

Posted on 26/06/2017

Kharlovka week 25 ending Friday 23 June 2017

With water levels peaking back on their opening day at a massive 149cm which is about a meter higher than normal for this time of year, the group stared out the windows in amazement at the swollen rivers below and pondered their chances upon arrival -’like finding a needle in a haystack’. Thankfully – while there must have been a few monsters swimming up the thick currents in the middle, there turned out to be plenty of big silver lining the banks of the...

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Kharlovka week 24 ending Friday 16 June 2017

Posted on 20/06/2017

Kharlovka week 24 ending Friday 16 June 2017

Looking back we can say that the cold conditions through the end of May has delayed the big spring thaw on the north coast by about 2-3 weeks this season. With rising water levels and plenty of snow – ice still along the banks, we decided early on to limit last week’s group of fishing warriors to 8 guests with 6 veteran guides to lead the way. This was the first trip to the ASR for the majoirity of our guests. Water levels during the week went from a challenging...

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Rynda week 24 ending 16th of June 2017

Posted on 19/06/2017

Rynda week 24 ending 16th of June 2017

Late and cold spring finally exploded! As a result, during the week Rynda was rising in a big way adding 10-16 cm to the water measuring stick every day. And by the end of the week river almost reached the peak. High water reduced our fishing places. Most of them are too heavy now. Nevertheless, we have to pass this flood and gradually get back to normal. Fishing wise, in the given conditions our anglers did very well! Here are some highlights we would like to share with...

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Rynda week 23 ending 9th of June 2017

Posted on 11/06/2017

Rynda week 23 ending 9th of June 2017

This was the first week of the season 2017. The short description leading up to our opening week could be ‘Record amounts of snow along with a very-very late spring’. Snow levels along the northern coast topped an 80-year high last winter. This in addition to the late arrival of spring with the low air temperatures for most of May has produced low water conditions and huge snow banks to start the season. Nevertheless this certainly was not a barrier for the 6 crazy spring...

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Kharlovka week 23 ending Friday 9 June 2017

Posted on 11/06/2017

Kharlovka week 23 ending Friday 9 June 2017

Following a frigid opening week of the season, and with cold late spring conditions predicted to continue through into the second week, we decided early on to limit the number of guests down to our three amigos Chuck – Ulrich and Thomas to allow more of the snow to melt and the rivers to fully open up. Thankfully the forecast was underestimated for our last guests and like unexpected gift the days gradually warmed through a mostly sunny week with air temps from 5 to...

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Kharlovka week 22 starting 27th of May 2017

Posted on 05/06/2017

Kharlovka week 22 starting 27th of May 2017

Following a record 80 year high winter with loads of snow and ice, spring did make a brief appearance back in middle May with air temps up to a promising 10C. Unfortunately this warm window only lasted a couple of days. While the rivers were slowly beginning to open up, the north coast has basically experienced freezing conditions ever since. Faced with a challenging forecast leading up to our first week of the season that included strong cold winds and additional snow, we...

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Spring Newsletter – record snow levels!

Posted on 29/05/2017

Spring Newsletter – record snow levels!

Dear Friends, Following a long cold dark snowy winter on the far northern coast – we are back online! If you have been following the ASR Weather link, you will have noticed that the snow and icy measurements have accumulated off the 20 year chart recently during March and April. In fact, the locals are now reporting the winter snow accumulation to be an 80 year high event. The only road to Tumanni was closed recently for several weeks delaying our team spring...

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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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