That we landed over 5,200 salmon in our short season and averaged over 28 fish per rod per week in a ‘normal’ year is perhaps the best indicator of how high our expectations of this river have become.
|A fish from the first week of the season|
|The river breaking at the village|
|An early season fish|
|The perfect springer|
One of the more common questions from rods who are new to the Varzuga tends to be “Is this normal for the river at this time of the year?” – referring to height, temperature and sometimes productivity. The straight forward answer is that every year is very different and that there is no ‘normal’ and you simply have to adapt to what is in front of you – never more was this so than this season.
|Adapting is key...|
|One from the Indel|
|Eoin Fairgrieve on a rare break from his tuition|
|Father and son hook up|
|Paul R and "that" hat|
|Douglas proving that age is no barrier|
Please do contact us should you wish to experience the Varzuga for yourself.