Trout Fishing Week 27 – 2013

Posted on 05/07/2013

Running Litza and Lower Pina

Group from the left: Marie, Trond, Geir, Christian, Olivier, chef/guide Igor and group leader Pål Group from the left: Marie, Trond, Geir, Christian, Olivier, chef/guide Igor and group leader Pål

When we landed at the Running Camp we already knew a lot about the conditions as I had already been on the tundra for one week with my canoe group. The temperature in the water was 22C and the water level low.

We did not have any hatches except for a caddis now and then and an occasional mayfly, but this was enough to get a few fish rising. On the first evening all of us got in contact with fish on dry fly or nymph. During our stay here we had fun fishing, and with these conditions, better fishing than we would have expected. Running Litza is a very nice area to fish, with several nice necks and pools. We would have loved to be there during a major hatch.

On Tuesday we were moved to lower Pina. The volume of the water here seemed to be higher than in Litza. We could, however, see that the water level was very low. The lower Pina is a very nice area to fish, especially upstream from the camp. I know from experience that it contains large fish. The days we stayed at this camp was surprisingly good, considering that the water level was dropping rapidly and the water temperature was still 22 C.

During this week we caught a total of 101 fish above 1 kg and about 10 of them above 3 kg, the largest 3,6 kg. Almost all the fish were caught on dry flies, but a few on nymphs.

This year as every year we enjoyed Igors cooking and company. I know few people who always answer inquiries in such a positive way, his usual replies are ”of course”, ”no problem” and ”da-da”.

Everyone were pleased with the stay and hope to be back.

Marie with a nice fish Marie with a nice fish

Olivier with his 3.5 fish.Olivier with his 3.5 fish.

Christian with his 3.4 kg fish. Christian with his 3.4 kg fish.

Pål with a nice fish Pål with a nice fish

Marie kissing a Fish & her husband Trond Marie kissing a Fish & her husband Trond

Husband Trond