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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 7b – 2019

Posted on 24/09/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 7b – 2019

Pina river 27th of July to 3rd of August 2019 Just came back home from another great trip at the Tundra! This year we were only 4 fishermen. 4 fishermen, but with 25 weeks Tundra experience. And this particular week we needed all the Tundra experience we could get. Because this week had one of the roughest conditions I have experienced in my 12 years on the Russian Tundra. I think all of us gained a little bit more Tundra toughness after this week which I’m sure will come in handy later. My group consisted of from the left Alex, Igor (Chief Camp Officer), Magnus Svendsson, Helge Olsen, Roy Refsnes. Front Eivind Hagen (group leader) And to the report itself: But it all started off nicely. The groups who were in a week before us had nice weather and we were hoping for the best. Packing the helicopter in record speed. Always a pleasure packing the helicopter. In just a few hours we will be on the Tundra looking for monster trouts When we came to Pina on Saturday late afternoon we arrived to perfect condition. It was 12 degrees, not much wind, perfect water level and 11 degrees in the water. Pina camp is located on the brink of a canyon. One of the most idyllic camps in the program After making our camp I went upstream and on my second cast I caught a fat 4 kilo trout on a small cdc caddis. We had great fishing the first 24 hours and caught 17 trouts. After a delicious dinner and a couple of vodka’s to celebrate we all thought the great fishing would last. Me with a nice 4 kilo’s taken on a small CDC caddis fished dead drift just 200 meters upstream camp Magnus with a nice 2 kilo trout taken on his usual black skater The next day everything changed. The strong northern wind changed the Tundra completely. At peak we had 90kkph (25m/s) northern wind, 2 degrees and rain. And Pina has no shelter. It is a canyon with no trees and it transformed itself into a massive wind tunnel. Imagine standing up in a convertible driving in 90kph trying to cast with a flyrod That is what it felt like. A release of a nice 4 kilo trout #letemgosotheycangrow But the wind was not our worst enemy this week – maybe what worsened our conditions more was the shallow lake upstream Pina. In the heavy wind the lake grubbed the mud around as a washing machine making the water dirty. We had perhaps just 50 cm sight in the river due to this. It became difficult for the trout to see our dry fly’s and we had to try with intermediate and different sinking lines to get our flies in the sight of the fish. A lucky shot, the rainbow was there for...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 8b – 2019

Posted on 03/09/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 8b – 2019

from left: Kjetil Hvarnes (group leader), Jan Erik Lund, André Aubert, Nikolai (camp chef), Hans-Christoffer Meyer, Håvard Martiussen We were at Wulf’s the hole week. The weather on Saturday was cold and windy and continued with more wind the first half of the week. Water temperature around 10 degrees. We all caught trout on Saturday and the spirit of the group was good. As the week progressed, we came to realize that we had to search for the trout in each pool or rapid. We were in contact with trout all week but not in the number expected and this time I think we missed quite a few compared to other years. The tailout at home pool was unusually quiet. Maybe there was a salmon or two occupying the hot spots? We adapted to the conditions and fished as much as possible. Mostly with foam flies and streamers. Stripping across stream, stripping downstream, stripping upstream and dead drift. We got fish on all variants. Do not forget to fish close to the river bank first and then progress your fishing out in the river. We caught fish very close to the river bank in the small streams/current from rocks. And do not forget to fish the rapids. Hans got a beautiful 3,6 trout in the rapids leading down to the big lake downstream camp. There are some nice defined pools in the rapids there. The fish seems to be more active after 12 with a peak around 3-4 a ‘clock in the afternoon. Around that time, we also experienced some mayfly and caddis hatches. The trout’s were active in that period and we had rising fish. Mostly for pupa’s. Later on, it was possible to fish on an occasional “cleaner” in the back pools/eddies. André and Håvard took a trip (about 1,5 hour walk) to Big trout one day and got some nice action, but conditions where same as in Wulf’s. In total we got 52 trout’s over 1 kg, 12 over 3 kg and 2 over 4 kilos. Biggest was taken by André at 4,5 kilos and then Hans with his 4 kilo trout. Well done for the first timers. André with his 4,5 kilo trout. Happy Flyfisher Hans with his 4 kilo trout Håvard with a nice one at around 3,7 kilos Jan Erik with a nice one. Pure tundra happiness in that face Kjetil with tundra gold We saw lots of reindeer, reindeer tracks and poop by the river and the inevitable had to happen…. the mama bear situation. André, Håvard and Hans got a close encounter with mama bear, two cubs and a reindeer carcass at the top of Wulf’s, by the lake. Not a good situation at all. They were going through the bushes leading out to the islands on top of Wulf’s. Then they saw violent shaking of the bushes maybe 25-30 meters...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 6b – 2019

Posted on 06/08/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 6b – 2019

The year 2019 at Kola peninsula is characterized by the prolonged cold weather conditions. Due to that circumstance Tundra life shows a delay of nearly 3-4 weeks in comparison to the years before. Nevertheless our group 6B consisting of BenjaminW., Benjamin A., Joel, Rafael, Andreas and Christoph (groupleader) arrived at Wulf Kharlovka just in time when stable warmer weather gained the upper hand. Group 6B The week before strong rain had rosen the waterlevel rapidly but while staying at the classic campsite on the gravel bank at Wulf`s homepool the level diminished day by day to normal conditions. Corresponding the fishing was subjected to substantial changes throughout the week. Whereas in the beginning the big trouts lied in wait for our flies around the bigs rocks or just in the beginning of the tail later they took place deeper in the tail`s V when the pressure of the current got lower. There were no big hatches but we saw rising fish occasionally which subsequently took the presented fly with confidence. Best pattern revealed to be small foamflies with rubberlegs which represent a nearly perfect imitation of the big caddis running on the surface of the pools sporadically. The trout were focussed on these protein bombs and showed aggressive takes rising from the deep or following the fly like a submarine. Similar well did the classic skaters (attractor flies like Tschernobyl ant p.e.). Big Goddard caddis and some mayfly-patterns have been successful too. Benjamin W. Joel Rafael So I could take revenge for being defeated two years ago by catching a 4,5 kg trout just in front of the rocks opposite the camp`s V. This trout revealed its presence by taking a big mayfly 10 cm beside the rock and couldn`t resist the corresponding pattern presented few minutes later after jumping into the waders which had been hung up to dry between the tents. Christoph Andreas, one of the Tundra rookies managed to hook the first trout of the trip with the first casts in the homepool. He was able to increase his personal best several times and finally highlighted his adventure with a mindblowing beast of 4,5 kg. Hard for him to beat this record the next years… Andreas Bejamin fighted the week`s best fish of 4,8 kg with all pitfalls following the running steam train over the rapids, desperate after loosing contact when the fish changed direction and finally yelling a scream of triumph when netting it with the help of Joel. Benjamin A. The trouts were spread uneven along the tails. Some spots produced more than ten fish for the group. In total we caught 95 trouts. Avarage weight was 2,69 kg (!) indicating the memorable high number of outstanding trophy fish. Finally we were able to net 11 levithians over 4kg ( biggest three 4,8kg and two times 4,75kg). Nearly all fish were seducd by dryfly....

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5c – 2019

Posted on 06/08/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5c – 2019

Trophy Trout 2019 Pina Group 5C This year`s Tundra adventure was characterized not only by tremendous brown trout levithians but by the struggle against other Tundra inhabitants revealing their terroristic potential in marked contrast to their harmlessness at first glance, but more on that later… Despite the complications related to the Russian military operations on Kola peninsula we arrived at Pina without any delay due to the great organization shown by the ASR. With Nico and Christian as Kola rookies, Reneé, Uwe , Reinhold and Christoph (groupleader) as Kola junkies our group was well balanced. The breath-taking scenic overview at the high bank over the river caused trembling fingers while setting up the camp and preparing the fishing equipment. Pina Camp Little wonder only short time later all groupmembers were heading the nearby Pina hotspots in order to look for the marvelous, golden Pina trouts. Indeed the first fish were netted even before Gena our incomparable camp chef presented the first of his famous tundra dinners. Next days the tundra rhythm took over command and time passed by quickly. Two days we visited Litza in order to spread the fishing pressure evenly. At Dream Litza we witnessed some of these magic Tundra moments when massive pupa hatches took place. Decent trouts showed heads and tails side by side. The Superpupa revealed to be the most successful flypattern and everyone was engaged to seduce the rising fish. At Pina too we were able to do almost exclusively dryfly fishing to more sporadic rising fish. The Kola skating techniques with attractor foam patterns imitating the running caddis played only second violin. Streamers helped bridging a short period of time with cold and rainy weather. We caught 57 trout in total with 10 fish over 3 kg, biggest 3.8kg. In addition everyone lost big (bigger?) fish: Broken tippet, opening of the hook bend and artistic jumping of the trouts in amazing conditions. Nico, Reneé achieved their personal best brown trout result. Christian Nico Renée Uwe Christoph Last but not least I have to report the horrific truth concerning the fearsome shadow which changed our initial naïve behavior and clarified the fact of being opposed the challenges of the last European wilderness… Already the first morning I had to recognize that there is something unknown in the vicinity. Despite the closed wrapping my beloved Russian cookies had been consumed by an unknown creature. Soon more disturbing news circulated the camp. Reinhold lost some sweets to the bandits even though hiding them in his tent (to sweeten the moments before falling asleep probably). Moreover he woke up in the early morning by some irritating scratches at his scalp. Alarmed he only saw a strange moving hill crossing under the floor beside his air mattress. Later he detected a suspicious hole in the inner tent floor. This was the moment the enemy was identified: The...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5A – 2019

Posted on 02/08/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 5A – 2019

Bush Litza and Dream Kharlovka By the second week of july, the summer had not yet taken its proper grip on the tundra. An ever present northern wind prevailing for the last two weeks, had however calmed down and it all looked promising when we settled for camp by the small lake dividing the fantastic Bush piece of Litza River in two separate zones, both to be heavily explored for three days. The team was indeed a nice display of experienced tundra fishermen. From left Igor Zhuzhev (camp chef), Svein Røbergshagen, Marius Warnken, Lars-Are Gudmundsen, Bjørn Broen, Pål Wermåker and Nikolay (camp assistant) Litza was approacing slightly above medium water level on our arrival saturday evening, with a water temperature of 8 C. The neck a short walk upstream from camp, was gliding slowpaced out of the lake and into the turbulent whitewater below, no fish disturbing the surface. What a nice place for the patient flyfisherman to wait for a rise or for the impatient to skitter a dry. The first night at Bush was an exercise in searching the water, tempting the trout with all the well known tundra attractors like Streaking Caddis, Chernobyl Ants and even a Daddy Long Leg. The trout have a very special way of inhaling this terrestrial when slightly twitched on a slow surface, the trout lifting its nose in an everlasting slurp. The first full day of fishing always gives the true status of the fishery. Waking up as usual at nine to enjoy morning coffe and Igors splendid breakfast is the best possible start of a new day. It was soon revealed that a major hatch of small mayflies was the ticket of the day, at any pool concentrated at the edge of the riffles flowing into the pools and spreading out on the wider flats below and the backeddies closer to shore. It was a feast very much resembling the nightime drifts of caddis pupaes usually seen later in the season, the trout gorging themselves in any possible configuration of riseforms and with a frustrating degree of mobility. Some bigger mayflies mixed in, but were completely neglected by the highly selective trout, so focused on the feeding that we many times could approach them at a very short range, setting the scene for a wide screen movie og big mouths softly closing around tiny mayflies. Decorating the tippet with a small, dark parachute or comparadun fly, and casting persistently precise, we had a full day of the best possible tundra fishing imaginable. The exercise was sucsessfully repeated the next days and several fish close to personal bests were caught. Some of us chose the difficult water of mixed currents to get hold of one specific trout repeatedly rising, the trout neglecting everything but a completely drag free drift of the fly. Easier, and more scattered trout was to be...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3C – 2019

Posted on 02/08/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3C – 2019

From left: Andreas Mathisen, John Magne Kristoffersen ( group leader ), Stig Kristiansen, Gard Schaug, Ragnar Jensen and Margido Kristoffersen We arrived at Pina Saturday 28. July, and camp was set in a good pace. Higher water level then last time we visited, a million mosquitos but no trout to be seen the first day. Sunday was lost by strong wind, only a few fish was caught that day. Our expectations where to experience the awakening of the tundra, and on Monday we did! Monday was the beginning of 6 days of fat trout, rise maniac, mayfly&caddis bonanza. What a blast. We had read about this, watched films about it but never experienced it. This week we probably had the best dryfly fishing after brown trout ever. The mayfly hatches where impressive and started up between 10 and 12 and lasted until around 2100 in the evening. The trout where definitely hungry, and most fish where caught on sight fishing and rising trout. The weather changed from close to zero to full summer, and we had though wind almost every day. Group leader John Magne with a 3,4 kg Pina trout Almost everybody in the group made a new personal best on this trip. A total of 46 trout, one passed 4 kg, 15 between 3 and 4 kg, 22 between 2 and 3 kg and the rest from 1-2 kgs. We all love the Pina trout ☺ We also made up a couple of new names on different spots upstream from camp. The most suitable names are “Magnestampen” ( a place you can take a swim ) and “Grisebingen” ( The Pigpen ). Maybe next group will recognice them? Stig with his new pb – 2,8 kg, beautiful trout from “Grisebingen” Andreas with a nice 3 kg+ from the upper part of “Magnestampen” Margido also pushed the 3kg mark at “Magnestampen” Ragnar collected trout above 3 kg the entire week Gard with a fat Pina trout that pushed the 4 kg mark…. The last day we got surprised by tundra fog, and our helicopter was delayed for almost a day. Camp view with – and without fog!!! Late Saturday the chopper arrived, and we all had an impressive trip down to the ocean and upstream Rynda to basecamp. Thanks to Karlovka Company for good organizing and letting us stay in this beautiful area. Best...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 4B – 2019

Posted on 23/07/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 4B – 2019

I have had the pleasure to once more visit the Kharlovka river with good friends that now can call themselves regulars as all have more than 5 years of experience on these rivers. The participants this year was from left; Tom Tuskin (Group leader), Stian Jacobsen, Øyvind Dahl, Trond Bentestuen, Glenn Christensen, Kjetil Johansen and Luganscky Volodya (our excellent camp chef) As before we had been preparing a whole year for this trip with fly tying, sharing experiences from trips we have done before and looked forward to a week with hatching and super conditions. As the weather forecast predicted cold weather and lots of wind, we lowered our expectations a bit. But as we know when 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! You can always hope that the weather forecast is wrong, but this week they were correct! Due to the weather conditions we stayed at Dream Kharlovka camp the whole week. On Saturday we were delayed with the helicopter out due to fog. But close and good communication with Kharlovka company on hour basis we were all standby and ready to go as soon as they gave green light. Finally, we arrived safely Sunday night in Dream Kharlovka camp and put up our tents in record time as the rain had a short pause. We went quickly in to our tents to be ready for fishing early Sunday morning. On Sunday we had a lot of hatching of mayflies, but heavy wind made it difficult to spot rising fish. Flies also blew over to different parts of the river which made the fish move to places in the river out of the normal places you would find them. On Monday the weather improved a bit and we had small periods in the morning with sunshine and less wind. This woke up both insects and fish! We had amazing hatches with mayflies and a lot of rising fish in the end of the currents. The low water temperature (8 C) made the fish incredible strong, they jumped around and gave us unforgettable fights! The group caught more than 40 fish this Monday with the highlight of Kjetil getting new personal best of a beautiful trout of 4,2 kg! Glenn also caught some really big ones this day. On Tuesday the strong wind was back. We therefore decided to rig the boats and bring them up and down stream to make it possible to fish from the boats and to make river crossing easier and safer. With boat you can also reach small Islands and rocks in the river more easily without risky wading stunts. With high wind levels at daytime and no hatching there was difficult fishing this Tuesday. However, as you can see from the...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 2B – 2019

Posted on 23/07/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 2B – 2019

Trout 2 B Dream Litza, Big Trout, Ivan Capaul, Alex Joerg, Jan Ekmann, Remo Lemp, Bernhard Raemy. Group Leader Christopher Rownes / Igor Zhuzhev Weather 4-10 Degrees Dream Litza We arrived in Dream Litza in cold conditions set up camp quickly and made our way down to the river. The tundra was really still sleeping but we managed to tease some fish to the surface. The fishing was still difficult but we had the occasional hatches of olive duns and Dream Litza woke up for a short time during the daytime. Jan caught a beautiful 4 Kilo trout in a short hatch of olive uprights in the home pool. Big Trout We Arrived in Big Trout in freezing temperatures and we set up camp. Not really any hatching insects around and the fish seemed to be still asleep after a cold winter. Towards the end of the week, temperatures increased and we began to see insects and rising fish. I hooked a fish at the very end of the V who came up to a size 12 CDC Caddis and tested my backing to the limit running 2 times way out into the lake. After 15 minutes we landed a beautiful 3.8 kg fish. Some really big fish rising at the outlet of the lake. Alex and Jan had a great afternoon with some fantastic fish over 4kg rising freely at the out let of the lake. After a tough weeks fishing with some amazing fish caught and lost. Happy faces all around. We finished off with 45 fish caught, 4 fish over 4 kilos, 8 fish over 3kilos Big thanks again to Igor our chef and guide with his fantastic humor and Power-Boosting Russian soups Big thanks to the Kharlovka company for the perfect organization and the ASR program that allows us to visit these beautiful rivers. On behalf of my group best regards to everyone at Kharlovka. See you next year Christopher...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3A – 2019

Posted on 19/07/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3A – 2019

Trout Report Group 3A Mystic – Oset From left: Tor Ola Dehli (group leader), Øystein Saga, Kristoffer Kristiansen, Oddbjørn Nordhagen, Rasmus Bonsak Løvbrøtte, Daniel Erik Gran, Volodya (guide) Finally after some trips to the russian tundra this time we hit the Jackpot!! 4 of the guys had been to Kola one time before, Øystein was a rookie and for me it was third time lucky. We started in Mystic Litza, and after looking at the river for 30 seconds I saw the first rising trout, and the first cast with a small caddis resulted in the first trout of the trip, and so it would continue for the whole week. Totally crazy amount of rising fish. Mystic is not the longest stretch of river, but we managed to catch 40 fish on dryflies, mainly mayflies. We had good hatches of many different species, both Rhodani, Eurivilie, Sulphuera and many more. No caddis at all. Only productive areas was from the camp and a couple of hundred meters down, no fish at all in the pools up towards the lake. A few fish just over 2 kg, but most of the fish was around 1,5 kg. Still fun fishing on rising fish. Øystein-with-Litza-trout Next stop was Oset Kharlovka. First look from the helicopter and camp was not that good, we thought it looked as it was only rapids and no good looking water. Well, that was the biggest mistake of the week. Oset proved to be one of the most interesting camps I have visited on Kola, so much variety, and so many cool fishing spots. Ubeliveable amounts of fish, mostly fish between 1-2 kilos, but also a big one in between. We had some of the best mayfly hatches Kola has to offer and the trout stopped rising every afternoon, I am sure the reason was they were totally stuffed, could not eat one more fly. We ended up with 149 fish here, 12 over 3 kg and one of them over 4 kg, 4250 gram. All fish caugh on dries, mainly on mayfly duns. Daniel-with-3+-fish The weather of the week was a lot of wind, cool temperatures around 10-15 degrees, but also some sun and hours with less wind. Almost no rain at all. Except for the wind it was perfect weather both for fishing, walking and sleeping. So the total for the week was 189 fish over 1 kg. A new pb for Øystein on 2 kg, never caught a trout over 1 kg on a dryfly before. A new pb on 3050 gr for Kristoffer, goal achieved for the trip. Daniel was happy just to be on Kola after missing his flight from Oslo. Rasmus equaled his pb from his last Kolatrip, 3,4 kg. A new Kola record for me with 4250 gr. Oddbjørn maybe got a Kola record with over 60 fish on dries. And...

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Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3D – 2019

Posted on 18/07/2019

Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 3D – 2019

Canoeing on the upper Rynda We started high up in the upper Rynda, close to “Great lakes”. Although the river and nature in general was very scenic a few important things were missing: Hatching insects and rising fish. Water temperature was around 12C which should be good. We were able to catch a few fish on streamers and the “village idiot” fish was the only one rising and being caught on dry fly. After two days we moved downstream to Lake Torosman. During the move we had to carry everything for 1,2 km to get around dangerous rapids before commencing with canoeing. At Lake Torosman we hade great expectations, but it seemed almost fishless there as well. Especially the 3 newcomers to Kola suffered some degree of “trout fishing depression”. Per caught several large perch which was skinned and fried for dinner. After two more days we moved on to our camp 3 which was our destination. The weather detoriated as time went on. Air temperature dropped below 10C and the wind kept on blowing from north with haze and fog and some rain. Luckily the Heptagenia dalecarlica mayfly started hatching and we suddenly had a lot of rising fish. Then our catch rate improved considerably as well and the “trout fishing depression” suddenly vanished. Trout rising for mayflies is very exciting to catch and demands good presentation and drag free float of the fly. Much less drag is accepted than during caddis hatches. Some fish were also caught on nymphs. Pick up by the helicopter was postponed several times due to fog and bad weather conditions and Kharlovka company did whatever they could to get us out in time to reach our mid-day flights from Kirkenes on Sunday and if it had not been for a unfortunate minibus puncture we would have made it in time. The good side of it was we got an additional fishing day and the travel insurance covered new tickets. All together we caught 59 trout which we considered acceptable at the given conditions. The largest trout caught was 3,1 kg. Edvard Bergene, group leader. Weather was good during the first days at the upper Rynda. At nighttime the air temperature dropped below the water temperature, but the midnight sun was still up. We tried all flies in the box during the first days, however without much success. Skinned perch waiting to be prepared for dinner. We brought our own chef with experience from running Theatercafeen in Oslo! Canoeing between camps. Northern wind and misty conditions dominated the last part of the week. The “bad” weather triggered a very strong hatch of the mayfly Heptagenia dalecarlica. Heptagenia mayflies gathered in the foam below rapids. Sverre is netting a nice trout. Edvard with Rynda trout. From left: Per Sondrup Nielsen, Harald Støre, Børre Kleivan, Edvard Bergene (group leader), Sverre Lunde and Ole...

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