IN KOLA, USSR
Atlantic salmon Central – Kola Peninsula
best Atlantic salmon fishing
- Pretty river, waterfalls and
rapids, great fly water
- Amazing Arctic plants and
- Short drive from airport – no
- First class lodge, great
- Fish any time day or night.
The Kola is a sort of fishing
wonderland. Opened up to foreign anglers after the
collapse of communism, its rivers have the most
prolific populations of Atlantic salmon in the
world. Many of the Kola rivers, flowing down gentle
gradients to the sea, get huge runs of salmon around
7 lbs. But the northern rivers have rapids and
waterfalls, and only big strong salmon can get up
them. The Kola in particular is widely considered to
be the most challenging, and the most interesting,
river on the Kola Peninsula.
The Kola flows down to the sea at
Murmansk. Thanks to the Gulf Stream this area, 300
km north of the Arctic circle, is a completely
untypical arctic territory. You get attractive mixed
forests rather than tundra, interesting birdlife,
and many unique plants. (The plant most familiar to
fishermen is perhaps the yellow-flowered water
butterfly, which anticipates the falling river
levels and actually starts flowering while still
are attractive all-wooden villages
in the region, their ancient wooden churches
miraculously preserved in the dry arctic air.
Best Time of
14/15’ ft double handed
rods with 10-weight line, with sinkers to floaters a
Kola Peninsula near the
Arrangements and Accommodation.
UK-Sheremetyevo airport –
to Murmansk stay in Murmask and then travel to the
You are met at
Sheremetyevo Airport, and catch the 1850 flight o
Murmansk, you arrive 09.45 for a full 7 days
fishing, return flight is 0800 on the Saturday,
arriving Moscow 10.30, You get an optional guided
tour of Moscow before checking in for the flight
Visa cost £80.00 airfare to Moscow
approximately £250.00 return £310.00 Business class.
Costs vary with months.
- May 31st - £ 2900.00
- June 7th - £ 3310.00
- June 14th - £ 3995.00
- June 21st - £ 4315.00
- June 28th - £ 4135.00
- July 12th - £ 3450.00
- July 19th - £ 3450.00
Rod share price per person Regular
price plus £466, divided by 2.