- Travel summary and photos from June 2014 -
Varzuga - Cola Peninsula, June 2014
Salmon, many salmon were the result for our group who visited Varzuga on the Cola Peninsula the first week in June 2014. Many good stories, memories for life, warm weather, nice atmosphere, some flies / mosquitoes, hard outings, many bites, many shiny fish landed, a lot of fish lost, new fishing friends, yes the trip to Varzuga contained most of what a fly fisherman wants to experience when it comes to salmon fishing on the Cola Peninsula in June. Although the somewhat strict regime of our Russian guides did not allow us to fish at the best fishing time, in the evening and at night when it gets extra hot, there were many good moments on this trip. Floating line and good speed on the flies meant that about 250 fish were landed distributed among the 10 fishermen on 5 days of fishing.
The group lost a day of fishing due to a helicopter accident the day before leaving elsewhere on Cola. The fishermen who were on their way home from the lodge, and who also had to wait for a helicopter, got an extra fishing day and if we include these fish in the catch report, about 300 salmon were landed in these 6 days. Average weight of between 4 and 5 kg. There is only one thing to say about that, we have visited one of the world's most productive salmon rivers for Atlantic salmon.
Thanks to everyone who came to Varzuga and made this such a special experience.
Minutes: Helge Vetås with help from the Bergen group.