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..
Conditions started out nearly perfect with cloudy skies and a water temp of 11.8C. The action slowed a bit on the Tuesday when the sun popped out and air temps shot up to 30C. Thankfully the clouds and cooler temps returned for the second half the week with water temps cooling back down to 12.5C by the final day. Water levels dropped from 26cm to 11cm on the Home pool scale.
Highlights were Big silver and plentiful last week!
Vadim got the party started with a nice 22 pounder off the Lower Canyon on a hitched Sun Ray Shadow. The next day he lost a 30 min battle at the Kharlovka Falls with a monster that ended up breaking his rod. Nevertheless the whole team had exciting fishing landing 57 salmon during the opening weekend with loads of surface action.
Monsters prefer dark rainy days! Dmitrijs improved his PB twice on the week – including this nice 29 pounder from the Litza Flat Stone. He also had a 28 – 24 and 21 pounders on the Litza!
You never know what could be lurking around in the Kharlovka Home pool after dark! It took Stephan more than an hour and a good swim (hair wet!) before finally landing this perfect 20 pounder..
Sergey with a 28 pound monster in the Military pool.
Alexey teamed up with Boy the camp dog on the lower Kharlovka for a nice salmon just as the paparazzi showed up.
And always a pleasure to see Big Fish Bruce back on camp with his single hand rod and grease liner!
Fly Fish Russia! The main men from Simms and Fly Fish Europe – KC and Jarle were with us on the mighty Kharlovka. KC started the week off right with a 20 pounder from the Home pool only hours after arriving and Jarle enjoyed skating his Sun Ray all week going on to break his PB with a fine 26 pounder from the Reindeer pool on the Litza.
It was a Big fish week for Vladimir Jr. as well who in addition to landing 9 salmon in a row one memorable morning on the Litza Falls all on his Golden Killer – also released 27 and 33 pounders during the week.
Following 10 years of dedicated leadership and support, we would like to thank and congratulate Vladimir who was finally presented with his ASR Veteran ring! In addition, after landing multiple 32-34 pounders over recent seasons, Vladimir is also the newest member of the Kharlovka Big Fish club following the release of this 36.4 pounder back into the Dream Pool on the middle Litza! This impressive salmon was hooked on a special fly that his young son Alexander used the day before to catch his first salmon ever.
The fly is now called the AFF – Alexander’s First Fish fly.
Good fishing and great friends = another unforgettable week on the ASR!