Wednesday 16 March 2022

Varzuga 2022

With recent events we have taken the decision not to run our 2022 season on the Varzuga.

This is of course a blow to all of our clients but also to our great friends and partners on the Varzuga who have no influence on worldwide politics.

We can only hope that things change and we can be on the river in 2023 - it has been far too long since we were there and we look forward to a long overdue reunion.

Charlie White

Monday 10 May 2021

Varzuga 2021

Very sadly we have had to cancel our 2021 season.  Whilst we tried everything we could to make it happen, in the end we just ran out of time and it became clear that we could not go.

Our superb Russian partners and friends have yet again offered a 100% rollover to all of our clients which is a measure of their generosity and our partnership.

It seems extraordinary that when we go next May, we will not have been on the river for nearly 3 years - we simply can't wait to get back up there in 2022.

Thanks to the generous rollover terms, the booking chart for next year is already quite full but inevitably not everyone can make it so please do call us if you would like details about the fishing next year.

I look forward to be able to write about the superb fishing, the mixed weather, fine food, old friendships renewed and new ones being forged.  It is an extraordinary river, a fantastic place to be and 2022 will see some pretty excited people who will practically run to the river from the helicopter - we are already looking forward to it.

Charlie White

Monday 1 June 2020

Varzuga 2020

It was with some inevitability that we have had to cancel the entire 2020 season on the Varzuga but inevitability did not make the decision any less heart breaking.

We run a very short but very intense season and we know it is the annual highlight for many of our clients as it is for us and our Russian partners.

We have always had a very close and respectful relationship with our friends in Varzuga village and it is the long term mutual support that is best demonstrated in tough times.

Despite already having paid for all of the proposed helicopters for the season and the annual costs of being ready for our programme, they have offered all of our clients a 100% rollover to next year – a very generous gesture from a far from wealthy village.

The village itself is under total lockdown which effectively means, that when we go back next May, the salmon won’t have seen a fly for two years – a thought to keep us all cheered in a difficult time.

We look forward to being on the river in 2021 and reacquainting ourselves with wonderful friends, stunning countryside and thousands of silver salmon – the time will fly by.

Charlie White