White-spotted char or locally called Kundja is no doubt a great alternative for fly fishing in Kamchatka. This predatory fish grows in Kamchatka normally to 4-5 or even 7-8 kg. It enters the rivers from the sea in July - August, and spawns in September. Unlike salmon, kundja feeds both in the sea and in the river. She is a real predator that preys on juvenile salmon and trout. To some extent, the kundja is similar in its behavior to the taimen; it loves to choose the best pl
River Icha is arguably the best on whole peninsula for that purpose.... After several trips to Kamchatka, many anglers begin to realize that the most interesting object to fish is rainbow trout. Firstly, this fish can be large and very strong. It is never clear in advance what size of trout will you come across this time. Secondly, this fish is ideal for hunting and stalking style of fishing, it is not as easy and affordable as some local pacific salmon. Trout takes cover at
Short introduction to Kamchatka fishing 2019 on the river Icha, much more to come... The absolute success of this Kamchatka fishing season is the right strategy and tactics in organization of the fishing itself. A feature of the Kamchatka rivers is a combination of fish abundance with inaccessibility. Many of the best sections of rivers are located at considerable distances from roads and camps, where poaching and fishing pressure does not exist. The Icha River is not subject
Few years ago, my old friend and experienced angler, Giovanni, told me that he would love to fish here, on Kamchatka, on the surface of the water. He asked me to show him places where he could hunt for rainbow trout and char. I was not very surprised but still It was a little odd as most people would ask where to catch big salmon and many of them. I love surface fishing and Kamchatka was a perfect place for it, so I said to Giovanni, ‘Lets go!’ Practically, pacific salmon an
Fishing season 2018 in Kamchatka is getting close and closer and i once again want to return to the question of the most appropriate gear and fishing techniques. Of course, we must understand that there are fish completely different in nature and size, therefore, i will talk about the tackles that will give you the most pleasure in fishing rainbow trout, but should cope with salmon and giant kunja (white-spotted char). Over the past 5 years of fishing in Kamchatka rivers I ha
We have an amazing opportunity to fish Icha river in Kamchatka in August and beginning of September. This period is very special in Kamchatka fishing as end of summer usually the best time to fish many species. Stable weather, comfortable river conditions and improving fishing activity of salmon and of course wild rainbow trout and chars. It would be very useful and interesting for us to know your opinion and thoughts about fishing these species. Here are some interesting fi
From second half of August to the beggining of September, we offer you one of the best time for fishing wild rainbow trout in Kamchatka. Here on the river Icha in Kamchatka you can find most of the pacific salmon and char at that time, but in my opinion trout deserves the most attention. Its a pure pleasure, feel free to experiment on the flies and methods! Here is a small foto report from the last trip! Kola Peninsula, salmon, atlantic salmon, fishing, flyfishing, salmon fis
This year we will try to focus on a few areas of interest in Kamchatka fishing. First, in June-July we will prepare a special program for fishing Chinook salmon on the fly. Usually, these months are not very convenient for fly fishing because of the high water level, but we now have the opportunity to choose an area of the river for catching the largest king salmon by fly fishing. We are talking about the parts of the river downstream from our camp. There is an opportunity
Welcome to the wilderness where adventures begin and roadmaps end. Welcome to Kamchatka. What is so special about the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia? It is the one of most eastern parts of that country, but in geological terms, it is where different parts of the earth literally come together. The 1,250-kilometer peninsula lies about 700 miles north-northeast from the Japanese island of Hokkaido; between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west.
The concepts of "beautiful" or "good" river quite subjective. Typically, we put in them different meanings, but there are common points such as untouched, beautiful landscape around, comfortable size of the river, convinient banks and of course - sufficient amount of fish. We can add up many various factors which makes the river better or worse, depending on the needs and personal preferences of angler. First of all, I would add here few things that are very valuable for fish
We had enough time to experiment in fishing rainbow trout during our Kamchatka fishing trips. We saw the high density of fish in the Icha river and very low fishing pressure. Therefore, you can use almost any fly. So I will not talk a lot of common words and just share with you my findings about rainbow trout fishing. . The most suitable technique for fishing rainbow trout in Kamchatka was aggressive wet fly technique.
Second place - streamer fishing technique with in
Salvenius family!! There are many migratory char in the river. These fish appeared in the river at different times and have different coloring. Some of them are active predators. Other chars are preparing to spawn. Some occupy positions on the river bed and actively prey on juveniles. Others gather in groups and are held among spawning salmon. I am very interested in the white spotted char, which takes some hardly accessible places in the river, and grows to a very decent si
Rainbow trout fishing in Kamchatka! Perhaps in late August and early autumn it is the best time for large raibow trout fishig in Kamchatka. Trout spotted wherever there was any shelter of rocks or boulders, dredging or fallen trees. Wherever the fish could hide on the course, it was possible to catch big rainbow trout. Better place - bigger trout caught. The exceptions were some bayou islands. There are no strong currents or the main stream, which we usually try to catch. It
Fishing wild rainbow trout in Kamchatka! The main charm of fishing in Kamchatka - the ability to specifically catch trophy wild rainbow trout. Finally, we can give you full information about the exciting new river, new route, which is just suitable for this purpose. It may be noted that in the river there are all other kinds of fish that are typical for the rivers of Kamchatka. There are all Pacific salmon species, there are many types of chars, including trophy sizes Kunja -
Kamchatka fishing trip Icha river Icha River - west coast of Kamchatka. It originates in the central part of the Median ridge. The length of the river is about 233 km . Flow rate 0.5-2.0 m / s . The depth in the lower reaches 3.1 m, width of 50-100 m depth in the middle reaches 0.8-2 m, width of 20-40 m. There are many rapids , braid , islands, branches , the bottom of gravel and boulders , highly transparent water . The river flows between the mountains . It is perfect fo