Trout Fishing Report Week 33A – 2013
Scones Kharlovka & Swan Isles Litza
Our week was very good in every way. We caught totally 48 fish above 1 kilo with a lot between 1,8 and 2,5 kg. The biggest fish was about 2,8 and a very nice one. Igor was our “head chef” this week and made very nice food, told some very funny jokes and came with a lot of fishing tips regarding the camps.
We knew that the water level was very low and the water temperature was quite high, but still we managed to catch a great deal of fish and had a fantastic experience on the tundra. These trips are not only about the fish, but also the wonderful experience of nature that you sometimes meet in these rugged areas of wilderness.
Scones were the first camp and the first couple of days was quite slow fishwise. High water temperature and low water made the fishing very hard, but the deep streams and pools gave us some nice trouts. We experienced some caddis hatches in late evenings and some rising fish.
“Basecamp at Scones”.
Roger with a nice 2,2 kg Kharlovka trout downstream Scones. Caught on a fly called “Dyret”, a pattern by Gunnar Bingen from Norway.
A great looking trout just netted by Ingebrigt.
Another beautiful trophy trout caught at Sami Cabin by Roger.
Swan Isles Litza
When we arrived at Swan Isles, the weather conditions had changed a lot and rain was coming down. The temperature dropped down to 11-12 degrees celcius at the end of the week. Fishing conditions became much better and the group members started to catch a lot of nice tundra trouts. A few mayflies were showing themselves, but way too few for the fish to rise. The best fishing results came using attractor flies (floating Kola Killers, gold ribbed muddlers and tsjernobyl ants) and some medium sized caddis (elk hair, streaking and cdc).
Roar with one if his many trouts this week.
A beautiful trout caught by Ove.
We normally fished from late afternoon to the sunrise every day at Swan and the tundra gave us some fantastic scenery of light several days.
Another great Kola trout caught by Ingebrigt, a determined troutbum from mid Norway.
Jan Atle aka. “Walkalot” also caught a nice bunch of trouts this year. Here with a good one from upstream Swan Isles. This trip gave him a good amount of miles and a perfect preparation for the reindeer hunt in Norway.
Ove with a nice trout downstream camp from Swan. Also a mid-Norway trout bum.
A spot-on nice Russian trout caught by Roar.
Cato also caught some trouts and this beauty took his caddis.
Ove, Roger (group leader), Jan Atle, Roar, Cato, Ingebrigt and Igor (head chef)
Im quite sure that these crazy norwegian troutbums we will show us a great deal more of russian trouts in the near future.
Thanks for a very nice and memorable trip, guys!
Roger Enger Lie – Group leader