Sunday 26 May 2019

A great week

Last week offered some superb fishing across all three camps and when saying goodbye to the teams yesterday, it was clear that everyone had spent a simply awesome week in the Russian wilderness.

Carl D with a fresh one from Heli
Yes of course we come here for the fishing but the nights around the dining room tables, the food, the scenery, wildlife and camp camaraderie are as much remarked on as are the final numbers of fish that the diligent camp managers have been recording every night.

Friday night at Lower means two helicopters outside camp
The fishing itself however was something to really sit back and admire.  1,575 fish were landed during the week to 28 rods and the average per rod was amazingly consistent in all of the camps.

Tony B on Middle
All camps finished with over 50 fish per rod and it was lovely to hear the enthusiasm for the rivers and its ability to produce memorable moments.

Flying over the Levosero lakes yesterday - it is still cold
I am worried about jinxing it for future weeks but the changeover was incredibly easy and we were on our helicopters almost before the charter had taken off to fly back to Helsinki. “But I haven’t finished my first pint yet” is not something you hear very often when you make the call to move for the helicopters.

Allan W on Moscoi
That meant some eager teams hitting the rivers for an afternoon session and the rods at Middle and Lower had something like 75 fish between them whilst our Spanish team at Kitza took the opportunity to relax after a long days traveling.  We have a super keen Icelandic team at Pana and it will be fun to hear how they get on.
Dom F on Bear Island
Brendan G is arguably the keenest rod we see each season (amongst some quite stiff competition!) and was on the river here at Lower at 4am this morning.  Having landed 13 fish before breakfast, it would appear as though it was worth it.

Charlie White