Kharlovka week 24 ending 10th of June 2016
Last week was amazing! There were 12 guests from 9 different countries who were mostly returning Kharlovka veterans. The team had to endure absolutely nasty conditions that included super winds from the north gusting to 70km/hr, cold rain sleet and snow with temps of about 3-4C along with rising rivers of 20-25cm which took the level up to 54cm which was 8cm more than we had to start the season 2 weeks ago. In addition, river temps went from a balmy 10C back down to a more seasonable reading of 5C.
Despite the gear testing weather, big spring salmon seemed to be showing everywhere. From the first frosty evening to the last epic vodka party on the final night (or should we say morning) – the boys played hard from start to finish!
Again this was mostly a veteran team of friends who arrived equipped, well trained, and ready for action. Last week the highlights were big and often with the team landing a total of 144 salmon included 6 personal bests with 27 over 20lbs. – 10 salmon were greater than 25 pounds – the largest being 34, 31, 29, 29 pounds.
Honorable mention goes out to the entire team last week. Even our good buddy Johannes found something to smile about nearly everyday. Next time we will try to snap a better photo.
They all left with some great silver memories promising to return again. To help tell the story – here are just a few of the best photos of the week.
Cheers – All the best Si!
Special thanks to our Swiss friends for the endless laughs and well done the brace of 29 pounders. Unfortunately Ulrik managed to escape with leaving us the photo on the final night however we did manage to snaps some others of the duo in action.
It was pleasure to have the Canadians Greg and Ernie on board for the first time. With 19 salmon including a 25 pound P.B for each, we have a feeling that we will see them back again for round II.
Always great to see Chuck back again and again. Please send us the photo of your 29 pounder on the last day!
Special thanks to Mikael and Tony and Anders for all the great photos. With plenty of silver ammo we are looking forward to seeing the new Patagonia fishing catalogue!
The big prize went to Big Dave for landing 22 salmon with 4 over 20 including this lovely 34 pounder from the mighty Kharlovka home pool. Any comments Dave? “BRILL!”
That was a great week spent amongst great friends. See you all again next year!