Heavy snow and cold weather are what the first groups are facing the first two days in Lower Varzuga. Sunday the river was still rising and there was enough ice coming down to put the guides off boating.
Yesterday afternoon a few intrepid fishers took to the river, Brian Anderson had a lovely fresh 8lber from Duck here in Lower Camp and in the evening Hugh at Middle reported that they had had a couple of fish off the island. Hugh and head guide, Misha, seemed enthusiastic about the prospects; despite the cold water temperature (0.5⁰C) they had seen fish running through Generator Pool and they had established that Clarkes, Beach, Snake Pit, Fortress, East Generator, Birthday and Party Pools were all well clear of ice on the banks.
The forecast promise really warm weather during the rest of the week with temperatures up to 15 – 18 C. Sure that will gives some glorious days for the guys fishing Varzuga right now
Salmon Junkies Grand Varzuga camp will start 27th May. I’m pretty sure our guests will face the best condition possible after the heavy spring flood.
Kåre and I will be heading Russia tomorrow. Plan to stay some days in Umba in order to get all the equipment ready for the upcoming season in Ponoi, Grand Varzuga and Umba. During the weekend we plan will go to Grand Varzuga to finalize the last details before the first group arrives.
We at Salmon Junkies feel confidence that we are ready for a new wonderful season. For all the many Salmon Junkies travelling with us to Russia in 2012, I want to say that I really look forward to meeting all of you wonderful guys again – Good old friends as well as newcomers. I can assure you, that we will do our best to provide you with an unforgettable and wonderful fishing trip.
Salmon Junkies will of course keep our web page updated with reports and news on the season in Ponoi and Umba, so please stay tuned during the entire season on www.salmonjunkies.com