The main issue of the second week of October was salmon activity. We believed that if water temperature will continue to decrease, a likewise decrease in salmon activity should be expected. This is such a direct relationship between temperature and fish activity, it is not always indisputable, but it is difficult for us to rely on something else in our forecasts. Indeed, with a sufficiently large amount of salmon in the river, our results could be assessed as average. We were
This middle of June 2018 was already a summer over her on Kola Peninsula, few really hot days turned out only by the end of the third week. The water warmed up to 18 degrees, but quickly returned to a comfortable 16 degrees. The water level during those week was dropping constantly, but at the very close pace, so all of the days were comfortable for fishing. Grills weighing 2.5 - 3 kg have appeared in the river, as a rule, these are very lively males that just arrived from th
The ideal situation for the beginning of the season is fishing active fish in the winter holding pools. On some rivers of the Kola Peninsula this is a common practice. In the middle or upper parts of the rivers, large number of salmons gather in such pools to stay during the winter. Some camps are located near those places. The first weeks of the salmon fishing season, most fish are caught in those holding pools, often called as as aquarium, later the fish is spreading along
Unfortunately, this issue remains the most popular among fly fishermen. Perhaps every second angler planning a trip to the Kola Peninsula asks us about this. The question is logical, everything is correct, but i would like to point all the aspects in the logical chain of preparation for fishing salmon. And according to my understanding in this logical chain the question of the fly should be the last. Here is a photo from my old article about flies for salmon fishing, it will
This fall on the rivers of Kola Peninsula we lost an unusually large number of salmon. Two fish out of three went off the hook. We have already discussed salmon behaviour, but I want to draw your attention to the tactics of fighting salmon, on aspects that, in my opinion, could lead to loss of fish. I will focus only on regular situations often occurring and will not consider all possible options. Just want to say that we do not use boats or guides with giant nets, patiently
Salmon fishing season in 2017 has been delayed by 3 weeks. In recent years we got used to early start of the season, but this year is truly unique. A large amount of snow and ice on the banks of the river and in the tundra, even in June. Warming caused a massive rise in the water level, which became the main cause of problems for our fishermen. So, in the period from 04 to 06 June, the water level in the Chavanga river increased by 35 cm. In my opinion, in the beginning of J
I found interesting debate on the salmonfishingforum and I want to share it with you. http://www.salmonfishingforum.com/forums/thread123031-2.html AMcD What is the correct speed? Is there a correct speed when swinging flies for salmon? This I am sure has been discussed a great deal on here, but with the "Depth" thread live, I just wanted to ask if the speed varies for time of year/conditions or should it be varied at all times? In the spring, I am always trying to slow down
Salmon fishing in the fall in northern Russia is very interesting, but very much depends on the weather.
The last week of the season has not brought significant changes. Extremely unusual for this time of the year cold weather remained . Water temperature in the river dropped to 0.2 degrees, at the same time the sea water temperature maintained at about 6 degrees. It is possible that this extraordinary difference in the temperature of the water in the river and the sea a
Kola autumn - Horses, bears and fly-fishing
With the fly rod in the Kola Peninsula
By Mindaugas Banelis
September, while sizzling my lard on the Turkish beach and sipping Efes Pilsen, I was thinking about the fact that I had already fulfilled one of the annual duties of a father and husband - having had a family holiday “in the South”.
So it was high time to take care of the truly manly rest, which is fishing somewhere in the North. The ta