2018 ASR Salmon Season Summary

Posted on 20/09/2018

2018 ASR Salmon Season Summary

The 2018 has been fascinating with weeks that reminded us both of how special these remarkable rivers can be, but also of how finely balanced nature can be, when the heatwave that swept Europe also visited the Arctic tundra in July. In addition, the vagaries of our unique location also meant that we were briefly but once more reminded that the remote and controlled zone in which our rivers flow has the occasional frustration to go hand in hand with the many advantages that...

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Kharlovka web report for week 35/36/37 ending 14th of September 2018

Posted on 20/09/2018

Kharlovka web report for week 35/36/37 ending 14th of September 2018

Three Rivers. Week 35. Low water autumn conditions on the ASR coincided with a decision by the military authorities to conduct exercises within the restricted zone of the Northern Kola Peninsula leaving us with no alternative but to cancel the fishing trips for a number of our foreign guests. Whilst saddened and frustrated to have disappointed old friends in this way, a small number of old Russian friends were still most welcomed as always. It also offered us an unexpected...

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Kharlovka web report for week 32 ending 10th of August 2018

Posted on 15/09/2018

Kharlovka web report for week 32 ending 10th of August 2018

At last! The heat wave finally let up just days before youth team arrived for what would turn out to be a most jolly and productive fishing week. Temps really started to heat up about 10th of July this season which led to an extended period of bright sunny skies and water temps rising over 20C. While the rivers remained at record low levels, thankfully everything cooled back down just before the young lads arrived who were blessed with mild conditions for the week with...

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Kharlovka week 30 ending 27th of july 2018

Posted on 06/08/2018

Kharlovka week 30 ending 27th of july 2018

Last week was the hottest week on record for the ASR. Following on from exceptionally warm conditions the previous week, temps remained into the 30′s until the final day. Rains had been forecasted for late week which unfortunately never materialised however the breezes did shift to cool things down slightly on the final days. Fishing mostly early and late (with everyone including the salmon avoiding the mid day sun) – the team of mostly experienced ASR guests...

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Kharlovka week 29 ending 20th of july 2018

Posted on 02/08/2018

Kharlovka week 29 ending 20th of july 2018

The heat wave that has been affecting UK – Scandinavia and much of Europe (and other places) has finally reached the Arctic circle on the far northern coast of the Kola Peninsula. While guests arrived last week to mild temps that started off pleasant in the low teens, bright sunny conditions and warm southern breezes proceeded to push up the mercury well into the 30′s for the remainder of the week. The rivers followed suit dropping 9cm and warming into the low...

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Rynda week 28 ending 13th of July 2018

Posted on 26/07/2018

Rynda week 28 ending 13th of July 2018

This week Rynda camp welcomed our good friends and regular anglers from England. We have been fishing together for many years and we enjoyed such a great team! The weather was comfortable for the first half of the week: breezy north wind and clouds. The low water level was not a problem. Every day catch for the team was around 25 fish. From Thursday the weather changed to sun and south wind. As we now know, that hot was the beginning of the huge hot wave which covered the...

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Kharlovka week 28 ending 13th of july 2018

Posted on 18/07/2018

Kharlovka week 28 ending 13th of july 2018

This week we welcomed a hugely international group of fishermen to Kharlovka Camp, where our tent poles were adored with the flags of Russia, the United States, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and Japan. It’s a wonderful thing when a love of salmon fishing is able to connect people from all corners of the globe. Fishermen were greeted by extremely favourable overhead conditions at the beginning of the week – overcast skies and cool air...

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Kharlovka week 27 ending 6th of july 2018

Posted on 16/07/2018

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.....

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ASR web report for weeks 25 and 26 ending Friday 29 June

Posted on 04/07/2018

ASR web report for weeks 25 and 26 ending Friday 29 June

Young fishers visit the ASR. Unfortunately we received short notice that the military authorities would conduct operations within the restricted zone of the Northern Kola Peninsula during the two week period of 16th – 30th June 2018. As a consequence, we were deeply disappointed not to be able to welcome our regular guests/friends on to these weeks. However, Vladimir and the staff were delighted to be able to seize the chance to provide a unique and unexpected opportunity...

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Kharlovka week 24 ending 15th of june 2018

Posted on 18/06/2018

Kharlovka week 24 ending 15th of june 2018

Conditions last week went from good to great. Air temps were in the high single digits over the opening weekend followed by a brief cold snap with some snow flurries early week before the temps shot back up to 15+C for the final two days of the week. Water temps improved slowly from 4.9C to 7.0C while the levels dropped slowly over the week from 38cm down to 30cm on the home pool scale. Fishing results were consistent throughout with some 20 good salmon to start the first...

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