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Atlantic Salmon Fly fishing Adventure in Varzuga River on Kola Peninsula atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula

Program: Salmon Fishing >>KTVF01

Map of Kola Peninsula for Atlantic Salmon Fly fishing Adventure in Varzuga River atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula
 

Atlantic Salmon fishing seasons

 

June: Fishing is usually good in the lower reaches of the river. High water levels make June as the most productive month. The large Fall Salmon, unique to the Varzuga region, emerges from its winter "hibernation" and joins the fresh run of salmon on its way to the spawning grounds. Not to be confused with the Kelts (Black Salmon), this magnificent deep-swimming and feisty fish is still in its silvery livery at this time. June offers fantastic fishing from the riverbank.

July / August: Despite the fact that this period is not so 'fruitful' as June and September/October it is still worth to come over for fishing and catch up to 10 salmons per day anyway. As well as grayling, kumzha (pink fish), pike, roach, perch, jelets…

September / October: This unique run of late salmon is extremely deep and powerful as a result of spending a full year in the river before spawning. At a time when one normally fishes with sinking lines and big flies, we do better with small flies and slow, intermediate or even floating lines. Although the days are shorter and weather conditions more severe, the late season here is unparalleled. To our knowledge, no other river on the Kola Peninsula can compete with the sheer number of giant salmon in the Varzuga River during September and October.
 

Atlantic Salmon Fly fishing Adventure in Varzuga River atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula
Atlantic Salmon Fly fishing Adventure in Varzuga River on Kola Peninsula atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula

Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure in Varzuga River on Kola Peninsula

 

Hook the biggest Atlantic Salmon from one of the most beautiful rivers of the Kola Peninsula; the scenic Varzuga river. The Varzuga river is fed by many other large rivers in the centre of the Kola Peninsula like the Pana River, the Indel river, the Serga river, the Melga river and the Kitsa river. All are well-known Atlantic Salmon rivers with great sport fishing opportunities. The Varzuga river is 254 km long and flows into the White Sea.


The fishing spot is about 35 km upstream where in fact all the Salmon swim over to spawn in the mentioned rivers and lakes. That makes your fishing trip a unique Atlantic Salmon sport fishing adventure.
 

Your home during your Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure will be in a simple log house in village Varzuga and is based on full board. Your host will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day you will be brought by small river boat to a good fishing spot where you can fish from the river bank. Optionally you can be guided the whole day. We provide the necessary fishing licenses which are based on "Catch and release".

The Kola Peninsula is an 'Eldorado'

when it comes to Atlantic Salmon!

 

 

The best equipment to use!

All fishing is based on Catch & Release rules. Only barbless single or double hooks are allowed. Both single and double handed rods will work fine.

 
Fly rods:
■ Single handed of 9 to 10 ft in line classes 6-10.
■ Double handed of 12 to 15 ft in line classes 9-12.
Single or double handed fly rods Atlantic Salmon Fly fishing Adventure in Varzuga River on Kola Peninsula atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula
Fly lines:
■ Floaters or intermediates
■ In beginning and end of season a sinker can be worth trying.
 
Three important items:
■ Measuring tape for calculating the weight of large salmon.
■ A pair of forceps to pinch the barb hook down and to release the fish.
■ Mosquito net / repellent is essential during the summer.
 
Clothes:
■ Neoprene or Gore-Tex waders with corkers/cleats.
■ Fishing jacket and mittens.
■ Warm clothes and cap for cold evenings or for early or late season.
■ Rain clothes.
 
Other important patterns:
■ Rusty Rat and small Sunray Shadow-tubes.
■ The bigger flies in the beginning and the end of season.
■ During summer dry flies also works very well. Try a Bomber!
Three basic flies for Varzuga River:
■ Green Highlander
■ Red Butt
■ Silver Doctor

in sizes 2-8.
Three basic flies for the Varzuga River: 'Green Highlander', 'Red Butt' and the 'Silver Doctor' atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula
One essential fly is the Billy Butt.
■ Hook: single or double 2-8
■ Tag: oval copper tinsel
■ Tip: red antron
■ Tail: red antron
■ But: yellow hackle
■ Body: flat copper tinsel
■ Ribbing: oval copper tinsel
■ Wing: black foxtail with some copper flash
■ Front hackle: black
■ Head: black
■ Cheeks: optional
The 'Billy Butt' fly for fly-fishing on Kola Peninsula atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula
Atlantic Salmon Fly fishing Adventure in Varzuga River on Kola Peninsula atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula

 

Your accommodation during Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure

Your home during of your Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure is a simple and cosy log house in the yard of a local family in Varzuga village. The house is build of local timber and keeps the lovely aroma of resin. There are several sleeping rooms in the house: for two, three and four persons, a sitting room and a kitchen. There is no running water. Dry toilet is outside. A nice and hot sauna is in the yard.
 
Your host takes care about the meals, water and sauna. The cottage has electricity and mobile phone connection.
Your home during Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure Varzuga River atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula
Sleeping room in log house during Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure Varzuga Riveratlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsulaKitchen in log house. Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure Varzuga Riveratlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsulaSitting room in log house. Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure Varzuga Riveratlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula

 

Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure description:

Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk by plane or to Kandalaksha by train. Meet up with a car or a mini bus to drive to Varzuga village (500 km from Murmansk and 250 from Kandalaksha). It is recommended to have a sandwiches with you and some drinks on the way. Arrival in Varzuga and check-in at the guest house. Dinner and overnight. (D)

Days 2 - 6: Breakfast. Get into a boat and go to the fishing spot. When you are 8 persons you can be brought by the boat in two steps. It takes 30-40 minutes to reach the place for fishing. When you are there you should by a fishing licence. You can buy it for one day fishing from 6 am to 12 pm or for more amount of days. Wilderness lunch during the day at the river shore. You can fish from 6 am up to 12 pm. You are brought back to the guest house at the time which you mention to the boat man. Dinner upon coming back. Sauna by request (optional). (B,L,D)

Day 7: After breakfast at 08.00 leaving Varzuga for Murmansk or Kandalaksha. Lunch on the way in a café. (B,L)
Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure Varzuga River. Angling with blinker atlantic salmon, fly fishing, fishing, salmon, varzuga, river, varzuga river, kola peninsula 

 

Atlantic Salmon Fishing Adventure details:

Accommodation:
6 nights in a Guest house in Varzuga village (no shower, dry toilet) incl. mentioned food (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner). Sauna outside (optional)
Level:
not applicable
Group size:
From 1 to 8 persons
Duration:
7 days (extensions possible)
Dates:
From middle of May till middle of October.
For request of dates: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Price:
Prices on request. Send your request for an offer: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Price includes:
Accommodation, mentioned meals, service of a boatman with a boat to bring/to take to/from the fishing spot two ways for Days 2-6.
Optional:
•Sauna by request: RUR 1200,-- per group
•Fishing license: RUR 2000,-- pp per day
•Additional service of a boatman: RUR 300,-- per one way to or from the fishing spot
•Transfer by 8p-bus Murmansk – Varzuga – Murmansk (500km one way): EUR 950,-- pg 2-ways
•Transfer by a taxi car Murmansk – Varzuga – Murmansk: EUR 490,-- pg 2-ways
•Transfer by 8p-bus Kandalaksha – Varzuga – Kandalaksha (500km): EUR 550,-- pg 2-ways
•Transfer by a taxi car Kandalaksha – Varzuga – Kandalaksha: EUR 312,-- pg 2-ways
•Train tickets from Saint Petersburg or Moscow to Kandalaksha
•Flight tickets from Saint Petersburg or Moscow to Murmansk
• Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,--
Documents:
Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle the tourist invitation.
Insurance:
• The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.
 
 

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