Отчеты с реки Рында 2001-2011

Отчеты с реки Рында 2011

Posted on 30/09/2011

Отчеты с реки Рында 2011

Rynda News report for week 11 ending Friday, 12-August-11 East meets West meets North – Tackling Big Fish in Challenging Conditions It was a truly international and diverse group of anglers that gathered in Rynda in the second week of August: Fly-fishing experts from England, Denmark, Sweden and Norway came to fish along with guests from Russia and Germany. Peter from Sweden, who had been fishing the Kharlovka in earlier years, came to introduce his two teenage sons into fly fishing like in the epic movie “A River Runs Through”. And the four Russians Klim, Victor, Mikhail and Roman – all of them absolute novices in the fly fishing business – gave the group a lesson in maintaining patience and high spirits despite the fact that they caught only 1 salmon in a week that was characterized by extremely low water levels and therefore less active fish. In the end, the group managed to catch almost 50 salmons including three fish beyond the 20-pounds-level. Of course, this had to be celebrated with some glasses of Vodka … The week presented some novelties for Rynda camp managers Nicolai and Katya as well: They were surprised to have so many Scandinavians in the group, as they usually come earlier in the season to experience high water fishing with low temperatures and snowfalls. And there were Klim, Victor, Mikhail and Roman from Russia, coming to Rynda for the first time having a considerable spin fishing experience but being absolutely new to use fly-fishing rods. However, it gives proof of the fact that fly fishing is becoming more and more popular in Russia as well. On the other hand, there was Tom, the just 18-year-old English men, who gave the impression that he was born already with a rod in his hands. For him, travelling in a helicopter seemed to be as exciting as entering a bus. After finishing high school, we will study marine biology, of course – that is: salmon science on a higher level! Saturday, August 6 It was always like it is on first days: Nobody was really interested in the tasty Borscht Soup that was served for a late lunch. People were looking down to the river and could not wait to get into their waders for the first time here. However, they soon learnt that the low water level of the Rynda would present some challenging fishing for the rest of the week. When the group met for dinner again, the fishing results included several fish lost, many seen and 1 fish caught for 15-year-old Axel from Sweden – luck never leaves beginners! Sunday, August, 7 Roman from St. Petersburg formed an international fishing team with Guenter from Germany. They flew to the lovely Zolotaya, what had the advantage that Roman could start his fly fishing practice with a singled-handed rod what made it somehow easier for...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2010

Posted on 30/09/2010

Отчеты с реки Рында 2010

Rynda report Week 37 ended 11-Sept-10 September at Rynda – the time of majestic surroundings of the colorful tundra and exciting fishing during the beautiful ‘osenkas’ run. The most cheerful team of the season with the fishermen from South Africa, England, Denmark and Zimbabwe came to the camp having 5 absolute beginners of salmon fly-fishing: Jeremy, Gary, Michael, Leif and Robert. The rest of the group Mark, Tyrone, Georghios and Frederick, the experienced anglers, became greatly impressed by the lodge changes since their last visit a couple of years ago. After the traditional welcome speech of Peter Power with his unforgettable ‘banana instructions’ and a light lunch anglers left for the first 2 hours fishing which successfully finished for Robert with a first salmon ever caught. The early September brought a number of cold days but at the same time continued to show its great weather diversity which amazed everyone even the regular guests. Thanks to the cloudless sky at night some of them took a chance to watch the first Aurora Borealis of this autumn. The surrounding hills with berries fields everywhere made the tundra scenery really beautiful. These fishing days became an obvious success for Tyrone, who returned with several fish every day being proud of his lucky hat, rod or something else. He totaled with 19 fish for the week – well done, Tyrone! He also became the first one catching 2 amazing ‘osenkas’ of 14 lbs and 18 lbs in one day at Rock Island and Home Pool both on a Blue Charm. The trio beginners and friends Jeremy, Gary and Michael first told everybody they would be even happy to catch one fish for all of them for the whole week. However from the very beginning of the week they began to surprise themselves more than the other guests by showing the same results as the experienced anglers and confirming everything is possible with good guides and a peace of luck for everybody. They admired the opportunity to beat their personal records several times through the week. They also became the most stable team of the season in sleeping on the river banks after lunch. Fishing stories and jokes have been endless this week thanks to Geremy – the most humorous guest Rynda ever had. Every day an extremely amusing ceremony took place with a t-shirt as a challenge prize having a slogan ‘I love my Swedish boyfriend’. This was for the creator of the majority of funny episodes for a single day called ‘An idiot of the day’. Almost everyone became the one by the end of the week and had to put on the t-shirt for being photographed. The morning before departure became unforgettable for Mark, one of the most experienced anglers of the group, catching a fish in the Home pool just before the check out together with the rod which...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2009

Posted on 30/09/2009

Отчеты с реки Рында 2009

The Rynda report – week 36 ending Saturday 5th Sept 09 What a fantastic tent camp at upper Rynda. Who would have imagined that a tent camp could be like this? The tents were large with three beds, heat and electricity, separate cabin with shower and two small toilet tents. Group: Gary Hay – Scotland. Magne Fosser, Kjell Nordbek, Geir Kjensmo, Lars Erik L’vmyr – Norway Group leader: Jørn Pedersen – Norway. Guides: Jenya and Vazilijev. We started in the upper part of Rynda at the tent camp fishing from Sunday morning. We were six people divide into two groups. One group fishing in the upper part of upper Rynda and the second group in lower parts of upper Rynda. What a magnificent way of exploring the tundra by walking up and down fishing all day, we just loved the walking program that Peter has introduced this year. We caught three salmon this day and had a lot of pulls, the salmon seemed to take the fly very gently. 4 pounds, 12 pounds and 16 pounds. Hard work really pays of. We were walking the tundra fishing and casting, seeking for the salmon. We really enjoyed the nature and the companionship with the excellent guides. Walking was a quite nice experience. Everything looks a lot different from what you see sitting in an MI2. We saw nature from its proper angle. We spotted mink, swans and even eagles. It was just us and wonderful experiences, what more could we possibly ask for? Every one of the group caught salmon this week, totally 20 salmon, and Gary the scot caught the largest one – a 31 pounder. Sadly there is now picture of this because he was fishing on his own for a couple of hours. After three days it was off to base camp, and wow, what a fabulous place. You simply have to experience this to believe the standard of this place. No words can explain how it is to stay here for 3 days. We tried out sea trout fishing too, with the total of 9 sea trout. Magne and Lars Erik had one day of brown trout fishing taking the jet boat for about 40 minutes. They got 18 brown trout with the largest one at 3,5 pounds. Last day dinner was exceptional, Peter served fresh couth king crab, and an MI2 brought it from sea just a few hours before serving. We all want to say thank you to everybody working at these camps. They have worked hard to make this trip into an experience none of us will ever forget. Hope to see you again soon. Jørn The Rynda Report – Week 35 Ending Friday, 28-Aug-09 After last weeks great start the Rynda Tundra Adventure has gone on to be a huge success with another 12 people. New guests and returning friends alike have...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2008

Posted on 30/09/2008

Отчеты с реки Рында 2008

The Rynda Report for Week 36 ending Friday, 5-Sep-08 This week the use of Rynda Lodge and the Lower Rynda fishing up to the power line were given to the Murmansk Fly Fishing Club of which I support as an Honorary Member. The Chairman, Gena Shelyak, and Kola Baleev organised a delightful week of fishing combined with schooling in the art and culture of fly fishing. Some experienced members of the club together with our own guides gave up their time to help and we were particularly pleased to be joined by Gennadi Zarcov (with his daughter Anna 12 years) who is a leading member of the Russian fly fishing movement. The week was divided into two three day sessions starting with 6 youngsters of 16 and 11 years of age. It was an absolute delight to have them running around the camp in awe of the facilities and excited by the fishing. They all succeeded in landing fish or, in one case, bringing a fish to the net. The prize for best performance goes to Anna (12 yrs). Anna took her first salmon ever of 13 lbs on the first evening and then went on to land a 22 lbs fresh ‘Osenka’ at Rock Island finishing up with a further two fish at Zolotaya on her last day of 12 & 5 lbs. Then came 7 young men of an average ago of 25 years. They lived life to the full and had a thoroughly good time. This time around the prize went to Alexander with 6 fish with his largest at 14 lbs. All of us here at Rynda thoroughly enjoyed the week. Also during the week we were honoured to be visited by the Director of the Russian Salmon Fund, Grigory Mazmariants, together with a fellow Board Member, Faina Zakhorova. They explained their numerous objectives which from our point of view was the conservation of salmon in the Russian Federation and the encouragement of sports fishing tourism. We are very pleased there is now a supportive organisation in Russia which we hope will gain in stature and influence as the NASF in Europe and the ASF & WSC in the USA. They were extremely complimentary about all aspects of our program. In particular, our policies as expressed in the ASR Mandate: and the extraordinary success of the ASR Conservation program. We agreed to various measures of cooperation and support. It is envisaged we will be a ‘Partner’ member of their organisation. Peter Rynda Report for Week 34 ending 23-Aug-08 This week as I have been at Kharlovka and Yuri has been away leaving camp like in the capable hands of Nikolai and Nina. We asked for daily notes on activities at Rynda. Clearly it was a great week with lots of good humour combined a variety of fishing skills and persistence. Instead of producing the usual...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2007

Posted on 30/09/2007

Отчеты с реки Рында 2007

Rynda diaries for the week ending Friday 14-September-07 Saturday saw the arrival of a large and diverse Celtic contingent as well as a few English in the rear! With an impressive display of Scottish ‘battle dress’ – these guys meant business, raring to go and eager for a taste of the three rivers experience. This week clan Rynda headed east joining her ‘Big brother’ under the cavernous yet cozily appointed Kharlovka lodge where guests were given a great silver opportunity to fish all three rivers. For all you Rynda Aficionados, you’ll be glad to hear that Rynda deserves – as Justin put it succinctly- ‘a little more than half the credit’ – and quite rightly so! Rynda really showed off her true autumn colours. Take Alex and Ken for instance. On Wednesday ‘fishing from ‘the fan’ down to five pools – their combined effort resulted in both of them experiencing a red letter bonanza! Upon returning, their all too familiar ear to ear grins suggested that they’d had a great day, but not quite as unbelievable as the 11 fish that they’d battled with before lunch time! Quite an unforgettable day for both of them, that will no doubt be talked about for the rest of their lives! Downstream the following day, while eating lunch, Paul noticed a particularly large fish moving near the tail of a surprise pocket. Sneaking from his lunch rock, Paul nonchalantly excused himself without attracting too much attention from his Guide and son Connor who appeared to be in deep conversation over either the pro’s and cons of all of the fishing gizmos and gadgets that ooze from Connor’s overflowing fishing bag or perhaps it was just about his father claiming commission from his poker winnings of the previous evening – who knows! Nonetheless, while this was all going on, Paul managed to slip away with Connor’s rod and proceeded to stalk this newly arrived behemoth. One cast is all it took and all heads turned downstream wondering how on earth Paul had suddenly transformed from eating his bowl of soup to being connected to a huge autumn salmon now hell bent on causing a ‘reel meltdown’! After several cart-wheeling jumps the line suddenly snapped back at Paul followed by several richly descriptive expletives with an Irish lilt! Sadly there appeared to have been a wind knot in the leader, or so the story goes but Connor will beg to differ as it was his rod! Another great memory nonetheless. In time, many fish will be hooked and landed, most are forgotten, but the ones that were lost will remain in our minds forever. Overall, Rynda did exceptionally well against her big brother rivers and certainly contributed more than her fair share of silver to the booty! This past week was certainly a fitting end to a phenomenal season where silver dreams are made...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2006

Posted on 30/09/2006

Отчеты с реки Рында 2006

The Rynda Report – Week 24, Wednesday, 21-Jun-06: On Thursday, 15-Jun-06, the river came alive with the first respectable run of beautiful fresh salmon. In the last two seasons this has happened 5/6 days earlier. The last time the run began as late as this was in 2003 and it turned out to be our best season. At time of writing fresh fish are running as well as ever and we are rapidly catching up on numbers. There is every reason to expect a very good times ahead. Last week the river dropped at an even rate and the water temperature rose every day from 4.9C to 8.0C in the morning. Of course we caught a few fresh fish all week with many Osenka’s but on Thursday and Friday landed 12 sea liced fish. By the way the water is 13C today. Despite the late run the house party last week was great fun and we were all delighted to have our sportsmanship tested and rewarded albeit late in the week. Special thanks go to Way who has opened the Rynda season with us for six seasons on the trot. His spectacular casting skill is an inspiration to us all and most certainly to his partner John, also from Seattle, who landed the best fish of the week at 26 lbs taken on the left bank of lower 10 Islands just above the twin rocks. It was his personal best and we all enjoyed the deep satisfaction and happiness he took from his success. This year Way had bad luck with serious fish but his best of 17 lbs was one of the most remarkable taken in the week. Only he, with Per a close second, could have cast off his left shoulder from near the dinghy landing slap onto the first draw on the right bank of lower 10 Islands about 40 yards away to take this fish. Of course as Per taught us the thing to do at this time of the year is to work just above the top of Grand Rapids and hook a serious fish about two hours after high tide. One evening, contemplating wonderful news from Simon about his ‘guru’ and old friend, ‘Yours Truly’ was doing just this when the most enormous fish took hold literally into the fast water off the left bank. For a good ten minutes this great salmon cruised about the Croy area almost unconcerned and then dashed off for the rapids. Per if only this old fool had stood his ground and waited for the fish to settle but he is ashamed to admit panic made him run and of course Poacher’s Rock did him in. Peter D-W and Nigel had a merry week together with fine luncheons on the river bank combined with serious attention to their fishing. We are still trying to figure out how...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2005

Posted on 30/09/2005

Отчеты с реки Рында 2005

Rynda: Sunday, 7-Aug-05 Normally these missives are written from the “Command Bunker” overlooking the Home Waterfall which is a beautiful setting for a home away from home as close to nature as you can get. But it is almost impossible to be business like in such a distracting environment. For example the other day concentration was diverted by a salmon falling back from the crest of the waterfall. It must have stunned itself on the rocks below because it was then pinned down by two Greater Black Backed Gulls who then devoured it. These gulls often loiter about the house but it is the first time they have been seen in action. Before the season is over a White Tailed Eagle will be seen soaring outside the window to have a go at the odd “humpy” that is foolish enough to mess about below. At this moment “Yours Truly” is back at Eynsham. It is only for 10 days to sort things out for next year. Please accept apologies for this delayed report and the absence of photographs at this time. Last year our administration was not as smooth as it could have been with a little thought ahead of the Sept/Oct booking season. However, judging by your kind letters so far it has been the happiest season yet. We have a serious problem about what to do with new enquiries for over 200 places to visit the ASR next season so we need to find out who would like to return next year as soon as possible. Also there is the sordid matter of what to do about costs rising over 20% last year largely due to helicopters & fuel with the probability of more to come. The last two weeks have been a huge success. Of course it would have been difficult to go wrong in the week starting 23rd July as it was almost entirely made up of regulars who have made Rynda their own. They were charmed by new entrants gentle giant William (6′ 7″) and young Charlie (15) who came with father Nicholas. It rained on and off causing a steady rise of 9″ over the week with the water temperature ranging from 12 to 15C. Being the first substantial water level increase this season it created a certain amount of algae turbidity which tended to put fish down or take short and there were not many big fish in evidence. Not withstanding this it was splendid fishing with 120 salmon landed. The best news was that Zolotaya came in to its own with a rise of nice clean water yielding 28 fish to the rods. A very lucky team of rods arrived on 30th July lead by Adrian D. and composed largely of Piers and his friends. We were pleased to welcome for the first time Noel and his stepson Christian who taken...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2004

Posted on 30/09/2004

Отчеты с реки Рында 2004

The Best At Last: Saturday, 18-Sep-04 It all started to come right in the penultimate week. For the last ten days it has rained on and off and the morning air temperatures fluctuated between 3C & 8C. The river rose steadily by one foot and the water temperature fell below 10C finishing at 5C. Just as predicted the salmon became active and we had fabulous fishing through the length of the river. Nine of us took an average of 15 salmon each with several beautiful silver “Osenka’s” covered in sea lice. It was the perfect way to end the season. The incomparable Nat arrived in his usual state of enthusiasm accompanied by Nancy & Robert together with a party of his chums Bill, Roland, Mikael and Hakan to join up with Roland and our very own Per. It was a splendid combination of people, a fine mixture of age and experience. The tundra was showing off its finest fall colour with leaves of burnished gold and red all around. We fished as the spirit moved us changing partners, times and beats at will. It was a relaxed approach to fishing with good humour abounding late into the night. Life at Rynda was at its best. Every “Osenka” is special but some more so than others. One morning one of us woke up with the conviction there was a fine silver fish waiting for a Laerdal Sunray Shadow in Peter’s Run right in the tail on the eighth strip. Sasha obliged with the helicopter and Vassili got him into position on that precarious perch in the middle of the river. Sure enough on the eighth strip the fish took with panache. Blinded by the low sun and buffeted by high winds he just held on and prayed whilst the fish did a mystery tour around the rocks for about 10 minutes but then foolishly it settled back in to the middle of the pool. The chance to get ashore was quickly taken at which point off went the fish down the rapids. On at least ten occasions the fish escaped the net but it was finally landed just above Sea Pool 500 yards and 30 minutes later. It was a bar of silver covered in sea lice and it only weighed 16 lbs but let’s just say it was, for the fisherman, his best of the season despite many bigger fish. It is all about time, place and state of mind isn’t it? Only 51 weeks to go! Rynda – Thursday, 26-Aug-04 Billy is a gamekeeper wise in the way of the wild. He is the salt of the earth, the personification of the country man. The guests love to be with him because he knows a thing or two about how to catch fish in difficult conditions and, with his natural charm, he likes to help others do the...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2003

Posted on 30/09/2003

Отчеты с реки Рында 2003

The Miracle of Rynda. As you know Roy fulfilled his dream of a 30 lbs salmon with Sue last week and nearly did himself in without his heart pills. Sue left him in our care for a second week which lowered his spirits for a while until his second encounter with stress disorder. Here is his story: To fish a great Russian river in the Kola is a privilege. We all (serious fly fishers yearn for it) & dream of Scotland 40 years ago. Catching fish is fun, as is releasing them. We all dream of the 30 pounder & to catch 2 in a week is a miracle. Having caught a 30 pounder on Monday I was content my week was over. The events of the following Sunday proved me wrong. Venya placed me in a pool with no name, which we covered for an hour without success, seeing many large fish. He commanded me to wade 20 yards into the rushing stream. Having accused him of several forms of madness he towed me to a rock he towed me to a rock in a fast stream. On the 4th cast the line stopped & then cruised across the river. “Not trout , big fish venya roared. 10 minutes later the fish ran towards us & somersaulted 20 yards below us. I can only say that at this point my feelings were of fear. 40 pounds I yelled, Venya stood calmly. The fish played with me awhile and then tore downstream through the rapids taking 120 yards of line before the reel came screeching to a halt. The backing was cocked in the drum. I recalled that Peter had kindly given my rod to Don from Arkansaw the previous evening. My feelings towards Americans were somewhat dark. Venya grabbed me & ran for the bank where I slipped & filled my waders. he grabbed the rod & raced down the bank whilst I lay upside down on a rock to empty the water. I staggered downstream where Venya was standing , the fish was still on. Well hooked we agreed. Somewhat excited I stopped & gobbled my heart pill. The 15 lb leader had head through 500 yards of rapids. We were at the base of Black cliff when the fish tore downstream, with venya falling & swimming after it. I ran to the top of the cliff which was covered in birch trees. Running along I fully expected to find him being towed out to sea. 300 yards downstream I found him 70 feet below me standing on a rock . The fish was still on, well hooked we agreed. There was no way down, so I stood & watched the fish flicking its tale in the stream. I clambered down the sheer cliff face slipping from birch to birch considering that I had caught the Russian...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2002

Posted on 30/09/2002

Отчеты с реки Рында 2002

A magnificent season draws to a close This extraordinary season on the ‘Three Rivers’ draws to a close this week so that the excitement of our continued success is tinged with sadness. The trees are taking on a burnished gold as the tundra introduces swaths of purple and splashes of red. Mushrooms and blueberries abound. It is already dark at 9:00 PM. The ‘Northern Lights’ are starting to play their magic. The swans and geese are flying south and we must go with them for the same reason. But we will leave behind a large dedicated team of river watchers who will guard our precious salmon on the spawning beds day and night until the ice freezes over the fertilised eggs and we are assured of ever growing abundance and pleasure. Since closing the Kharlovka Lodge on 24th August we have been fishing all of the “Three Rivers” from Rynda Lodge with small parties of friends catching about 100 fish a week of which a fair proportion have been fresh run MSW “Osenka” salmon. The average weight of salmon over 10 lbs has been 15.2 lbs. We have taken another five great fish so that our total for the season is 49 over 30 lbs of which 5 have been over 40 lbs with the best at 46.5 lbs. There are three days to go! Amazing things have happened. Yesterday we realised four people had all caught their record salmon in the same day with fish up to 27 lbs. Hakaan Mathiesen took a 36 lbs sea liced “Osenka” salmon from Litza Upper Tent Pool having just played and lost another of similar size. Tom Christensen had a mature cock fish of the same size in the same pool. (Both these fish can be viewed above but don’t forget to double click to enlarge.) On Monday of this week Tom Sanderson hooked a monster on Rynda in Flekke Pool which he lost two and half hours later in Sunray having taken him through Prunella, Rupert and Rebecca. And finally a special moment in the life of Alec Sim who, at the age of 15 on his first night at Rynda, landed an 8 lbs sea run Arctic Char in Home Pool which by all accounts is a record in these parts. Orii Vigfusson of the NASF, who are sponsoring our radio telemetry project, has been a guest this week and he too has caught his best ever fish after a lifetime of fishing and studying environmental impact on salmon rivers. He confirms that to his knowledge we are the only fishery in the world that has the power and determination to protect the inland salmon environment as nature intended. Having studied our activities and records he told us “It is more than likely you will exceed a catch and release total of over 5000 fish in the coming years...

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Отчеты с реки Рында 2001

Posted on 30/09/2001

Отчеты с реки Рында 2001

Rynda – The End of a Magnificent Season In the last four weeks we have had a wonderful variety of guests. In the first week the British, then Russians, then Norwegians and to end we are entertaining a group of Scandinavians including the Ulvang film team so you will soon be able to share the experience on film. 29 rods have landed 288 salmon the five best being 40, 32, 28, 27 & 27 lbs. We have had the water basins of all ‘Three Rivers’ at our disposal and roamed at will. We have developed marvellous new areas to fish for late salmon. On the Upper Kharlovka about 8 kilometres from the power line there is excellent late salmon fishing. The first visit of two rods produced 11 salmon and two weeks ago we landed our 3rd 40 lbs plus salmon there in a pool now called Reid’s Pool. The area is so stunning we all agreed to call it Kharlovka National Park and a group of adventurous Norwegians will camp there at the end of next season fishing for salmon and trout. The Litza has also done well again so that we are going to keep Litza Tent Camp open until the end of the season next year which is part of a very exciting plan for the more agile. From 17th August 2002 we will combine Litza with Rynda Camp so that half the party will fish Rynda out of the lodge and half the party will fish Litza camping at Tent Pool. They will change over mid week and Vassily, of course, will be the host. And by the way! One of us popped over to Zolotaya last week having seen big fish in the Long Pool from the helicopter. It turned into the most exciting moments in a life of salmon fishing. A cock salmon of about 35 lbs took the fly and raced and leapt about that pool for some 5 minutes before breaking the leader around the big rock on the right bank. Sergei, the poacher, was the guide and, gazing into the pool as if to find the fish and jump in after it, said to Volodya. ‘I am not really surprised, you see the largest fish I ever netted was 23 kilos in 1998. It was just there. The same day I had a 15 kilos fish out of Jeremy Pool.’ Yes you have guessed it! There will be a tent camp at Russian Pool from 15th June next year so pairs of Rynda guests can spend 24 hours with a river to themselves if they want to. The Rynda has fished very well right to the end and guests have landed an amazing 1225 salmon and grilse this year the best five being 32, 30, 30, 29 & 28 lbs. 269 were 15 lbs plus and 90 were 20 lbs...

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