Sunday 11 June 2017

A new dawn

With Lower now closed it falls to me to continue the blog from Kitza camp. Last week was a very interesting one with some pretty good days fishing considering the river was rising fast. This morning we have eager fishermen (and women) in our remaining three camps. 

Lovely fish from Middle
I’m quite confident for this week’s fishing here at  Kitza and hopeful that the Pana will really start to receive the fish they deserve. It’s tough for clients, guides and staff when fishing is slow and I think we all now need a reward.

Kitza and Pana teams inbound
Yesterday was change over day which went smoothly and pretty swiftly. We stopped into Pana first to drop off the regular team and supplies.

All out on Kitza Heli pool last night
It was good to see Matt and Beanie again and all the Russian staff.  We collected Jack M and headed to Kitza where we found the river had dropped out by 2 inches in less than 12 hours.  Heli pool produced one fish for Michael G before supper. Over at Middle they had 10 fish last night and there was rumour of two before breakfast also.

Pana Silver in the air
Today I’m heading out on the river to give Ian W some pointers on the art of spey casting and a trial with the Bill Drury Salmon outfit. It’s a great kit and the addition of a heavy tip has been invaluable this season with such big water.

I’m looking forward to typing this tomorrow with some really improved catches from all the camps.

Jack Selby