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Kola Peninsula

Kola Peninsula is the last remaining Atlantic Salmon fishing wilderness to be discovered. There were numerous pitfalls for the early pioneers who explored the region however the rewards that waited emboldened the organizers and inspired the followers. When it comes to outstanding fly fishing rivers for Atlantic Salmon Russia’s Kola Peninsula stands head and shoulders above the rest of the world as the ultimate destination for truly outstanding salmon fishing. Salmon fishing trip to Kola Peninsula is not just a salmon fishermen paradise but at the same time an absolute wilderness retreat. The average salmon from a typical Kola river may not be as big and heavy, like those salmon running up the mighty Norwegian rivers, but they are plentiful and they are offering great sport. Besides these healthy runs of Atlantic Salmon from the beginning of fishing season in late May, there are beautiful Sea Trout, too, and the native big Brown Trout and lovely Arctic Grayling, which are inhabiting these rivers permanently and adding a lot of beauty and joy to the fly fishing.


Chavanga river

Chavanga river flows in the southern part of Kola Peninsula. It runs into the White sea, 60 km to the east from the Varzuga river estuary. Chavanga is a medium sized atlantic salmon river, it has solid runs of Atlantic salmon, also offers a great variety of fish such as good sized sea trout and native brown trout and grayling. Once you explore Chavanga you will fall in love with the river, its nature and untouched wilderness. Fishing territory is 17 km from the estuary to the waterfall where most of the fish find it too hard to pass. This salmon fishing river is very friendly and fairly shallow, so you can comfortably get the best possition in the river to fish best pools. Fishing atlantic salmon while discovering untouched Kola Peninsula nature is truly amazing.

Chavanga lodge

Our lodge is right on the river bank, only a minute walk and there you are Chavanga. Our fishing logde is designed for 7 guests, offers a great number of facilities such as : drying room, bathroom, kitchen where local chef will surprise you with daily traditional meals, sauna, TV etc. We have all to make your stay more pleasant. 

Russia - Kola Peninsula
Murmansk region
Distance from Murmansk airport
500 km / 45 mins flight by helicopter in prime time or 9 hours by land during off season.
Google maps:
Chavanga river, Fly fishing
Further details
From 15 May  to 15 October
Prime time
End of May - end of June and mid September - mid October
7 rods team during each week
What included:
Transfer from/to the airport
Food and beverage
6 fishing days
Fishing licences
Visa support
Not included:
International flights
Health insurance
Helicopter transfer
Included in prime time trips, available at extra cost in off season
We are happy to organise a custom made trip for you.  
Just let us know your preferences and wishes and we will do our best to create a special fishing trip that is bet for you!
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Feel free to call us on +375 33 6666 739 we will be delighted to be of service.

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