Happy Holidays

Posted on 01/04/2018

Happy Holidays

Dear Friends Following the exceptionally cold winter across much of Europe and the UK, we wanted to send you all an early spring update to let you know how the upcoming season is beginning to take shape. The recent end of the long polar nights heralded the first opportunity to make a significant visit out to the camps to take stock of things. In contrast to the unprecedented 80 year high snow pack from last year, so far the conditions this winter on the far north coast have...

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Kharlovka week 22 starting 27th of May 2017

Posted on 05/06/2017

Kharlovka week 22 starting 27th of May 2017

Following a record 80 year high winter with loads of snow and ice, spring did make a brief appearance back in middle May with air temps up to a promising 10C. Unfortunately this warm window only lasted a couple of days. While the rivers were slowly beginning to open up, the north coast has basically experienced freezing conditions ever since. Faced with a challenging forecast leading up to our first week of the season that included strong cold winds and additional snow, we...

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Spring Newsletter – record snow levels!

Posted on 29/05/2017

Spring Newsletter – record snow levels!

Dear Friends, Following a long cold dark snowy winter on the far northern coast – we are back online! If you have been following the ASR Weather link, you will have noticed that the snow and icy measurements have accumulated off the 20 year chart recently during March and April. In fact, the locals are now reporting the winter snow accumulation to be an 80 year high event. The only road to Tumanni was closed recently for several weeks delaying our team spring...

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February update

Posted on 05/02/2017

February update

Dear Friends, With the holidays now behind us and the new year progressing, we can report that the conditions on the northern tundra have been cold with good amounts of snow fall thus far. The ice continues to build on the rivers and nature is working its magic to bring about another generation of fabulous ASR salmon. As you can see on the Weather Page only twice during the last 20 years have the snow depth/water blanket been higher at this time of year. Certainly, whilst...

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Kharlovka week 24 ending 10th of June 2016

Posted on 14/06/2016

Kharlovka week 24 ending 10th of June 2016

Last week was amazing! There were 12 guests from 9 different countries who were mostly returning Kharlovka veterans. The team had to endure absolutely nasty conditions that included super winds from the north gusting to 70km/hr, cold rain sleet and snow with temps of about 3-4C along with rising rivers of 20-25cm which took the level up to 54cm which was 8cm more than we had to start the season 2 weeks ago. In addition, river temps went from a balmy 10C back down to a more...

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Travel information update

Posted on 23/02/2016

Travel information update

The charter flight between Helsinki and Murmansk has now been confirmed for the 2016 ASR season. It is being operated by a Russian/Norwegian company called Titan Air who in cooperation with Frontiers have successfully managed to secure service to Murmansk for years to come. There will be a jet service for the entire season which we consider an upgrade from previous seasons. Furthermore, we are pleased to report that we hope there will be a slight price reduction from $1,250...

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Trout Fishing Report Week 33b – 2015

Posted on 09/09/2015

Trout Fishing Report Week 33b – 2015

First Knee, Running Our week started in the usual fashion; with the flight to Kirkenes, after which a minibus took us the rest of the way to Murmansk where we stayed the night, as is custom to these trips. We were happily surprised to learn that the last leg of our journey to Rynda camp from the airport in Murmansk was to be by helicopter and not by minibus. The weather forecast for our week was not at all promising – just as dreary as it had been all summer, so we were...

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Three rivers week 35 ending 29th of August 2015

Posted on 03/09/2015

Three rivers week 35 ending 29th of August 2015

Eastern Litza Waterfall Nationalities: UK, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway Number of Salmon: 158 Number of anglers: 16 BIG Fish: 1 x 30lbs-Litza, 1 x 28lbs-Rynda Rynda: 56 salmon of which 2 over 20lbs Litza: 59 salmon of which 5 over 20lbs Kharlovka: 43 salmon of which 1 over 20lbs Personal Best Fish: 6 Over the two-week summer break in advance of the Three Rivers there had been a refreshing rise in levels that had pushed the river height up to a satisfying 5...

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Trout Fishing Report Week 32a – 2015

Posted on 24/08/2015

Trout Fishing Report Week 32a – 2015

Wulf/Swan The group was: Niklas Brännström, Adam Nylander, Joakim Berggren, Hans Lindström, Groupleder Per Brännström and Chief Camp Officer Jena. We started our fishing week in Wolf, Kharlovka. Although it was quite bad weather the first couple of days the big trouts were there. The very first cast gave a nice trout around 3 kg. In total we caught on our days in Wolf, 28 trout over 1 kg up toa round 5 kg. The average size being 2.5 kg. Amazing!!! Best flies, Wolly Bugger,...

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Kharlovka week 32 ending 7th of August 2015

Posted on 14/08/2015

Kharlovka week 32 ending 7th of August 2015

Number of Rods: 13 Nationaliites: UK, Denmark, France, Russia and Finland. Number of fish: 165 Personal Bests: 6 Largest fish of the week which was caught: 36 lbs. Number of jokes and good stories: can’t be counted The youngest angler of the week: 17 years old Average age of anglers: 30 We were expecting something special to happen this week, but we were not ready for such actions. This team quickly bonded together. Young and ambitious the boys travelled in from the...

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