Trout Fishing Report 5B – 2017

Posted on 18/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 5B – 2017

Running and Big Trout The spring came late to the Russian tundra this year, due to the extreme amounts of snow. Knowing that the water level was falling and the good fishing had just started – we aimed for Running with great expectations. With a mixed group of people we had everyting a group could wish for: 22 weeks with Kola experience, tons of flyfishing experience, young courage, and plenty of engeneering analytics and tactics. The group was from top left: Tore (70...

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Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2017

Posted on 09/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 4A – 2017

I have again had the pleasure of visiting the Kharlovka river for a week with good friends. This year my group consisted of Kola veterans that have been travelling with me several times before. The group this year was 5 people (we had one shortfall) from left front; Glenn Christensen, Øyvind Dahl, Tom Tuskin (group leader), Tommy Lafton, Luganscky Volodya (tundra Chef) and Trond Bentestuen. We had for this year made own logo and new jackets for the trip. We had been...

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Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2017

Posted on 04/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 5A – 2017

by Alf M Sollund Once again a dream week at Dream Kharlovka during week 29 (15th – 22nd of July 2017). Five fly fishermen caught 92 trout larger than 1 kg topping with 4,8 (estimated from measurements) and 4,5 kg. Again our warmest thanks to Mr. Kola, our guide Luganscky Volodya and the rest at Kharlovka Company. The group (from left): Luganscky Volodya (Russia, our guide), Frank Pedersen (Norway), Stian Jacobsen (Norway), Thor Evensen (Norway), Steinar Simonsen (Norway –...

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Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2017

Posted on 03/08/2017

Trout Fishing Report 3B – 2017

Swan Islands Our group consisted of from left: Håvard Martinussen, Vasillijev, Jan Erik Lund, Kjetil Hvarnes(Group leader), Torleiv Grøndalen, Stian Wadahl The toughest conditions we have ever tried to fish in, sums up this year’s trip. The weather was nice with both heat, rain and a little cold. The company of the invincible gang of fly fishers was extraordinary this year. However, the fact that spring was late and snow still melting after record amount of snow this year...

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Kharlovka week 30 ending 28th of July 2017

Posted on 02/08/2017

Kharlovka week 30 ending 28th of July 2017

Despite the sudden change of weather with cool winds from the north producing foggy conditions that delayed weekend transfers by several hours – last weeks group of 14 guests (Hosted by Roddy Hall the manager for Farlows Travel) – went on to have an exciting week releasing a total of 195 salmon before the big celebration on the Friday evening. Up – Up and Away! Following the record winter snowpack and spring thaw – the summer season has now caught...

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Kharlovka week 29 ending 21st of July 2017

Posted on 25/07/2017

Kharlovka week 29 ending 21st of July 2017

Here we go again! Following last weeks record of 331 salmon – 13 happy new guests just released another all time record total of 345 salmon on the mighty Kharlovka that included 26 great fish over 20 pounds – and 1 over 30.. – plus another 30 pounder for Volodya – the Home Pool Specialist.. Despite all the bright sun with warm air temperatures to 25+C – and with water temps. soaring up to 17.7C – the rivers were still at prime levels...

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Kharlovka week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

Posted on 20/07/2017

Kharlovka week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

New record on the mighty Kharlovka with 337 salmon for 13 rods! Although things started off a bit slow with only 4 salmon recorded in the book on the first day, everything quickly came just right for this returning group of good friends who went on to enjoy some fantastic fishing that won’t soon be forgotten. The conditions were almost perfect with the rivers slowly dropping away about 4cm/day finishing off the week with a good level of 45cm on the home pool scale...

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Rynda week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

Posted on 18/07/2017

Rynda week 28 ending 14th of July 2017

Perfect time! This is the headline for this week at the Rynda river. Rynda guests were successfully using the full spectrum of fishing tactics from sinking, intermediate and floating lines along with tubes, doubles, singles and hitched flies! Rynda was developing nicely, during the week the water level dropped up to 32 cm and water temp moved from 11C to 14C. Salmon run responded to the water dropping immediately. If in the beginning of the week most of the salmon were...

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Rynda week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Posted on 13/07/2017

Rynda week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Last week was a start of the summer here in tundra. Water level dropped 30 cm during the week. The week started with unbelievably low water temp of 4C and by the end of the week the water temp reached 10C! Along with the water level dropping this fact changed fishing in a big way. Our anglers started to put away their sinking lines and switched to intermediates and even floating lines. Last week at Rynda three different generations fished together – from veterans to...

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Kharlovka week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Posted on 12/07/2017

Kharlovka week 27 ending 7th of July 2017

Summer like conditions finally arrived to the far northern tundra along with plenty of sun and warming rivers last week that went from 7.6C up to 13C – while water levels dropped away nicely at about 6cm/day to finish the week at 76cm on the home pool scale. The combination of the rivers warming and the levels dropping led to some fantastic fishing results for the lucky group of 12 international guests. Following introductions and group bonding the boys were obviously...

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