Trout Fishing Reports 2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5c – 2018

Posted on 01/09/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5c – 2018

When we left Sweden, the weather was so hot. It had been over 30°C for over two months and we were anticipating some northern cold. Did we get it? Nooo! We arrived in Pina after travelling for about 36 hours. The feeling when the sound of the helicopter fades out and we’re alone is hard to describe. Freedom! Happiness! Excitement! Expectations! In the group was two rookies and three experienced Kola fishermen. This would absolutely be a week to remember! And we will absolutely remember it – as the hottest week ever on the tundra. Everyday the temperature reached 30°C and beyond. We discovered that fishing during daytime was wasted time. The fishing started at about 10 PM and was pretty good during night time. After 5 in the morning the fishing was really challenging, and after noon was siesta time. So, no sleeping at night and no sleeping at day, thanks to heat, sunshine, mosquitos and horse flies. ”When did you sleep?” you ask. The answer is ”We didn’t!” Well that’s not true. We found some shadow under the few mountain birches there was, and with a foam mat and a mosquito net over our faces we could get a few hours of sleep. Despite the heat we loved every minute of our stay, as always. When the week was over we had caught about 60 trout over one kilo. A modest result for Kola, but absolutely ok for that weather. When we left, the temperature in the river reached 25°C! Next year we hope for normal weather. You know, freezing cold one minute and tropical heat the next. Normal for Kola… Sweaty group members was (from left): Gena (chef and guide), Magnus Svensson, Sotirios Botouroglou, Johan Nygren (group leader), Göran Ohlsson, Mårten Bodin och Frans...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 6B – 2018

Posted on 25/08/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 6B – 2018

21st – 28th of July. This year we had the pleasure to visit both camp Dream Litza and Wulfs Lear. Camps I’ve visited with great luck on several other occations. Our expectations were somewhat limited as it was reported of extreme heat, low water levels and high water temperatures. Although we were prepared to do the hard work we needed to despite the difficult conditions. Overall, we caught 42 fish above 1kg during the week with an average weight of 2kg. The group (from left): Nicolay Moe, Andre Mattsson, Luganscky Volodya (Guide), Espen Klaesson (Groupleader), Per Klaesson, Lars Haakon Lunde and Alexander Smerud. During the week we experienced what we expected – extreme heat, 30 celsius+ in the air and 20+ in the rivers. The consequence was less fish-activity than we are used to. We noticed the fish hunting our flies once or twice before going quiet for a longer time. Luckily, we also had a few sessions with really high activity with a lot fish landed… and of course released. Alexander with a nice Litza trout. 2,8 kg and a personal best, caught on a gurgler downstream Dream Litza camp. Unfortunately, we did not experience a lot of hatching, and we saw only a few sporadic hatchings of caddis and mayflies. Despite this the trout was often willing to rise on our caddis and skaters. 2,8 kg Litza trout caught by Per on caddis. (Homepool) 3 kg Kharlovka trout caught by Espen downstream Wulf camp a skater. This year we had 3 first timers with us. And in addition to the rest of the group they adapted to these extreme conditions we experienced in an exceptionally impressive way. I was aware of that my company was a group of very experienced flyfishers, but the effort they showed each and every day was admirable. Nicolay with a fatty from Wulfs Lear. 3 kg caught on Caddis. (Personal Best) Andre med turens største på 3,2 kg. Caught on caddis upstream Litza Camp Lars Haakon with a beautiful 2,4 kg Kharlovka Trout caught on a skater downstream Wulf Camp. (Personal best) Overall we once again had an amazing experience of trout-fishing in Litza and Kharlovka. We’re left with loads of good memories, indescribable scenery, beautiful friendship, and last but not least trouts with a condition far beyond the ordinary. Thank you to my exemplary fellow travel companions, who with their good mood, their extreme fighting spirit, made the journey perfect. Thank you to Kharlovka Company for their unblemished logistic. And at last thank you to Volodya who contributed with his expertise and extraordinary food. Hope to be back in 2019! Espen Klaesson Evening at Wulfs Laer Litza by night Per and Lars Haakon keeping together wathing out for bear. Nico drilling a nice fish Alex with a beaty from Wulfs Lear Another nice one from Andre My favorite...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 8A – 2018

Posted on 22/08/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 8A – 2018

Just came back home from another great trip at the Tundra! We were a diverse group consisting of 5 fishermen from French Guiana, Germany, Norway and a Guide from Russia. Two in the group had indeed black belt in Tundra life and the other 3 were newcomers to the Tundra. But despite being Tundra newbies they brought with them 75 years of extensive fly-fishing experience from all over the world including Argentina, Chile, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Cuba, Greenland, Venezuela and Germany! It was both the diverse cultural and fly-fishing experiences the group brought to bear that helped us to manage the challenging conditions that laid ahead of us. Because this time it wasn’t easy! My group consisted of from the left Andre Kristiansen (Norway), Holger Rogge (Germany), Luganscky Volodya (Russia & Chief Camp Officer), Are Bjørlykke (Norway), Jean-Marc Pintrand (French Guiana) and Eivind Hagen (Norway & group leader). On Wednesday we saw a bear in the far distance but for some strange reason we never saw it again #flair From the left Luganscky Volodya, Jean-Marc Pintrand, Holger Rogge, Andre Kristiansen, Are Bjørlykke and Eivind Hagen. And to the report itself: We met with the previous groups for breakfast at Azimut hotel learning that the water level was low and the water temperatures were high. But the weather forecast projected a change in the weather bringing temperatures down to 12 degrees and scattered rain, so we were hoping for better conditions. We arrived Rynda camp in the late afternoon and got a warm welcome from Nadya and Nicolai. Fantastic food being served in the Rynda camp. I must try the salmon program one day We arrived Kharlovka and Wulfs Lair around 8pm to the lowest water levels I have experienced in my 11 years at the Tundra. In fact I heard from Rynda that the water levels had never been so low during their 20 years of operations. The Tundra was warmer than Madrid this summer and we saw the result of that now. Extreme low water levels and 18 degrees in the water. I tried to hide my disappointment and brought some positivity in the group by giving them some local vodka In normal conditions this rapid upstream camp is an arena of nightly caddis hatching circus. This time it was completely dry. Me, Holger and Jean-Marc went downstream to one of my favorite tails and the three of us only got one 1.8 kilo trout that evening. Are and Andre went upstream to maybe the most productive tail on the beat and just got a 2 kilo trout. The vodka could not hide the disappointment in the group when we went to bed that night. We caught a 5.5 kilo trout at this tail 3 years ago. Now this place was a shadow of itself and very shallow. The weather changed the next day. The temperature dropped and...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 7A – 2018

Posted on 21/08/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 7A – 2018

ASR Trophy Trout „Little Wallis“ in the russian tundra. Usualy if Igor, our great “chef de cuisine”, ignites several signal rockets into the blue sky you should get alert to handle a) the approaching bears, b) the approaching helicopter for the pickup…. But on August 2018, 1st this was the sign for Benjamin, Joel, Kevin, Robin and Sascha (5 highly motivated swiss tundra-greenhorns) and me, their groupleader Christoph to celebrate the national celebration day of swiss confederation at 1291 in front of our tent camp at Oset Kharlovka, where we spent a whole week without midweek change because of the low water conditions of the Litza. Group A (left to right: Joel, Robin, Benjamin, Christoph, Sascha, Kevin) with Wallis flag. Benjamin with Browntrout (BT) 3kg. Noteworthy the extreme weather conditions weren`t able to discourage our avid group despite lacking any hatches or constantly rising trouts and despite the irregular fishing conditions (p.e. more or less no active fish in the famous pool-tails at Oset, water temperature up to 23 °C). Probably the early run of salmons changed the game too. It took us steady efforts to locate the trout in the pockets of rapid water between the big pools, where the salmon were rolling at the surface. Only at Dream Kharlovka, whose famous big fish hotspots we visited every second day of the week to spread out the fishing pressure, the well shaped browntrout-beauties were aligned along the V`s and pool tails in a classical manner. Fish rose to the allpurpose-weapon Chernobyl Ant but also to natural caddis imitations (cdc-caddis) and patterns like Dyret or Superpuppan in the surface film. Robin with Browntrout (BT) 2,7 kg. Dead drift seemed to be more seducing than the stimulation by movement of the fly. Most of our 55 trouts above 1 kg were caught by dryfly but the experienced guys tried alternative methods (streamer, nymphing) with satisfying success. Finally the biggest fish had 3 kg (2x) and additionally many between 2 and 3 kg. Browntrout-PB achieved three of the group. Sascha with Browntrout (BT) 2,7 kg, PB. Kevin with Browntrout (BT) 2,3 kg. Joel with Browntrout (BT) 2,2 kg, PB. Christoph with Browntrout (BT) 3 kg. The Chernobyl Ant was attacked by starved pike as well as by aggressive salmons. Therefore it was small wonder that all of us had contact with big fish. The unequal battle usually was finished by smashed tippet, straightened hook-bends or simply because of the inability to land the king of salmonids with the undersized net. But already in the first day`s evening session Benjamin defeated a 7kg salmon in the first big pool upstream homepool Oset (between the two rocks ). It was an epic fight with his troutfishing setup (0,22 tippet) but finally happy end and a liberating scream of triumph broke through the tundra silence. Benjamin with Salmon (7,5kg and 90 cm). A feeling...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3C – 2018

Posted on 13/08/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3C – 2018

From left Harald Oterholt, Gena (chef), Svein Røbergshagen, Marius Warnken, Pål Asbjørn Jørgensen, Jon Erlend Dahlen. We arrived the fabolous Pina River on a bright sunny evening, mentally leaning on a description of the seasonal progression just as it used to be in the old days. In other words pretty much normal. The weather good, the temperature nice and the water level at midpoint, not high, not low. and a water temp of 13 degrees. Well, there is no reason to believe there is anything kind of normal on the tundra, at least not for the trophy trout inhabiting these fabled waters. The first night we fished the pools very close to camp and did not find a single fish. Even the pools downstream of camp, all the way to Pina Junction, did not seem to hold any trout at all. The seasonal distribution of fish throughout the river system is an issue of great interest and it has on occasional been encountered as a challenge. There is only one solution, walk until you can locate the fish and the fun will start. We did find the fish a ten minutes walk upstream. From this point and all the way as long as we bothered to walk against the flow of the river, the trout was sitting on the river bed, eating our flies again and again and everything seemed to be in perfect normal condittions. The group was balanced by three rookies and two highly experienced tundra regulars, in addition to our chef Gena, a living encyclopedia of tundra knowledge. On the second day Jon Erlend and Harald turned a corner and saw exactly what they came for in the first place, heads and tails slicing the surface in sedate precisional attacks on small mayflies littering the glassy glide of a picture perfect pool. They stayed there for the rest of the day, taking turns between resting and fishing the pool and with no greedy approach at all they, initiated what was to become a graduall increase of personal bests for the rest of the coming days. Marius has fished the Pina River on several occasions and he was the perfect guide for his father Påll, introducing him to one of the best pieces of river in the entire Pina system. A slow even flow of water, occasioanlly broken by small rocks, lasting for at least two hundred meters and potentially holding a trophy trout in every inch of water from top to bottom. Pina regulars has named this place The Strait., and for the entire week it was a continious source of excellent tundra adventures.. Pål broke the leader on his first hook up, but soon gained experience to hold the fish all the way to the net. For all newcomers to the tundra rivers, the learning curve seems to be a very steep one. Furious battles...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5A – 2018

Posted on 08/08/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5A – 2018

By group leader Alf M Sollund The Kola fishing is each time a unique experience, this year we went to Dream Kharlovka during week 29 (14th – 21nd of July 2018). Six avid fly fishermen caught 109 trout larger than 1 kg with largest 3,7 kg. Again our warmest thanks to Mr. Kola, our guide Luganscky Volodya and the rest at Kharlovka Company. The group (from left): Frank Pedersen (Norway), Steinar Simonsen (Norway), Hans Eilif Larsen (Norway), Luganscky Volodya (Russia, our guide), Thor Evensen (Norway), Geir Myhrsveen (Norway), and Alf Sollund (Norway – group leader). The 5A Bunch Dream Kharlovka has one of the nicest camp sites. The Dream camp Hot summer at tundra with some hatches It was hot, hot, hot as can be seen by the expression of Hans-Eilif after an hour hike in waders (see photo below). Hans Eilif – no pain, no gain When we arrived, the air held 26 and water 18 degrees. The temperature increased to 32 in air and the water temperature was at 22 degrees when we left. We had little wind. The heat caused the home pool to become our bathing tub. Dream “polution” One day we had some clouding and even a local rainfall downstream but when the clouds saw us gasping they quickly evaporated. Nearly rain The water level was low, but not critical so. And suprisingly we saw little effect on the fish in terms of recovery after fights. Wading In fact during the last two days we did most of our fishing without waders. Alf even wet-waded in jogging shoes. According to him it is not recommended because of the pollution of the riwer as well as the discomfort by walking with wet feet all day. Again; matching the hatch There were some short intense hatches of large dark mayflies during night hours around 23:00 – 03:00, and some moderate pupae shows at the same time. Geir with evening catch This time we lacked the largest mayflies in our flyboxes. At nightime, it hatched large approx. #10 size dark mayflies with very high distinctive wings. Although our flies did not quite match, we had some success with our imitations such as standard dries, parachutes and the Mess (Gary LaFontaine). In fact Alf caught the largest trout on this trip at mid-day in sunny weather on a Mess (see photo below). Alf with good size trout As usual, there were some intense swimming pupae hatches (or rather drifting?) during nightime. The trout was very active downstream of the riffles, and these places held some, but not the number of trout we expected We can only repeat the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 advices on pupae fishing and hopeful others can add more knowledge: • Colour of fly? Same as the natural, in 2018 green / olive • Size of the fly? Same as the natural or smaller...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3B – 2018

Posted on 04/08/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3B – 2018

Daniel, Håvar, Oddbjørn, Halvor, Ståle and group leader Tor Ola. 4 of the guys on their first trip to the tundra. The guys had waited a long time for this trip, since we had to cancel the trip last year due to the extremely cold spring. So I can promise you the guys were ready! Daniel and some mosquitoes a magical night on the Kharlovka We started up in Scones, Kharlovka. Slightly higher water level since my last trip here, but conditions looked promising with some mayflies and caddis seen already the first evening. To make a long story short, we had great fishing. Halvor With a superb Trout on 3,9 kg A very good mayfly hatch gave us some of the best trout activity I have ever seen, sadly a lot of the fish were too far out in the river to be reached with our flies. In the late evening and night we had some small caddis hatches, and the trout was feeding happily. We had good fishing on all the different places at Scones, ending up with a number of 63 fish, all caught on dries. Some on Tsjernobyl Ants, but most of them on caddis and mayflies on rising fish. The biggest fish was around 4 kg (68 cm) and we had a lot of fish between 2,5-4 kg. The weather was warm, sunny, and the wind destroyed some of the time at Scones, but still extremely satisfied with the result. Ståle With his biggest of the trip, 3,5 kg Håvar With one of his many 2+ Fish Swan in river Litza was our next camp. Beautiful place, and almost perfect waterlevels. First evening was warm and no wind, perfect conditions. I was a bit worried since I did not see too many rising fish, but we managed to catch maybe 15 fish the first night on dries. Rest of the week we struggled to find fish. We tried streamers, nymphs, dries, but it seemed the fish was not there. We ended up with 18 fish at Swan. Daniel caught a beautiful 5 kg trout on a Kola Killer at 04 at night, which ended up being the biggest fish of the trip. Photo 5_04 at night is not the best time to Catch a trophy Trout of 5 kg, when ret of the guys is sleeping in the tents, so this is the only Picture Tor Ola With a Nice 2,5 kg Fish which took a Rhodani dun Oddbjørn With a gorgeous 3 kg fish All the guys were very happy with the trip, and our guide Volodya was great. In my opinion he is the perfect guide, both his personality and his food. We will be back next year...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 4A – 2018

Posted on 22/07/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 4A – 2018

Well, then another week on the Russian tundra is over and what a week it has been! This year I travelled with good friends, which has been to the tundra many times before. The participants this year was from left; Gena (our excellent chef and tundra expert), Stian Jacobsen, Øyvind Dahl, Trond Bentestuen, Kjetil Johansen, Glenn Christensen and Tom Tuskin (group leader). Wulfs camp in Kharlovka was the only camp we visited this week. Wulfs camp view We had been preparing a whole year for this trip with fly tying, making new team caps with logo and sharing experiences from trips we have done before. With memories from last year record cold spring, this looked like to be a more normal season. But tundra is tundra, you never know! This year the weather was very sunny with very high day temperatures, sinking water level with warmer and warmer water. But as you decide to participate in a trip like this you cannot always predict weather and conditions, you have to do the best out of the conditions you get! With experienced anglers travelling with me their skills really were put to a test this week. We arrived Saturday evening safely at Wulfs camp in lovely sunshine. First evening was spent investigating a little bit up and down the river and with people that knew this camp well managed to lure some trouts to take their flies even there was no rising. Next day we decided to spread a little more on both sides of the river and also to bring the boat with is up to a small lake to make crossing of the river and fishing a little more easy upstream. With boat you can also reach small Islands in the river more easily without risky wading stunts. With high wind levels at daytime and no hatching there was almost only one spot in the river that delivered this Sunday. However, as you can see from the pictures we all had some nice experiences! Kjetil had also a special emotional experience catching his first fish for the trip on his Thomas&Thomas rod. Boat travelling on small lake Boat transfer Happy glenn with nice trout Kjetil with trout in nice weather Tom with nice 4,2 kg Catch and release Monday, sunny weather and new hopes for hatching! We experienced some mayfly hatching during daytime but didn’t manage to see any rising fish before late in the evening. Me and Glenn decided to go downstream this day which resulted in a nice fish of 4,6 kg in the lower pool for him. During the nighttime, the temperature dropped at least 20 degrees, which resulted in foggy, magic conditions! Excellent background for nice pictures. We also celebrated Glenns 4 kg trout in the tent with cake in the evening. Glenn with 4,6 kg trout Weighing in net fishing in the evening...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3D – 2018

Posted on 22/07/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3D – 2018

Canoeing Rynda river. We started the canoe trip at Torismann lake. The weather was nice and warm. There were not many insects hatching the first two days, but enough mayflies to give everybody fun dry fly fishing. The third day we had an enormous caddis hatch, with no fish rising. Even flies fished deep were rejected. On Tuesday evening we decided to move about 7 km downstream. On Wednesday the weather changed with winds and some rain. This gave us a very good day of dry fly fishing. The next couple of days the wind was very hard, but we still had good fishing. The total number of fish caught by 5 fishermen was 75, the largest 2,9 kg, wich is good for Rynda. Most of the fish were caught on dry flies. The group consisted of Ole, Halvard, Per, Edvard and group leader Pål Photo 1. Halvard fishing by camp 1. Photo 2. Halvard with a nice Rynda trout Photo 3. Relaxing in camp. Photo 4. Ole with the groups largest trot 2.9 kg Photo 5. Pål netting a fish Photo 6. The group from the left. Edvard, Ole, Per, Halvard and...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 2B – 2018

Posted on 22/07/2018

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 2B – 2018

We started at Big Trout with great expectations. I have been there several times during the same week of the year with great success. The spring had come and everything looked right. The strange thing was that nothing was hatching and we saw almost no insects in the bushes. The colour of Kharlovka was murky, maybe because of a very strong wind and great waves on the lake.The total amount of fish for the group at Big Trout was only 11 trout, most of them taken a few hours before the helicopter moved us to Dream Litza. At Dream Litza it was almost the same. Very few fishes rising the two first days. A rainy day started a mayfly hatch and a few more trout started to rise. The total number of fish at Dream Litza was 30 fish, giving us a total of 41 fish for the week, the biggest 3,5 kg. Most of our fish were caught on dry flies. Even though the fishing was not great we enjoyed the week. The group consisted of Kai, Lars, Roar, Jørgen, Edvard and group leader Pål. Guide was Geena. In addition we had two photographers staying with us, Stefan and Francois. Photo 1. Finally some mayflies. Photo 2. Lars and Roar waiting for a rise. Photo 3. A tern. Photo 4. Gena serves a cake for the largest fish. Photo 5. Pål with a fish on. Photo 6. The group from the left, Gena, Jørgen, Roar, Pål, Lars, Kai, Edvard and in the front Stefan and...

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